Light It Up
With a new decade upon us, we can’t wait to welcome the fabulous weddings taking place at Curradine Barns. Let’s take a look at some of the top wedding trends for 2020, from showstopping wedding dresses to innovative lighting.
There’s nothing quite like effective, well-considered lighting to set the mood and vibe of your special day. At Curradine Barns, our uplighters and fairy lights really add to the romantic ambience of a barn wedding venue and we love to illuminate the trees in the Courtyard, bringing the outside in no matter what time of year. Think about adding pendants to the barns or lamps to your tables, alongside magnificent illuminated letters on the dancefloor.
Keep it Simple
Keep clutter on your tables to a minimum (and watch your budget in the process) by deciding against favours. It’s also an eco-friendly choice to reduce waste on the day. If you would like to have favours, think about alternatives and ditch the plastic. You might, for example, attach your placecards to lemons or give guests a packet of seeds or a sapling to grow at home.
Make Mindful Choices
The 2020 couples are understandably keen to make their wedding as environmentally friendly as possible so, sustainability is a key trend for the year (and the years ahead). Aim for a plastic free day and lean towards local, seasonal produce when choosing your wedding menu and your flowers. Living trees and plants make glorious alternatives to cut flowers and can be given to your guests as they leave. Consider every detail of your day to see where you can make a difference, from recycled stationery to vintage dresses and hired suits – every little helps.
Choose Unique Wedding Ideas
Make sure your wedding ‘stands out’ by adding bespoke, individual details. 2020 might see dogs, cats and even alpaca’s at your special day! Select a bright colour palette, wear a jumpsuit, set off colourful smoke bombs, introduce performance artists to your celebration and delight your guests with theatrical, interactive evening food from the Curradine Cantina. The barn wedding venue offers versatility, space and a blank canvas – it’s the perfect place to make your own mark.
We’re just not ready to say goodbye to the gin craze. In fact, we can’t wait to see some gin cocktail stations at our weddings this year. On the drinks front, the popularity of beer taps and cocktail bars continues to rise, with a lean towards 1970’s cocktails. After all, there’s nothing quite like a Tom Collins!
All About Fashion
When it comes to your wedding gown, the fashion for 2020 is big and bold with intricate lace overlays, volume, tiers, intricate beading and tulle. The trend for embroidery is growing by the day and is a lovely way to add personalisation to your gown, perhaps having your initials embroidered into the design or a love note from your partner stitched in to your veil. Brides will also want to change their look between day and evening, either opting for a ceremony dress and different evening outfit, or a ‘two in one’ wedding dress.
Innovative Floral Designs
Couples are deciding against large centrepieces for their tables as they can disrupt the natural flow of conversation. Instead, small, low centrepieces are popular and elaborate arrangements such as floral clouds and floral aisle runners are increasingly popular. Why not make your statement with a fabulous design on the wall of the Barley Barn at Curradine Barns?