Summer Wedding Trends
With brighter and better days on the horizon, many are beginning to prepare for the summer wedding season. With an unanticipated number of weddings being cancelled last year, this year the excitement is high and we can expect the majority will be going bigger, exceeding their prior plans.
This summer, across both event and home décor, shabby chic is as popular as ever. Applying rustic-themed touches with simple, natural-appearing larger accessories are taking centre stage.
Employing a muted colour palette of greys, creams and pinks, often with distressed wood designs, Love Story contains a range of accessories perfect for both the wedding day and as home gifts. From outdoor spaces to barn, country house and tipi weddings, chic style accessories can add both a subtle touch of a country cottage or can be used to adopt an entire theme; from larger props as wooden display stands and chalkboards to smaller decorative features such as plaques, storage boxes and light jars.
Enduring a year filled with uncertainty and isolation, people have been given some time to reflect upon those that mean the most to us. This year, a large focus on gratitude to wedding guests can be expected; therefore, we expect to see a rise in demand for bridesmaid, groomsmen and Mother/Father of the bride gifts.
With the option of making it personal, Harvey Makin’s range of engravable cufflinks and flasks are proving to be a popular choice.
Amore also offers a selection of engravable cufflinks and sentimental flasks alongside a stunning array of keepsakes for other valuable people that make wedding days so special such as wallets, tankards and notepads. From matching clutch bags to jewellery boxes, mugs and pendants, the bridal party can also receive an unparalleled gift to last a lifetime.
With social events sorely missed, wedding traditions are making a strong comeback, and garters and horseshoes are favoured timeless gifts and accessories for bringing them in. With elegant elasticated tulle fabric and a selection of diamante embellishments, our range of garters come gift-boxed and ready to give to the bride-to-be.
One of the biggest, long-standing wedding traditions is the rings – which is something that we see no sign of ever going out of trend. With rings holding great symbolism of marriage, they hold high value and are treasured, therefore, ring holders make perfect gifting items. With a ceramic white and gold foiled design, Always & Forever’s ring holder offers a timeless, traditional accessory – perfect for the bedside or vanity. Sophia offers a quirkier selection for more contemporary homes. From silver-plated ring boxes to animal-shaped holders, these make unbeatable functional gifts.
Bolder hues are taking the limelight off traditional white and ivory this year. Yellow and grey tones are in style, but this doesn’t just have to be restricted to the wedding; gifts can also comply with this trend, making them perfect reminders of the special day. Although sentimental keepsakes are adored and are safer options for newlyweds, furnishing and home accessories are useful for newlyweds with new homes.
HESTIA is our leading homeware brand that branches out into eight stylish ranges. From larger statement pieces to smaller yet intricately designed accessories, there is a style to suit every home.
With an in-house team of multi-talented designers, our ranges of giftware and homeware are continuously refreshed to stay on trend while maintaining high quality.
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