Wedding season can be different in other areas of Australia but for Queensland, peak season usually runs from April to October. Of course, that doesn’t stop people from wanting to get married all year round. With the recent passing of the same sex marriage law we will definitely see same sex unions in 2018. As the wedding season approaches and wedding expos are popping up, what will be on trend in 2018? We’ve compiled a list of the top 7 trends.

  • Brides and suppliers in the wedding industry look to Pantone’s Colour of the Year for inspiration. This year the colour is “ultra violet” and you will see a return in popularity of all shades of purple but in particular dark purple. This colour could be used in invitations, bridesmaid dresses, on the cake and the flowers.
  • Wedding florals are not just bouquets carried by the bride and her maids but are being extended to the main man’s buttonhole, worn in the hair, lining the aisle, adorning arbours, in cars, complimenting the cake, at the reception, hung from the ceiling, in centrepieces on the tables, and the list goes on. Flowers express emotions and whether you use them sparingly or go all-out with over-the-top arrangements they play an important role at a wedding.
  • Wild bouquets that look thrown together actually require a lot of technical work which is best done by a qualified florist to achieve this look.
  • Decorating with balloons, especially combining them with flowers and greenery look very effective. The balloon industry have really embraced organic styling and the results are quite amazing.
  • Mobile bars decked out in restored caravans, VW’s and old Bedford trucks are a novel way to keep the guests hydrated.
  • Flower walls provide the perfect backdrop for taking photos.  They can be made from greenery or flowers or a combination of both and the possibilities are endless.  Flower walls that compliment the rest of the wedding styling add another element to weddings in 2018.
  • Cakes are being adorned with flowers and foliage, either fresh or sugar flowers. Metallic and gold detail are taking over from the naked cake or drip cake from last year.


Credit Image: Sample Wild Bouquet