Let’s get into the summer feeling with a roundup of hot summer wedding trends focusing on beauty, decor and attire! We have a lot to cover, from velvet accents, to balloons and golden highlights! Read below to stay on trend with a list of must haves for your 2018 summer wedding.
Looking for a twist to the hanging floral trend? Why not add some fun balloons to transform your space. The Knot suggests, “Pair colorful Mylar options with basic latex balloons in varied sizes for a real “wow” factor. They can be strung like garlands, suspended from the ceiling or shaped into a mural-like wall installation.”
Shout out to all our 90’s readers, neon lights are BACK! This comeback is a wedding decor trend that we will be seeing in 2018. As Wedding Wire mentions, “there are a million different ways to use these glowing creations in your wedding decor, from a catchy phrase, to your last name, to a simple shape.” This trend is also a perfect take home piece after your big day, you can use this memento as a home decor. Photo: Love Inc.
Another comeback we are seeing in wedding decor trends is velvet! We recommend adding this textured decor piece within your table setting, and or create a personalized area for guests to relax and mingle with some velvet furniture. As Wedding Wire states, “it’s a beautiful choice for table runners or wedding lounge furniture, or as accents on things like your invitation suite and place settings. The great part is its versatility — velvet can work for nearly any wedding style, from classic and formal to bohemian and artsy.”
Stuck on choosing your beauty look this summer? We recommend booking a trial with your chosen makeup artist before your big day, to ensure you two are on the same page. Some beauty trends we’ve noticed include dramatic eyes and golden highlights for brides this year. As French Wedding Style mentions, “makeup influences took a dramatic edge for this year. Lots of black eyeliner in different shapes and styles which can be softened or replaced with dark browns for a subtler wedding look. Golden highlighters used to create ‘halo’ like effects on the skin are perfect for the ethereal wedding look.”
For readers looking for non-traditional bridal gowns, we are noticing that the 2018 bride is all about texture. Elle highlights, “get graphic in the sweetest way possible. Three-dimensional embellishment adds texture to a plain white dress, and ensures a clean yet unforgettable style.” And for our boho brides looking for something more simple, Elle mentions, “try a softly ruffled cap sleeve or cut-out shoulder. The feminine (and flattering) style will blow softly in the wind at your inevitable outdoor wedding.”
We won’t say black tuxedos are out of style, but for grooms who are tying the knot this summer, we suggest light jackets and royal blue attire. These nontraditional looks are becoming trendy for couples who are steering away from tradition, and want a more relaxed vibe on their big day. As Rock My Wedding highlights on the benefits of wearing light jackets, “not only are the shades perfect for complementing soft and romantic colour schemes, but these tones are also gorgeous for summer months.” For couples who want to add colour to the traditional black and white themed wedding, royal blue is a perfect choice to brighten up your big day, and pairs nicely with tan shoes.
We hope this roundup of summer wedding trends brightens your day, and ignites some creative juices for deciding your decor, beauty and wedding attire!
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