Featuring many of the most sought after wedding professionals in Malaysia, Marriott International x WAF2019 was a delightful revelation of what we predict will be the wedding trends to look out for in 2020.
From chandeliers and crystals to flowers and more, hanging installations, whether lush or minimalist, seem to be what it’s all about. The ‘Love Tunnel’ experience by Wishing Tree was mesmerising, proving that wedding décor is no longer one dimensional. The layering of mirrors and crystals left us breathless, and we can imagine this being an absolutely stunning entrance to your wedding space.
This piece by Elisa Florals would make an excellent backdrop for your VIP table, while this minimalist piece by The Next Big Thing and Wildflower is another good example.
Wishing Tree’s Gilded Affair section, complete with gold finishing and even a bronze mirror, looked really elegant. Gold sprayed leaves were everywhere, including in the Contemporary Chic section by WM Décor and the Destination Vogue section by Darling Florist & Events and Tie The Knot. Gold and bronze elements were definitely all over the cakes and desserts too.
This one was a surprise. No matter the theme, WM Décor showed that mirror boxes at different heights with decal stickers can be quite fun. Even reflective materials like Perspec have found their way into this latest look, and we love Spring Cottage’s bold approach in covering the entire aisle for a very modern and chic effect. Zahuohang’s installation with a futuristic touch was definitely something you didn’t see often.
The Peak Xperience’s bold photobooth at the Eclectic Pop section was worth every Instagram post. The neon lights completed the look for the Speakeasy Bar, prepping the crowd for the perfect after party.
The centrepiece by Spring Cottage was modern and chic, while the soft fabrics and floral elements by WM Décor gave everything a romantic finish. While different looks can be created with different fonts and treatments, one thing is certain – expect lots of neon in the coming year!
Pink is definitely a thing. Mixed with deep blue, green and gold, it’s the perfect recipe for a statement piece. Embrace bold patterns and prints, such as those seen in Wishing Tree’s installation, and check out Marble & Co.’s dramatic pattern print background.
One of our favourites was the Speakeasy Bar done by The Peak Xperience. That hot pink carpet was unforgettable, and it just goes to show that you might not even need flowers. For the Eclectic Pop section, The Peak Xperience sprayed leaves in all kinds of gradients, which was too beautiful for words.
Someone once asked us why after parties were not so successful in Asia. We think it’s because in addition to booze, you need a good DJ, and some venues have curfews which make it tricky. Also, it can be hard to move your guests from one venue to another. Silent Discos are the answer to all of this, so cheers to successful wedding after parties in 2020!
Using only one colour or one type of flower is something we don’t see from wedding decorators, so the challenge is getting the right combination of colours and flowers. Here are some good examples. Contrast seems to be a thing, even if it means injecting pops of colour into a monochromatic theme. Wildflowers, mixed arrangements and non-symmetrical stylings like this G.H. Mumm Champagne Bar by Wishing Tree are just gorgeous. WM Décor used pampas while Elisa Florals opted for dried flowers punctuated with pops of colour. Even when green leaves are used, different types of greenery are often used for different themes.
Furniture comes in all kind of shapes, textures and fabrics. Don’t be afraid to mix them up, from metals and fabrics to glassware. It can get messy if you don’t know how to do it, but these decorators pulled it off flawlessly. There were so many interesting layers! This is what we call customised wedding décor.
Be your own style. We love this G.H. Mumm Champagne Bar done up by Wishing Tree –– it spells luxe all over. Bring in your own mixologist, or some hotels might have one if you know your recipes. Cocktails were served by W Kuala Lumpur at the Speakeasy Bar and Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral at the Tropical Bar. Serve your favourite cocktails, customise your own, or simply find a drink that goes with your theme to enhance the atmosphere.
If you are in for the real thing only, serve single malt. Let your guests know that you pay attention to the details, right down to what they are drinking. And if you think bars are boring, think again!
Photos are no longer restricted to the photobooth, plenty of Insta-worthy corners seem to be the new goal. Surprise your guests with beautiful touches and interesting setups that will have them taking photos and videos at every turn.
If you think weddings are not for men, think again. At Marriott International x WAF2019, the grooms-to-be and their best men had an absolute blast mixing their own whisky blends and having their men-only sessions. Bachelor parties don’t have to be dodgy, give them a real drink and see if they don’t choose that instead!
Cheese Bars, Tapas Bars and Dessert Tables all can be part of the décor. It is another way to complete your theme and keep your guests occupied. Considering how late dinners in Asia sometimes start, you just might be surprised by what a hit these additions can be. And remember, don’t under order.