Every year the wedding industry changes so much, with new trends, ideas and gimmick’s that influence wedding couples and inspire them for their special day!

We’ve rounded up a selection of the trends for 2016 and the summer wedding season ahead to inspire you!

Enjoy…

Putting on the glitz

2015 saw the rush of brides wanting to interpret versions of celebrity and traditional Pinterest weddings, but this year is set to raise the bar in wedding styling lead by brides with stylistic vision.

Metallics are the perfect addition to any wedding, being surprisingly versatile, allows them to add style and dimension to all colour pallets and give any venue a modern vibe. Metallic additions can be introduced as elegant, whimsical or even very natural depending on the tones you pair them with. Many designers agree the most accepted to add is rose gold which will compliment and show up on every element of the wedding décor.

Katelyn James Photography via The Knot

Katelyn James Photography via The Knot

Michael Segal Photography

Michael Segal Photography

 

Table Settings

Table settings and decorations are a major addition to any big day as this becomes a main focus point for many guests. Traditional white table clothes are becoming a thing of the past, making room for more stylish additions of chosen palette colours and sequins.

Even food and drink is becoming a statement style icon, signature cocktails are being made to compliment the colour scheme and ‘his and hers’ cocktails are becoming ever popular to add a personal twist to the day. Even smaller metallic additions of charger plates, napkins and place names are the perfect finishing touches for any table setting.

Catherine Gratwicke - via Brides Magazine

Catherine Gatwick – Image via Brides Magazine Flowers by www.realflowers.co.uk and designed by www.paularooney.co.uk

Image Via Brides Magazine

Image Via Brides Magazine

 

Flowers

Florals create enormous expectation at many weddings and each year sees a different trend, 2016 sees a more relaxed, raw collection of floral inspiration including free form arrangements and increased use of leafy greens. Tone on tone explosions are the perfect way to highlight any colour scheme and can add a concentrated graphic image to any centrepiece. Choosing three to five flowers in a similar shade creates a striking ombre effect and ties in all shades used throughout the venue. To best compliment the metallic theme add in pastel greenery to a rose gold arrangement or add a brighter shade to make it pop.

Susie and Mark's gorgeous wedding at Manor Mews Great Barn in Norfolk, UK. Photography by STUDIO 1208. Flowers by Swaffham and Fakenham Florist.

Susie and Mark’s gorgeous wedding at Manor Mews Great Barn in Norfolk, UK. Photography by STUDIO 1208. Flowers by Swaffham and Fakenham Florist.

Susie and Mark's gorgeous wedding at Manor Mews Great Barn in Norfolk, UK. Photography by STUDIO 1208. Flowers by Swaffham and Fakenham Flowers

Susie and Mark’s gorgeous wedding at Manor Mews Great Barn in Norfolk, UK. Photography by STUDIO 1208. Flowers by Swaffham and Fakenham Flowers

 

Dresses

Bridesmaid dresses can also add a special element and many style conscious brides are including them in the colour scheme to compliment the palette chosen for the big day. Each year a new trend is realised for bridesmaid styling and this year is no exception. Mix and match is a huge trend which is allowing the maids to show individual style. Complimenting hues are bang on trend for 2016 and are perfect for carrying the colour scheme into wedding photos. Blush, dove grey and nude are most popular for this year and mixing the three creates a gorgeous effect when in different textures and lengths. To follow the metallic theme add sequins, lace and diamonds to add dramatic effect.

Susie and Mark's gorgeous wedding at Manor Mews Great Barn in Norfolk, UK. Photography by STUDIO 1208

Susie and Mark’s gorgeous wedding at Manor Mews Great Barn in Norfolk, UK. Photography by STUDIO 1208. Flowers by Swaffham and Fakenham Florist