Whether you have a wedding to attend this summer, or you are planning your own special day, every new wedding season brings with it new and inspiring trends. With social events finally back in full swing, summer 2023 is set to be an exciting time in the wedding industry, with loads of outdoor venues, small intimate gatherings, and quirky eclectic styling.
For wedding supplies and party hire, Goulburn can rely on Barlens for a huge product selection at highly competitive rates. As leaders in the industry, we are getting ready for a huge summer filled with many beautiful weddings. Here’s some of the biggest trends you'll be likely to see throughout summer weddings this year.
Unique, Outdoor Wedding Venues
Not too hot, and not too cold, summer is the perfect time for an outdoor wedding. While outdoor ceremonies and receptions aren’t a new concept, this year will see a rise in unique outdoor settings including farms, zoos, forests, and even food truck parks. With a newfound focus on ventilation and other COVID-safe policies, this summer is sure to see many couples take advantage of nature’s beauty by moving their wedding completely outdoors. However, with summer comes rain, so if you are planning a wedding during this time, make sure you plan for inclement weather. A wedding marquee is the ideal solution. The beauty of a tent is that you can customise it any way you like, some ideas include:
- Glamourous draping to line walls and ceiling.
- Glimmering chandeliers and twinkling fairy lights for a warm and romantic ambience.
- Greenery and flowers hanging from above.
- Clear ceilings and walls to let the moonlight shine through.
Lighting plays an important role in every wedding. It creates atmosphere and ambience, transforming any space into a magical wonderland. Complementing the seasons blossoming florals and lush greenery, lighting this summer will include rustic and bohemian touches.
- Medieval-inspired metal chandeliers with rustic bulbs.
- Edison string lights intertwined with draped greenery.
- Rattan, raffia, and Bohemian basket weave chandeliers, either clustered together or hung in varying heights.
- Mis-matched candles and lanterns clustered in groups.
The move towards sustainability features strongly in daily life, and weddings are also becoming ‘greener’ with couples opting to for pot plants over flower arrangements, locally sourced food, digital or recycled paper invitations, vintage and recycled decor, and renting furniture and styling pieces instead of buying. Choosing eco-friendly options not only minimises the impact on the environment but it also saves couples money in the long run.
50 Shades of Green
The shift to more nature-inspired and sustainable weddings will naturally see a rise in earthy tones and textures. From floral arrangements to bridesmaid dresses, green is sure to be trending this wedding season. Some of the most popular shades of green that you will see are:
Sea green - just like the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean or the glistening shine of sea glass. This tone is perfect for waterside weddings.
Sage – similar to eucalyptus leaves, or a muted pistachio hue, sage green is perfect for a country summer wedding and pairs well with neutrals and pastels.
Emerald - this dramatic darker shade is the perfect contrast for glamourous, black-tie occasions.
Mismatched Seating and Decor
Traditionally, weddings have a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic with everything matching perfectly. For summer 2023 and beyond, you will see a more ‘homely’ style of décor, especially in seating and furniture choices. Mixing and matching armchairs, dining chairs, stools, and couches to create an eclectic look feels warm, welcoming, and is visually interesting. Mismatched table settings are also trending, with couples utilising a vast array of different glassware, plates and platters, napkins, and tablecloths to complement the look. This type of styling can tend to appear messy and cluttered, so be sure to look for tasteful mismatched decor that still coordinates together.
Rent Temporary Fencing, Marquees, Wedding Supplies And More At Barlens
While it’s nice to be aware of trends when planning your wedding, always remember that trends come and go, so the important thing is to create the look and feel that you love, and that is unique to you as a couple. One thing that never goes out of style is high-quality wedding décor, furniture, and equipment. That’s exactly what the team at Barlens can provide. Whether you need beautiful Bentwood chairs, quirky accessories, or a sophisticated and stylish wedding marquee, we have everything you need to create a unique and memorable wedding day. Browse our range online now or get in touch with our friendly team today.