Just like every industry, the wedding industry has its wedding trends that come and go each year. Trending in 2018 was ultra-violet, gold embellishments, and over-sized bouquets filled with multiple colors and textures. While we’re just starting the fall season, we’re already looking forward to see what will be trending in 2019. Here’s a look at how we see trends changing in the Austin wedding scene.
Ultra-violet: 2018 Pantone color of the year
Pantone released their choice of ultra-violet as the color of the year 2018. “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence,” says Pantones’ creative team.
While the bold color choice shocked many, it was spot on. “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. Ultra-Violet communicates the originality, ingenuity, and creative inspiration that young couples are hoping to bring forward in their new lives together.
Current wedding trends in Austin and the Texas Hill Country
As we move into the 2018 fall/winter wedding season here’s what we’re seeing at our Austin weddings:
- A continued fascination with burgundy, blush, and white or cream
- Less rustic, more elegant
- A slight shift from gold to silver, but gold and mixed metals continue to be popular
- More couples incorporating their dogs into the wedding, either as part of the ceremony or as a guest
- Bridesmen and groomswomen
- Pocket squares
- Natural look make up and bold up-dos
- Mix and match bridesmaid gowns
2019 wedding trend predictions
For 2019, we are predicting a shift from the cool color range into warmer tones such as Pantone 15-1242 Muskmelon or 16-1451 Nasturtium. The orange colors, from a psychological standpoint, speak to adventure, optimism, and social communication. Three things that are truly at the center of our society today and sought after by many. These bright and warm hues have been trickling into the recent wedding trends next to the bold violet and gaining in popularity.
Monochromatic bridal bouquets
We expect to make more monochromatic bouquets in 2019. Monochromatic is more than ‘plain-Jane’ bouquets, though. On the contrary, we’re expecting more tailored, lush bouquets with the slightest hint of color variation and loads of texture. This will be a change from the wild boho looks we’ve been making this year. We do, however, expect to continue making our trademark wild, bold, and beautiful oversized boho bridal bouquets!
Silver as the metal of choice
We had a fair number of brides choose silver as their metallic accent in 2018 and we expect even more to do so in 2019. Because we carry metal accessories in lots of colors we’ve got you covered regardless of your favorite.
Bridesmen and groomswomen
This is one trend we love and expect to gain in popularity in 2019 and beyond. We always say it’s your wedding, therefore it should reflect you! There’s no right or wrong at your wedding. If you don’t like cake, have pie. Or doughnuts. Or whatever it is you do like because it’s your wedding. And if you’re a girl and want a guy to stand on your side, that’s fine with us and should be with your guests, too. As couples continue to personalize their weddings we’ll see new trends, but we think this one is here to stay!