Traditional white weddings are back on trend, but with a contemporary twist. Rather than being over the top and overly traditional, the trend for white weddings in 2017/2018 is to keep things simple.
Think simple and classic white wedding dresses, a neutral colour scheme with accents of white and fresh greenery, and understated decor with a cool, Scandi vibe. Thinking of embracing the white simplicity trend for your wedding? Check out our top tips and style ideas below.
Simple & Stylish White Wedding Dresses
When it comes to wedding dresses, it's best to keep things stylish and classic. Opt for sleek materials like silk, and avoid anything with too much lace or chiffon. Stick to a single colour, either true white or a pale ivory depending on what suits you best. Look for classic shapes when trying on dresses for this trend - slinky '20s inspired numbers look beautiful, or understated Grecian-style dresses work really well for a white simplicity theme. Add a modern touch with features like a draped, plunging back. Keep accessories to a minimum too - a plain veil can look stunning, or opt for some floral hair accents and a vintage locket.
White Simplicity Wedding Decor
As the name suggests, the best way to achieve "white simplicity" is to keep things simple! Keep colours neutral, with lots of natural wood and greenery to add some warmth to all the white tones. Embrace the current minimal trend and keep tables uncluttered - add some simple white table runners topped with greenery rather than floral centrepieces, and use gold accents on your essentials (like gold cutlery or gold-rimmed wine glasses) rather than adding extra decorations. Take advantage of your venue's existing decor features, and enhance them with simple touches like flickering candles, fairy lights and plenty of foliage.
Modern White Wedding Cakes
White wedding cakes don't have to boring. Take aspects of a traditional wedding cake and give it a modern update. Think naked cakes with white floral accents, white buttercream icing with a simple botanical cake topper, or gold leaf decorations on a simple, elegant cake. Whatever style of cake you choose, remember to keep it minimal and modern. If you fancy adding a splash of colour, why not opt for a red velvet cake covered in white icing, so your guests get a little surprise once the cake is cut!
White Wedding Stationery
As with the rest of the wedding, when it comes to white simplicity wedding stationery, stick to clean, classic and minimal designs with little touches of personality. Opt for decorative touches like hand-drawn calligraphy, gold foiling, embossed lettering or tiny botanical illustrations, and keep the rest of the stationery very simple. Use the same theme for all your stationery - from save the dates to invitations, right up to seating plans and place cards on the day itself.
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