Trends can be influenced by lots of things. Queen Victoria made the white wedding dress popular 200 years ago! And to this day celebrities continue to inspire styles and fads in the wedding industry. So it wouldn’t be a stretch to presume something as impactful as, hey, a global pandemic, might have a lasting impression on the wedding landscape. The forced restrictions will inspire couples wedding planning for the next couple years at least. Micro-weddings and elopements are sure to surge. And I predict more and more couples will choose small intimate gatherings over lavish parties even after covid-19 blows over. This Asian fusion wedding shoot demonstrates the possibilities beautifully. The venue featured is in Chalford, very local for a Stroud Wedding Photographer.
Reducing your guest list opens up the opportunity to be more creative with your venue. You’re no longer confined to only wedding venues with large capacities. You can travel further afield, perhaps even opt for a destination wedding as its only closest friends and family. You can search elsewhere, for instance Airbnbs, restaurants and bars, to find the perfect backdrop for your day.
This private residence in the Cotswolds (Chalford, to be precise) works well as a wedding venue option for smaller guestlists, with a combination of elegant interiors and an extensive garden. Hand painted wallpaper, detailed plasterwork and a statement staircase are just a few of the details that contribute to a high end space. On a hot day, there’s then even the option for a dip in the pool. Who’s up for jumping in still wearing their wedding dress?
Of course the trend of Airbnb weddings has been bubbling away for years, especially with the more budget savvy brides and grooms. This is sure to rise in popularity still. Interested in hosting your very own Airbnb wedding? Check out Junebug’s article on planning for an Airbnb wedding.
Many couples are choosing low key affairs now with view of another big celebration later on.
And the pandemic is bound to inspire another existing trend. Multiple outfits! Cameron & Sahana both sport two different looks. The groom’s first look is colourful and more casual. Whereas the bride wears the traditional white wedding dress. The second outfits are more inspired by the bride’s Indian heritage. The bride wears a burgundy sari, but the groom opts for a suit with an oriental tie.
Scroll down through Cameron & Sahana’s lovely shoot for inspiration.
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