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The hottest wedding trends

BLUSH hues, wooden centrepieces, hanging lanterns, ice cream carts and cocktails served with cupcakes are the region’s most popular current wedding trends.

That’s the view of some local experts involved in the bridal industry across Dumfries and Galloway.

Jackie McHenry, of Tantrum Events, said: “This year blush is very much the in colour. Blush peach or blush pink with lace.
“Wooden centrepieces too. It’s the rustic look. They are moving away from glitz and becoming more natural.”
She has noticed a resurgence in the use of silk flowers too and said: “Brides are using a mix of fresh and silk flowers – silk is really coming back in.”
And Jackie noted that last year’s trend for love letters is still ongoing, adding: “This year’s it’s all about ceiling decor too, like hanging lanterns and pom poms.”

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Graphic designer Jemma Hall, of Macc Design in Annan,makes wedding invites and said: “I’m finding this year that ivory, blush pink and rose gold are trending, along with a vintage/antique theme with lace and pearls – I bring this right up to date with clean, modern fonts.”
She has also noted increased requests for unique and personalised stationery featuring family pets and Disney designs, as well as wording the invitations to be from the couple’s children.
Meanwhile, staff at the Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries say that more and more newlyweds love the idea of outdoor space and twinkling lights.
Sales manager Elaine Carruthers said: “They also like the idea of al fresco dining with hog roasts and barbeques for evening receptions on our outdoor terrace.”
A play room for children with indoor garden games or an outdoor play area, weather permitting, is also proving popular and Elaine said: “ One of our Duncan Rooms can facilities this, even offering plenty of room for an indoor bouncy castle.
“Ice cream/candy carts are very popular for the young and old, as are cocktails on arrival with chocolate dipped strawberries, or even cocktails and cupcakes.”

Wedding table setting. Ornamental detail.

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