Draw Inspiration From These Contemporary Ideas
If you prefer to shy away from traditions and want more of a contemporary vibe to your celebrations, check out these trending wedding ideas.
Your wedding is very much about letting your personality shine through and picking a style that suits you. The latest wedding trends draw inspiration from far and wide, incorporating elements of the royal weddings, with sustainability, nature and even the most recent advances in tech. Let’s check out the top ideas leading into 2020 which could be worked into your own wedding at Crondon Park.
As we become more eco-conscious about the imprint we’re leaving on the planet, more and more couples are choosing to focus on sustainability when planning their big day. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank had a plastic-free wedding last year, and this is a theme which is gaining pace. Other couples are choosing to use recycled materials for their wedding invitations and place cards, as well as working with caterers who only source local, organic produce for their wedding menus.
Keeping that green theme in mind, another trend is to do away with cut flowers from the florist to use in your centrepieces or bouquets. These are being replaced by stunning living greenery, such as potted plants, tailored greenery and indoor trees which certainly provide the wow factor, but can be repurposed after your wedding day, instead of being thrown away. Some florists are even working dried flowers into their bouquets.
Those looking for a symbolic gesture in a non-religious ceremony have been carrying out the sand ritual in recent years. The idea is that you and your partner combine your grains of sand together as a sign of your commitment. As you would find it impossible to retrieve your own grains of sand, this expresses your unity. Another similar ritual is the salt covenant which is predicted to become more popular in 2020.
Inspired by the marriage of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry, couples have been requesting to be serenaded by gospel music rather than traditional church music. You might choose songs such as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Stand By Me’ or ‘All You Need Is Love’, which are guaranteed to have your guests up on their feet and joining in with your celebrations.
It’s now possible to take advantage of the latest advancements in technology to help capture memories of your wedding day from some alternative angles. First, consider using drone technology to get some great shots of your guests from above. This type of aerial footage is a fantastic way to get everyone in shot as well as the stunning scenery of your Essex wedding venue. You might also consider hiding a mini cam such as the Go Pro inside the bridal bouquet, so that you can relive the expressions of your nearest and dearest as you walk down the aisle.
If you feel inspired by any of the latest trends, then explore how they could work in your celebration. Don’t be afraid to adapt any of these ideas and make them your own – who knows, maybe you’ll be the one setting next year’s wedding trends?