We know that many couples planning a wedding are organised folk because we are already receiving orders for invitations for 2015. So, we thought we would share some of the wedding style predictions for 2015 and let you know how our stationery designs fir in with the trends.
The predictions for 2015 started at the New York Bridal Fashion Show, where top designers showcased their spring 2015 designs. The styles on show influence not only the dresses, but the whole wedding style for brides planning their big day.
We have picked out three of the trends that we particularly like – and, judging by the stationery orders, you do too!
1. 1930s Vintage style: vintage is still popular, but there is a move away from the Downton Abbey early 1920s to the more luxurious Great Gatsby influenced 1930s style. We love this dress by Jenny Packham.
Many dresses on show are ultra glamorous beaded column dresses, or low waisted dresses to show-off curves and still get the big skirt! Florists are seeing this style being taken through into large, luxurious bouquets and table settings, using flowers like hydrangeas and peonies. At the reception this style is further fuelling the trend for cocktails and canapés. For stationery brides are choosing the luxury ribbon embellished range or the softer vintage lace invitations. Colour schemes are taking their influence from the bold colours of Art Décor.
2. Classic minimalist: out goes the bling and in comes the sleek, tailored dress with a simple, classic look. Everything about weddings influenced by this style will be simple, but stunning. The food will reflect the season and the locality, the fizz will be Champagne, not Prosecco, the flowers will be roses in cream or pink and this will be reflected in the stationery design. We also love the classic Greek Goddess look and the metallic silver dress of Zuhair Murad – both providing a classic-style with a twist. For those brides who want to be a bit different, metallics can be used tastefully in table and cake decoration as well as the clothes.
3. Festival Style: if you are looking for something more informal the Boho style is still popular. Beautiful floaty, romantic dresses like this Shakespeare inspired dress from Oscar de La Renta topped with floral crowns for the bride are increasing in popularity.
The trend is for bouquets and table flowers to look like they’ve just been picked and gorgeous “naked cakes” are dressed with fruit and flowers instead of icing. Tipis continue to be a popular venue choice and food vans supply the informal food. Festival style weddings are amazingly creative, with some of the most interesting ideas for venue decoration and guest books, often incorporating eco-friendly options. The style is so popular we even have our own Festival range of stationery.
But we have another prediction for 2015 – following on from Angelina Jolie’s dress, decorated with her children’s drawings, we just might see more “kid’s art” featuring at weddings next year.