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January is the time for looking at the upcoming year and discussing what is going to be on trend, not only in the wedding world, but in fashion and interiors and all areas of design. As a wedding blogger I often get asked to predict trends for weddings, so today I have enlisted the help of Charlotte Nichols Weddings . Charlotte is here to give us her expert design and planning knowledge, as she shares with us her hottest wedding colour predictions for this year.
Happy 2018! If you are a newbie bride-to-be, a very warm welcome to the wonderful, and often mind-boggling, world of weddings. Don’t worry, you are not alone and luckily you have all us wedding nerds to walk you through the process. With a new year brings a new influx of wedding trends, and 2018 is set to be a big year for going bold and being brave.
Personally, I am not a great fan of the term ‘trends’. At Charlotte Nichols Weddings we are all about design-led and effortlessly unique weddings that are the perfect reflection of you as a couple. That means, crafting one-of-a-kind, artistic designs that are overwhelmingly authentic and timelessly sophisticated. Basing your wedding design on trends alone will mean that you look back in several years time and wonder what on earth you were thinking! Having said that, I do off course have my favourites and the influence of trends on our design choices is inevitable. And sometimes, big, bold trends give us the ‘permission’ we have been seeking to push outside of the box / beyond the boundaries.
When we talk about wedding design or style, naturally one of the first things that will come to mind is colour. Colour has a HUGE impact on the overall aesthetics of the wedding day and, as such, can play a big part in the overall experience – which is what it’s all about right? So let’s delve a little deeper into the what hues will be hot this year!
So let’s just say that the 2018 Pantone Colour of the year has caused some controversy within the wedding industry. Some being reminded of the days of the ‘Dairy Milk Wedding’, and others excited to start experimenting with what Pantone describe as a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade.” But needless to say, this love-it-or-hate-it shade is going to have a presence in this year’s colour palettes, even if just subtle touches for an element of mysterious luxury.
And because I am all about ‘the understated wow’ and helping brides achieve that effortless style, my take on the pantone colour of the year is all about putting the cool back into cadburys.
Touches of ultra violet could come to play in your stationery; think about including crystal elements such as amethyst, perhaps an injection of colour into your tablescape with vibrant purple glassware, or incorporating the shade in some funky neon signage to add some personality and fun to your event (also predicted to be a big trend for 2018).
Todays wedding has so many things that I just LOVE. Bright and bold florals, gold accents, sequin bridesmaids dresses, food trucks and festoon lighting! All these aspects pulled together, really do make for the perfect wedding. Phuong and Andy were married on 12th November at Mercury Hall in Austin, Texas. Their wedding planner named their wedding ‘tropical Boho glam’ and I’m sure you will agree that she got the styling spot on. The amazing blooms realy steal the show, as do Phuong’s two wedding dresses and beautiful smile! A perfect mix of tropical meets Texas, all captured beautifully by Lisa Woods Photography.
I may have mentioned it a few times already this month, but January and February are the busiest times of the year when it comes to wedding planning! If you are recently engaged, the chances are you are super excited but a little lost as to where to start! That’s why our in-house wedding planner Lisa from Carmela weddings is here to guide you along the first stages of your wedding planning. Wedding planning doesn’t need to be daunting or overwhelming, you just need to learn to take one stage at a time and you’ll do great!
If you’re starting this year staring repeatedly at your left hand and the way it suddenly sparkles a whole lot more than it did, congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of wedding planning.
Chances are, you haven’t planned an all-singing, all-dancing event for your entire family and all your friends before, so it’s not surprising if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed alongside all the excitement. Don’t worry though, I’m sharing my top tips right here on the first things to do once you’ve got that ring twinkling away on your finger.
Lists will be your new best friend over the coming months, so I’m going to keep this one short and sweet to keep that overwhelm at bay. Here are my five top tips to help get you started on your wedding planning journey.
Today I am taking you for a little trip around my home city of Sheffield. Jodie and Ian’s wedding is a real celebration of our fair city and takes in many of the sites. They wanted their wedding to be all about them; memories they had, places that meant a lot to them, making the day really personal and totally unique. They also wanted their day to be filled with amazing food and lots of drink. They achieved this with lots of delicious Thai food and amazing Mexican street food. Yum Yum! The whole day was totally relaxed with no formalities which meant a chilled vibe and lots of personal touches. Big Thanks to Mark Crayden Photography for the amazing images.
Jodie and Ian were married on 27th May 2017. ‘Our ceremony was in a beautiful Unitarian church in Sheffield called Upper Chapel, we then went across the road to the Mercure hotel for reception drinks, nibbles and photos before heading over to the Hagglers Corner for the evening. We wanted a ceremony full of soul but neither of us are followers of any religion so unitarianism was perfect. Allowing us to celebrate in a spiritual way that didn’t have to be secular. The evening venue (Hagglers Corner) was actually somewhere we went on the day we met so it meant a lot to be back there. We had 112 guests and it took about 17 months to plan.’
This afternoon we are all about wedding planning! January and February are the key months that couples really get down and get their wedding planning cracked. Whether you are newly engaged or getting married in the next few months, it’s pretty likely that you are feeling a little overwhelmed by the lists of jobs to be done.
If this is the case, then I am about to introduce you to a wedding planning life saver (you can thank me later!) Zankyou is all you need to know when it comes to making your wedding planning that much simpler. Zankyou is an online wedding tool that also comes with its own super easy to use mobile app. It will help you plan your wedding, arrange your gift list, your RSVPs, create your personalised wedding website and fill your day with wedding inspiration and up to date wedding stories………Told you you would love it!
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