2019 might be well underway, but there’s still time for a few new wedding trends to sneak through.
While Pinterest predicted smoke bombs and gold dresses, and Etsy’s key trends included statement sleeves, our visit to The Most Curious Wedding Fair hinted at some new ideas for style savvy couples that we predict will be filling up your Pinterest board quicker than you can say doughnut tower.
Here’s our pick of the coolest wedding trends we spotted…
1. Graphic Cakes
Move over pretty floral creations, enter the graphic cake! According to Most Curious, “cakes are getting a structural trend update”, and if the architecturally-inspired creations on display from A.R.D Bakery are anything to go by, we hope this is a trend that’s here to stay.
2. Doughnuts with a Difference
Ok ok, so doughnuts aren’t technically a new wedding trend, but it’s definitely not one we’re ready to let go of quite yet.
Keep things personal by spelling out your names or your #weddinghashtag with doughnut letters, pimp them with gold and glitter (as seen on these Vicky’s Donuts creations), or incorporate them into your cake décor to really wow guests. Whether you like it or not, this sweet trend is here to stay – doughnut say we didn’t warn you! (Sorry.)
3. Dried Flowers
Dried flowers have been having a bit of a moment – making their way into home décor trends and now weddings! While pampas grass has certainly been taking over our Instagram feeds, you should also consider dried star flowers, bunny ear corns and daisies, according to Most Curious.
Valentina Ring, who runs boutique styling and wedding design company The Stars Inside and worked with Rosehip and Wren to create this cluster of dried florals, explains that dried flowers are perfect for weddings thanks to their ability to stand up to heat and eco-friendly nature.
“Dried blooms will last, with no worries of wilting over time or in warm weather, which makes them perfect for handing out to guests as mementos. They evoke nostalgia and warmth, too, while also being sustainable and eco-friendly – as they can be kept and enjoyed for years to come.”
4. Straw Hats
If you’re planning a summer wedding then you’ll be pleased to know that wide-brimmed straw hats are on-trend, according to Most Curious.
Milliner Ann-Marie Faulkner created this chic look for the fair, and we love the idea of adding a veil too!
5. Cornflower Blue
Living Coral might be Pantone’s Colour of the Year, but this weekend it was all about Alice Jane Potter’s powder blue creations.
Alice – who was spotted at Graduate Fashion Week by catwalk stylist Luke Reene – spent her final year at The University Of Central Lancashire creating her ‘Cry Baby Club’ collection, which has since won her widespread praise. We love her dreamy blue creations!
6. Ghost Layers
Ever heard of a ‘ghost’ layer in a cake? You have now, thanks to Holly Clarke’s genius idea to add a clear glass layer filled with foliage to one of her showstopper creations.
“I was experimenting with new ways to display flowers on cakes and keen to give them more of an ‘included in’ than ‘added on’ feel. The ghost layer felt like a great way to add height as well as a bit of drama to a cake!”, Holly told us.
You can visit The Most Curious Wedding Fair at Norfolk’s Fire Pit on 24th March.