Get Wedding-Ready with Pinterest’s 2018 Trends
The overarching theme of Pinterest’s 2018 Wedding Report is ‘sweet and simple’. ‘Don’t spend your life savings on a champagne fountain’, they say, and instead embrace the beauty of stripped-back weddings, interiors, outfits and food. Here’s how to have the ultimate (and not gimmicky) millennial wedding.
1. Wedding Capes
Wedding capes are on the rise, with Harper’s Bazaar crediting the trend to Solange, who wore a cape to her New Orleans Wedding in 2014. We love the look of a simple mesh cape - the perfect way to cover up if you’re getting married in the chillier months of the year! The cape that makes Pinterest’s 2018 Wedding report was originally brought to the market in 2015 by Reformation. Sadly, Reformation no longer carry the popular cape, but there are plenty of copycats out there - we love the Dorrit Cape by Anthropologie’s bridal brand BHLDN, at $160 (around £115).
2. Chilled Out Cuisine
This is age of the chilled out wedding, so buffets, help-yourself food stations and finger food is definitely in - wedding pizza has grown 120% in Pinterest popularity. Think of a slightly more sophisticated version of the kind of food you had at your childhood parties. Pinterest has seen greater interest in pretzel and donut bars where you can add your own toppings, late night snack bars to soak up the booze, including mini burgers, fries and pizza, and our personal favourite - charcuterie stations. Just spread out a whole load of cured meats, cheeses, breads and olives - and you’re sorted. These are also highly photogenic.
3. Barely-There Makeup & Boho Hair
Thanks to the rise of brands such as Glossier, where less is more, stripped-back bridal makeup is increasingly popular. ‘Barely-there shine’ is 343% more popular, and lipgloss proving more popular than coloured lipstick. Au naturel is in, and so is the relaxed hair to accompany minimal makeup - with soft waves increasing in popularity by 55%, and messy updos 1247% more popular. Subtle hair pins and delicate hair accessories are also proving very popular, adding to ethereal looks. To learn more about wedding nail art trends, check out this.
4. Oval Diamond Engagement Rings
Diamonds are always in, so we’re not surprised to see mass circulation of diamond engagement rings on Pinterest. According the site, however, the usual round brilliant cut is no longer the most popular search term - with oval stones taking the lead. We’ve seen some pretty beautiful oval diamonds, sapphires and precious stones in our time, from simple solitaires to decorated halos, and even a horizontally set oval diamond. Here are some of our favourite Queensmith creations:
5. Cement Is In
Bizarrely, ‘cement accents’ have proved incredibly popular in past year when it comes to wedding decor, particularly when paired with minimalist rose gold detailing and greenery arrangements. It seems unusual, but we love the neutral tones of cement details - from candle stick holders to breeze-block fruit bowls. Sounds weird, looks good.
6. The Registry Office
Emily Ratajkowski recently hit the sartorial press for her surprise wedding at New York’s City Hall, and she’s not the only one passing up on a big wedding celebration, saving the small ceremony for only her nearest and dearest. As Pinterest highlighted, the Registry Office is becoming a more and more popular place to get married, as 21st Century couples prioritise a huge party or other financial commitments over the wedding itself. Sensible and chic. Plus a great excuse to wear a more casual outfit? We loved Emily Ratajkowski’s £120 mustard suit set from Zara.
Jumpsuits: they can easily go wrong, but when they fit well, they’re oh so right. We’re seeing jumpsuits all over our favourite wedding blogs, and we’re convinced they’re a great choice for your big day. After all, how many of us actually wear floor length gowns in our everyday lives? A jumpsuit is a comfortable option - something we’re all a little more used to, and with a 178% increase in Pinterest popularity, it looks like women across the world feel the same. We love high waisted, wide legged jumpsuits with a contemporary take on 70s shapes - something you can dance around in when the post-nuptial party starts. Pinterest’s pick of jumpsuits features BHLDN’s Knightley Jumpsuit, currently reduced from $900 to $450 (around £320) - get the deal while you can!
8. Simple Wedding Rings
We’re loving Pinterest’s attitude to stripped-back, au naturel weddings - there is definitely beauty in simplicity. No doubt we’ll continue to see a rise in simple wedding rings to match. Here are some of our favourite stripped-back Queensmith designs, in all their minimal beauty: