Tatton Park exhibitors share the top wedding trends for 2020
06 Jan 2020
Bride: The Wedding Show comes to Tatton Park on February 1-2 and brings with it a host of the top wedding trends for 2020
With more than 150 regional suppliers on hand to showcase their products and services while offering their expertise, there can be no better place to plan your North West wedding than Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park in Knutsford. Running from February 1-2 (10am to 5pm), the show is awash with inspiration and ideas for your special day.
What's more, all visitors will have access to a jam-packed entertainment schedule, choreographed catwalk show, deals and discounts galore, amazing competitions and free magazines, guaranteeing an unforgettable day out.
Ahead of the event, exhibitors set to showcase share the wedding trends couples can expect to see.
“Wedding dress designers have lifted necklines and lengthened sleeves for 2020. Offering a modern take on the prim and proper Victorian era, designers have created demure bridal looks that tick the box for those wanting a suitably traditional look to walk in down the aisle. Another trend for 2020 is one shoulder gowns to flatter the upper body and give off serious Grecian goddess vibes.” Amy Holmes, creative director at J&J Designs in Staffordshire
Above: Elvira by Alessandra Rinaudo, £3520
"There are two major trends emerging for the coming seasons: 1) texture, this can be achieved by mixing fabrics such as bold embroidery and a super soft skirt, full beading, or even 3D details; and 2) super sleek, bold, classic details. We have some beautiful gowns that show both emerging trends in our collections." Kendal Williams-McKean, co-owner of Along Came Eve in Chester
"At Groom we have seen the trend of tweed grow year on year and it is still proving popular for 2020 and 2021 weddings. Tweeds are now available in many colours including greys, earthy browns and even reds. Penny collar shirts can help to complete the look along with a baker boy style flat cap." Daniel Neilson, store manager for Groom Hire in Warrington
“Dehydration is the buzz word when it comes to wedding flower trends. We are seeing more dried grasses, pampas and flower heads coming to the fore in muted colour palettes. While large and lush greenery is still on trend, these are taking on much looser forms and are no longer interspersed with colourful floristry.” Mat Hepplestone, owner of Red Floral in Manchester
“Beautifully bold cakes will continue to be popular in 2020 with couples opting for darker tones such as midnight blue, forest green, charcoal and black on the body of the cake. These fabulous shades both make a striking statement and also act as a glorious backdrop to allow magnificent sugar flowers to really bloom. Flowers such as roses, peonies and fringed tulips are all popular, all displayed in looser and less structured arrangements with plenty of mixed foliage.” Nicola Thomas, owner of Boutique Bakery in Chester
"Trends for wedding cakes come and go but the elegant cake and hand-crafted exquisite sugar flowers remain a constant. We are also seeing transparent tier separators as a trend for this year, either left plain or decorated. And the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue; it is elegant in its simplicity and is suggestive of a sky at dusk... do you dare to go blue?" Suzie Bunner, director, cake designer and creator at The Cake Pavilion in Ormskirk, Lancashire
"We’re seeing more couples that are making sure their wedding is eco-friendly and sustainable and we’ve been working hard on this as a company too. The vintage styling of our Vintage Photo Booth means we’re breathing new life into old items for props and avoid buying new ‘disposable’ fancy dress items. All of our used test shots, reels and film are repurposed into new items and we avoid anything going into landfill. We’re also cutting our carbon footprint by offsetting for our travel." Karen Makin, owner of Jolly Good Photo Co
For more information about Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park and to buy tickets, visit bridetheweddingshow.co.uk.