Your Herts and Beds Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 96)

48 Gemma Lander at The White Emporium After the last couple of turbulent years, 2023 shows a resurgence in maximalism interior trends. For weddings, this will mean selecting key areas to throw the budget at for the ultimate wow factor. We will see uplifting and bright colour palettes with many tonal variations of the same colour. For example, purple in every shade. We will see light to dark shades across various blooms, but seasonality and locally sourced produce will feature highly on couples’ priorities. Gold has dominated the décor and interior scene for a while, but this year we're see more silver and metallic highlights being used with disco balls, fringing, foils and silver wedding dresses. Drapes and fringing will become more expressive and limitless as the initial wow factor of a room becomes key. Fabrics, colours, textures and lighting will clash and dance together in an artistic statement. Finally, in contrast to the loudness of the above trends, we will see wicker as a texture become more popular – less '70s nostalgia and more modern. With a relaxed yet undeniably chic feel, it’s the perfect accompaniment for the natural earthy shades such as paprika and terracotta that will be emerging. Check out: Tanya Davies at Apple Blossom Flowers There has been an increasing number of couples focusing on an all-white colour palette with additions of foliage for a timeless, classic and elegant look – it’s easy to see why this trend will continue into 2023. However, also expect to see an explosion of colour at many weddings with bright and pastel floral arrangements for a real celebration of life and love. Large-scale installations are a floral trend on the rise in 2023 and are more effective than many smaller arrangements, creating incredible photo opportunities. Grand ceremony florals such as organic meadow-style arrangements, statement arches, moon gates or floral columns are fantastic ways to add the wow factor. These can often be repurposed elsewhere after the ceremony, either behind the top table or as a photo backdrop. Many couples are opting for banqueting-style tables rather than traditional round tables, and sharing platters are becoming popular. Adding elevated floral displays to long trestle tables are a great way to add drama while ensuring there's enough room for food and drink. Check out: