A particular aspect of our styled weddings people often comment upon is how fresh and original they are.
Which is something we work very hard at. We’re always on the lookout for new ideas and trends (and watching out for what looks are tired and overdone).
We thought our readers would find it interesting to see what we’ve reported on as hot new 2019 looks to our stylists at our most recent conference. Here are four key looks. Which would appeal to you most?
1. Geometric Linear
This is one you’re going to love if you like clean, clear lines and a contemporary feel. As you can see in these images, the colour palette includes brass metallic, white, eucalyptus, light grey plus marble.
Wedding tables are rustic and covered with a grey linen runner the length of the table. To add visual impact, three varying heights of styles of brass terrariums are placed on top. The largest structure houses mainly white flowers such as roses, astrantia, eryngium and phlox which burst from inside. Tealight holders and and votives with candlelight create the romantic ambience.
Two tall brass candle sticks with light grey taper candles echo the metal of the terrariums and the linen table cover.
Classic white napkins are folded lengthways and draped under white plates. The place names are etched marble in hexagonal shapes .
2. Elegant Black Tie
A completely different look that is well suited to a more formal, black tie style of wedding day.
The colour palette we have chosen is monochrome – white and black, with blush and gold accents to add warmth.
To reflect the formality of the occasion, white table linen cascades to the floor with a dramatic crushed black velvet table runner across the top of the table. The chairs where dressed in crisp clean white linen finished with a taffeta sash tied in a bow.
The black velvet of the table runner is reflected by the choice of black low level vases. In each we placed short stems of white anemones, hydrangeas, avalanche roses in white and other stems in a very soft shade of pink.
A gold-hammered bowl makes the focal centrepiece with satellites of little black vases filled with flowers surrounding it.
To get the really strong, regal feel here it’s important to choose predominantly white flowers (with a fluffy, ‘textured’ surface) perhaps with a very soft pink. We call this Miami minimalist. The black accents continue with the anenome centres.
Finally – this is a greenery free zone – there is no foliage whatsoever.
3. Tropical Paradise
Different again – this theme has a real summer, playful feel.
Here the colour palette is magenta pink, light pink and deep purple, set off by the heavy use of tropical palms.
Again we set a large round table for eight with white, floor length table linen. However in keeping with the tropical theme the chiavari chairs are in dark tobacco toned wood with the bride and groom chairs standing out by being dressed on the back with palms and accents of magenta pink, light pink and deep purple florals.
The centrepiece is a tall, clear vase filled with long palms which create a large green display.
Two low level clear vases are filled with magenta pink, light pink and deep purple florals and minimal palms. They sit either side of the main centrepiece, illuminated by two gold candlesticks with deep purple taper candles.
Half coconuts nestle amongst the base of the table decor.
4. Wild and Rustic
Here’s styling with a really bohemian feel.
The colour palette should be pastels – pinks, lilac and silver accents.
To feature it we set a large round table with lime wash chiavari chairs and champagne seat pads. Mink chiffon drops dress the chairs with the added finishing touch of the eucalyptus in the back of each chair.
Mink is quite a matt colour. To lift it the florals include some of this tone but focus on lighter shades of lilac, white and soft pink.
The centrepiece is created from a large log slice with a large, tall silver lantern in the middle. Silver tea lights surround it.
Inside the lantern are light pink, lilac and white florals – flowers that feel wild rather than formal. The lantern is chrome – because this is a boho look rather than shabby chic and the of the lantern are left open to show the flowers off to best effect.
A special thank you to Julia & Sarah from Flower Couture. They created the beautiful florals for the centrepieces in this photo shoot and shared their skills and tips with our stylists in the Ambience Conference.
Another special thank you to Akeel from TODAYSMYDAY. Photography for all the hard work on the day and for capturing the 2019 Wedding Looks.