I’ve had a really exciting month this November, working with my last couples of 2019 and getting into full Christmas mode ✨
I‘ve been inspired to write this blog post after lots of Pinteresting and reflecting on what designs I want to see in 2020 (and what I think is gonna be BIIIIIG)
1 - Eco Friendly and Sustainable Weddings
Tablescape: THIS WILL BE FOREVER
Calligraphy: Wild Calligraphy
I’m so glad to see more mainstream blogs and wedding biz’ focusing on sustainability and reducing waste at weddings!
Eco-friendly doesn’t stop at recycled paper place cards but also reducing plastic elsewhere. Consider wooden signs that make stunning keepsakes or can be disposed of with minimal environmental impact or decorating with a mix of fresh and dried blooms... and dare I say it, incorporating more Veggie and vegan food into your on the day menus ✨ We actually ended up having the veggie option on our own wedding because it was so good! And actively encouraged guests to go for it.
Image credit: Frond & Bloom | Create your own DIY Christmas Wreath and learn to Hand Letter at our first Ultimate Christmas Workshop this December.
2 - Elopements
With weddings getting bigger and life getting busier - it’s no surprise 2019 saw a huge increase in intimate elopements, a trend I can’t see slowing down in 2020. For many of us it can get overwhelming thinking about who to invite, while trying to mediate between budgets and our dream wedding. Something that makes it all a little less daunting is drastically reducing the guest list and escaping with your favourite person and a handful of your loved ones.
Image Credit: Rosie Kelly Photography
3 - Unwedding vibes
This year has seen a huge increase in alternative wedding fairs, with lots of conversation about making weddings about YOU and what you’re about, leaving some traditions behind. Some of my favourites include The Most Curious Wedding Fair, The Unwedding Fair and I’m very excited to see all the snaps from the very first Dust Settles wedding fair coming up in January. If this sounds like a bit of you - my work wife Sian will be there with THIS WILL BE FOREVER and I am so excited to see what she pulls off ✨
Image credit: This Will Be Forever
Calligraphy: Wild Calligraphy
4 - Humanist ceremonies
If you follow @TheWeddingEnthusiast on Instagram, you’ll definitely know all about Humanist ceremonies and why they‘re the bees knees ✨ and if not, they’re essentially meaningful, none-religious ceremonies. Humanism is all about celebrating our uniqueness and encouraging tolerance towards all relationships. I’m certainly here for that 🤩 It goes without saying that we all deserve love and the option to get wed should we want to, irrespective of gender/ sexuality/ race and beyond. I’m so happy to see so much more love and tolerance on huge forums and think this will continue to bloom in 2020 ✨
Image credit: @Humanists_UK
5 - Minimalist and Scandi Weddings
After looking through lots of home decór accounts there’s a huge wave of wooden floors , house plants and pale walls! I can’t quite see wedding tablescapes turning into mini kitchens buuuuuut I can definitely envisage lots of neutral palettes, muted colours, minimal details with a huge focus on texture contrast, and I’m here for it 🙌🏼.
Image credit: Wild Calligraphy | Shop Sustainably
6 - Understated Bridal looks
I live for dresses like these, for me they are the ultimate wedding look! And although we might not all have Bex’s gorgeous figure, they can Ben paired with capes, lace overlays and more. I love how versatile this dress is and how it would match any theme. I think silk is gonna be huge in 2020 - and it’s easy to see why!
Image credit: Elizabeth Rose Photographer
Bridal: Susanna Greening Designs
Florals and Installation: Coco in the Country
MUA: Ruby J Beauty
Hair: OH Hello Unity
Venue: Healing Manor
Did I mention your prediction? Let me know over on Instagram @wildcalligraphygb ♥️