Wedding trends to look out for in 2019: Eco-weddings

Our favourite wedding trend for 2019 has to be the rise of the eco-friendly wedding.

It won’t come as a surprise that many brides this year will be opting for an eco-friendly wedding.  Not only are more people becoming environmentally-conscious every year, it helped hugely that both the Royal weddings last year made a mindful effort to help the environment.

A good place to start things moving forward is your wedding stationery.  Save the date cards, invitations and place cards for the big day can all be printed using recycled and sustainably-forested paper.

Want something with a little bit extra?  Choose a paper which has seeds sown into it.  When planted, not only will it let the seeds of love bloom into something even more beautiful, months after your big day, but you’re sharing your love with the bees and the butterflies too.

Check out Wildflower Favours who have some really great ideas and products to make sure you have the perfect little memento fleuri.

Talking of flowers, you should be aware of the huge trend towards using foam-free floral arrangements in the world of florists.  If you want to know why this is less of a trend and more an essential measure to take for the benefit of our environment, make yourself a cup of tea and read this article in The Times which makes it crystal clear why foam-free is the future for floristry and for wedding flowers.

One of the best places for inspiration for foam-free flowers is @nofloralfoam over on Instagram.  Get some ideas then talk to your florist.  They’re bound to have some clever thoughts on how you can have floral displays that are both kind to the environment and beautiful on the eye.  They may well work with local flower growers.  If they do, follow the trend set by Harry and Meghan by embracing the beauty of the irregular, natural and scented flowers over the perfectly-formed, imported blooms.  The carbon footprint you make will be so much smaller and the support to small, locally-based businesses matter hugely.

Perhaps it was the incredible summer of 2018 that is inspiring future couples to opt for the great outdoors as a location for the wedding in 2019 but – whatever the weather – one thing is certain Norfolk has some stunning locations!  Make the most of the environment around you!

Fitting in perfectly with the backdrops of our English countryside is the trend for the quirky boho-style outdoor wedding.

Think stretch or sailcloth marquees in a private glade, decked with bunting, bride in pre-loved wedding gown, rugs on lawns, live music, outdoor games, wild rice confetti, grazing tables laden with locally-sourced or foraged food, fire pits, glamping guests… you get the picture.

Or perhaps Downton Abbey style.  A traditional marquee set out in front of a glorious English stately home on impeccably manicured lawns. Morning suits, ivory satin and a vintage Rolls Royce. Fascinators, champagne saucers, a string quartet, silver flatware and fine quintessentially British fayre.

Whatever the style of your wedding and the location, here at Morton’s Event Hire our friendly team is mindful to guide you through the options and help create your perfect venue.

 

 

Testimonials

A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.

 

The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
 
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.