How do I create a fashionable yet timeless wedding?

by: b.loved

b.loved is curated by leading wedding designer and stylist Louise Beukes.  Combining chic wedding design concepts, elegant real life weddings, bespoke details and a penchant for refined, illuminated photography, b.loved is for the UK bride who desires a contemporary and entirely beautiful wedding day style.

While I'm always on the lookout for the hottest trends, I know your memories will last a lifetime and it's important that your day is as timeless as it is stylish. But how do you design one-that combines current fashions and on-trend details with classic style?

1.     Kat Hill Photography via Love My Dress // 2. Lavender & Twine via Style Me Pretty

The good news is that on the whole, weddings are returning to a more pared-back style, which makes it easier to inject on-trend details whilst ensuring in that in 20 years’ time your wedding will look as fresh as it did on the day.  The key is picking the right palette, and my all-time timeless favourite has to be navy & gold.  Navy is probably as it gets, but with blue tones making a comeback this year it's also an up-to-date colour choice for your big day.  The same goes for gold - it may have fallen out of favour in the 90's - but gold has made a huge comeback in recent years in fashion and interiors, especially in its softer, paler tones adding a touch of understated glamour and warmth to your palette. 

1.     Tec Petaja via Green Wedding Shoes // 2. EK Studios


This classic combination creates the perfect base to layer contemporary details.  Sequinned linens are going to be HUGE this year (especially with a number of UK suppliers now popping up).  Bold patterns, stripes and geometrics are also on their way back from delicate art-deco shapes to monochrome stripes, this trend is a great way to add a bit of personality to your day without going overboard.

1.     Josh Gruetzmacher via Snippet & Ink // 2. Bellamint Photography via Burnett’s Boards

Flowers will never go out of fashion, and right now the varieties of blooms we’re seeing are luckily for brides the more classic, romantic varieties.  Blousy peonies and garden roses are wedding staples that will always be on trend, but try mixing this up with the current fashion for wild and loose arrangements. Trailing foliage and cascading bouquets add a relaxed vibe to polished arrangements displayed in oversized vases and urns to create impact.  This year also sees the return of the candle – not just votives but tall candlesticks that add a timeless golden glow.


1. KT Merry // 2. Plum Pretty Sugar

Written by Louise Beukes, Editor of b.loved Wedding Blog & Editorial Stylist / @blovedweddings