It’s the biggest day of your life, so it ought to be whatever you choose and reflect your personality completely, but even so, as with so many other things, there are trends and fashions. If you are planning your wedding this year, have a look at what is popular for 2015.
This is one way you can make your wedding your own from the outset. Just from the “Save the Date” cards, your colour theme can really reflect your personality. Many couples choose something appropriate for the time of year, but this year many will just choose their favourite colours. Pantone claims the colour of 2015 will be Marsala.
Off-the-shoulder necklines are very much in vogue this year, whatever silhouette you choose. It’s a flattering neckline for all shapes – particularly less busty brides, as it elongates the neck to give a lean look. A full skirt adds drama and balances the off-the-shoulder look. Pair with some on-trend block heels, and not only will you look fashionable, but your feet will remain your friends all day – no need for sky-high heels any more, as it’s all about comfort.
A Bohemian-inspired simple soft plait is a classic style you can expect to see a lot of this year. Think Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, with a few dusty pink blooms added for interest, and you’re there in no time at all. Make-up is similarly understated; au natural is in, so you are recognisable when you meet your partner at the end of the aisle.
Big is better this year, with cakes towering above the tables. Each layer is classic white, but all will have plenty of intricate detail and interesting textures. Boring, they’re not! Check out Wedding Ideas Magazine for more mouth-watering suggestions for the cake, or the Confetti website for more ideas on all things wedding-related.
For the rest of the food, trends are getting more adventurous. There won’t be many simple “chicken or fish” choices this year. Be as brave as you dare!
Once you’ve chosen all these perfect details, you will want to make sure that everything is captured permanently in beautiful photographs. Choosing the right photographer for your big day is arguably the most important decision you make about your wedding, because you are trusting them not only to get everything right, but to capture it in your style too.
The best suggestion is to meet your potential photographer in person, at least once prior to booking, and to look at plenty of their previous shoots. Someone such as Lemon Tree Photography, lemontree-photography.co.uk, a wedding photographer In Hampshire, is a keen advocate of meeting beforehand.
Don’t forget, though, that this is your wedding, and you will want it to stand out from all the others your guests will have seen in the past, so do not worry too much about what everyone else is doing, and instead make sure you get the day you have dreamed of.