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The Top 5 Wedding Styling Trends in Australia in 2021

By one fine collective

There’s so much to think about when you are planning your big day and getting your wedding style and vibe right for you and your partner is key. Wedding styling and decor is a true reflection of self expression for the happy couple. If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about creating incredible ambience and mood through furniture, dinnerware, decor, props and finishing touches it’s our friends at Simply Seated

We teamed up with Simply Seated to style our One Fine Day Sydney Fair and boy oh boy did they create the most Instagrammable event we’ve ever seen. We asked them to tell us the hottest wedding styling trends right now – if you are getting married soon, you’ll need to scroll down and feel inspired.


Location, tick! Outdoor tick, weather… well – you just don’t know! When it comes to wedding styling for an outdoor wedding, you need an insurance policy in the form of shelter. A stylish shelter to be precise. Move over old school style Marquees, boho tents have gained incredible popularity and it’s easy to see why. They add so much flair and they are such a good way to finesse your wedding. A tent like this can transform any location and compliment the most natural of settings, creating a bohemian oasis. Style with long table settings or throw down some rugs and pillows for that relaxed boho vibe – there’s so many ways to decorate your Boho tent. Aside from looking a million bucks on your wedding day, these structures will give you extra peace of mind when considering the uncontrollable elements.

boho tent

Sure, it might be a nice day for a white wedding but why not add some colour to your wedding style palette. Instead of a standard white plate, perhaps consider something unique and vibrant! We are seeing a move away from muted, all-white-everything tablescapes and a trend towards creating fun and vibrant tables with unique, hand-made pieces. Who doesn’t love a pop of colour! Simply Seated stock a collection of hand-crafted plates, made in Italy. They also have a collection of earthenware and ceramic plates to ensure a unique design that will make your wedding or event stand out from the rest. These plates are so quintessentially Italian and we feel like we’re being transported to the Amalfi Coast… well, we wish!

hand painted plate

Candles are the perfect way to add another style element to your wedding table set up, not only do they create beautiful ambience but they also add colour and texture. Although candles have been around for longer than any of us, so what makes them a trend? Many people are moving away from the standard taper candles and opting for sculpted style candles. These shining beauties come in all shapes and sizes and have made their way into the limelight for 2021 and beyond. Sculpted candles still provide you with the much needed ambience and light source but they create a really elevated design and will have your table looking like a true work of art.

sculpted candle

We’ve seen Neon Signs making their vibrant style statement at weddings for a while now and the good news is that they’re not going anywhere! Neon signs are a true talking point – whether its the bridal table, backdrop or that perfect photo-sharing moment, couples are continuing to personalise their wedding. We love how they are a cute and romantic way to make a statement – just add feature furniture and amazing florals and there you have the most Insta-worthy set for all your guests to enjoy!.

neon sign

We love a bit of traditional revival when it comes to wedding style. Champagne towers are having a renaissance and we are oh-so-pleased about it. Not only is it a great focal point at your wedding, but also a fun tradition that photographs so beautifully.  With so much demand coming in, Simply Seated have added cut-crystal champagne coupes to their collection which elevate any cocktail and make Champagne towers look so luxe.

These are giving us serious Gatsby vibes, they have to go on the ‘must have’ list.

champagne tower

Even though neutral styling still has its place, many couples are exploring more vibrant colours for their wedding decor. Just as we’ve seen with fashion trends, people are seeking richer hues to adorn their tables and surroundings. Watch this space – colourful and printed napkin and table linen is also on the rise for wedding style trends. Similarly to the hand painted plates, many people are choosing to add personal flair with pops of colour. More and more people are coming to Simply Seated wanting to see variety so they can create a unique tablescape of colour, texture and style!

Want some more inspiration? Make sure you check out our Sydney event wrap up. Don’t forget to explore Simply Seated’s gorgeous range of trending pieces. 

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