A wedding fit for the modern bride

Rustic, simplistic, classic – these three words should be considered for your 2017 wedding.

Bulky, heavy decoration, should be done away with and simple décor should be brought in.

Table décor – A trend of recent, sees the inclusion of bare wooden tables, with minimal décor. A table runner and a few floral arrangements and candles for ambiance, displayed here and there, seems to be the order of the day.

Floral inspiration– think a palette of pastels. Peaches, pastel blues, greys, pinks with a pop of green intertwined, is what should be blooming from your bouquet. “Dahlia’s and carnations are the “in-thing”,” according to the Granny Mouse Banqueting Co-ordinator, Veronica Sookdin, who liaises with florists in the Midlands area. Bridesmaids can be seen wearing stunning jewellery like cuff wrist corsages as their bouquet, in colours that complement their dresses.  Another bouquet idea could be the use of herbs gathered together to form a fragrant bouquet, and these could be picked from your own garden.  Lavender works extremely well for this.

Dresses – peaches and pinks are the in thing for bridesmaid’s dresses, if paired with wine inspired colours such as plums – for winter – and dusky pinks mixed with pastel blues and greys for summer. However, these colours can be mixed up and suited to the Bride’s taste.

Wedding gown – a crisp white gown in a classic style is on trend. This year’s trend sees more detail on the shoulder and more covering over the décolletage area. However, this is subject to body shape and comfort.

Food – the food is always an important aspect of the day. Most hotels cater for weddings with packages that provide buffet or plated meals, however if you are wanting something specific and unique for your guests, then discuss this with your wedding co-ordinatior, banqueting manager or chef and determine what your options are. Unique ideas include sushi for starters, build-a-burger for a main and a pancake station for dessert or perhaps a donut display with toppings that will be the ideal gift to adults who are children at heart.

Cake- Naked cakes and layers. Depending on one’s theme, a cake that dons thin layers with cream, caramel or icing and berries, fruits and flowers is a cake trend that has been making waves over the past year and has filtered through to 2017.

For fruit lovers, chocolate dipped strawberries placed strategically into a tower, is also a trend.

Dessert tables are also a modern way of presenting this originally classic idea. Instead of having one cake and a dessert, couples are opting to have cakes displayed in different heights and styles on a table, which work as both the wedding cake and dessert. (weddingplanner.co.uk)

For all your wedding requirements, Granny Mouse Country House and Spa can create your modern wedding – the way you intended. They are also making weddings a highly social and interactive occasion by having the Midland’s first selfie frame situated near the Chapel, for fun photos to last a lifetime. Give them a call on 033 234 4071 or email banqueting@grannymouse.co.za

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