Wedding Trends 2015: Part 2
Planning a wedding this year? Here in this 2 part feature we detail all the biggest 2015 wedding trends emerging! From bridal style to wedding decorations and venues we’re covering it all!
WEDDING DRESSES 2015
As worn by the ultra-stylish Amal Alamuddin (Mrs Clooney) at her wedding late last year, off the shoulder wedding dresses are a major trend for brides in 2015. This style epitomises romance with its timeless soft flowing feel and graceful movement. Brides will love the sheer elegance this wedding dress style boasts.
Marchesa dress, image via http://www.brides.com/
Thigh splits are a red carpet favourite which has now made its way to the world of wedding dresses. While you may think this look is too racy for a bride think again! More conservative options with the split located at the front and centre of the dress as opposed to the side are available. As are gowns with splits that only reach the knee.
Not for the faint hearted plunging necklines and crop tops continue to appear in designer bridal collections. Fashion forward brides, brides looking to push the boundaries or those looking for a unique look will especially love both styles.
Classic higher necklines remain a prominent feature in designer collections for 2015. Another prominent feature was the return of beautiful tulle skirts and light fabrics which are used to create softer silhouettes. Tulle in particular adds a whimsical and romantic touch to any gown. Cascading tiers were also a trend for skirts, adding volume and interest to ball gowns.
Colour wise blush will be pushed aside in 2015 making way for blue and grey wedding dresses. Mint gowns also popped up in some designer collections.
Monique Lhuillier, image via http://www.brides.com/
Brides changing wedding dress multiple times is also become more popular. Brides are opting for one dress for the ceremony, another for the reception and one last change into a fun frock for the after party.
The latest hair trends for brides in 2015 see a continued love affair with beautiful braids. Adding texture and an unmistaken air of romance this style works for hair worn down and up. Braids can look modern and polished for formal weddings or slightly unkempt for bohemian brides holding a rustic inspired affair.
Marchesa, image via http://bridalmusings.com
Instead of a full floral crown another emerging wedding hair trend which popped up at the recent bridal runways is to have delicate baby breath flowers scattered throughout the brides’ hair. This subtle take on wearing fresh flowers is perfect for carefree brides embracing a natural bohemian style.
Bridal makeup will continue to be minimal this year. A large focus will be on creating a flawless base that is highlighted with very subtle accents. The key to this look is to ensure the bride looks like herself on the big day, too much makeup and you may look unrecognisable!
Monique Lhuillier, image via http://bridalmusings.com
An English rose coloured lip was a popular trend to emerge from the most recent bridal runways. This sweet look goes well with both a smoky eye and a more natural wedding makeup look.
In 2015 couples are looking to stamp their own personality on their wedding style. The key is to ensure your personality shines through in all of the wedding décor. This can involve incorporating personalised motifs or symbols throughout the wedding. In particular, wedding stationery can be used to brand your wedding and create a flow on effect. Alternatively couples are tweaking traditional wedding styles so that they are more in line with their own personalities.
Informal, home style weddings continue to be a popular option in 2015. Couples love a relaxed ambiance that fosters the blending of their two families. In complete contrast fancy weddings are also making a stylish return with couples opting to hold extravagant affairs. Sleek and sophisticated, classic elegance, modern romantic and luxe themes are all terms that will be used interchangeably by brides, wedding planners and stylists to create lavish affairs.
Image via http://www.theperfectpalette.com
More specifically all white wedding décor with pops of colour or metallic will be popular as will the use of copper décor for centrepieces. The copper can be tweaked to look glamorous or vintage depending on the wedding theme. Soft lighting will set the scene for a beautiful air of romance perfect for all wedding styles. Colour wise rich sophisticated tones will be a popular choice with Pantone naming Marsala their colour of the year.
More than even couples are trying to find unique venues and locations to hold their weddings. Estates, galleries, museums and industrial spaces are all being transformed into striking reception venues for bridal couples to host their wedding festivities. In 2015 couples are keen to add their own flavour to their celebrations and want a wedding unlike any other their guests have experienced.
Image via http://www.weddingbee.com
The practicalities of hosting these types of weddings in untypical venues differ, for some a stunning setting will mean you have to spend less on decorations using your surrounds as the focus. Plus there can also be lower venue hire fees. However in contrast you may need to hire absolutely everything, from chairs and tables down to linen and cutlery. Which if this is the case the costs can quickly add up. Additionally if your venue doesn’t have catering available, sourcing this can also significantly increase your reception costs, especially if your caterers need to bring their own kitchenware and cooking supplies.
If you haven’t already make sure your check out part 1 to this two part feature 2015 Wedding Trends: Part 1