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2014 wedding trends

2014 wedding trends


Written by Victoria Rolison


Take a look at 2014's hottest wedding trends - from colour schemes to photo poses...

 

THE NEW BUNTING

The new variant on bunting: tassels! We love how this paper-and-scissors-makes-pretty trend leaves lots of room for going bespoke. Perhaps you'll work them into your colour scheme, incorporate metallic for a more luxe look, or use fabric for extra texture.

WONDERFUL WATERCOLOURS 

Give your big day artistic licence with a painterly flourish to the proceedings. We love this beautiful hand-painted cake by Olofson Design and the theme can literally spill into every other delicious detail, from brush-stroke stationery to glass painter jars filled with cocktails. In fact, the only thing which might not benefit from a painter's flourish is your dress.

LET THERE BE LIGHT!

A trend so sure of itself it even has its own dictionary term: festoon! And next year we'll be bringing in bright light in the coolest of ways. Hang them low and randomly from the ceiling for urban cool or cover a wall for a bright backdrop. The future's bright!

COLOUR ME PRETTY

From your flowers to your fluffy pompoms, the trend for colour shading shows no signs of fading away in the coming year. You could give each tier of your cake its own tint, assign a different pantone to each place setting or blend your bridesmaids, bringing them together as your very own tonal tribe. The finished look is pretty palette-able...

STRIKE A POSE

There was a time when it was almost expected that at some point on her day, the bride would find herself thrust into the arms of her new husband and his ushers for a photo of epic cringe proportions. Now, savvy brides are planning their poses to get the most out of their day with a professional photographer in tow. Take inspiration from The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Wedding Photography (£13.58, Amphoto Books), packed full of classic and cool ideas. No lift included. 

THINK INNOVATIVE

We've always loved a funky backdrop but when we say innovative, we mean innovative. The world is your oyster and we advise you to place no limits on your materials. From waxpaper cones to pinwheels, to ruffled fabric or pom-poms, anything goes.

THE NEW COLOUR 

Because we dare you to find a theme which doesn't go with this cool-yet-classic colour. Whether you're going neutral or bold, a very dark blue will make for the perfect offset. Now you just have to decide whether you're opting for midnight, cobalt, royal or sapphire... 

AS SEEN ON SCREEN

Take inspiration from Vera Wang who showcased a collection brimming with gorgeous gowns in flattering rosy hues at New York Bridal Week. Her palette of pinks was said to be inspired by Audrey Hepburn's Funny Face and Marilyn Monroe's Schiaparelli pink gown in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Images: hand-painted 'Watercolour' cake, from £750 (serves 125), Olofson Design; Dallas Curow Photography. 


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