With the rise of the Anti-Bride, a more minimal wedding style is coming to the fore. This trend is a celebration of simplicity, keeping it far from the traditional fairy tale and visions of a Princess Bride. Standing a healthy distance away from frills and frocks, this look strips it back to focus on clean-cut details to create a refreshingly minimal style.
Apply this trend from beginning to end, with an invitation suite that sets the tone for your Modern Minded wedding. Use white ink hand lettering on charcoal envelopes, reflecting the simplistic stylings through your choice of colour palette. The look comes to life in a mix of icy whites and charcoal blacks with touches of botanical green and blush that soften and fuse the look together.
With this trend, bridal looks are referencing the ready-to-wear runway shows, as brides opt for an upcoming designer over an established bridal-wear collection. Short t-shirt style dresses are the look of choice for a current, modern vibe that says a firm farewell to traditional full-length and full-volume gowns.
Team your dress with the right accessories to work this look from head to toe. A frosted emerald cut diamond ring in a matte gold setting is the perfect balance of understated elegance and simplicity for the Modern Minded Bride. Finish your look with a simple bouquet of just enough stems in a mix of soft blush and icy white colours to match with this cool, effortless style.
And for décor’s The wedding day itself is as contemporary as it is effortlessly cool, with understated elements, kept pure and simple. Give white florals a revamp by adding illustrated details for a touch of the unexpected. Lay a long, white wooden table with simple white crockery, letting the food take the focus. A centrepiece of clear glass bottles could line the length of the table, with a soft glow of white and gold gilt tapered candles creating stunning shadows amongst the glassware. Fill the glass bottles with singles stems of botanical plants, keeping it luxuriously lush and organic.
Hang pressed gold glass frames on the walls, to form stylishly understated table plans, or fill with black and white photographs of the couple or wedding party, with a few stories shared for the guest’s amusement. Create a ceremony or photo booth backdrop by hanging rolls of wallpaper in cool, contemporary prints.
Pick marble patterns, triangular prints or stripes, with soft grey and white colours and hints of green and blush. Or opt for something more organic with a foliage garland, placed directly against a crisp white wall for a twist on your traditional floral wedding arch. The Modern Minded Bride is all about a less is luxe approach to their wedding day – fuss-free, but totally fantastic in every simple way.