Karen Short always on the pulse of global trends shares tips that will help inspire and match the bride-to-be’s unique style.

Outdoor is In

The bride-to-be is on the lookout for unique destination locations. Picture the setting… beautiful landscapes, pretty gardens, a backdrop of mountains or breath taking scenery. To shelter the guests for the outdoor wedding, a beautiful chic tent is on-trend.

Greenery, the colour of the Year!

Green is the colour for all four Seasons, with Penny gum, aptly known as the honesty and money plant, in high demand. Flowers will never go out of fashion, and if decided upon as opposed to greenery this year, tightly arranged bunches are out, and flowing arrangements are in.

 Table Talk

No more mixing of table shapes and sizes, long equal sized tables create the popular reception setting. To bring through the bride’s colour scheme, coloured glassware is back, the most popular being navy blue and green. Gold cutlery remains the colour of choice. Although wedding favours have been a common sight at weddings, this year they are history.

Feast on it

Many agree that after the dress, the food is one of the most important elements of the day. Although station food is no longer on trend and menu’s are now formal and structured, Gin Bars & pink Champagne take the stage. Low maintenance yet, sophisticated, the Tapas board with a variety of appetizers or snacks remains a hit.

Take 2:

No matter how beautifully the brides dress might fit, often there’s a need to change into the back up outfit to dance into the night. Not only are brides changing their dresses, but the groom too!

Loads of Tiers

Cutting the cake is the first task the newlyweds partake in together, it’s also the focal point and centrepiece that ties together the wedding designs and décor elements.  The classic tiered wedding cake is back, its elegance is always a crowd-pleaser that never goes out of style. The higher the better!