Marius releases his unique, TOP 10 predicted wedding ideas and trends for 2017. Do NOT start to plan your wedding before taking into consideration our 2017 wedding trends and let us help you to make it an outrageously cool day!
1. Men’s suits and accessories for 2017
Most men are completely unaware of the variety of men’s accessories that can be worn on their wedding day and for that reason I will share with you,a sneak preview of my favourite (and coolest men’s accessories) recommended to 2017 to surprise your Bride with.
-Cufflinks are an absolute “must”! And please gentlemen, there is a fine line between cheesy humour and class. Although you and your mates may find it funny to wear silly cufflinks, most brides will enjoy something more classy. For the most stylish and varied collection, go to: www.suitedman.com.
-Belts tie the whole outfit together so buy a brand spanking new belt for your wedding day and get her name engraved on the inside to show her how much you care. She also deserves some subtle surprises. All my belts come from: Shadows Men’s Boutique. Be sure to check them out for the most stylish belts you will ever come across
-Underwear – DO BUY NEW underwear for your Wedding Day. This is an area you can really use to surprise your new bride. Shop for your underwear at none other than: www.escollection.es. Come on, be sexy if you want your bride to fall in love with you all over again and again on your wedding night.
-Pocket Square – be original. Your bride will need to have a big influence in this department but she will also love you for new ideas of your own. For 2017, I am predicting lots of creativity in this department. Japanese style paper art is going to be trending more and more in 2017, so tie together your table settings and lighting decor with your clothing accessories and opt for origami style pocket art.
2. Naked cakes & marble cakes for 2017
Let your imagination run wild when it comes to finding inspiration for your wedding cake design. Examples include:
-Your chosen venue’s beautiful ornate moulding,
-Your joint love of contemporary designs,
-The patterns on your wedding stationary….to name but a few
And so, without hesitation, a definite hot Wedding trend for 2017, is the NAKED CAKE! Yep, you read that right. With the deconstructed cake, you get to show off the inside. For Summer time weddings for example, beautiful Summer berries work exceptionally well allowing your guests to feast with both their eyes and taste-buds on the beautifully exposed “naked” cake.
3. GIN BARS are on the hot, hot, hot list for 2017
Gin bars are increasingly gaining popularity at an incredibly fast pace. Deemed as a super “hot attraction” for the ultimate trendy wedding & served by experienced spirit aficionados to guide guests through a new diverse range of gins, is proving to be a “must-have” in 2017.
Here are a few of my favourite gin combo recipes:
- Inveroche amber gin | fevertree tonic (light) | cloves | half strawberry | orange slice | rosemary
- Hendricks’s Gin | fevertree elderflower tonic | thyme | cucumber | cinnamon
- KWV Gin | fitch & leeds tonic | basil | clove | grapefruit
4. White is still the new BLACK in 2017
“White-On-White” STILL tops the palette charts for 2017 weddings.
Combine this with pops of soft, brushed metallic and whiter accents to make this one of my many favourites for achieving a modern, yet classical approach.
The simplicity of white is both romantic, fresh and new, symbolising the beginning of a new life for the bride and groom. That’s why we still love it.
5. Vintage / Lace Wedding themes in 2017
The vintage | lace wedding trend is still going strong and will continue to do so in 2017!
This comes as no surprise as there is just something that feels so romantic about adding old-world accessories, expensive lace and classic touches to the whole scheme.
Many couples will also opt for including family heirlooms to their wedding décor for a really intimate and personal touch.
6. “First Look” – A brand new concept for 2017
I absolutely LOVE “First Look” Weddings!!!! The concept is completely new and goes against tradition, but I think “First Look” weddings are a real winner in this day and age.
A “First Look” wedding means the groom gets the ‘first look’ at the bride before anyone else sees her. It allows the bride and groom to have some real quality time together before the ceremony to absorb and embrace the moment without the distraction of the guests.
The photographers love it too, because it allows them some time alone with the couple in knowledge that they are not keeping the them away from their guests.
It takes me forever to convince a bride to go this route but I highly recommend it!
7. Colour trends for 2017; For the love of pink…
When it comes to accent colours, just the same as white; pink or “blush” to be precise, remains the “must-have” wedding colour trending for 2017 because it’s both elegant, fresh and perfectly timeless.
Pink proteas are the perfect pink but you can even go a little darker with peonis or Blushing Brides…
8. Impressive lighting installations in 2017
I view lighting as one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of many a wedding. In 2017 lighting options are taking on a completely new role. I believe that lighting adds a theatrical element to any wedding if done properly and it is essential to the atmosphere. It therefore needs a specialist with profound abilities to create something extraordinary. Lighting can emphasise the moment, amplify beauty, and make everything; even the most simple elements, seem more striking. The right lighting can also define spaces with soft glows or highlight architectural elements to make them more spectacular. Lighting therefore plays a very prominent role in 2017 and we will guide you in the right direction.
9. Get Crafty with local craft beers on tap for 2017
Perfect for the hops fanatic; make your wedding day an educational experience for our guests and showcase the local craft breweries of which there are now many popping up all over South Africa and worldwide. Involve the local breweries and allow them to show off their brewing skills by serving your guests their brews and libations! Unique, handcrafted beer on the tap is the perfect trendy wedding idea for 2017 to give your guests a quirky local vibe, and let’s not beat about the bush here, all men love to hang out around a beer barrel & talk ****.
10. Food stations: the best of both worlds in 2017
Exotic food stations are trending “BIG TIME” for 2017 from beautiful freshly sliced real Parma Ham off the bone to a Harvest Table. If you can’t decide whether to serve your guests matured beef fillet or a honey Glazed Salmon with pomegranate rubies, I’m here to give you permission to have both in 2017! Food stations or even “Italian Feast” options with platters to the table bring together the best of both worlds by enabling you to have as many cuisine variations as you like! Count me in, I’m all for this option in 2017!
We would love to help you create these looks and to coordinate our trusted, well practised suppliers into giving you the wedding of magnitude that you deserve…..but we get booked up fast so get in touch as soon as possible