HNY everyone! 2019 is going to be our busiest year yet and we are SO excited for all the events and weddings going down in the next 12 months. After an incredible tour of Hawaii with the family in December, it is time to get back to planning and designing with all our amazing clients and to kick off the New Year, we’ve listed some predicted trends for the upcoming event season.  From classic apparel to sustainable weddings, check out what you can expect to see this year.

Royal Inspiration

Thank Megan Markle and Princess Beatrice for a throwback to the classic and simple bridal style! Dramatic ball gowns with boat necks, custom silhouettes, long trains and tiaras are back in a big way.  Designers are moving towards timeless gowns with custom tailoring.

Black Accents
You can never go wrong with a white wedding but a modern approach incorporates black accents in wedding tablescapes (think black candles, black cutlery and black charger plates) for a dramatic contrast.

Grazing Tables
Passed food during cocktail hour is becoming less and less common.  Instead, guests can look forward to snacking their way through the hour with beautiful presentation tables full of cheeses, fruits, pickled vegetables and chocolates.  These tables add to the décor, ensure your guests never go hungry and can flip to a sweet table later in the in the evening.

Bringing the outdoors in

For 2019 weddings, greenery continues to be a classic go-to shade, with flowers and foliage becoming more organic and lush.  Trees and lots of foliage with select blooms that will be more natural looking, whimsical and romantic.

Sustainable Weddings

Eco-conscious and ethical weddings are going to be a very important consideration for couples in 2019.  Everything from foam-free flower installations, wedding cakes of locally sourced ingredients, re-purposed wedding gowns and eliminating water bottles and straws, the options are increasing and more couples are making this a priority.

Illustrated Invitations

We always love to see how invitations and day-of stationery trends evolve year to year and looking ahead to 2019, couples are making the most of their wedding stationery by commissioning hand-illustrated designs. It is a great way to get your guests excited about your big day and make your invites very personal.

Rich Colours and Textures
Deep colours are super trendy this year. Think emerald, amethyst and midnight in a range of colours instead of a rigid 2 colour palatte. To complement, you can expect to see a range of textures at weddings including velvet linens and pampass grass.

Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Pantone has announced its colour of 2019 is a bright, sunny, pinky-orange called living coral.  This is a fantastic hue for weddings (especially those of you getting married in the summer) and can be reflected in everything from flowers to fashion, cakes and the entire colour palatte.

Recently engaged and looking to plan a trendy and modern wedding of your own?  I would love to hear from you! Please send me an email alli@allimae.com