We’ve seen a lot of wedding trends come and go, but no one could predict how the global pandemic would change the shape of our industry and impact event trends for many years to come. Changes to the supply and servicing of food and beverage, guest attendance and the even the ability to dance caused a great deal of anxiety and stress to many couples and the entire industry.

We are determined to remain positive and inspired this year and are tapping into our community of amazing suppliers to share their creativity and knowledge and illustrate that love truly does conquer all! We’ve taken the liberty of speaking with some of our beautiful suppliers to ask what trends and predictions they think will shape the 2021 wedding season.

Newly engaged, wedding postponed? Follow our list of Brisbane’s best wedding industry experts below to help you plan the perfect wedding in 2021.

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Florals

Amey Rosenthal is the Creative Director + Owner of The Perfect Party Co. an event styling business with a focus on custom made designs and florals for corporate activations and weddings.

Amey believes that although “we are all so excited to bring on celebrations in 2021 there is still a degree of hesitation given how uncertain we’ve found our lives to be now with this virus amongst us. I don’t think our trends will evolve dramatically in 2021 but I do think we will be looking to utilise elements smarter.”

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Amey feels her business will “primarily focus on florals and ensuring the spend on this element is as effective as possible whilst still delivering the beauty that they do to an event. I predict that we will see smarter use of how florals are arranged, perhaps a further move toward more ikebana styles where we appreciate single stems for their beauty alone. “

“And for on mass styles the acceptance of the inclusion of artificial florals, which have come so far and are now hard to pick amongst mixed arrangements”.

colour and fun

Led by creative director Mandi Turner, Ivy & Bleu is a Gold Coast-based wedding, party and event planning company, with a team of experienced stylists and florists servicing from Byron Bay to Brisbane and abroad.

Mandi envisages that this year’s weddings will be more like parties, full of colour and LOTS and LOTS of fun!

“Because everyone blew off 2020, we are now planning to celebrate BIG TIME this year. I am brainstorming ‘shoot bars’ and ‘signature cocktails’ and lots of playing with food from canapes to the food stations“.  

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cakes

Megan is the creative talent behind Hansel and Gretel Cakes, a Brisbane based cake decorating business known for their fantastic flavour, texture and distinctive modern style. Each cake is specifically designed with your wedding in mind to ensure her creations are always fresh and exciting.  We had the pleasure of catering her wedding last August (read on the blog) and sat down with her to discuss all things sweet!

While 2020 may have been all about flattening the curve, Megan said arches were very popular event styling trend and “naturally they made their way into cake decorating.”

In 2020 Megan made a variety of arch-shaped cakes and adorned with them with berries, fresh and dried flowers.  “A popular trend for colourful birthday and anniversary cakes, this design crossed over into weddings also. I created the below version of a standard round cake with an archway carved from it. I predict this trend will continue into 2021 and I cannot wait to explore them further!”   

Megan says “couples are more interested in simplistic cake design and are looking for understated and elegant cakes. This can be achieved by carrying the same simple decorations onto all the tiers so that the cake feels cohesive but also packs a punch!.”

“For example, a three-tier square cake that had the same gold leaf detailing on the edges of each tier and a few fresh flowers, gives the appearance of that effortless elegance that couples will be chasing in 2021.”

Although 2020 saw the rise of small elopement cakes. Megan predicts this trend will stay in 2020 due to the fact that restrictions have been lifted and couples are able to marry in larger numbers again in 2021.

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