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Many brides and grooms will look for ideas for their perfect wedding. Some may already have thoughts for their ‘dream wedding’ but many will seek out inspiration and trend ideas from magazines and websites.  To help you get your ideas started, Telford Shopping Centre has put together its top trends for weddings in 2015.


Natural tones are a big trend in 2015 with combinations of green, white and yellow as major colours this season. Adding brighter tones of yellow and green to bouquets and venue decorations the trend will lighten up any wedding without being too bold - unless you want to, of course.  Using natural colours the trend brings a spring feel to the occasion combining greens and yellows for a high summer, bolder style or paler greens and white to tone down for a more natural, springtime feel.

Purple, pink and aqua are also big colours for 2015.  These top colours in pastel for a cooler style or bolder for a more vivid look are set to be a major colour trend.  Vibrant or darker colours combined with wide, dark green leaves bring a summer vibe throughout the year, while pastel colours with smaller, jade colour leaves bring a vintage style to bouquets and venue decorations reflecting a spring or winter theme.

Don’t forget, when you’re choosing your bouquet consider the weight as this can be a problem for some brides.  Larger bouquets can create a huge impact but can become heavy and difficult to hold as the day progresses.  For extra comfort, plan a place within the venue to place it when not in use and it will make sure it stays amazing throughout your day and keep you happy too!

Wedding Fashion

Colour trends from flowers and decor are a popular choice for bridesmaids and grooms outfits. Bold and pastel purple’s, pink’s and aqua’s are top colours for 2015 for all members of the party from dresses through to suit accessories. Green is also set to be a popular colour with emerald and jade as key tones for wedding fashions including Mother of the Bride.

Venue Decoration

Alfresco is the major trend for 2015 but with unpredictable British weather, it is not always an option.  Many weddings will see the sensation of the outdoors brought inside using carefully thought out venue decoration including table displays of flowers, lighting and vintage elements, as seen on the British Bake Off!

When choosing decorations for your venue consider what will work best and give an extra wow factor for wedding photography.  Older venues with dark wooden panels on the walls may better suit lighter, pastel themes for your wedding or additional lights as part of table decorations to really lift the space for that magical evening reception.  Lighter, neutral room colours will suit a wider colour spectrum so why not be a little daring!  Most colours will work within any venue but extra time at the beginning can make a huge difference on your day.

If you have particular elements you want to include as part of your wedding setup, consider these when choosing your venue. If you can imagine how it will look on the day it will make that decision much easier.

Wedding Dress

Vintage style lacework continues to be a major focus into 2015 and has been used in more imaginative ways creating beautiful finishes to necklines, creating fuller dresses or as a beautiful way to add detail and decoration to a range of skirt shapes.  Lace veils are set to be more popular for 2015 creating a more decorative element to wedding hair and complimenting the popular vintage style bringing a little bit of Downton to your day without the drama.  Veil length continues to vary to compliment the dress to create the flowing fabric style and bring a ‘glide-like’ illusion to brides as they take those important steps.

Dresses using substantial amounts of lace are using shorter trains as seen on Angelina Jolie but her coloured/patterned veil has not become a fashion demand. This also helps reduce the weight on brides as this too can be a challenge to overcome.  Practice walking during fittings to help get used to how the dress will feel - it will make things much easier on the day.

Ivory and silver are still the top colour combination for dresses with silver beads and detailing creating a more decorative style and for those brides who prefer less lace, simple sweeping fabric in ivory is still a popular choice.

Necklines continue to vary with strapless styles in demand as worn by the Saturday’s Frankie Bridge.  However higher necklines as seen on Poppy Delevingne and Kim Kardashian are becoming more popular especially for brides preparing for the more unpredictable weather.  Accessories to suit the weather and time of year for your wedding can also help when considering your style.

Olivia Palermo created a lot of fashion interest with her wedding outfit last year combining the traditional ivory colours and shape seen on many brides.  However the interest peaked from her use of flowing lace skirt with tiered slit and ivory jumper, rather than a traditional dress, and a bold colour pop from her royal blue shoes.  The look worked perfectly for her wedding theme adding a new way to incorporate the wedding colour to the bride as well as her bouquet.  We think this is a great idea for brides who want to add another dimension to their style and further incorporate their personality into their look.  Another illustration of how accessories can really change an outfit!

Why not take a look at our gallery below of some of the top picks from Monsoon and BHS or vist our Wedding Exhibition from 5th - 8th February for Shropshire's biggest wedding event and see the centre transformed!