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Your Glorious 2022 Wedding Trend Report

Before you see it everywhere, see it here - Pinterest

Whether you love to discover and follow the latest trends, or would rather know what's trending right now in order to steer clear of that particular vibe, there's no denying that every year sees established and emerging trends embraced by couples planning their weddings. So, with the help of this year's Pinterest Predicts report, powered by the things we're actually searching for right now, I bring you my top 5 picks for the trends you're going to see incorporated into 2022 weddings.

  1. Pearlcore

Searches for 'Pearl wedding decorations' on Pinterest have soared by a staggering 185% of late, meaning that you can expect to see pearls taking centre stage adorning everything from bridal wear designs, inspiring cake decor and nail art, strings of pearls simply draped across the back of chairs at the reception venue, and of course bringing a touch of class and old style glam to your wedding day hair accessories.

Head and shoulder shot of bride with braided hair accessorised with a pearl and crystal hair pin
CELESTE pearl and crystal hair pin from Glorious by Heidi. Photography - Richard Buck Photography.

Pair of hooped pearl earrings from Glorious by Heidi
LOU LOU pearl hoop earrings from Glorious by Heidi. Photography - Charlotte Palazzo Photography.

A two tier 1920's style wedding cake features iced ruffles and pearl details.
Eye catching pearl detailing feature on this decadent 1920's style wedding cake. Photography - Nik Bryant Photography.

Red haired bride sits on ground wearing a pearl embellished ball gown with full tulle skirts.
Maggie Sottero, Rosette gown. Pearl long sleeve ball gown wedding dress with exquisite beading.

2. Nature Inspired

We've seen home interiors heavily influenced by nature over the last couple of years, with houseplants having a serious moment in the sun, so it makes sense that we should see this trend spilling over into wedding day styling.

Expect to see stylists offering to create green living walls, whilst using natural materials that resonate with the outdoors.

If greenery is your thing, ask your venue if they can organise potted trees, an indoor water feature, or use atmospheric scents to create that outdoor feel.

Outside spaces decked out with rustic furniture, such as reclaimed wood outdoor-seating, draped with natural fabrics such as cotton, sheepskin or hessian, will offer welcome places to relax for guests at a nature inspired wedding.

Bride sits on grooms knee with living tree and floral urn as backdrop.
Bring the outside in with living trees. Florals and shoot concept - Myrtle, Fox and Maude. Photo © Charlotte Palazzo Photography at Ingestre Orangery, Staffordshire, UK. Bride wears Glorious by Heidi MIA and KRYSSY headbands.

Bride and groom wear white outfits whilst standing against a backdrop of a fern decorated arch and glitter balls.
Ditch the florals and embrace greenery for a truly nature inspired wedding day style. Bride wears the Glorious by Heidi AMINA Crown. Photo - Boho Chic Weddings.

Elegant three tier wedding cake featuring fern sugar craft detailing.
Expect to see wedding cake designers featuring nature inspired sugar craft detailing in their 2022 designs.. Photo © Boho Chic Weddings. Cake and Profiterole by Marie Antoinette Cakes.

Pink and ivory bridal crown featuring bees, dragonflies, and clay flowers.
A Glorious by Heidi bespoke nature inspired bridal crown featuring bees, dragonflies and floral details.

3. Celestial Celebrations

This trend has been around a while now, but with searches for 'Moon Wedding Dress' up by 180% on Pinterest, it's safe to say that star crossed lovers are still looking to the skies to inspire their wedding day styling!

Bride stands in the mouth of a cave wearing a gold overlay celestial themed wedding dress and a gold stars and moons crown.
Stunning celestial wedding dress with dramatic bell sleeves from Bex Brides, accessorised with the Glorious by Heidi LUNA Crown. Photo © The Wild Love Club.

Two tier wedding cake decorated with stars and moons.
Adorn your wedding cake with stars and moons for the ultimate heavenly sweet treat. Photo - Nik Bryant Photography.

Bridal updo hairstyle for long blonde hair pictured accessorised with star and moon hair pins.
Scatter twinkling star and moon hair pins through your hairstyle to emulate the night sky! Hair style by The Wildflower Hair Company, Cheshire. Luna hair pins from Glorious by Heidi.

4. Natural Hairstyles

When natural curls and afro hairstyles look this sassy the straighteners and relaxants can stay at home!

Increasingly hair stylists like Kent based Brides by Aina M., who created this stunning updo, are specialising in natural hair and how to make yours look amazing on your wedding day.

Search 'High Puff Hairstyles,' and 'Natural Hairstyles,' or follow specialist stylists like Brides by Aina. M on social media for more inspiration.

Bride is having her natural afro hair styled by a hair stylist and accessorised with a silver leaves hair accessory.
Natural curly hair styled in a contemporary up-do by Brides by Aina. M. Keisha - silver leaves and crystal clusters, hair accessory from Glorious by Heidi. Photo © Marni V Photography.

Married couple smile and look into each other's eyes at UK wedding venue The Asylum, London.
Photo © Marni V. Photography at The Asylum, London. Shoot concept - Zoey Louise Design.

Head and shoulders photo of a bride with long natural hair pinned on one side with a decorative hair comb from Glorious by Heidi.
Natural hair is tamed, left loose and pinned on one side with the Claudine blush and gold hair comb from Glorious by Heidi. Photo - Boho Chic Weddings. Hair - Chrys Chapman HMUA. Make up - Made Up by Cathryn. Veil - Sash & Veil.

5. Coloured Wedding Dresses

Wedding dress designers have been stepping away from simply producing ivory toned dresses for some time now, but with the number of weddings set to soar in 2022, and brides becoming less respectful of tradition and increasingly ready to embrace a more fashion forward way of dressing, this is a trend set to explode in a riot of colour!

Full length image of a black bride wearing a blush pink wedding dress and pink full length veil stood in front of a black door at Thicket Priory in Yorkshire.
Blush pink wedding dress from Rose Savage Bridal. Pink veil from Sash & Veil. Photo © Boho Chic Weddings. Venue - Thicket Priory, Yorkshire. Hair by Chrys Chapman Hair & Make Up. Make Up by Made Up by Cathryn.

Full length photo of laughing bride holding a large bouquet of yellow toned flowers, wearing a yellow silk wedding dress and wearing a bespoke crown from Glorious by Heidi.
Real bride Alison celebrates her Glasgow wedding wearing a stunning yellow, green and ivory silk dress, and a bespoke Glorious by Heidi gold crown.. Photo © Caro Weiss Photography

Bride wearing a russet red wedding dress and gold crown stares down at a bouquet of blush pink flowers.
Ramp up the richness of an autumn colour palette with a wedding dress in deeper tones like this russet two piece from Miss He Bridal. Bride wears the Glorious by Heidi HARLEY Crown. Photo © Boho Chic Weddings. Hair and makeup by Deb Love Hair.

Red haired bride twirls round in a black tulle wedding dress.
Go full Goth with a black tulle wedding dress like this beauty from Rose Savage Bridal. Photo © Boho Chic Photography. Hair - Chrys Chapman HMUA. Make up - Made up by Cathryn.

Other hot trends for 2022 are:

48 hour celebrations

We've been separated from friends and family for too long not to make the most of our wedding celebrations by spreading them over a longer period. Expect to see spa days followed by the wedding day. Outdoor adventures after the wedding day, and full on glamping weekends to allow maximum time together!

Goth Styling

Black table settings; black cakes; black wedding dresses; black accessories, all coming at you in '22.

Sustainable Weddings

Weddings can be wasteful with left over food, favours, and outfits bought at great expense and only worn once. But 2022 couples more than ever before are looking at ways of making their event more sustainable and kinder to the planet by investing in initiatives such as offsetting the carbon emissions involved in guests getting to the ceremony by planting a tree for each guest, having left over food donated to charities, and as far as is possible, sourcing goods from local suppliers.

Two brides at a same sex wedding photographed laughing and holding pink champagne stood in front of a trailer bar and tipi.
Glamping weekends and weddings are go! Photo © Charlotte Palazzo Photography

Three tier wedding cake with black, gold and deep red icing.
Gothic accents for this stunning wedding cake by Storey Book Cakes. Photo © Boho Chic Weddings

A grazing table featuring cheese, fruit and chutney.
Cutting air miles by sourcing local produce and florals will keep 2022 weddings more sustainable. Photo © Charlotte Palazzo Photography. Food - Graze Cheshire. Flowers - Smokebush Floral

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