Is 2019 the year you say ‘I do’? Whether he’s already popped the question or still planning the right moment, saying yes is the easy part. The real fun begins when you take on the exciting task of organising every last detail. Dress styles, colour palettes, wedding favours – we’re sure your Pinterest board is chock-full of bridal pins. There’s no end to the inspirational ideas found in bridal magazines and social media pages. Everyone wants to create a day to remember and share it with the world afterwards. But with so many ideas out there, it can be difficult to focus your attention. So, to help kickstart your wedding plans, we’re sharing our favourite 2019 wedding trends. Will one of the below inspire the direction of your special day?
Our 5 favourite 2019 wedding trends
Alternative engagement rings
Move over diamonds, the circle of friends is growing. While this sparkling rock will always remain a classic choice, more and more brides are opting for alternative styles. Opals, sapphires, emeralds – colourful stones are taking centre stage. These days, engagement rings are more than a token of commitment, they are an expression of individuality. Couples are selecting or commissioning styles that are unique to their personality, and it’s beautiful. A popular option is a soft-pink morganite gemstone – delicate and elegant.
One of the emerging 2019 wedding trends we can’t get enough of is eco-conscious weddings. Couples are keeping the environment at the front of their minds when planning the aspects of their big day. From farm to fork menus to recycled paper invitations, the options are endless. Instead of imported floral arrangements, native, seasonal flower installations are making an appearance. And your traditional confetti can be swapped for a bird-friendly seed or fragrant herb.
Dark colour palettes
The time for soft hues and pastel shades is coming to an end. The 2019 wedding trends for colour palettes are favouring moody accents and bold, edgy colour combinations. Think intense and effortless elegance – midnight blue, dazzling emerald, rich burgundy and deep squid ink. These adventurous avant-garde tones have an air of sophistication and will be a popular choice, regardless of the season.
Statement wedding cakes
In recent years, the naked cake has dominated the scene with its rustic, natural charm. But, 2019 wedding trends indicate this look is about to change. Intricate, structural wedding cakes are making a comeback. Tiered, textured and colourful – there’s no holding back. These opulent show-stoppers are the perfect accentuation for your dark colour palette. And they aren’t there merely for aesthetics. Many couples are opting to cut the cake early in the day, giving their guests a tasty distraction while they sneak off for their creative shoot.
Last but not least, our personal favourite – grazing tables. This 2019 wedding trend will have foodies feasting in delight. Shifting the focus away from formal sit-downs and waiters floating amongst the guests with trays of canapes, the grazing table is an edible work of art. Fresh and bountiful, these laden tables allow guests to snack to their heart’s content. From gourmet cheeseboards to family style spreads and moreish late-night snacks, grazing tables work for any course. At Collisheen, our talented chefs are more than happy to help bring your grazing table dreams to life.
Now that you have our top 2019 wedding trends to get started with, you’re ready to find the perfect venue. Collisheen Estate has two gorgeous options, flexible wedding packages and a passionate team on hand to help manage all the tiny details. Give us a call to organise a viewing.