Sunday 26 January 2014

5 Top Wedding Trends for 2014

As January is in full swing,  its time to look back at 2013 weddings and forward to what's hot in 2014.

This year I have seen a lot of DIY vintage inspired weddings with couples stretching their budgets and going for a relaxed vibe with long tables, family sharing platters and a lot of bake off style cake tables in place of traditional desserts.

I'm predicting a little more glamour and sparkle for 2014 with sequins, chandeliers, big floral displays and candle light leading the trends.Here's what I think will be big in 2014....

Back to the Ballroom

It seems a lot of high end weddings are taking place in grand ballrooms in luxurious hotels or stately homes bringing back the traditional venue in place of this years rustic barn wedding. Ballrooms are being fully draped and beautifully lit to create a bespoke space for couples.

                                    Colors are good for the engagement party.  I really like these chair covers because they're original... Not stupid covers with the bows everyone has.

Large Centrepieces

If you have a big space to fill, then this trend will suit if perfectly. Large candelabras, blossom trees, balls of roses, anything goes as long as its high and mighty. This look calls for a big flower budget but its so striking you don't need to do much else to the room other than maybe adding some tea lights or small groups of flowers at the base.

                                              large luxe wedding centerpiece | Photo by Alante Photography


Nothing epitomises glamour and luxury better than a huge chandelier. Hang them outdoors from trees or from the roof of your marquee. They can be added to any space to give the high luxe feel that's huge in the US right now.

                                               the haute look on WeClickd

Tables That Wow!

Most British weddings usually feature round tables with white linen but I predict that US trends will rub off more with sequinned cloths, textured and coloured linens becoming easier to hire. You can now hire gorgeous sequinned linens from Pudding Bridge and The Little Wedding Helper. Find out more here

Introducing The Sequin Collection, simply stunning sequin linen hire here in the UK!  Sequin tablecloths, overlays and runners.  #sequin #tablecloth #runner #glitter #wedding

I also think oval and square tables will give a different feel to the long tables so popular in 2013. Mirrored or glass topped tables have also featured heavily in the luxury wedding market.

Candle Light 

Do you remember when floating candles first appeared? I bet you had some floating somewhere in a bowl in the 90s? Well guess what, they're back and bang on trend just as long as you put them in a cylinder vase.

                                                maybe this situation on the window sill for the alter?  LOTS of candles in vases with a white flower incorporated.

Globe tea light holders are also huge right now seen hanging from trees and flowering branch centrepieces. Candelabras, lanterns and tea lights will also be twinkling away at a wedding near you.

So what will be featuring in your wedding next year. I'd love to hear so please leave a comment.

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

I'd like to wish everyone reading Bristol Wedding News a very happy new year. The blog has changed a bit over the years as my business has grown and I've become busier.

For 2014 it will become more of a diary of the life of a wedding planner working in Bristol and more personal to my business Sweet & Pretty Weddings and Events.

I won't be taking advertisers anymore but still focussing on fairs, wedding events, trends and keeping you up to date what me and my talented colleagues have been up to in the fabulous Bristol wedding industry.


Look out for my top wedding trends of 2014 predictions coming soon.

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