Monograms and motifs, black and white, small but spectacular, familial and familiar… the best of 2008 in weddings has been truly beautiful to behold. With the year coming to a close, I am feeling nostalgic and want to celebrate the best of the past twelve months in weddings. Here are my favourite trends for 2008:
Favourite Wedding Trend for 2008: Black and White
Black and white ruled the colour trend for 2008. From the largest celebration to the smallest soiree, black and white immediately shouted sophistication and “now”. Black and white was celebrated with stationery, decorations, centrepieces, bridesmaid gowns and black satin sashes across a pure white gown. It’s a wedding trend set to continue to rule in 2009, which is wonderful indeed.
Favourite Wedding Trends for 2008: Monograms and Motifs
Personalising your wedding day became another big trend in 2008 that we really enjoyed. Having a motif or monogram for the couple created is a special way to celebrate your bond and can then be used throughout your marriage on your stationery, napery and linens. A beautiful trend that will stand the test of time.
Favourite Wedding Trends for 2008: Small but Spectacular
Well before the economic crisis made us all look at our budgets a little more closely, a big trend has been for a smaller guest list featuring only those closest to you and really go to town to create a luxury event for these most special guests. Instead of spending $80 a head on 100 people, the trend has been to take that same budget and spend it on a smaller guest list. Whilst celebrities don’t have the same budget problems that we mere mortals have, the ultimate example of this trend in 2008 was the stunning wedding of Ellen Degeneres and Portia Di Rossi, which also happens to be my favourite celebrity wedding for 2008. It will take a really long time for a celebrity to top this wedding for me. All images above thanks to Ellen’s website.
Favourite Wedding Trends for 2008: Familial and Familiar
The nod to family and the familiar was another trend we just adore. Budget conscious, DIY brides and even those with unlimited budgets are celebrating family traditions, in familiar surroundings with casual aplomb. Our favourite example of this trend was the real wedding of Nicole and Grant reported on Style Me Pretty. The pizzas, the reception decor and the hand-made details really made this wedding a spectacular example of how amazing DIY can be.