New year- gorgeous new wedding inspiration!
One thing's certain - that each new year will bring fresh creative ideas for our couples! Here are some of our favourite 2017 trend forecasts.
Intimate destination weddings
This is definitely a thing! While for many Swedish and Norwegian clients an intimate wedding has always been a popular option, it’s definitely gathering momentum among other nationalities too. We’re often asked about ‘elopement’ packages by American and French couples. Our most intimate wedding last year was in one of Mallorca’s most iconic venues – a beautifully restored fortress (see Venue 6 in our venues gallery)- and the ceremony took place on the private terrace overlooking the sea at the couple’s luxury suite. This was built into a hollowed-out cliff with its own private plunge pool and outdoor sound system. It was a truly magical setting! A smaller gathering is also perfect in a private villa where everyone can stay, making this a very relaxing and stress-free option. We predict this trend is set to grow and grow!
Vertical visual impact
This is a great way to make create drama in a table setting, especially outdoors. We have beautifully ornate chandeliers on stands which work anywhere and are perfect for creating an indoor-outdoor ambiance. We also like to hang chandeliers from trees to bring a classically elegant and luxurious flavour to a dinner setup
Lighting patterns and projections
Projections and lighting displays are definitely gaining momentum as the technology evolves to encompass ever more spectacular and dramatic effects at affordable prices. Here in Mallorca, with our weddings taking place outdoors, this large-scale format really comes into its own. Courtyards in historic buildings can be transformed into contemporary 4-D interactive spaces and the couple’s personal story can be brilliantly woven into the graphics and lighting effects. We have some amazing practitioners here so this is one trend we’re backing!
Grand entrances, fire dancers and acrobats
We love the move towards couples wanting to introduce more theatrical elements to their weddings. We often use fire-dancers to bring a wow-factor to the entrance of the couple to the wedding dinner – and it works especially well outdoors as the warm Mediterranean night falls, perhaps in the courtyard of an ancient stone finca, or on a chic panoramic terrace overlooking the sea. And for the party, having acrobats doing rope work on stages or trapezes brings a fabulous sense of energy, panache - and yes, perhaps a hint of decadence - to the proceedings.
A big colour comeback!
Will 2017 see the back of blush? Well, the predictions are for a new full-colour onslaught with vibrant combinations taking the stage! Amber, magenta, plum and deep blue-green are set to burst onto the wedding mood-boards, paired with a whole range of metallics from rose-gold and shimmering dove-grey, to silver, copper and platinum. Yes, we love blush but metallics with richer, more intense colours are super-seductive too!
Fewer flowers and more props
We adore flowers and can’t have too many! Their freshness, beauty and colour dress a venue to perfection. But we also love the way that props can set a scene and tell a couple’s personal story. A passion for travel, a favourite book or film style, a vintage location steeped in atmosphere - each opens up a world of inspiration for everything from table decor to seating plans. So this is a theme we're backing to the hilt!
Gin is hugely popular in Mallorca (and the rest of Spain!). So nowhere is better-fitted for gin stations, offering guests interactive tasting experiences with the art of the expert mixologist centre-stage. One of our couples last year took the gin theme for their table plan too and every guest was assigned a labelled gin miniature in keeping with their tastes. These were grouped by table and guests found their bottle and then make their way to the Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire or Gordon’s table. Yep, it was tricky, rounding up 110 assorted miniatures, and fiddly work tying on the tiny labels, but we loved it and so did the guests!
Goodbye photo booth – hello portrait booth!
We’re all in favour of the evolution of the photo-booth to the portrait booth. A photo-booth is huge fun for capturing the moment! But a skilled portrait photographer can light and pose people quickly to get good results and it’s great for guests to have really classy shots as a memento of the wedding.