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?

Clean clear lines and minimal embellishment – Geometrics

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.

White flowers fill the largest terrarium

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.

Spot the hexagonal place names which reflex the shape of the terrariums

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 .

Greenery softens

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.

A more formal look

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.

White anenomes, hydrangeas and roses are used

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.

Gold cutlery, Blush pink place names

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.

Black thin framed table number with black calligraphy writing on a white background

Finally – this is a greenery free zone – there is no foliage whatsoever.

The bride and groom chairs stand out by being dressed on the back with palms and accents of magenta pink, light pink and deep purple florals

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.

Chiarvari chairs in dark tobacco toned wood

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.

Bright florals

The centrepiece is a tall, clear vase filled with long palms which create a large green display.

Spot the half coconuts

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.

Clear beaded glass charger plates with white napkins folded flat and placed on top of the plate with magenta pink ribbon detailing.


Soft pastels feature

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.

Floor length white table linen for effect

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.

Wooden table numbers are a feature

The centrepiece is created from a large log slice with a large, tall silver lantern in the middle. Silver tea lights surround it.

A boho look

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.

Wooden calligraphy place names and blush pink napkins with a sprig of dried lavender placed on top

Image Credits:

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.