Another year, another wedding trend!

At Pentillie Castle, we are always excited to hear about the decor and unique ideas our wedding couples choose for their special day. If you are looking for some of inspiration to kick start your planning we have put together a short guide on 2018 wedding trends.

Let’s start by adding a splash of colour…

This years ‘Pantone Colour of the Year’ is (drumroll please) … ‘Ultra Violet’. This deep purple colour represents luxury, sparks the imagination and can infuse energy into any room. From button holes and bouquets to bridesmaid dresses and centre pieces this is the must have colour of the year! However, following on from last year’s favourite colour scheme ‘Greenery’ – this also continues to be a strong look for the year with leafy greens and the addition of succulents instead of flowers making your display about texture too.

Long and low or look up high!

Set the tone of the day… Cross back wedding chairs at family style sharing tables with long and low floral arrangements running down the centre will be hot this year but also as the year progresses overhead hanging installations will be a stylish yet extravagant trend.

Go geo…

For the ultra-trendy fashionistas, geometric shapes with rich copper or gold colours and particularly metals will be a must. From geometric patterns on your wedding stationery to geometric shaped candle holders amongst your floral arrangements. How about surprising your guests with copper cutlery set at your tables?

Your royal wedding…

With the royal wedding fast approaching have you day dreamed about what your fairy tale princess dress will look like? A sheer backless design? Heavy on lace? Or a more relaxed gown? All three are on trend as are heavily laced veils but if veils are a no go, how about making a statement with an eccentric fascinator!

The royal blue suit trend continues in to 2018 fit for your Prince charming but as we enter the summer months how about a lighter coloured jacket for a more relaxed wedding. If your groom wears a suit every day for work why not go to the opposite end of the scale… a dinner suit is so on trend, setting the tone for a glamorous and sophisticated celebration.

Groom wears lighter grey jacket for a more relaxed feel  – photo by Enchanted Brides.

Cake or dessert table?

Why limit your wedding cake to just one? Choose from cheesecake, meringues, multiple flavors of cookies and why not add a wedding trifle into the mix while you’re there! This way, everyone gets more dessert – what’s not to love? As for your wedding breakfast we think this beautiful blog by our friends at Coco Weddings says it all!

Wedding cake and treats table in the Castle Hall

Wedding Cake and treats table – photo by Freckle Photography

Venue – Style VS fashion

Open, personalised, light bright spaces, outdoor ceremonies and clear panelled marquees is the style of the summer season. If you’re looking for this year’s most fashionable outdoor wedding venue, then imagine your ceremony here at Pentillie Castle on the old Castle tennis lawn overlooking the River Tamar before hosting your reception in a beautiful clear panelled marquee looking out over the Cornish countryside.

Beautiful table settings on trestle tables

Beautiful table settings on trestle tables – photo by Kirstin Prisk.

But if you’re looking for style and intimacy from your venue then you cannot beat a ceremony inside the riverside bathing hut returning to our elegant Castle for dining and dancing boasts sheer elegance and romance.

Dining Room set up ready for the wedding breakfast at Pentillie Castle

Dining Room set up ready for the wedding breakfast – photo by Freckle Photography

Just the two of you?

Want to relieve the stress of trying to please everybody? Maybe an elopement wedding is for you! Whether it’s just the two of you or you choose to invite a couple of family members or closest friends, elopement weddings are getting increasingly popular. For more information on your perfect Pentillie wedding please call us on 01579 350044 or download our wedding brochure here.

Beautiful elopement wedding at the Bathing Hut – photo by Enchanted Brides.

‘Fashion fades, only style remains the same’ – Coco Chanel

Visit Pentillie Castle set up for a wedding and meet some wonderful suppliers at our next Wedding Preview on Sunday 6th May from 12 – 3pm.

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