For a lot of brides to be, this time of year means that wedding planning is in full swing so I decided to talk to a few local suppliers about what they think will be popular wedding trends for 2020.
Make up is a very personal thing and it can be difficult to decide what look to go for. Finding a great makeup artist that knows how to enhance your features in a natural way is so important. I spoke to two talented makeup artists that I’ve worked with on many occasions to get their opinion on what will change in 2020. They both emphasised the importance going for a classic, timeless look that doesn’t date.
“I tend to follow a timeless, classic trend for bridal makeup so that the makeup does not date or go out of fashion. However, in 2020 heavy contour and strong eyebrows are no more, there is definitely a shift to a glossier, barely there look that naturally enhances features.”
Niki Lawrence | @nikimakeup | www.nikimakeup.co.uk
“Bridal makeup is not a time to try something completely new. It should enhance a bride’s natural beauty rather than conceal and mask. A makeup that is timeless will never date. They can look back on the photos in 10 or 20 years time and still say how beautiful they looked on their wedding day.”
Sam from Beautiful You | @beautiful_you_makeup_artist | www.beautifulyoumakeupartist.co.uk
As a photographer, I’ve seen a lot of brides opting for soft, romantic updos as opposed to stylised and polished looks. Flower crowns are becoming a popular hair accessory providing a natural and colourful alternative to more traditional diamante tiaras and hair pins. I spoke to Holly Kathleen and Claire from Totally Flawless to get the low down on what brides are choosing this year:
“I think 2020 will have quite an understated glamour look with silk headbands adorned with crystals and pearls being the must have hair accessory. I imagine simple down-dos with waves being popular with the occasional braid and up-dos being very soft and loose.”
“The soft textured low bun is always popular along with a fishtail plait. The European style of soft and pulled out texture with a soft finish is high in demand at the moment”
Claire from Totally Flawless | @totally.flawless | www.totallyflawless.co.uk
Flowers play a big part in the look and feel of your wedding. A good florist will go through different options with you and recommend flowers based on time of year and style you’re going for. Abbie from Welwyn Florist had some interesting insights on how wedding trends for 2020 will develop in the coming year.
“We have seen that a wild, ethereal style in muted tones is still very popular, although, we have had multiple of bright coloured flower preferences too. Floral arches, moon gates and flower clouds are definitely popular with bride’s this year.”
Abbie from Welwyn Florist | @welwynflorist | www.welwynflorist.co.uk
Tracey from Floribundi had some great ideas about how colours and table décor will change in 2020:
“Well blue is apparently the colour of the year and it’s a popular choice for weddings from menswear to flowers. Blue works with many neutral shades such as the ever popular nude, blush and grey tones. The organic style of floristry is also still on trend. It’s very natural and works well with all venues. Lastly table settings have come into fashion with gorgeous charger plates, delicate glassware and ornate cutlery. If you like this look definitely speak to your florist to bring that style, texture and tone through into the table centerpieces.”
Tracey from Floribundi | @floribundi | www.floribundi.co.uk
Dress styles change a lot from year to year and it looks as though 2020 will be no different. Becca from Serendipity Brides says she’s seeing more & more dresses with a plunge neckline becoming popular as well as off the shoulder styles.
“Glitter tulle is also making a bit of a comeback & let’s face it – if you can’t sparkle on your wedding day, when can you?!”
Becca from Serendipity Brides | @serendipitybrides | www.serendipitybrides.co.uk
“I think 2020 is the year for the modern bride. It’s the time to push the boundaries a little, be daring or go simple. There isn’t really any one style this year, it’s a complete mix. There really is a style for every bride.”
Lucy Hart Bridal | @lucyhartbridal | www.lucyhartbridal.com
Cake styles seem to change dramatically year on year, from naked cake to cheese cakes anything goes! I asked Debbie from Amazing Grace Cakes about what wedding trends we’ll see for 2020.
“Popular wedding cake designs for 2020 include shimmery, sparkly, satin, floral wedding cakes and cakes that have a lot of texture for example a concrete or bark effect with sugar flowers.”
Debbie from Amazing Grace Cakes | @amazinggracecakes_uk | www.amazinggracecakes.co.uk
“We are seeing a lot of different proportioned tiers, acrylic spacers in between tiers, dried florals and stone-like textures. We are loving all the trends right now and feel so privileged to work with couples who embrace them wholeheartedly.”
Helen from Iced Delights Cakes | @iced.delights.cakes | www.iceddelightscakes.co.uk/
Amanda from Reilly cakes has seen a rise in the use of metallic paints and geometric styles. Hand painted cakes are also becoming popular with edible pressed flowers for decoration and lots of foliage.
Amanda Reilly | @reillycakes | www.reillycakes.co.uk
If you have any other suggestions about what might be popular this year, leave your comments below.