Read and be inspired by our top picks, all broken down into 4 completely opposite themes, because we know that everyone has different taste. All achievable with Gisela Graham products.
The UK’s wedding season is now well and truly underway, in addition to the wedding season, The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has sparked even more wedding conversation. Wedding accessories, favours, flowers and decorations are a speciality of Gisela Graham, so, therefore, it’s only right for us to detail some of the trends we’ve been noticing.
According to Pinterest, searches of succulents and potted plants are the most popular for flowers, meanwhile, Brides Magazine reports that wreaths of greenery and eucalyptus are set to be huge. Single-stem flowers are also making a comeback The Knot details in their 2018 trend report. With brides opting for a sculptural stem, like an oversized tropical leaf or a big-headed bloom. Gypsophila is also making a return in big ways. It pairs perfectly with on-trend greenery and works well for flower crowns and other small hairpieces. But move over flower walls, The Knot report that balloons make the perfect fun and festive flower alternative.
With this information, we’ve devised four themes that are bang on trend and perfect for everyone!
1. Green and Organic
First up, we have Green and Organic – a trend that has well and truly taken the world of Pinterest by storm. Think eucalyptus in abundance, accompanied by the ever popular succulents and gypsophila. To complement the floral elements, natural wood, raw concrete and glass. Our personalisation range is the perfect addition to this wedding, add a personal touch with engraving or calligraphy to our wooden signs, welcoming guests, directing them or simply just declaring the Mr & Mrs happily married.
2. Fairytale Dream
The second trend to emerge from our research is Fairytale Dream – Whilst it’s not exactly groundbreaking and completely new, it’s still a wedding style that many choose to theme their whole wedding around. We mean c’mon who doesn’t want to be a Princess marrying their very own Prince Charming! Add elements of dusky pink, softly shaded roses and plenty of sentiment to your big day, but let’s not forget the carriage – without it reverting back to a pumpkin at midnight! Know someone that’s having a fairytale-esque wedding? Gisela Graham offers gifts which double as a perfect reminder of their big day, from our frames to our Fretwork ‘Once Upon a Time’ hanging decoration – a nod to their very own fairytale.
3. Sea and Sand
Next up we have Sea and Sand – because we couldn’t do a wedding trend edit and leave out the 1 in 4 weddings that are now done abroad. The rise in destination weddings is a recent trend, but whilst many dreamt of a church wedding bells, 25% prefer the crashing of waves and sand between their toes to perform their vows. With that being said, the venue is pretty much set, but there is always room for a few extra accessories. Table centrepieces include beach remnants, think seashells, driftwood, rope, artificial starfishes and as a nod to everyone’s British Seaside holidays you can even take colour coordinated windmills with you – light and fairly compact, they’re easy enough to pack. Gisela Graham can also provide the products designed with both love and shoreline in mind!
4. Bold and Bright
Last but not least, and probably in the minority is Bold and Bright – this new emerging trend isn’t for the colour shy… Think rainbow hues, eclectic mixes of tabletop ware and wildflowers and you’ve arrived at this theme. Whilst it may not be for all, we think it’s definitely a trend to watch! The greatest thing about this trend is you don’t have to go all in – keep settings neutral and add a splash of colour for that pop. When it comes to the floral arrangements, sunflowers or other large headed flowers (dahlias, peonies or coloured hydrangeas), these can then be surrounded by taller slightly more delicate flowers such as poppies, foxgloves or for a slightly more tropical option try a gloriosa. Don’t forget the vases and tea light holders – the perfect way to get that vintage/eclectic mix.
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