2019 wedding trends

Or rather, I should say things I want to see more of in 2019!

2018 was a great year for weddings, especially with the royal weddings and both Meghan and Beatrice opting to leave some traditions behind and embrace some more modern touches - That’s as far as you’ll really get me talking about Royal weddings, but I will just say Beatrices dress was all the Disney wedding dress dreams I needed last year!
So anyway aside from that I saw some amazing ideas and creations and weddings and styled shoots I was part of last year so today i’m sharing some of those that I would definitely be happy to photograph more of in 2019 and beyond!

Cake swings

Let’s be straight, how often to you spend a lot on cake? Not too often, especially not more than one tier! SO many times I’m at a wedding photographing details and the wedding cake is tucked away in the corner at the back of the room where people totally miss it - so i’m calling on you all displaying your cakes more predominately! A cake swing may be a little extra for some people but it could be you just put a coloured streamer backdrop behind it, display it on a quirky table, on a barrel or crate etc. But lets make those cakes more of a centrepiece!

Creative Cake Swing Display Asylum Chapel London Quirky Wedding Photography

This was from a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired shoot I photographed at the Asylum in Peckham. Concept and styling by Kayleigh K MUA and The Stars Inside // Cake by Malarkey Cakes // Flowers by Lily Lupin // Swing by Purple Door Props


One of the most beautiful things I saw last year was this amazing moon gate at Livi & Pats wedding created by The Country Garden Flower Company! If you’re thinking of having an outside wedding ceremony then a moon gate is the perfect backdrop, particularly for a more boho or festival themed wedding in a woodland clearing or a field. It also provides an awesome backdrop for your group and couple photos after!

Boho Wedding Moongate Flower Ceremony Backdrop Fun Wedding Photography Essex

From Livi & Pats wedding, coming soon!

Co-ord Bridal wear & Bridal Jumpsuits

Gone are the days of meringue dresses, poofy sleeves and metres of tulle cascading from somewhere underneath your bottom, bridal dresses have definitely entered the 21st centuary in full force over the past few years from tea length dresses with petticoats to coloured dresses, dip dye and ombre to not actually officially wedding dresses but we’ll wear them anyway dresses! But I definitely think the Co-ord and jumpsuits that danced their way onto the scene the last few years is definitely here to stay! Co-ord mean you can mix and match and not having something totally off the peg, whilst a bridal jumpsuit just screams comfort and being able to dance the night away, kicking your legs up and not having to worry about a thing!

Bridal Jumpsuit Coord Alternative 2019 bridal trends London Pub Wedding

From ‘Love Rocks’ a styled shoot organised by myself and Jump The Broom Weddings, up on the blog soon!

Grazing tables

Grazing tables & platters not only make great talking pieces at your wedding, they really are show stoppers! But it also means you can cater for all your guests and they can chose to pick what they like and leave the rest.

Colourful Grazing Platter 2019 Wedding Trend Festival Themed Wedding

Grazing platter by Gather & Feast at Events Under Canvas open weekend

Bold colours

Okay so i’m not sure wether this is will be an actual trend or not but if you follow my work on Instagram or have looked at my website a bit theres no denying I bloody love colour so i’m always gonna want to see bright, bold colours and lots of it at weddings! There are SO many ways you can add lots of colour into your wedding - a coloured dress, coloured bridesmaids dresses, bright bold flowers, coloured ribbon or streamers hanging all around. The possibilities are totally endless!

Colourful Fiesta Hackney Round chapel London Colourful fun Wedding Photography

See more of Kat & Colins wedding here

Eco/Ethically conscious

This one isn’t so much of a trend, but something that should just start becoming normality not only within the wedding industry but the world as a whole. As wonderful as weddings are they can often be extremely wasteful! Be it with food thrown away, non-biodegradable confetti, plastic food containers and cups etc. If you’re having an autumn wedding why not punch confetti out of dried leaves. If you’re having food trucks ask your vendors if their trays and cutlery are bamboo or recyclable cardboard. There are so many small changes that you can make that will have a big impact.

Eco Wedding Ideas 2019 Wedding Trends Sunflower Seed Favours

I loved these seed favours in brown paper bags at Lisa & Bens wedding (coming soon!)

Bride speeches

Lastly, but definitely by no means least, bride speeches! There’s no law that says only a groom can give a speech at a wedding, so ladies, get your pens and paper at the ready and start writing a kick ass speech!

Village Fete Yurt Wedding Bridal Speech 2019 Wedding Trend

Throw back to Leah & Reas wedding on the blog soon!

I would LOVE to know what you think 2019 wedding trends will be, or what you would love to see more of at weddings! Let me know in the comments!