Look to the Future – Predictive Trends for 2018

Predictive 2018 wedding trends Cambridgeshire

2018 is definitely going to make its mark as a year that points us to the future of weddings. There are a handful of new trends that will be entering the wedding scene this year, that blast our earthy rustic weddings into a new galaxy. Vibrant violet hues and futuristic glitter bars are only the beginning. Check out what trends we think will make 2018 weddings a thing of the future. 

1.  Ultra Violet PANTONE 18-3838

pantone ultra violet 18-3838 weddings 2018 trends Cambridgeshire

pantone colour of the year 2018 wedding trends cambridgeshire

We can’t wait for this rich hue to blast into the 2018 wedding scene. It gives us hints of royalty from the past, yet is so futuristic it will add a new dimension to your wedding colour scheme. 

2. Glitter stations

Glitter stations are a sure thing of the future. Help bring your guests to a new level of glam for your evening reception and be sure to get the party going and lasting all night. At Cambridgeshire Glitter Bar they are experts at glitter face and body art, knowing just how to bring your guests look to the next level. We can’t wait to see this trend boom in 2018. 

3. Quirky Dessert Displays

Photo Credit:  Summer Lily Studio

Photo Credit: Summer Lily Studio

We are predicting there will be many more creative ways to display your chosen desserts with quirky displays like this one styled by The White Emporium with cakes by Cake Daydreams. These are a sure way to highlight your epic delicacies as an inspiring focal point of the room. Your guests will be eager to take pictures of your cake cutting when its this impressive!

4. Geode Cakes

Photo Credit:  Nicki Shea Photography

Photo Credit: Nicki Shea Photography

This trend is hot! From the exposed buttercream adorned with natural floral elements, wedding cakes have taken a sleeker turn. Crisp and clean edges, with a crystallized geode is the new way to bring nature’s elements into your day. This cake from La Belle Cake Company showcases earth’s volcanic gems as a true statement piece. We’re looking forward to seeing more of these high class works of art, its hard to even think of them as cake!

5. Donut wall

Weddings Donut Wall Cambridgeshire

Windmill Bakery based locally in Cambridgeshire have totally nailed this next predictive trend for 2018. The Donut wall… it fits well with the trend of making sure your dessert doesn’t shy into the background. This display allows your guests to choose their desired flavour and is such a playful way to display your favourite treat. 

6. Industrial Venues

Concrete, exposed rafters, industrial ceiling heights and large warehouse doors, are the perfect backdrop for weddings in 2018. With a touch of elegance like the white curtains in the photo above, a warehouse will be transformed into a top trending wedding venue. We are predicting more and more weddings will be leaving the countryside barns and heading back into the urban core, and we can’t wait to see how these warehouses transform the face of weddings for the future. 

7. Playful Florals

To pair well with the Industrial venues, we think quirky and playful florals will be the perfect compliment. Painted tin cans replace mason jars with a bit of industrial whimsy, while bold block letters will be a fresh contrast to the scripted hand lettering of the past. This trendy urban combination will be mastered with loosely arranged seasonal florals, expertly provided by Cottage Garden Weddings

8. Copper Accents

Styling by  Fleur De Lace

Styling by Fleur De Lace

What a great way to end the predictive trends for 2018 with such a futuristic metal such as copper. Rose gold’s more common cousin is now stepping into the lime light. We love the beauty in the simplicity of copper and how it can transform your wedding accents from predictable to fun and inspiring.  

8. Hanging Decor

Photo credit:  Bella Nova Photography  Styling by:  Fleur De Lace

Photo credit: Bella Nova Photography Styling by: Fleur De Lace


Styled by:  The White Emporium

Styled by: The White Emporium


A we see a rise in industrial warehouse buildings as wedding reception venues, we also see the decorations moving from the table centre to the ceiling. With such a large space to fill and huge amounts of piping crossing the ceilings – this trend takes your wedding styling to the next level.

9. Coloured Candlesticks

Candles are going to be as popular as ever in 2018, but coloured candle sticks will be leading the way. The gorgeous candles will add a luxury dinner party feel to your wedding day whilst adding a spark of colour to your tables. Expect to see these appearing a lot more this year.

2018 is going to be an amazing year for weddings!

2018 weddings will find beauty in the ordinary; warehouses, copper piping and pennies, and loosely arranged playful florals, while ramping up the urban party with high glam glitter bars, futuristic desserts and displays and an ultra violet tone that is out of this world. The future is here and 2018 weddings are going to kick us off in the right direction.  Cheers to a new year and new beginnings! 

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