This year’s wedding is all about adding a personal twist to proceedings. From customised cake flavours to crowd-sourced photography, there has never been a better time to schedule in a day tailored to your wishes. Whether you declare yourself a dedicated follower of fashion or a considered trend contrarian, if you’re planning a wedding for 2015, you may find it helpful to review these latest matrimonial movements.
Unplug from the outside world
Avoid awkward mid-speech smartphone-gazing and blurry Instagram shots with an unplugged wedding – and politely request that all smartphones are left turned off, at least for the ceremony. Without the pressure to coin an appropriate nuptial hashtag, tweet a bouquet toss play-by-play or frown over their selection of filters, your guests might just remember the wonder of a time before tech’s intrusion.
Swap wine¬ for craft beer
Not only is it economical to kit out a venue with a few kegs of real ale, the consumer thirst for artisan beers has made them an increasingly popular choice for post-occasion pints. Just remember that storing and tapping ale is best left to the professionals, so make sure you have someone on hand with the know-how to avoid disappointment.
Let romance blossom
Forget sparse, brittle branches and boisterous, punchy colours; from corsage to centrepiece, wedding blooms are channelling the pastel lustre of the country garden in 2015. Think of dreamy violets and chalky pinks for a cloud of petalled perfection. Swirling roses, soft orchids and pinched bouvardia are all beautiful, impressionistic choices for the bride with romance on her mind.
Give your dress the cold shoulder
Off the shoulder necklines were seen on runways from Oscar de la Renta to Marchesa, so channel Scarlett O’Hara and emancipate your collarbone with an elegant sweetheart neckline, or create intrigue with an elegant lace overlay. Capes were big news on the red carpet, making for a quirky alternative to the train (though more Lupita Nyong’o at the Met Gala than Dracula).
Embrace the dream theme
From Great Gatsby to Italian Riviera, having a theme can be one of the easiest ways to conjure a harmonious vision for your wedding stakeholders. If you’re seeking out old Hollywood glamour, find a live jazz band, dozens of roses and a red carpet. If Grecian is your inspiration, embrace draped fabrics, finger foods and sweeping white pillars. Whatever your theme, having one will underpin your planning, and make you feel more secure about the outcome.
At Tinto House, your wedding is our passion. If you’re looking for further advice, just get in touch!