I thought we’d take a look at some of the predicted 2017 wedding trends that are being talked about right now. I mentioned Coco Wedding Venues 2017 wedding trend report which you can see over on their website and we’re getting a lot of reports and predictions in our inbox now about what’s coming up.
I look at the trends, of course I do, I’m in the wedding business. I’m also interested in trends and fashion generally, I like to keep up with new things. But with interior and fashion trends, if I don’t like the look of it or I don’t think it will suit me or my home, I pass over it, no biggie. It’s the same with wedding trends, there are some I just don’t get so I don’t adopt them. Last year a number of trends mentioned tropical colours and flowers, I didn’t see how that would fit with the venue and our ethos so it’s not something I bought into. On the other hand I loved the lighting, metallic and foliage trends and we bought into those big time with festoon lighting, a new fairylight canopy, metallic candle holders and table linen.
So this year the first trend we’re looking at is one dear to my heart. This year foliage is still big. I mean B-I-G. Hoorah! People are talking in particular about hanging foliage decor. Love that. We had some amazing foliage decor last year including one wedding we’ve had so many comments on, it was Hannah and Kevin and they put together beautiful hanging foliage with their florist, the lovely Deborah from Dartmoor Flowers.
Deborah created a beautiful foliage arch as the ceremony back drop for Hannah & Kevin’s ceremony in the wedding barn. The arch was made by Kevin himself and he kindly donated the arch for use by our future couples – thanks Kevin! The arch was heavily draped in foliage and flowers, Hannah wanted it to look as though the plants at the bottom were growing out of the ground.
Deborah also created these gorgeous foliage hoops which hung on the wedding barn wall for the ceremony along with some white roses and other foliage and ferns on white ribbons. After the ceremony the hoops were moved into the wedding marquee where they formed the back drop for the top table. The foliage arch garland had been made for moving and after the ceremony was also moved down to the wedding marquee and used as the garland for the top table – make those flowers earn their keep!
Hannah’s piece de resistance was three foliage chandeliers in the wedding marquee which are the items I have had most enquiries about.
With the help of Kirsten of Little Wedding Helper Hannah introduced smaller foliage elements into the wedding styling including gold dipped ferns (two trends for the price of one!) on the plate settings, foliage centrepieces (again created by Dartmoor Flowers), and ferns and flowers as accents for the table plan, the wedding cake created by Sugar Mamas (calligraphy for the table and on the wedding cake by Harriet of Dewint Paper Company), and the card case.
So Pantone Greenery, hanging foliage, statement greens – bring ’em on! They all work perfectly here at the venue with our beautiful, natural green backdrop of the gardens and the woods. You’re half way there with the look here, we’ve already got most of it for you!
The next trend we’ll be looking at is minimalist luxe, yep we’ve got lots of that too so stay tuned for Part 2 of our look at 2017 wedding trends.