Pantone colour of the year: Ultra Violet
big indicator of what trends the wedding industry will follow is usually the colour that is chosen as the pantone colour of the year, and this year it’s Ultra Violet. And we quote “Announcing PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, PANTONE® Colour of the Year 2018. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that point us toward the future.”
Last year’s colour was Greenery and we saw the impact it had on décor trends. Expect to see purple inspiration in everything including table décor, serviettes, plates, and invites as well as violet and purple accents in wedding attire. This colour partners perfectly with gold and crystal accessories.
Marble and Copper
This modern combination is trending in home décor right now, but this chic combo is beautiful for weddings too. Use white marble accents with metallic copper items to add warmth and contrast. Moving on from rose gold accents, 2018 will see similar metallic touches in the form of a more industrial looking copper. Reflecting candle light from copper elements like lanterns and tea lights will create a warm and autumnal wedding palette.
Acrylic aka Perspex
Undeniably chic, furniture and accessories made from this synthetic polymer will also be a popular choice this year. More durable than plastic, acrylic pieces can make a room, or anything feel larger. Marrying modern with a minimalist vibe, this shapeshifting look is showing up in everything from ghost chairs, wedding signs, and stationery. Everything from venues that resemble glasshouses, or light bright spaces with full windows to Perspex hanging seating plans.
Giant or oversized Wreaths
Another 2018 trend is including a giant wreath to make a beautiful statement to your wedding day. A giant wedding wreath can be used as a backdrop for your ceremony which will also give a fresh take on your pics after the ceremony. Essentially giant wedding wreaths replace the usual arches, chuppahs and altars with greenery, flowers and draperies. The colours of the flowers you choose for your giant wreath, will depend on your wedding theme and colour scheme and the season etc. but let your imagination go wild!!
Hanging Floral Installations
Still a popular option in 2018, but expect to see a more creative approach to hanging these blooms. Hanging flowers creates a great dynamic to the space, allowing more space on tables to include additional candles or large plates. With any hanging installation, your guest’s eyes will be naturally drawn to the ceiling which enables you to keep the centre pieces simple, with just minimal groups of blooms in vases allowing your flower budget to go toward creating a magnificent hanging floral installation. Consider including your floral installation in a giant wreath form.