February 25, 2016

0 Comments

Trends ›



Welcome to Bonsai’s online store where you will find an exciting selection of home and interior brands and products. We offer worldwide shipping on most of our offerings and all Channel Island customers benefit from VAT-free prices.

The Bonsai Wedding Fair – Discover the top 10 wedding trends of 2016

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, so with the very first Bonsai Wedding Fair coming up on Sunday, we’ve quizzed our exhibitors to give you the top wedding trends for 2016.

I learnt that there are lots of ways to make weddings more exciting and stylish then ever. And it’s all achievable with Guernsey-based suppliers and wedding experts.

Whether you want to create relaxed feel, need some creative inspiration or want the low-down on the newest technologies, you’ll find it at the Bonsai Wedding Fair.

Here is our take on the top wedding trends to give couples ideas to create an event to remember.

 

Bohemian chic
If you are a free-spirited woman then free-flowing dresses, pretty floral headbands and organic flowers will appeal.

Simply Tipi can provide you with the perfect boho setting, with their unique tipi tents. Dress them with wild flowers from Blossom & Green to create a delicate, carefree look.

Simply Tipi GuernseyPhoto from http://www.simplytipi.com
Blossom and GreenPhoto from http://www.blossomandgreenflowers.com/
Boho weddings guernseyPhoto from http://www.fabmood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/bohemian-wedding-dress6.jpg

Bright colours and rich hues
Hot summers mean hot colours. Trade in traditional bridal neutrals for a bolder, more refreshing palette. Yellows, teals and pinks, even the odd splash of neon. You could introduce colour in the bride’s flowers, bridesmaid dresses or at the table with linen, candles and other decorations.

Wedding trends GuernseyPhoto from mattbowenphotography.co.uk
Wedding trends GuernseyPhoto from www.ivyellen.com

 

Natural and organic
Reclaimed wood, cork and stone, it’s all about the rustic feel. Popular organic additions are pinecone place card holders, locally-made favours and hessian table runners. We love how reclaimed windows and wine crates can be used for signage or seating.

Wedding Trends GuernseyPhoto from http://www.glamour.com/weddings
Wedding Trends GuernseyPhoto from http://societybride.com/

 

Rose gold / coppers
Metallics have been trending across homewares for several seasons and have now crossed over into events and weddings. Rose gold jewellery is a popular feminine choice. Copper table details, like cutlery and plates, look stunning in the evening candlelight.

Wedding trends guernseyPhoto from http://ilystwowgold.com
Wedding Trends GuernseyPhoto from https://www.theknot.com

 

Custom cocktail
Make your guests feel extra special and create a really exclusive vibe. Custom cocktails are very trendy and mobile bar companies like Aperitif make it easy to have your own personalised drinks. ‘His and her’ signature cocktails and even self-serve drinks are also popular.

Wedding trends Guernsey
Photo from http://studioemp.com/

 

360 degree wedding videos
The newest video technology for weddings available in Guernsey is 360 degree wedding videos from Dorfmeister studios. Happy couples will be able to relive the moment forever, from every angle.

Wedding trends guernsey

 

Hand lettering
Handmade touches have really come back into fashion, with the delicate lettering of calligraphy and hand-written invitations. Guernsey’s talented graphic designers are the perfect people to contact for on-trend typographic-based invitations.

Photo from http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/
Photo from http://www.brushandnib.com/blog/

 

Bold lighting
Chandeliers hanging from opulent marquees, romantic bistro-style lighting tangled in the trees and letter lights to spell out the word ‘love’. These all bring a new level of attention to detail to your event. The latest technologies can also provide you with an LED patterned dance floor.

Photo from http://raspberrywedding.com/
Photo from http://bellethemagazine.com/

 

Action shots
Photography has moved on a lot from the posed family shots in front of the church. Natural, reportage-style shots taken throughout the day are now the favourite. Some wedding parties decide to have a bit of fun with their photos and opt for a humorous take on the traditional pictures like this one from Your Moments Captured.

Photo from http://yourmomentscaptured.com

 

Mix and match styles
Very much like your home, wedding themes are now more eclectic with mismatched bridesmaid dresses and mix of styles. Use of vintage home accessories and touches like oddly-matched chairs add to this style.

Photo from http://bellethemagazine.com/
Photo from Pinterest

 

So that’s it, the 10 wedding trends we love this year. Be sure to come along to Bonsai’s Wedding Fair on Sunday to see these trends up close and chat to the people who can make your wedding-day dreams come true.

 Register for the event here


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.