Your London Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 87)

VENUE STYLING 55 Couples are opting for more sustainable items such as locally sourced, seasonal flowers and foliages 2023 STYLING TRENDS The overarching theme for this year is colour! Popular palettes include terracotta, copper, rust and burnt orange tones popping up everywhere from floral arrangements and stationery through to the wedding party outfits and venue styling Wedding guest lists are getting smaller, which means floral displays, top table backdrops, archways and aisle and alter displays are getting larger due to more budget being spent on styling Your cake is very much part of your venue styling and simple cakes with added colour and texture are here to stay. Co-ordinating bright blooms, stencilling and gold leaf are all popular. For texture, there’s a growing demand for free-hand textured designs and naked and semi-naked bakes decorated with fresh berries or flowers continue to look fabulous Translucent stationery and signage are set to be a trend this year, paired with bright, jewellike tones and textural natural elements such as torn paper edges and hessian or velvet ribbons A flower that’s growing in popularity for 2023 is lavendar. It has a similar feel to gypsophila with small blossoms but with a more interesting, on-trend coloir and the added bonus of the amazing scent Another popular design trend is the use of water and flame within tablescapes. Floating candles, tealights and glassware filled with water and flowers