From natural setups to painting the town ultra violet and packing the floral punch; here’s what’s hot and not in wedding décor trends this year
THEMES AND DÉCOR
Weddings in 2018 will do away with the conventional setup: ribbons, silverware, crystalware and synthetic flowers. Instead, the outdoors is going to provide a glorious backdrop and a wealth of décor inspiration. Nida Mahmood, Co-founder and Creative Head, Blue Teapot Weddings, says, “The most significant trend in the coming year will focus on nature. Young, refreshing and quirky, countryside and farmhouse weddings will be the trending locations.” As this trend gains momentum, Sabah Sheikh, founder of Atisuto, lists the noticeable deciding factors. She says, “View, weather and natural beauty will determine the choice. Landscapes such as forests, beaches and deserts will be accentuated with the use of minimal wildflowers, succulents, vines and other rustic elements in their natural form.” However, Mahmood feels that it is time leave behind the overused and ubiquitous bird cages and bicycle props.
Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultra Violet, is predicted to be the hottest colour in weddings this year. Shades of purple are already visible at weddings this season and this will continue and extend to décor, floral arrangements and invitations in 2018. It also pairs well with gold accents for an extravagant touch.
It hardly comes as a surprise that flowers will take centre stage in wedding décor trends. Neil Whittaker, Head Florist, Interflora India and UK, says, “Lavish floral accessories will be huge this year especially at mehendi and sangeet ceremonies. Couples are focusing on keeping the guests’ tables free of decorations, while moving towards installations and floral photo-op walls. Textures and foliage like potted plants will take precedence this year.” The spotlight will be on ceiling adornments like floral chandeliers and oversized centrepieces. Whittaker predicts that weddings will be defined by quality, class and sophistication: “Design-oriented and dramatic floral arrangements are passé. The upcoming season will be all about creating interesting corners and quality work.”