What a busy and exciting start to the year it has been at Little White HQ here in Launceston! We have felt incredibly honoured to play a part in so many bridal journeys this past year and it is so exciting to see so many of our brides walking out the door with their dream gown in tow, after a 6-12 month journey since we first met with them at their first visit to the boutique.
With the 2018 season in full swing and more brides than ever travelling from around the state to visit our boutique, we wanted to take the time to pinpoint and share the top bridal trends we are seeing this year. Whether this helps you to know your wedding is on trend or inspires a few new ideas in the planning process, we hope you enjoy hearing about where the bridal trends are heading this season!
Our gown: Stevie by MWL
1. Boho Brides
The biggest trend we are seeing this year is the continued domination of boho-style gowns! The past two seasons this trend has been on the rise, but now more than ever we are seeing so many of our LW Brides seeking a relaxed silhouette with a strong 1970’s resurgence totally taking place! Within this trend we are seeing many of our girls opt for separates, particularly when combining fabric textures.
Designer we stock & suggest for this trend: Made With Love
2. Mix n Match Bridesmaids
Another trend we are seeing carry on from 2017 and cement itself in the wedding scape this year is to mix n match your maids. This is a really thoughtful way to approach your bridal parties’ interest in your big day, to ensure everyone feels valued and cared for with their own personality in the mix. We’re so excited to see you and your maids in our brand new “MAIDS PARLOUR!”
Designer we stock & suggest for this trend: Dessy
3. Graphic Lace
Last year we introduce Made With Love to our growing list of designers and boy was it a great decision by our buying team! So many of our gorgeous brides have travelled from across Tassie to try on these gowns and for those walking down the aisle in a graphic lace gown this year, we salute you! This trend is one of our handpicked faves for the season.
image via Inside Weddings
4. Navy, Grey, Blush Bridesmaids
In terms of colour palettes for the maids, we’re seeing a continuation on last year’s navy and grey theme, with a splash of blush thrown in the mix. Our maids parlour has accordingly been restocked with an entire range of these colour palettes, with almost the entire Dessy range now in store!
5. Fitted Gowns
With boho bridal trends here to stay, we’re loving the rise of relaxed, fitted gowns with stretchy fabrics that make them perfect for dancing the night away with your wedding guests! One of the reminders we’re always telling our brides is to pick something you can dance in and have fun, as this will be the most memorable night of your life so you will want to break it down on the dance floor!
6. Industrial Spaces & Exclusive Farm Estates
Move over traditional event halls and spaces: we’re all about the exclusive estates and space conversions in 2018! One of the most defining factors (aside from the dress, of course) of your big day is the space where the event is held. We urge you to think outside the box in 2018, be that through discovering somewhere new or completely reimaging an old favourite and converting the space into something brand new.
7. Focus on Vertical Space
Speaking of event spaces, a trend we know is here to stay comes in the form of vertical installations, be those floral, lights, or both! We’re so fortunate to have a growing list of stylists here in Tassie who can make your wedding dreams come true. We recommend: Bek Burrows, Adorn Event Planning, Ask & Brade Bespoke and Event Avenue.
via Matchbox Kitchen
8. Naked Cakes
Long live the naked cake! Many of our brides this year know Brooke’s passion project is designing and making wedding cakes, as many of you have convinced her to make yours on the side! This year Brooke says “it’s all about the naked cake for my brides this year, it’s all I have been asked to make!” This of course takes many shapes and forms and can be highly customised, also giving brides an affordable alternative to the wedding cake. Brooke’s cakes range from $200-$400 for naked creations and are priced by the size of the wedding and number of tiers.