Beauty & Fashion

Bold new trends to obsess over

Bold new trends to obsess over

With the relaunch of The Wedding Expo across the country, The Wedding Group has introduced a fresh new take on the three most popular bridal themes, Classic Romantic, Boho and Modern. Marketing manager, Ineke Heinsen shares some of the top wedding trends to obsess over this year.

“There’s a play on bright bold pinks and purples with a classic romantic theme and hints of shimmer that bring a touch of glamour. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your bridesmaids, bringing your theme further to life. We paired big floral prints with bold colours in varying styles and the result was magic. In doing so, you can highlight your bridesmaids’ best features and create a more interesting aesthetic. Be mindful of how these live together and ensure the look is cohesive.”

“For the Boho look, we went with sunset shades and brassy tones to give it a vintage slant, complimenting this look with lace table cloths, vintage patterned plates and gold rimmed glasses. The bride’s dress was  a simple cut with a gorgeous back detail and vintage style lace. Moving away from the flower crown we opted for a big rose in her hair. The groom wore a fine check burgundy suit with a matching waistcoat.

“Modern doesn’t have to mean plain and simple. Select areas to bring in special details. The colours we used were dusky pinks with bold plums. Hints of gold metallic were introduced via the stationery. Add to this a sleek bridal gown with a subtle lace detail and a groom in a check blazer with white trousers and you’ve created something modern with a pop of fun here and there.”


Trends for 2018


Use of colour

Don’t be afraid to play with an array of colour. Use accent colours as a highlight and shades of colours to bring in depth. Try to make this consistent throughout your wedding with flowers, decor, stationery and apparel. Just make sure these elements all live together.


Simple Details

Wear a single flower in your hair as a striking detail.


Mix and Match

Don’t be afraid to play. Decide what your colour theme is and work within this palette. Use prints with solid colours. Opt for different styles to best suit your bridesmaids. Have some fun with the grooms(men) suits and add in some prints like checks, you can also pair this down with a solid colour trouser.


Find your Inspiration

Look to other art forms for inspiration from design, interiors, art and even movies.


Uniquely You

The most important thing is to have your wedding truly represent you as a couple. Stay true to who you are and what you like, the outcome will be everything you dreamed of!




Be inspired and find your dream suppliers at The Durban Wedding Expo from 28 to 29 July. Venue to be advised. For more info visit


Photo credit: Fleur Dita, Jessica Notelo Photography, Munro Boutique Hotel, Tris Alves Makeup.


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