The Trend Report: Canterbury Bride

Getting married this year? Don’t worry, we have you covered with all the latest! Here are the top wedding trends for 2019 according to leading celebrity wedding experts.



  1. Ceremonial styling
    According to Colin Cowie, the party and wedding planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Seacrest and Kim Kardashian, we can expect to see more round ceremonies, eco-friendly weddings and, with that, we’ll likely see more vegan meal options. “Keep an eye out for the return of modern, contemporary, minimalist looks; this year, less is more. Out with the over-the-top floral walls and in with non-traditional florals composed of wheat or grass.”

  2. Bridal beauty
    Less is also more when it comes to bridal makeup, according to celebrity make-up artist Melissa Sassine. “What I mean by this is in the relation to the colour palette. Even though they want flawless long-lasting bridal makeup, they still want to look the best version of themselves, without overly dramatic eyes and harsh contours.” Her favourite bridal colour palette is neutral tones and light champagne shimmer on the eyes, fluffy lashes, natural bronzers to warm up the skin, soft highlighters, with pink/nude lustrous lips.

  3. Gorgeous gowns
    Using Bridal Fashion Week as our inspirational sounding board, we’re expecting to see plenty of bows, sparkles, statement sleeves, halter gowns, capes, touches of colour and multi-tiered dresses in coming months. According to celebrity couture designer who just debuted his collection at Paris Fashion Week, Alin Le’ Kal, we’re going to be seeing feathers floating down the aisles this year. “Designers are just loving feathers! It is going to be everywhere. Crystals and feathers, you can’t go wrong! I think we could possibly still see feathers in 2020.”

  4. Hot hair
    Bridal gowns are embracing bows this year and the love for bows doesn’t end there. Nicole Kidman’s hairstylist Kylee Heath, who has been trusted with the gorgeous locks of Margot Robbie, Sofia Vergara, Isla Fisher and Emma Roberts, suspects the ribbons and bows we’ve been seeing throughout award season will carry over to wedding hair. “I love the idea of a low ponytail with a ribbon tied in it or a bow to finish off the look,” she says.

    Meanwhile, Creative Director at Alan Buki Hair Tiffany Thurtell, who has worked on Miranda Kerr and Madonna’s hair, says hair accessories and ponytails are huge. “Hair throughout 2018 became so undone and relaxed giving a very bohemian vibe. Moving into 2019, hair is still looking relaxed with glossy loose waves. However, it is becoming more polished with a glam/luxe vibe.”

  5. Take the cake
    The famous and multi award-winning cake designer Faye Cahill predicts the trend of artistic and fun styles for 2019. “Think painted watercolour finishes, palette knife textures, fondant ruffles, drippy icing and abstract sculptures of chocolate and isomalt (a technical clear sugar). You will also find fun and optimistic cakes. “Following the announcement of Living Coral as the colour of the year, I think we will see a move away from dull neutrals to more vibrant hues.”


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