BY SARAH DE RANGO
It’s out with the old and in with the new in 2022! Last year was filled with some epic trends and Instagram worthy weddings, but we know 2022 is bound to exceed expectations and create plenty of buzz. We’ve thought long and hard, and put together a list of the top 5 hottest wedding trends to look out for over the next 12 months!
Goodbye white & green, and hello vibrance! In the past it’s been all about the neutrals and while we cannot ever fault a pastel colour palette, it’s 2022 and we’re ready for bold, bright and unique! We’re talking pops of pink, ravishing reds, eye catching oranges, and even a touch of blue to break it up. This palette seems to have been all the rage for couples in the past who were planning a tropical or destination wedding, but we are ready for it to finally hit our shores too – we’re obsessed! Imagine a striking bouquet erupting with bold blooms contrasting against the crisp white of your dress, or a pop of pink on a suit lapel. You’re bound to WOW your guests!
Need some inspo? Check out these mouth-watering blooms created by Anatomy of Flowers.
After what feels like forever, love birds are finally tying the knot and saying ‘I do’ again! But despite the majority of restrictions being lifted, many couples are opting for what is bound to be one of the biggest wedding trends in 2022 – the intimate wedding. The pandemic has caused couples to rethink their priorities when it comes to the big day, and for many this meant cutting numbers, starting over, and deciding to focus on what’s most important about your day – which is you two! A micro wedding usually centres around you two, plus maybe, 10, 20 or 30 of your nearest and dearest there to watch you seal the deal! This allows you to really take it all in and celebrate without all of the fuss, especially if you have a fabulous Wedding Planner or On The Day Coordinator (hello Nudo Events!)
We haven’t even gotten to the best part! An intimate wedding doesn’t necessarily have to mean a more scaled back wedding, as many couples take this opportunity to put the money that they have saved towards making their day even more grand and lux. Did someone say more florals? Think platinum drinks packages, lush, romantic tablescapes, alllll the desserts, and more room to take over the dance floor! Say no more – we’re sold! Looking for the perfect venue to host your intimate celebration? Chapel 1885 has got to be one of our faves in Melbourne!
We all know that there are thousands of venues you can choose from, and it very well may be the most important aspect of your day so you want to ensure you’re making the right choice. The first thing a newly engaged couple needs to decide on is what vibe they’re looking for – and in 2022, the rustic, romantic venue is definitely climbing up the ranks in popularity! With soft timber features, romantic lighting and less focus on clear, modern finishes, rustic venues are perfect for those couples looking to add their own special touches to a space. Take Gather & Tailor for example! The large upstairs reception space is simple as can be, but is full of unique and rustic touches through it’s hardwood floors, exposed beams, and autumnal luxe finishes. This gives you the ability to add lush blooms and foliage to accentuate these features, candles to add ultimate romance, or keep it bare to highlight the rawness of the space. The options are limitless for how you wish to transform a rustic space! The best part? You can find these venues located all over the state and country – in regional areas, just outside the city, and even in the suburbs. We can’t wait to see how lovers create magic in rustic venues in 2022!
We also have a guide on the best Melbourne wedding reception venues.
Entertainment. It’s bound to be a highlight of your event so you want to make sure it has WOW factor, right? Nobody wants their guests to be sitting in their seats all night. In 2022, we think couples are going to take entertainment to the next level to ensure their guests are up and out of their seats all night long! One to watch – the DJ & Sax combo. Your DJ will be pumping out tunes and ensuring all of your nearest and dearest are tearing up the dance floor, but imagine adding in a saxophone player with it. Picture them weaving in and out of the crowd, playing side by side with your amazing DJ to entertain your guests until the very last minute. Our friends at Hey Jack recommend having the sax come in halfway through the reception to add wow factor and the element of surprise. Name a better combo – we’ll wait! Looking for other ways to jazz up your reception? Consider a jumping castle for your guests! Nobody ever said they were just for kids. These bouncy additions started gaining popularity in 2021, and we have no doubt they’ll take off even more this year. Any young-at-heart guests will absolutely adore this playful addition to your celebration.
In 2022, couples are opting to leave the stress behind and lock in the complete package instead, going all out to ensure their big day is magical and goes off without a hitch! The team at Nudo Events have created the ultimate wedding package to take the pressure out of wedding planning away from you, and put it in the hands of their experienced team of planners and designers. Covering everything from venue hire, wedding planning, photography, floristry, celebrant, and so much more, you can rest assured that you have some of Melbourne’s most loved suppliers on your team without having to do any of the dirty work yourself! This group of magic makers work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide couples with the most unique and stunning day, while creating a one of a kind relationship throughout the journey. Whether the idea of planning a wedding scares you half to death, your life is just a tad too busy, or you simply want to leave it to the experts, the Complete Package is for you!
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Nudo is a wedding planning service based in Melbourne that looks at weddings a little differently. With a complete collection of the best vendors in Melbourne under their roof, they offer thoughtfully crafted, complete wedding packages for couples who love the creative, but hate the logistics. From a wedding planner, to design team, florist, photographer, celebrant, cake, DJ and even transport – Nudo offers everything you need for an incredible wedding, without the stress. Completely customisable, couples can add or remove as many of the vendors as they need.
If you’re looking for a wedding planner in Melbourne and would love a team of dreamers and doers on your side to guide you through the journey step by step, drinking glasses of bubbles, and making wedding planning fun, then contact us to learn more.
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