Trends Guide 2020
When it comes to your wedding this romantic detail is for more than just your dress. Take inspiration from your bridal gown and include ruffles in every aspect of your wedding, from invitations to reception linens. Stick to nudes and neutrals for your palette to create a sultry and chic vibe.
This â€œitâ€ colour of the year brings a breath of fresh air to all aspects of your wedding: florals, fashion, stationery, favours and gifts. This cool, peppy green pairs beautifully with deeper greens and cerulean blue shades, and of course looks crisp and clean paired with classic white. Itâ€™s easy to go green in 2020!
When done right, minimalism can emphasize your venue and be an amazing esthetic unto itself. The right way to do this? Choose floral arrangements and decor that are artistic, chic, and meaningfully placed throughout your ceremony and reception to highlight their beauty. The less-is-more effect works when all elements flow together seamlessly to create an overall modern vibe.
Nature is inspiring weddings in a new way. Instead of sticking to organic arrangements to pay homage to the planet, incorporate beautiful earth tones into your tablescape with terracotta plates and sienna linens. Sculptural florals will ensure your theme has an elevated rustic vibe.
Animal print is having a moment, but why stick to animal print when you can have the whole jungle? Kick your wedding up a notch by incorporating the theme into the florals and decor for a vibe thatâ€™s deeply dramatic and incredibly luxe. Monstera leaves and mini pineapples come together for a lush, botanical feel thatâ€™s memorable to the max.
Being eco-friendly continues to be huge into 2020, and every couple will be thinking of new ways to incorporate ideas into their celebration. One way to do this is with a chic centrepiece made entirely out of paper flowers that look so real your guests wonâ€™t notice the difference. Bonus: you can keep the flowers for decades afterward to remember your special day!
Having a display built at your wedding locale to capture Insta-perfect moments is essential. Living and floral walls have had their day; for 2020 itâ€™s all about creating freestanding floral structures. This incredible asymmetrical colour block is festooned with tinted babyâ€™s breath, roses, anthurium, lisianthus, tulips, delphinium, carnations and mumsâ€”perfect for guests to strike various poses with and around.
This is one of the biggest colours currently happening in fashion and for weddings weâ€™re backing it as the floral shade of the year. The hue brings a hit of brilliant colour and imbues a warm, sunny mood. We especially love using it tonally in bouquets like this one, made of golden mustard roses, marigold-coloured roses, mums, ranunculus, yellow and cream strawflowers, yellow spray roses, yarrow, tansy and bunny tail grass.
Youâ€™ll want something seriously fresh for your 2020 wedding. One way to do it is to step out of the box with your palette, and this is the year vibrant florals make a statement. Set the tone for a whimsical affair with a centrepiece thatâ€™s big and beautiful and includes all the colours of the rainbow.
The Slip Dress
The iconic gown made famous by Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, for her 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr., is back in a big way for 2020. An effortless and easy silhouette, this may be the most comfortable and chic bridal style of all time. Accessorize with minimal jewels and low-key beauty, finished with an audacious red lip.
This trend routinely tops our list because designers continue to use this traditional bridal fabric in fresh, super-stylish designs and silhouettes. We have reimagined the breezy bohemian vibe with this sleeved lace midi paired with granny booties for a look inspired by fashionâ€™s most exclusive ready-to-wear runways.
A retro fashion revival is happening and the era of excess has returned in a major way to bridal styles. Gowns with big, bold, puffed sleeves harken back to Princess Dianaâ€™s famous 1981 wedding dress, while eye-catching headpieces add to the modern more-is-more style vibe.
Dress by Ines Di Santo. Headpiece by David Dunkley Fine Millinery. Earrings by Rita Tesolin. Rings from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection. Photography by Carlyle Routh. Makeup & hair by Ashley Readings for Nudestix/KÃ©rastase/Plutino Group. Styling by Joan Balda. Model, Annapurna at Sutherland Models.
If you want something completely extraordinary for your wedding day, the dress of your dreams needs to be absolutely one-of-a-kind. Opt for a statement shade and silhouette, and most importantly, some otherworldly details like the incredible handcrafted butterflies embellishing this red-carpet-worthy gown.
Who doesnâ€™t want to sparkle on their wedding day? Bridal designers have ramped up the sparkle factor for 2020, and gowns that glitter and shimmer will make you a shining star. For a whimsical twist, we love dresses adorned with intricate iridescent sequins that create a haute holographic effect.
Instead of a towering confection anchoring your sweet table, treat guests to a teeny cake of their own served as a dessert course. Keep the motif simple and stylishâ€”we love the idea of white cakes decorated with a Swiss dot pattern, which looks especially chic if it matches your dress design!
We can think of nothing better than to give guests a nostalgic throwback with reinvented sweets that pay homage to their childhood years. Ask your cake designer to put their spin on faves such as Pop-Tarts and funfetti cookiesâ€”trust us when we say that Ruffles treats are the new Rice Krispies squares!
Forget food trucks, the mobile bar are the coolest activation you can have at your 2020 wedding! We love the idea of a converted vintage bar like this one (also itâ€™s highly Instagrammable!) to add a little whimsy to your outdoor or backyard wedding. You can choose to have your favourite spirits on tapâ€”bubby, wine, beer or mocktailsâ€“and also serve up some custom libations.
Fault Line Cakes
This is the perfect cake if you want a traditional feel with a subtle twist. Itâ€™s all in the details with this confection, inspired by a geological fault line. Two thickly iced cake layers are separated by a thin strip of icing decorated with sugar pearls and buttercream rosettes, which lets the simply iced areas highlight the fault lineâ€™s beautifully stunning design.
If your guests go mad for charcuterie, then having a savoury spread to feed all the guests for your wedding is something youâ€™ll definitely want to consider. Think charcuterie board but 10 times bigger, with large, bold baguettes, a selection of meats and cheeses, and exotic offerings such as octopus, for a dramatic display that guests will talk about foreverâ€”after theyâ€™ve devoured it!