2021 Wedding Trends

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You may be thinking that it’s unlikely there are any trends showing in 2021 weddings, but you would be wrong. We asked our wonderful suppliers what trends they are seeing in upcoming weddings, alongside the trends we saw at the beginning of 2020.

Statement Flowers

One thing we have seen being used a lot are statement flowers, making beautiful displays on your wedding day, or one of a kind statement bouquets. Not only are they impressive on the day, but they make stunning backdrops to your photos!

2021+wedding+trends_The+Waterfall+Event+Decor+Company_Nikkis+Moments.jpgPhotographer :   Nikki’s Moments  | Flowers:  Kate Wren Flowers  | See the full shoot:  here

Photographer: Nikki’s Moments | Flowers: Kate Wren Flowers | See the full shoot: here

Planning and Styling:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Love and Life Studio  |  Styling and Florals:   Queen and EdenPlanning and Styling: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Love and Life Studio | Styling and Florals: Queen and EdenPlanning and Styling:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Victoria Mitchell Photography  |  Styling and Florals:   Queen and Eden  | See the full shoot:  here

Planning and Styling: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Victoria Mitchell Photography | Styling and Florals: Queen and Eden | See the full shoot: here

Entertainment

With there being a need to have smaller weddings, couples are choosing to go all out on their wedding entertainment. By sourcing some high-quality entertainment you can ensure your guests are entertained throughout the day.

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Sustainable Weddings

People are caring more and more about the footprint their wedding plans leave, especially with a move to smaller weddings. If you are considering making more ethical choices, check out our posts here for some great ideas.

2021 Wedding trends_Green+Soul+Weddings_Thyme+Lane+Photography_Inspiration_Rustic+Flowers.jpgConcept & photography:  Thyme Lane Photography  | Wedding planner & styling:  Green Soul Weddings  | See full shoot:  here

Concept & photography: Thyme Lane Photography | Wedding planner & styling: Green Soul Weddings | See full shoot: here

Unique food ideas

People are choosing less traditional food options with their weddings in 2021 and beyond. From grazing tables and food carts to cupcakes and doughnuts, the more informal the better!

Beth from Miss Miss Carlysle and Co noticed: “Couples are starting to reconsider their guest lists, meaning that they need to consider aspects such as how to minimise the cake to decrease any waste. This is where the single tiered cake / tea party with cupcakes comes in, the cupcakes are already in portions and having a single tiered cake means that there won’t be any waste.”

2021 wedding trends_grazing food_matthew nut photographyEvent Coordinator:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Matthew Nutt Photography   |  Grazing Boards:   Bite around the World  | See full shoot:  hereEvent Coordinator: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Matthew Nutt Photography  | Grazing Boards: Bite around the World | See full shoot: herePhotographer:   Matthew Nutt Photography   |  Cake Maker:   Kelly’s Kitchen  | See full shoot:  herePhotographer: Matthew Nutt Photography  | Cake Maker: Kelly’s Kitchen | See full shoot: herePhotographer :  Loana Porav Photography  |  Cake:   Erzulie CakesPhotographer: Loana Porav Photography | Cake: Erzulie CakesSee full shoot:  here

See full shoot: here

WEDDING PLANNER AND EVENT COORDINATOR BETH FROM MISS CARLYSLE AND CO JOINS US TO SHARE THE TOP TRENDS SHE IS SEEING IN 2021.

2021 is going to be a year filled with wedding celebrations all around the world, from couples who have postponed through to newly engaged couples.

Weddings are going to be filled with happiness and love, with more weddings happening than ever before.

Light Colour Palettes

From pastel light pinks and blues to a more dusty palette of rose and green, weddings will be taking inspiration from more muted colour palettes to create an elegant wedding day.

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Wedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Victoria Mitchell Photography | See the full shoot: here

Festive Palette

Alternatively to the light colour palette, some couples are looking towards creating a festival vibe with rustic orange, burgundy and yellow, drawing inspiration from autumnal nature in England.

Wedding Planner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Victoria Mitchell Photography  | See the full shoot:  here 2021 wedding trends_festival vibes_victoria mitchell photography2021 wedding trends_festival vibes_victoria mitchell photographyWedding Planner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Victoria Mitchell Photography

Wedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Victoria Mitchell Photography

Styling

Table styling is becoming more of a statement at weddings now, as couples choose to work with a stylist. This allows them to be more creative and bring more statement tables to life. Adding different coloured glasses and cutlery, as well as having chargers add a more formal, yet relaxed feel to the table.

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Wedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Laura Jane Photography

By having fewer guests at your wedding you can play around with different chairs for your ceremony set up. This gives your wedding that personal feel and allows you to stand out from the crowd.

2021 Wedding Trends_Styling_Laura Jane PhotographyWedding Planner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Laura Jane Photography

Wedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Laura Jane Photography

Lounge areas

This is a beautiful statement for your evening reception, providing a lounge area for those of your guests that prefer to socialise over parting. Setting up a lounge area will allow your guests to chat and relax, whilst giving a stunning photo area too!

Wedding trends 2021_lounge area_Victoria Mitchell PhotographyWedding Planner :  Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Lounge Area:   Hall and Co Event Design  |  Photographer :  Victoria Mitchell Photography  | See the full shoot:  here

Wedding Planner: Miss Carlysle and Co | Lounge Area: Hall and Co Event Design | Photographer: Victoria Mitchell Photography | See the full shoot: here

Handmade Stationery

With fewer guests being invited to weddings, love letters rather than full sets of stationery are taking centre stage. By limiting your stationery requirements, you are helping cut back on waste (being more eco-friendly) while being more simplistic and minimalistic with your wedding day.

2021 wedding trends_handmade stationery_Victoria Mitchell PhotographyPlanner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co   |  Stationery :  Koko Lily Designs  |  Photographer :  Loana Porav Photography  | See the full shoot:  here

Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co  | Stationery: Koko Lily Designs | Photographer: Loana Porav Photography | See the full shoot: here

The Bride

Wedding dresses are usually one of the big statement’s of your wedding day, however, 2021 will see a more relaxed, effortless style of dress.

Photographer:   Victoria Mitchell PhotographyPhotographer: Victoria Mitchell PhotographyWedding Planner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Bridal Boutique:   Morgan Davies Bridal  |  Photographer:   Love and Life Studio  | See the full shoot:  hereWedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Bridal Boutique: Morgan Davies Bridal | Photographer: Love and Life Studio | See the full shoot: here

As more laid back weddings can release some of your wedding budgets, a lot of brides are choosing to spend money on the important little details such as hair accessories, earrings, necklaces and more! 2021 wedding trends_bridal accessories_Loana Porav

Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co  | Hair Accessories: Aureus Flos | Photographer: Loana Porav Photography | See the full shoot: here

Elopements

Elopements are still a strong planning choice throughout 2021, and with good reasons looking at these benefits! Simplistic / Minimalistic alternative from a traditional wedding

  • More of a romantic feel

  • Save money / budget friendly (you can put more towards a honeymoon, future goals or other suppliers e.g. videographer)

  • Less time needed to spend on wedding planning

  • More of an intimate feel on your day

  • You can avoid any wedding drama

  • Minimal stress and anxiety

  • Your photos will be one of a kind

  • There are no rules – you can do whatever you want!

Planner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co   |  Hair Accessories:   Aureus Flos  |  Photographer :  Loana Porav Photography  | See the full shoot:  here Wedding Planner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Victoria Mitchell Photography  | See the full shoot:  hereWedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Victoria Mitchell Photography | See the full shoot: here

Outdoor Weddings

Alongside elopements, outdoor weddings are also a top choice coming over from 2020. By having an outdoor wedding you can guarantee a relaxed feel to your day, make use of natural scenery and lighting, and have more space for your guests!wedding trends 2021_outdoor weddings_Victoria Mitchell PhotographyWedding Planner and Stylist:   Miss Carlysle and Co  |  Photographer:   Victoria Mitchell Photography  | See the full shoot:  here

Wedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Photographer: Victoria Mitchell Photography | See the full shoot: here

Videographers

Photographers have always been an important supplier for your wedding day, but now Videographers are also just as important. With regulations cutting back your wedding guest list, a video of your wedding day is worth its weight in gold for sharing with missed loved ones.

Wedding Planner and Stylist: Miss Carlysle and Co | Videographer: Creative Spark Films | See full shoot: here

What will your 2021 wedding include? Let us know in the comments below!

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