Warm & Cosy at Slot Doddendael

Full of gorgeous colours, an open fire and beautiful candles, this styled inspiration is warming our cockles!

OK…so the weather here in the UK has taken a real turn for the colder…what is this!! So when this warming, cosy shoot from the Netherlands landed in our inbox, we had to snap it up to help warm our cockles back up!

Full of gorgeous, autumnal colours, an open fire and beautiful candles, this styled inspiration is all that we need right now. The bridal styling is super chic, clean and elegant, and the groom-style is super dapper and bang on trend. From the food to the florals, the furniture to the amazing dessert table, we are salivating beneath our blankets!

“Normally the best time of the year to get marry is late spring and summer. But there is so much prettiness in autumn/winter weddings. Rich colours and the warmth of the fireplace are key ingredients in this styled inspiration. Autumn/winter weddings feel so much more magical, don’t you think?” Nailia, Best Day Ever Events

Enjoy…

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Our Top Boho Trends for 2019

We have collated all of our favourite boho trends for 2019 into one insane list…

We personally cannot wait for 2019; with so many amazing trends which lend themselves so perfectly to bohemian dry-hire and outdoor weddings, couples will be quite literally spoilt for choice. And we cannot wait to see how some of these big-hitting trends fit into people’s special day.

Here at Wed in The Wild, we aim to bring only the best inspiration to you, which is why we have collated all of our favourite trends into one insane top trend list…

Australasian-Style Grazing

Fast becoming a show-stopping feature at weddings and events, Australasian-style grazing is set to grow even more in 2019. Gone are the days of afternoon tea and beige buffets, theses insane works of art add colour, texture and taste to your big day.

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And whether you want to include an iconic grazer instead of canapés, or have it replace your wedding breakfast or evening banquet, there is only really one company in the UK that you should be contacting…Grape & Fig.

Dried Flowers & Foliage

As much as we love flowers in any form, we are loving the textures that dried flowers bring to the table; especially big palms and grasses. Mix dried flowers with fresh flowers to create a gorgeous contrast, or go all out and utilise just dried flowers in your bouquet, ceremony arch or flower crown.

DF1Photography: Chasing Moments. Floristry: The Posy Collective

Be sure to speak to your florist well in advance for the possibilities available to you for your wedding date.

 

Illustrated Stationery

Some say that stationery is a waste of money, but we beg to differ. It may be paper, but there is a world of opportunity available, especially if you opt for a bespoke design. Illustrated stationery is on the rise as more and more couples understand the importance of a good stationery suite, and how the right design can set the tone for your whole day.

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IS2Stationery: Wonderland Invites. Photography: Camilla Andrea / Kelsie Low

Why not ask your stationer to include an illustration personal to you, like your wedding venue, parts of your decor, a portrait of you both or even a map detailing your wedding day and all it’s little details.

Eco Weddings

In a world which is under threat from pollution and global warming, many couples are interested in how they can ensure their wedding is more eco-friendly and ethical.

There are so many ways you can help; from choosing to hire rather than buy, choosing second hand or reclaimed over new, utilising small businesses over mass-production large-scale companies, utilising bio-degradable cutlery and crockery, and of course, ensuring all waste is recycled at the end of your day.

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Anthology Vintage Hire has all the reclaimed/vintage furniture you need for your day.

Check out some more tips and tricks here.

Statement backdrops

OK, so backdrops aren’t anything new, but over the past couple of years we’ve seen a huge rise in big-ass statement backdrops in bohemian weddings. And this year has seen a sharp incline in wooden and multi-textural backdrops in particular…a trend we see continuing into 2019.

LB1Backdrop: Laura Burkhart. Photography: Marnie Cornell

From geometric and tribal patterns, to swathes of hand-dyed linens, tassels, macrame and beading,  make a statement backdrop part of your big day and give your guests an altar to really talk about!

Big Jewellery and Crowns

When we say big…we mean big. Gone are the days of flower crowns…there we said it…statement jewellery is set to be all the range for 2019 and beyond.

From earrings and rings to intricate, mind-blowing crowns, there are some amazing brands, like Verbena Madrid and Opal Milk, which are paving the way for beautiful statement bridal jewellery that is different to the usual stuff you see on ASOS.

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VM2Crowns & Earrings: Verbena Madrid. Photography: Nicola Dixon / Pablo Laguia

Recommendation: Grape & Fig

Are you fed up of the same old, three course, sit-down meals at weddings? Look no further than Grape & Fig.

Are you fed up of the same old, three course, sit-down meals at weddings? Are you looking for a completely different concept for your big day?  How about a long, flowing table, artistically turned into an abundant bounty of  all the very best antipasti, cheeses, breads, fruits, nuts and chocolates?

We’re talking honeycombs dripping with fresh, sticky honey.  We’re talking soft, creamy cheeses, paired with artisan breads and oils. We’re talking delicious, homemade chocolate, and beautiful fruits. Are your mouths watering yet?

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Image: The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography

Well…it’s Toria’s job to whet your appetite, and it all began with her own wedding back in 2016. A passion project turned fully-fledged business aimed at bringing Australasian-style grazing to the UK, Grape & Fig is the name on everybody’s lips…

We’ve been lucky to have worked with Toria on a number of projects over at Wonderland Invites, and it has been an insane year watching her grow and her business take shape. From weddings and baby showers, to celebrity birthday parties, product launches and corporate dining, Grape & Fig is well and truly making it’s mark on the UK foodie scene.

Images: Grape & Fig on Instagram

So, why have a grazer at your wedding?

The answer, of course, is why wouldn’t you? Traditional weddings are becoming a thing of the past as couples embrace new ways of celebrating with their loved ones, and grazing tables are the new buffet. Some would call them show-stoppers, and rightly so, but we would call them a work of art.

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Image: The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography

Toria meticulously curates her grazing tables for each of her clients, working with them to create the perfect show-stopping piece of edible art for their event. She responsibly and locally sources where possible, and even makes some of the items found on her grazers herself. Additional services such as incorporating foliage adornments and even tablescape styling utilising beautiful luxe props can be added for extra wow factor.

Images: Grape & Fig on Instagram

“So, where do I sign?”

The Grape & Fig website is super clear and transparent, and due to the amount of enquiries they receives daily, they are unable to hold dates. So if you are keen and want to book a table of grazer goodness for your wedding, get in touch with Toria and the team now!

Featured Image by Kelsie Low Photography