Priston Mill Watermill in landscaped gardens

Wedding Trends for 2018

What's what when it comes to the venue.
If you are due to say ‘I do’ in 2018 we have put together a few of next years trends to inspire and excite. It can often be overwhelming with the many magazines, wedding fayres and internet, so hopefully our little shortlist will help.

Keep it simple
There are so many different styles to choose from when designing your big day, that there is always the temptation to over-dress & over-complicate. 2018 sees a move toward the ‘less is more’ approach to styling.
Small touches of subtle decoration can help enhance a space that is already interesting and beautiful in its own right.
Both of our venues are steeped in history, that too many decorations can disguise their natural intrigue. The Watermill especially has such interesting features which mean a few candles here and there complement perfectly.

Foliage instead of flowers
Panetone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ last year was Greenery and that trend is set to stick around for at least another 12 months.  Flowers will always be welcome at any wedding, but foliage is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. We have noticed couples are starting to go green, and are creating arrangements using the foliage they find gardens  or woods as opposed to something super colourful and meticulous.

Keep it small
There has been a slow and steady movement of late towards slightly smaller weddings and next year is looking no different. The Watermill is perfect for a more intimate wedding as we can cater for a minimum of 60* during the day but a maximum of 130 during the evening (50* during the week)

Following on from the foliage trend, wreaths are still such a fabulous way of decorating an unused space. Traditionally hung on the door we are sure to see more of these creative pieces dotted about in new and inventive ways.
2018 sees table wreaths coming into focus. You could enjoy the traditional round wreathe surrounding some candles, for a clean concise centrepiece. Alternatively long wreaths full of foliage spreading from one end of the table to another can make a striking impact.


What about wood?
A more rustic style is still super popular. However in 2018 we expect to see a move away from burlap and towards wood. You can find the most amazing ideas online, but also there are such fabulous things you can do yourself. Wooden cake stands look wonderful, as do wooden place names, decorative objects or gorgeous card boxes.
The natural feel of decorative wood fits in perfectly with our countryside venues,  The Watermill and The Tythe Barn.


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