South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 35 Spring
84 SA STYLE SPRING 2O18 / WEDDINGS #TRENDS / Twist on traditional The modern bride is opting for floatier fabrics in favour of the OTT gowns of a few years back, and the fabric of choice is lace – although the traditional Chantilly has been replaced by the heavier, bolder guipure variety. Laura Watson from The Bride Lab in Unley says Lovers Society’s Kennedy gown is one of her favourites, incorporating guipure lace that has been appliqued onto nude mesh for an on-trend, boho look. To view the entire range of Lover Society gowns, visit thebridelab.com.au. A MAUVE MOMENT It’s elegant, sophisticated and bang on trend – if you’re looking for a stand-out colour combo, this is it. Mauve is the flower colour of the moment; dahlias, David Austin roses, hydrangeas, whatever your choice just make sure it's vintage-inspired and coupled with loosely placed silver/grey foliage like lamb’s ear or dusty miller leaves. From single coloured bouquets to old school cake flavours, we narrow down the most of-the-moment wedding day trends. Mood Board TOUSLED AND TEXTURED Loose and messy up-dos are the way to go if you’re after that effortless, thrown-together look. Trending styles include loose braids and twists, low ponys, buns and messy topknots. The look is distinctly vintage, so pare back with simple hair pieces, baby’s breath or fresh flowers. Fig cake, anyone? First it was the fruit cake, then the popular mud cake, and now it seems everyone’s chocolate favourite has been replaced by more unique flavours, such as the fancy fig cake, old school carrot cake, lemon and elderflower, and orange blossom and pistachio. Flavours aside, decoration is also on the simple side – while naked cakes are still a thing, couples are now opting for a wash of soft pastel shades (watercolour cakes are having a moment) topped with delicate fresh flowers. For those after something completely different, why not ditch the traditional cake altogether and offer guests a selection of mini desserts instead?
South Australian Style 34 Winter - Rebecca Morse