The festive season includes the most popular days of the year to get engaged, so January is always a busy month for us at Fairytale Events as we welcome excited couples to our new showroom to start their wedding planning journey. At the start of each year, we present our key trend predictions which help us to guide and advise brides and grooms while still retaining their own unique styles.
As we enter a new decade, 2020 has thrown up some great new themes, looks and ideas!
We have been encouraging our couples to integrate sustainable elements into their weddings this year as we work toward principles of the circular economy within our own business. This drive for careful use of resources will increase throughout 2020 and beyond. One of the first indications of your wedding style is your invitations. There are now several options for online invitations which remove all paper, card and wastage. You can still include your personal style on an e-card and it makes it easier for your guests to RSVP! If you can’t resist a paper invite, choose materials that have a high recycled content.
Choose seasonal flowers and food to reduce air miles and provide assurance of providence. It is easy to go plastic free without disposable cups and straws. Do think about your favours, we see so many left on tables at the end of the night, make a difference and donate to your favourite environmental charity instead.
Individuality is the order of the big day for 2020 weddings. As we are increasingly moving away from the traditional arrangements of the bride’s family paying for and organising the nuptials, couples have more freedom than ever before to bring their personalities, likes, loves and guilty pleasures rather than traditional colour schemes and bridal themes.
This has led to increasing demands to incorporate fun and quirky elements into weddings to create a day to remember, not only for the happy couple, but also for their guests. Think wedding alpacas, paper aeroplanes instead of confetti for the traditional exit shot and group activities such as laser quest or clay pigeon shooting. Anything is possible!
Trends in wedding floristry are incorporating both the sustainability and individualism trends. We are moving away from the traditional wedding flowers of ivory roses and peonies, to brides choosing their favourite colourful blooms in hot pinks and fuchsias. Flowers will be grown locally, maybe even in their own garden, in season and without floral foam, which does not breakdown in landfill sites.
This brings us to our favourite floral design elements, foliage. Fabulous botanicals and leafy greens come in a diverse range of shades, shapes, sizes and even scents and look amazing against any colours. This leads to a more informal, relaxed and natural look to your bouquet and venue styling.
Our new bespoke foliage wall brings all of these elements to life, and looks fabulous with on-trend neon lights!
In 2019 weddings were all about blush and marsala colour schemes. Although still popular for 2020, couples are now looking at creating themes around the atmospheric vibe rather than formal colour matching running throughout the ceremony and reception. This is another step away from the traditions of our parent’s weddings towards 360o design elements of wildflower carpets, hanging pendants and floral chandeliers. Also helping to create these insta-friendly images is statement and oversized décor in the form of large wow factor centrepieces, full size trees, arches and giant lights.
Where Scottish weather permits, use the fantastic backdrop, flowers and lighting of an outside space!
Careful use of our coloured linen range can also transform table settings with coordinating shades and textures. This is about creating a sophisticated, grown up and considered look that feels fresh and current.
Bringing together this eclectic look takes a lot of skill and with well over 2000 weddings in our portfolio, you can be assured you have come to the right place!
If you’re looking for something completely different, have you considered kittens in flower crowns? Dogs acting as ring bearers? An aisle procession dance captured on video? A crowdfunded wedding? Or what about a buddymoon-a honeymoon where friends tag along?
As we always say, your wedding, your way. Whatever you choose, make it fabulous!
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