Wedding Ideas: Nude + Natural

Get your mind out of the gutter, we're talking about nude and neutral colour palettes. Calm yourself.

Oh yes, everything from Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit palette to the latest Yeezy season colours (wow, are all my references Kardashian related?), everything is coming up earth tones.

Blush, taupe, biscuit, buff, nude, eggshell (yes these are real colour names). Neutral colours are next season's biggest colour trend.

As with the crisp white Scandi looks of this and last year's weddings, nude palettes pop best with lush greens, natural textures like wood, and soft textiles like organza or velvet. It's got both a luxe and an earthy, natural feel which makes it work whether you're in a luxury ballroom or a tent in the wilderness.

Have a look at some of our nude pics. *cough* I mean nude inspired colours for weddings...

For credits and more inspo go to our Pinterest board for Nude + Neutral wedding colours!

Evening Wedding Dresses to Die For

Why have one bridal look when you can have two? Sometimes the vision you have of yourself in one gown for your ceremony entrance, isn't the same as the one you have of you tearing it up on the dancefloor. So why not split the cost of one dress and indulge in two ready-to-wear outfits for day and night?

Here are our top picks for the perfect reception ensemble!

ALL IN ONE

The humble jumpsuit is quickly becoming a glam wedding staple, and is perfect for a little more movement as the night draws in.

  BHLDN , £220

BHLDN, £220

  Watters , POA

Watters, POA

 

SWEET & SIMPLE

Head over to ASOS for their simple, sleek range of bridal evening wear - from slip dresses you can move in, to breathable separates.

  ASOS , £120

ASOS, £120

  BHLDN , £230

BHLDN, £230

A POP OF COLOUR

Pronovias is your go-to for a pop of wild colour after a more demure day time look. Throw on a total gamechanger and get ready for a the dance floor!

  Pronovias , £650

Pronovias, £650

  Pronovias , £450

Pronovias, £450

TOUCH OF GLAM

Maybe you're after a bit more of a luxe, glamorous type, BHLDN has a boatload of options for you, from the mini to the full-length goddess dress. At pretty reasonable prices if we may say so ourselves...

  BHLDN , £230

BHLDN, £230

  BHLDN , £140

BHLDN, £140

  BHLDN , £150

BHLDN, £150

Wedding Trendwatch: Metallics

We love metallics because you can create such a variety of looks with it. Little touches give a classy, subtle finish to your day or you can go all out and make it a key colour creating some 'wow' features. 

What we also love about metallics is that you can use them to work with so many different wedding styles and themes, we present exhibit A....

Modern Wedding

Rustic Wedding

Tropical Wedding

Glamorous Wedding

Seasonal Wedding

Wedding Trendwatch: Graphic Botanicals

We're spotting a lot of bold botanics on wedding invitations at the moment and we're big fans. It's a great way to get some florals into your wedding without it looking girly or fussy. We've rounded up some of our favourite stationery graphic designs to show how badass botanics can be.

For more botanic inspiration head over to our Pinterest

 Modwedding

Modwedding

Trendwatch: Minimalist Luxe

If you, like so many brides these days, are finding yourself in a Pinterest-fuelled downward spiral of design ideas and detail options for your wedding day, then you are going to love this new wedding trend.

Modern minimalism with a luxury feel. This design concept is about stripping back, doing a few things really well, and forgetting about the rest. It's clutter free and clean, and we love it.

Clean lines and simplicity, often very muted colours or white with a metallic or green touch. Letting the day speak for itself rather than letting the decor become overbearing.

This design is very much about quality over quantity, putting the emphasis back on the important areas like good food, good music and a good time. 

We love the emphasis on modern, straight-to-the-point fonts which are so refreshing!

Find more inspiration and image credits over on our Pinterest board for Minimalist Luxe!

Trendwatch: Terracotta

Greenery is the buzzword for weddings in 2017, if you're getting married this year or planning for 2018, the chances are you're going green. So we thought, hmmm, what goes well with green? Earth tones do, that's what.

If you're working on your colour palette but thought urgh brown, then we're here to prove you wrong and show you why the earthy tones of terracotta could be just what you're looking for.

Rustic Wedding

Terracotta is beautifully suited to a more rustic setting, think Mediterranean vibes and natural light.

Romantic Wedding

Paired back and simple with cool colours and delicate foliage and florals puts terracotta in a more romantic mood.

Little Touches

As an often overlooked colour for weddings, adding a little terracotta to your day on the small things can really make it stand out.

 

 

 

Wedding Trendwatch: Boho Nouveau

Boho. It's one of those words that you've heard for such a long time that you've probably become a bit immune to it. These days it's slapped on anything to mean something else. A rustic outdoor wedding is boho. Tipis are boho. A lacy dress is boho. Mason jars are boho...

Historically, to be bohemian was to go against convention, to be artistic and free. Does that not scream our mantra of rulebook-free to you?? But we're adding a little touch of glamour to this rustic style choice. It's luxe but low-key.

Sequin and feather bridesmaids in the woods are the most beautiful things we've ever seen...

We love mixing the great outdoors with luxe touches that you might normally find in another space - these metallic and sequin textures add such a gorgeous glam touch to the outdoor ceremony space.

Find image credits and more glamorous boho ideas on our Pinterest board!

Wedding Trendwatch: Mexico

Since it's bitterly cold and rainy in London town this week, we're looking to sunnier climates for some wedding inspo to warm us up. Hola Mexico! 

Last year we saw Day of the Dead themes popping up everywhere - decorative skulls and colourful floral garlands were everywhere from high street fashion to homeware. 

It's fiesta inspiration that brings out bold typography and bright colours. Homemade and beautifully 'thrown together'. It's relaxed, laid back playful and fun. And just perfect for boho-inspired summer weddings - in a field or in a warehouse.

Cacti and succulents are still HUGE right now and it works perfectly as a motif and decorative greenery to bring Mexico to life in your wedding design. Plus...churros.

And you can eat those churros in a beautiful boho lace or macrame figure-hugging gown - perfect for this stylish, sexy and fun design.

See more Central and South American wedding inspiration over on our Pinterest board!

Wedding Trendwatch: Greenery

In 2016 Pantone declared the blend of Rose Quartz and Serenity as the colour of the year to represent mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, as well as fulfilling our yearning for reassurance and security. At which point 2016 clearly thought it would have a laugh and give us perhaps one of the most unreassuring years in history – nice one mate.

And so 2017 begins with the repercussions of the previous year and a new colour to symbolise new beginnings (whether it’s the ones we wanted or not). Luckily for us, the new colour is a bloody good one that works in many ways, so in 2017 you can be on trend without even trying.

Introducing Greenery...

From the strong to the subtle, there are loads of different ways to incorporate this trend into your day, head over to our Pinterest for more inspo but below are just a few of our greenery favs.

FOCAL POINTS

AT THE TABLE

LITTLE TOUCHES

Wedding Trend Alert - Hygge

scandi wedding hygge

No, we don't really know how to correctly either, but we still think that 'hygge' may be the newest trend to hit the UK wedding scene.

The UK's newest obsession is a Danish word that doesn't even have an English translation - but is the Scandinavian concept of making the most out of winter. Hygge means lighting candles, eating good food with friends, drinking wine and generally feeling happy and cosy. Doesn't that sound like most people want for their wedding days to you?

Hygge is the perfect inspiration for fresh, contemporary winter wedding designs. It's not just about rustic barns and fairy lights, it's about Danish minimalism and a focus on what's important - food, community and good lighting!

scandi wedding

It takes style inspiration also from the Kinfolk-trend - slow living simplicity, unfussy celebrations. Foraged finds to decorate your tables and soft candlelight to warm your guests. It's heavy with greenery and foliage, branches and natural elements, no colour. It's DIY but it's less origami paper cranes and more artisan woodwork! (No pressure, Etsy will have something)  

hygge wedding
scandi wedding

Hygge at its core is about cosiness, which could mean forgoing a skimpy bridal shawl in favour of some bridal knitwear.

It's family style dining with comfort food over haute cuisine. Masses and masses of good food, good drink and good conversation. 

A hygge wedding would be a stripped back vision of a wedding celebration - taking out all the stress and just putting together an unfussy, cosy event where you and your loved ones can enjoy the start of a new chapter. With pastries. 

Head over to our Scandi Pinterest board for more inspiration, and for links and credits for images!

Geode Overload Wedding Trend

The latest wedding cake trend 'rocking' the industry is these stand out geode wedding cakes. Filled with coloured sugar crystals these cakes look like an amethyst is in the middle of it just waiting to be discovered. 

The concept was originally developed by Intricate Icings, sorry non US residents they're based in Colorado, but there are some great versions by other talented cake makers. Have a look at some of our favourites below and save a copy to show to your baker!

Trendwatch: Cactus

Ok, we're calling it. Cactus is the new fern.

From wedding design to homeware to fashion prints, and even your greetings cards - cactus is the new motif in town. It's the new pineapple, the new palm leaf, the new watercolour, and we love it.

You're probably thinking to yourself, "This is incredible, I love it, I'm so into cactus right now, thank you Revelry for alerting me to this trend to watch...but that's all very well for US brides who can just hop over to the nearest desert and make cactus work, but what about little old us in the UK?"

Well, never fear, because there certainly are lots of great venues and spaces that you can make a cactus design work for. 

 One of our weddings from 2014 in Syon Park's conservatory

One of our weddings from 2014 in Syon Park's conservatory

 Styled shoot from the talented  Vintage Floral Design

Styled shoot from the talented Vintage Floral Design

Conservatories like London's Syon Park are the perfect backdrop for your prickly design - or find yourself some gorgeous dunes somewhere on the coast like Camber Sands where beach sand can become desert sand with a little styling.

And the key with any trendy motif or theme is not to go overboard. A little touch here and there to tie everything together is perfect - no need to go ordering yourself 100 cactus chairs, cactus tablecloths and a cactus print wedding dress. Less is more and be smart with your wedding theming! 

Check out our Pinterest board for more ideas on how to work the cacti!

Revelry Events Trend Report 2016

THE REVELRY EVENTS WEDDING TRENDS REPORT 2016

Today is a good day! We're launching the first of our annual wedding trend reports for the UK! 2016 is going to be a corker of a year for brave new style and design choices for couples, and we're very excited to share our predictions with you about what those trends are going to be.

Which trends are on the rise, which ones are sticking around, plus how to use them well.

We're covering everything from marble to fern, first looks to seating mash ups. Head on over to the report to find out what else is hot for 2016 - and let us know in the comments which ones you're looking forward to seeing more of, and which ones you'd still like to see!