Five Wedding Trends for 2017 with Lily & Lavender Events

February 21st, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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Today on the blog we have the lovely Carol from Lily & Lavender Events here to talk all about wedding trends for 2017. We ourselves will soon be creating a more in-depth full wedding stationery trends for 2017 blog but this one will help you cover all your wedding day essentials.

So, over to Carol who has an expert eye on wedding trends for 2017…

Happy New Year and congratulations if you got engaged over Christmas! What better way to kick-start 2017 than with our favourite wedding trends that you’re guaranteed to see this year?! The style, theme and colour scheme of your wedding begins from the very first ‘Save the Date’ you send out, so you want to make sure your wedding stationery is the perfect reflection of your big day. From bright and bold colours to delicate watercolour hues, find out how to create your wedding theme using our favourite trends and Ivy Ellen’s gorgeous collection of invitations and stationery suites.

Bright Colours

Vibrant and bright wedding themes featuring every colour of the rainbow are predicted to be big news for 2017. Embrace this theme by decorating your wedding venue with colourful ribbon garlands, paper lanterns and handfuls of balloons. When it comes to your wedding bouquet, you’ll be seriously spoilt for choice picking out your perfect blooms. Decorate your reception tables with colourful napkins, vibrant flowers and table runners in a variety of different shades. Oozing with happiness and love, a bright colour wedding theme is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. What better way to celebrate your special day?

Industrial Luxe (Brushed Metallics)

2016 was the year we saw the subtle introduction of chic metallic colour schemes and industrial spaces — the combination is wonderful. We’re not talking glitter and sparkle (although we do love that too) but instead we’re embracing shades of cool copper, brushed bronze and feminine rose gold. Team these metallic with a warehouse, loft or abandoned factory and you’ve got yourself an ultra-chic wedding theme that is totally on-trend. Opt for a wedding cake with lashings of gold or copper icing — delicious and stylish.

Greenery and Foliage

 Perhaps the most anticipated trend of 2017 is Pantone’s Colour of the Year: greenery. With an abundance of foliage and a greenery-inspired colour scheme, this wedding style is predicted to be huge in the wonderful world of weddings. From statement green gowns to extravagant foliage chair covers, there are so many fabulous ways to channel this theme into your big day. Greenery goes hand in hand with a minimalist or botanical wedding theme and it’s a wonderful choice for couples who are looking for a unique and chic wedding style.

Rustic Barn

 A rustic barn wedding theme has always been a popular choice for couples and we suspect it always will be. Why? It’s romantic, stylish and completely charming — we are smitten! Pair it with a gorgeous country barn wedding venue, wild flowers and rustic décor — the perfect ingredients for a beautiful rustic barn wedding. Twine, hessian and burlap are must-have details for your big day — especially when it comes to your wedding stationery! A twine ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch to your invitations, and it can be used throughout your wedding décor.


We’re swooning over the latest trend of watercolour wedding themes. The epitome of elegance, a watercolour wedding style is guaranteed to be timeless, soft and oh-so-romantic. When it comes to watercolour wedding dresses, you can’t go wrong with a gown splashed with hues of blush pink, dove grey or pale blue. Your wedding bouquet can be a mixture of pale succulents teamed with pillow-soft peonies and mint green foliage. Hand-painted watercolour wedding cakes were adored throughout 2016, so it’s no wonder they’re here to stay for the upcoming year.


As you can see, there are wedding trends for 2017 to suit every style, colour scheme and wedding theme! From brushed metallic to rustic barns, brides and grooms really are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing their favourite trend…


Lily & Lavender Bio

Carol, Director at Lily & Lavender, has the ability to tell your love story though elegant style and impeccable attention to detail. From full wedding planning to on-the-day coordination, you can relax knowing your big day is being taken care of.

Make sure to check her out on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Online.


Bright colours – 1st image credit, 3rd image credit

Industrial Luxe (Brushed Metallics) – 1st image credit, 3rd image credit

Greenery and Foliage – 1st image credit, 3rd image credit

Rustic Barn – 1st image credit, 3rd image credit

Watercolours –1st image credit, 3rd image credit


6 Responses to “Five Wedding Trends for 2017 with Lily & Lavender Events”

  1. What an amazing blog! Carol you are amazing. I am obsessed with the rustic barn trend. It’s definitely my favorite.

  2. What a great article. I love every single wedding trend shared here. It’s going to be one fantastic wedding year.

  3. Jean Neuhart says:

    What a wonderful way to incorporate greenery on the foliage chair covers. So fresh.

  4. Nicola says:

    I’m so excited about the trends right now – they’re fresh and new. I love the bright colours as they’re such a refreshing change to pastels.

  5. Krista says:

    As I read through this, I kept thinking “oh, that’s my favorite. No, THAT’S my favorite!” My heart was so happy reading this post, and I’m so excited to see these trends when my season starts! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Claudia says:

    YAY! It seems like my wedding invitations from Lovers Love Loving will be trendy on 2017 🙂
    My signature style is my watercolor paintings so I’m happy to hear that!

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