British brides increasingly embrace American trends
23 Jan 2017
Lancashire-based hospitality group James' Places has reported an increase in American trends and traditions among UK couples
British brides are increasingly looking to their American cousins for wedding ideas and inspiration, James' Places has revealed, with US trends becoming popular across the pond.
Heidi Kettle, weddings expert at James' Places - which manages five venues in the Ribble Valley and Yorkshire Dales - says the trend for US-style weddings is becoming bigger than ever.
Heidi says: "The idea of a ‘rehearsal dinner', held at the venue on the night before the wedding itself is a US innovation that has made the weekend-long wedding party popular in America. It's no wonder it's gaining popularity over here, because with family members often travelling long distances to attend weddings, it makes sense to make the most of the opportunity to spend more time together."
James' Places has also reported on the continued trends for 2017 which include 'industrial chic' themed weddings, mid-week nuptials, more intimate celebrations and non-conventional food choices - which all suggest influences from the United States.
Heidi says: "We are excited about the 2017 season, there are lots of beautiful weddings across our venues and we have just announced that we are now licensed for civil ceremonies at Holmes Mill, the former textile mill in the heart of Clitheroe, which we are redeveloping into a hospitality and leisure hub."
For more information on James' Places, visit www.jamesplaces.co.uk/events.
Photography: Stella Fotos
Dress: By Catherine Deane, available from Kimberley Anne Bridal Boutique, Clitheroe
Hair and Make-up: Flossy and Leigh
Bouquet: The Flower Shop, Clitheroe
Venue: The Function Room, Holmes Mill