2018 Wedding table style guide

Image shows - Botanical style is a key trend for wedding styling in 2018, says stylist Sian Lewis from Imagination Event Hire.

2018 Wedding table style guide

Image shows - Botanical style is a key trend for wedding styling in 2018, says stylist Sian Lewis from Imagination Event Hire.
Botanical style is a key trend for wedding styling in 2018, says stylist Sian Lewis from Imagination Event Hire.
Botanical

Bring the outside in – any way you can. Succulents in terrariums, jam jars of hedgerow loveliness picked by your friends, LED cherry blossom trees, single stems in painted wine bottles, lavender in terracotta pots that have been aged outside with a yoghurt coating (trust me it works!). Even fake flowers can look amazing.

It doesn’t matter which plants you like, make them part of your day – and in more than the bouquet and button holes. On the tables, on the buffet – or on the cake…

Image shows - This cake is blooming lovely!
This cake is blooming lovely!
WHITE GOLD
Image shows - The simple beauty of white and gold
The simple beauty of white and gold

Purity and luxury. Simplicity and style. White and gold. It is a classic look and still one of the best. It works for a simple buffet table or formal dining.

There’s more good news – gold doesn’t need to cost it’s weight in… well, you get the idea. You can pick up everything you need at high street prices

The 16cm gilded halos from RE-foundobjects would make beautiful candle surrounds.

POWERFUL PASTELS
Image shows - Pastel power!
Pastel power!

Forget pale, blend-into-a-corner shades of pink, blue and mint.

Modern pastels pack a punch. They sing of sunshine and smiles. And if you get the balance right – even the men will approve.

Modern pastels rock when paired with metallic shades like copper, bronze or pewter. Or add splashes of turquoise or aqua to give a 2018 twist to even the palest of pastel tones.

Ikea‘s vivid blue Stockholm carafe would make a wonderful vase for pastel posies. And a £5 a pop you can afford a few for every table.

MODERN VINTAGE
Image shows - Mix simple modern cutlery and floral displays with vintage patterns for a modern take on the vintage trend.
Mix simple modern cutlery and floral displays with vintage patterns for a modern take on the vintage trend.

Even if you love vintage to your very core, adding simple modern elements into the design mix will add a very 2018 touch to your wedding table look.

Use a plain white under plates to allow vintage top plates to shine. Display classic rose stems in plain, painted wine bottles or glass bowls. Wrap vintage cutlery in Marimekko napkins. Cluster simple candleholders in groups, interlaced with fake stems or festoon lights.

Updating the vintage look with contemporary elements will allow your vintage pieces to shine.

HOMEMADE & HANDMADE
Image shows - Make it yourself, get your friends to make it - just make sure it's handmade!
Make it yourself, get your friends to make it - just make sure it's handmade!

Even the most luxurious brands in the design world have cottoned on to the fact that in troubling times we look to our home lives for comfort.

We want homemade and handmade products. Never more so than on the biggest day of our lives – when every couple wants ways to make their day their own.

Knit, crochet, paint something – or make a personalise guest book that will make your guests smile as they fill in their messages.

If you want to create a homemade and handmade wedding then Pinterest and Etsy  will be your friends. If you really don’t have a crafting bone in your body then ask a friend.

If all else fails talk to your local florist and get simple flowers, tied with string and write manila tags messages for your loved ones.

Image shows - Make your guests feel at home with handmade and homemade decorative touches.
Make your guests feel at home with handmade and homemade decorative touches.