Trends can spark in­spi­ra­tion

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EACH wed­ding sea­son ush­ers in a new era of in­spi­ra­tion for wed­dings, and this year is no ex­cep­tion.

Here are some of the trends cur­rently mak­ing waves. COLOURS AND THEMES The grass is greener: Gor­geous shades of green are the color of choice for brides ty­ing the knot in 2018, and it’s not hard to see why so many cou­ples are drawn to this par­tic­u­lar neu­tral, as it’s “the color of life, re­newal, na­ture, and en­ergy, and is as­so­ci­ated with mean­ings of growth, har­mony, fresh­ness, safety, fer­til­ity, and en­vi­ron­ment”, says Bourne Cre­ative.

Woodsy and rus­tic: Rus­tic de­tails are still on the rise, but more brides are fo­cus­ing less on coun­try el­e­ments and more on wood­land whimsy. The wood­land trend high­lights more cute crea­tures (squirrels, deer and antlers, owls), pinecones, mush­rooms, acorns, leaves, and other na­ture­friendly fea­tures.

Late-night ex­pe­ri­ences: More and more cou­ples are choos­ing to sur­prise guests with a late-night treat at the re­cep­tion to keep guests feel­ing full and fo­cused on danc­ing the night away. DE­TAILS Hang­ing flow­ers: These breath­tak­ing ar­range­ments are sus­pended above the in­di­vid­ual ta­bles or as a fo­cal point in the mid­dle of the room, and they are a stun­ning al­ter­na­tive to tra­di­tional cen­tre­pieces. The best part about hang­ing cen­tre­pieces is that they can’t ob­struct din­ner con­ver­sa­tion, but they still make a big state­ment.

Mar­ble and metal­lic: A pic­ture-per­fect wed­ding day isn’t just about colours and ishes. Se­quins, rhine­stones, glit­ter, and sparkle of all kinds has been pop­u­lar in the wed­ding in­dus­try for years, but metallics are grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, too. Mar­bled wed­ding cakes are on trend for wed­ding desserts.

Princess capes: Brides are chan­nelling their in­ner Snow White with dra­matic princess-style capes to drape over unique bridal gowns. If you’re not nec­es­sar­ily in­ter­ested in hav­ing a win­ter wed­ding, you’ll be happy to know that these capes come in a va­ri­ety of tex­tures, rang­ing from win­ter warm to su­per sheer. GIFTS Per­son­al­i­sa­tion: This trend will con­tinue into 2018, with ev­ery­thing from per­son­alised wed­ding glass­ware to cus­tom weds’ tastes.

Smart home tech­nol­ogy: One of the trend­ing gifts to put on your bridal registry is a smart home tech­nol­ogy, which ranges from voice-ac­ti­vated as­sis­tants gence pow­ered, au­tonomous home se­cu­rity sys­tems.

UN­USUAL: Some­thing as small as a pinecone can add an in­ter­est­ing touch to your wed­ding re­cep­tion. EASY BE­ING GREEN: A green theme can add seren­ity to your spe­cial day.

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