Spring has arrived and with it the refreshing pronouncements of requited love as proposals are made, dates set and dresses ordered. For the newly betrothed looking for some romantic inspiration, here are some of the hottest wedding trends for 2018.
1. Floral keeps flourishing
Bold flowers remain a central décor item for weddings in 2018, with the floral vessels an important focal point as well – anything from coloured glass to concrete. But flowers don’t stop at décor, as we also see bridal gowns adorned with romantic floral touches.
2. Vintage is a classic
Such a meaningful occasion which brings families together encourages the inclusion of memorabilia in the form of heirlooms and classical objects. So, it’s unsurprising that vintage continues to trend into 2018 with veils, dresses and décor elements embracing nostalgia.
3. Beautiful beading
Elegant beading, albeit light or more prominent on the dress and veil, is becoming a popular trend. Pearls, in particular, are a sought-after accessory to adorn either the wedding dress, earrings, rings and headpieces.
4. Feather a feature
If overdone, feathers can make a bride look like something out of Moulin Rouge but, if included tastefully, it could result in a fairytale effect. Feathers can be added to wedding dresses, centrepieces, invitations or general décor.
5. Drape a cape
Introduced in 2017 and continuing through to 2018, capes and capelets add an extravagant touch to that special day. Full-length capes make a really dramatic statement, while a capelet is a super cute and chic way to add a little extra something to enhance your wedding dress.
6. Black is back
Rather than full-on black everywhere, 2018 is seeing the incorporation of just a touch of black to the dress to exude modernity and a sense of drama. It can also be included in shoes and accessories.
7. Extreme veiling
Drama and extravagance are definitely a la mode in 2018, with the classic lace veil covering the face now making space for a simpler veil that has lots of length. The elongated tulle veil trails delicately behind the wedding gown.
8. Mega trains
Along with the extreme veils are the mega trains that are either bold in length or width. Extremely popular with celebrities and royalty alike, the mega train will certainly steal the show on your big day.
9. Small and elegant
Big veils and big trains will make an even bigger statement at a smaller wedding. Rather than extending the wedding invite list, bridal couples are opting for more intimate weddings, with distant relatives remaining at a distance. This allows for more money to be directed towards the wedding day, honeymoon and marriage.
10. Rustic remains
The elegance of rustic décor incorporating natural elements such as branches, wildflowers, wood and barn style venues, all draped in suitably earthy tones, remains a popular wedding trend going into 2018.
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