Top 5 wedding trends for 2017

OK, it’s not quite 2017 just yet but it always pays to be ahead of the curve. Besides, if you’re getting married in 2017 you should definitely be thinking about the big day by now – if you haven’t been for the last few years that is.

 

So if you want your day to be bang on trend, here are five top ways to nail your 2017 wedding.

Colour

It might be a nice day for a white wedding but big and bold colours are definitely making a comeback too. Add huge bursts wherever you can.

Top 5 wedding trends for 2017

Destination weddings

Bored of going to the same wedding week in, week out? Well you’re not the only one. Which is why you should be thinking about a beautiful destination. Call us biased but we think that Portugal is pretty hard to beat.

Top 5 wedding trends for 2017

Engage your guests

Weddings are getting less formal every year, with people looking for new and exciting ways to engage their guests and make them feel comfortable. Expect some fun new developments in 2017 – fire eaters, circus clowns who knows what we’ll see.

Top 5 wedding trends for 2017

Rustic

In keeping with a move away from formality, rustic is the way to go. Think barns, olive groves and countryside – just without the farmyard smells.

Top 5 wedding trends for 2017

Big entrances

Walking down the aisle looking incredible is one thing, choppering in or skydiving is a whole different ball game. Get your guests attention for a memorable wedding.

Top 5 wedding trends for 2017

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Why choose a springtime wedding in Portugal?

You could argue that Portugal is at its best in the springtime. The warmest and sunniest country in Western Europe bursts into life after the winter rains, with wild flower blooms and greenery creating a stunning colour palette.

Spring wedding in Portugal image by Paolo Valdivieso

And what better place to enjoy it than along the rugged Atlantic coast or in the sun-kissed Algarve? As temperatures rise and sunlight hours extend, it’s the perfect place for a spring wedding.

Spring wedding in Portugal

It’s warm enough to enjoy the outside – even to hit the beach – but cooler than the scorching summer sun. The rainy season has restored the brilliant greens to the vegetation and the wild flower blooms provide a colourful inspiration for your wedding.

Spring wedding in Portugal image by dronepicr

Dazzling colours carpet the landscape, the fruit and nut trees are in blossom, with incredible fragrances all around. And the light of a spring time evening is a joy to behold.

Spring wedding in Portugal

 

Of course, you can also make the most of Portugal’s year round wedding appeal. Incredible wines, stunning cuisine and a choice of unforgettable wedding venues combine to create a perfect place to tie the knot.

Spring wedding in Portugal

The summer, autumn and even the winter in Portugal all have their advantages, but a spring time wedding is hard to beat.

Top 10 wedding destinations in Portugal

Fancy a beach wedding? Maybe a mountain top castle is your thing? Or even a volcanic paradise? Believe it or not, it’s all available in the same European country. Portugal’s sumptuous selection of lush landscapes, venerable venues and handsome history ticks all your boxes.

Top 10 wedding destinations in Portugal

Lisbon

The oldest capital city in Europe is famed for its beautiful light, tile covered buildings and historic landmarks. With a vast selection of stunning venues, including the Palacio Marques da Fronteira, you’re really spoiled for choice.

Sintra

This magical place just outside Lisbon was described by Byron as a ‘glorious Eden’. Romantics should  need no further encouragement.

Top 10 wedding destinations in Portugal

Cascais

Located just along the coast from the capital, where the Tagus meets the Atlantic, this former fishing village is an upmarket destination complete with stunning coastal villas and a picturesque marina. The Farol Design hotel sits on the cliff top above the Atlantic and hosts spectacular weddings.

Evora

Enjoy a wedding in the heart of historic Portugal. Evora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by the natural beauty of the Alentejo region. The magnificent Convento do Espinheiro is just one of the incredible venues on offer here.

Porto

Portugal’s second city and Lisbon’s equal in terms of beauty and history, you have the added bonus of the port cellars and the majestic Douro Valley to explore.

Top 10 wedding destinations in Portugal

 

Coimbra

The former capital, home to one of the world’s oldest universities, is a beautiful city on a hill. With historic churches and superb venues nestled amongst the alleyways and staircases, Coimbra hides its magic well.

 

The Algarve

Head south for warm weather and guaranteed sunshine (well almost) in Portugal’s welcoming Algarve region. Traditional fishing villages nestle between beautiful seaside villas and golden sands.

Top 10 wedding destinations in Portugal

Azores

Ok, not technically mainland Portugal but this mid-Atlantic paradise is formed by a series of lush volcanic islands. Natural beauty is everywhere you look, creating an unforgettable wedding destination.

Top 10 wedding destinations in Portugal

Monsanto

This small village clings to the mountain top, nestled among immovable boulders, many of which form parts of the buildings. With panoramic views in every direction, there are few better wedding backdrops in the world.