7 Wedding Styling Trends You Need to Know About

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We’ve been a little sidelined with some awesome weddings and events of late so reluctantly had to put our blog on hold… but now we are coming through the silly ;) season we wanted to focus on giving you our amazing viewers some inspiration and light reading… so thought what better way to re-launch our shiny new blog than to share with you our top 7 styling trends! We hope you enjoy the tips and gorge over the images as much as we do. 

Traditionally wedding receptions might evoke nightmarish memories of taffeta-tied chairs and being stuck on a circular table staring into an oversized martini glass full of feathers. But those days are long gone (halleluiah) and more and more couples want to create their own look and feel, which is where your event stylist comes in.

Safe to say, here at George & Smee we’re really into weddings and being immersed in the wedding-world has given us some insight on what we predict will be killing it this season in styling.

1. Textures

The vibe is soft and textural and all about creating depth in the same colour palette. Think linen fabrics draping in folds, organic creations washed in from the ocean, smooth slate, woven materials and cloud-like cotton. This trend is one that will be sticking around for a while.

2. Flower-less Weddings

Yes, we know it sounds a little crazy but this season is all about living plants and tonnes of greenery. Rather than spending a small fortune on roses, inject life into your wedding with green ceiling installations, garlands and potted plants. Keeping it green and overload on different textures and heights.

3. Pale timber

Scandinavian-style has been a hit in the interior design world for a while now. When it comes to weddings, what we are loving is a cleaner design and using timbers that are more pale. For your reception tables opt for our Victorian Ash trestle tables to give you this look.

4. Candle overload

What ever you do don’t underestimate the importance of candle light at your wedding. Candles are an aphrodisiac and have an unparalleled power to shift the mood to make your wedding utterly romantic and intimate. Use candelabras and vintage brass in different heights to give you that layered candle glow. If your venue has a no open-flame policy go for our real wax battery candles instead.

5. Cane

When creating chill-out areas and lounge nooks for your guests we cant go past cane furniture for that laid-back vibe. Fur blankets and Turkish throws cosy-up these spaces and you can change the look depending on what colours and patterns you go for. 

6. Strings of lights

Lighting is oh so important when designing your wedding. This season sees a pairing back of lighting design with a more minimalistic approach. We’re obsessing over long strings of festoon lighting and Edison pendant lights.

7. Peach, terracotta, navy and grey

Say sayonara to stark metallic copper and hello to softer rose gold and peach tones. Pair this with earthy terracotta, tonal greys and a touch of navy and you have a colour palette made in heaven.