With season two of the Netflix hit Bridgerton about to hit our screens we are seeing couples bringing a bit of regency romance to their big day with literary-inspired touches and that oh-so-classic shade of regency blue. Think quintessentially English styling with handwritten notes and romantic calligraphy, flower arrangements featuring English roses and fragrant wisteria, ornate bridal jewellery, puff sleeves, empire waistlines and pretty bridal flats. Our March Dream Wedding Showcases will see this theme feature at Holmes Mill on Sunday 6th March, make sure to set a reminder, it’s an event you don’t want to miss.
A theme that has been brought over from 2021 to 2022 and we are loving it, but how exactly do you give your wedding a ‘Cottagecore’ feel? Cottagecore evokes the feelings of the English countryside. It’s laidback and carefree, a mix between rural farm style and fairytale whimsy. Natural wood, lace embellishments and colourful glassware. Pastel blue bridesmaid dresses with contrasting bright bouquets using sunflowers and daisies will give your wedding a fairytale cottage garden feel which is what this theme is all about. Explore this dreamy theme at the Shireburn Arms at our Dream Wedding Showcase on Sunday 6th March.
Set to be a big theme this year is celestial weddings… but what exactly does that mean? Think moon, stars and all things astrological. ‘To the moon and back’ mantras, shiny gold headpieces mixed with dark metallic bridesmaids dresses and indigo blue table linens. Embroidered shoes, star-studded wedding dresses, hanging stars and tables named after the constellations. After all, if love is written in the stars why not bring it into your wedding day?
Bring you and your partner’s interests, favourite books, films or hobbies into your big day. We aren’t talking about a little nod to sci-fi or naming your tables, that is way too general! We mean full-on Marvel, Harry Potter or Alice in Wonderland theme! If you are only getting married once why not throw the ultimate niche wedding?
Green is set to be a big colour for 2022 but think shade specific; olive, eucalyptus, emerald and hunter coupled with ivory and small hints of gold. This style is easily incorporated throughout your wedding and borrowing elements from nature is the best way of keeping costs low but still making an impact. Use trailing ivy, hanging eucalyptus, soft and delicate white roses and simple table settings, along with sustainable outfits and stunning outdoor locations… the perfect wedding for the earth-conscious couple. This theme will be showcased at Eaves Hall on Sunday 13th March where you have a choice of two outdoor ceremony spaces if an organic wedding sounds perfect for you.
Periwinkle, French Blue and Powder Blue are rising in popularity above the classic royal blue and sapphire, which could be down to the popularity of Bridgerton and regency romance. If a full themed wedding isn’t for you, but a small nod is more your thing, this could be the colour for you. Not only can hints of these light shades of blue incorporate freshness into your day, if you are sticking to tradition then it’s the perfect opportunity to include ‘something blue’ too.
Neutrals have been slowly growing in popularity over the past few years and we predict that this will continue for 2022. Light and fresh, perfect for an outdoor setting. Peach, sand and tan, teamed with an abundance of fresh flowers and greenery make this palette the ideal choice for a summer wedding. If you are a bride who wants to stray away from the traditional ivory why not look for a nude, mocha or blush wedding dress? These colours have dominated bridal catwalks recently and we couldn’t think of a theme better suited to an untraditional dress. Our very own Falcon Manor will be dressed to impress with this stunning colour theme on Sunday 13th March …. and we would love to welcome you.
Warm Earth Tones
A fresh take on a boho wedding and not just for Autumn… think coffee, caramel and champagne. We are seeing couples embracing these gorgeous colours all year round and steering away from the traditional ‘norm’ of whites and pastels. Rust is set to be one of the biggest colours for 2022 and it sits beautifully alongside this palette. Embrace textures like terracotta pots, linen napkins and table runners and driftwood with flowers such as café au lait dahlias and caffe latte roses, bundled together in a more wild and natural style, tied with trailing ribbon giving those easy earthy boho vibes.
Barely There Blush
There’s a reason that blush has been a staple wedding colour for so long now, it’s effortless and ever so romantic but this year we are seeing couples revamping this perfect wedding colour by choosing a lighter, softer hue than we have seen before. Paired with greenery and soft metallics for a hint of glam, these colours give an ethereal wedding feel and look stunning set in our Party Room at Mitton Hall, filled with natural light and overlooking trees and greenery as far as the eye can see, we can’t think of a colour palette more perfect. Visit us on Sunday 6th March to see how these stunning colours could look on your big day.
Decorated Leather Jackets
Embroidered or painted, ‘Mr or Mrs’, ‘Bride’ or ‘Groom’, the choice is yours… but this is a trend we are seeing at the forefront of wedding planning for 2022. Perfect for edgier couples, these jackets will make a statement in any first look or end of the night pictures and even better, you can wear them on your honeymoon too!
With a backlog of weddings to work through following the pandemic, weekday weddings are an emerging trend that we can’t ignore. Although requiring a little more effort from your guests, couples can reap a multitude of benefits such as cheaper rates and better availability for suppliers. Check out our late availability dates of the week or speak to our wedding teams if a weekday wedding sounds right for you.
You can’t really beat the beautiful fragrance of fresh flowers but let’s be honest they don’t have a very long shelf life. This year we are seeing more and more couples choosing dried and preserved floral arrangements. For couples who like to get ahead and have everything in place months before the big day, dried florals can make all the difference as they will look amazing for months and even years to come… and don’t forget that dried flowers tend to be cheaper too. It’s a win-win situation!
Outdoor First Dances
This has proved a hit with couples over the last year due to health & safety considerations during the pandemic, but we are seeing couples embracing this trend for 2022 as well. Perfect for those long, warm summer evenings, bring your guests out onto the terrace or into the garden of your venue and twirl away into married life.