Ahead of the 'Your Wedding Exhibition' this weekend in Aberdeen, we thought we would take a look at the biggest wedding trends for 2019. This will either give you some inspiration for planning your own wedding or give you an idea of what you can expect to see when attending as a guest.

Coral Colours

When Pantone release their colour of the year, this usually decides the colour schemes for weddings for the rest of the year. This year the colour has been announced as 'Living Coral' setting a tone of bright and colourful weddings for 2019. At ScotlandShop we get so excited when the Pantone colour is released as we are able to pick out the tartans that include the new colour. See below for our tartan picks for 2019. Wedding experts also predict that people are moving away from the tradition of one colour scheme and are now adapting a range of complimentary colours instead.

Backyard Weddings

Backyard wedding inspiration
Backyard wedding

Be prepared to be one at nature when attending weddings this year, as one of the biggest trends brides and grooms are expected to adapt in 2019 is holding backyard weddings. This gives a more natural and relaxing feel, as there is no hustle and bustle which can be quite common in inside venues. The perfect way to give your backyard wedding a Scottish twist is to decorate the chairs and the alter with tartan.

Scottish Tartan Wedding Inspiration
Gordon tartan themed backyard wedding

Grooms in the Spotlight

This year there is a lot of focus on the grooms and the groomsmen attire, more so than ever before. The biggest trend is without a doubt a three piece suit, it is sophisticated, smart and really makes a statement alongside the bride in her beautiful gown. And what is better than a three piece suit, well of course a tartan three piece suit! The trend also concentrates on brightly coloured suits, as well as patterned suits, both of which line up with a beautiful tartan suit.

Tartan 3 Piece Suit Wedding Inspiration
Black Watch Weathered 3 Piece Suit

Simple Wedding Dresses

Megan Markle Givenchy Wedding Dress
Megan Markle's simple wedding dress designed by Clare Waight Keller

After the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now known as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex) back in May there has been a huge rise in plain and simple wedding dresses, a huge number of brides are electing wedding gowns that lack any sort of over complicated design or embellishment. Dresses of this simple nature give a much more elegant and sophisticated look. However, if you fancy adding something a little extra to this type of dress why not tie some tartan ribbon around the waist. A classic Scottish addition for any bride to adapt.

Tartan Wedding Dress Inspiration
Black Watch Bow Belt

If you are attending the Aberdeen Wedding Exhibition this weekend be sure to come and visit our Tartan filled stall at location H8, we are even showcasing some of our products on the catwalk show, a definite must see of the weekend. There is still some tickets available on the website and there will even be some tickets available on the door.