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Q. We're looking for some wedding theme inspiration – what were the most popular wedding aesthetics for 2021 on Instagram?
A. Adam and Tom says: Research into popular wedding-related hashtags have revealed a rising interest in a new design trend known as Rustic Vogue. Research shows that #rusticweddings has been used on 2,164,541 Instagram posts this past year and that #rusticweddingdecor and #rusticweddingideas are also growing in popularity, with 261,243 and 27,055 posts respectively.
Further research also reveals that Rustic Vogue has also risen in search popularity within the last six months, and is continuing to do so as the year draws to a close.
While there are always several factors that influence design trends like this one, likely, the surge in interest for rustic aesthetics for people planning weddings will be down to continued social lockdowns during winter. People's focuses and what they think are important have shifted – many couples getting married are no longer opting for lavish, grand affairs, instead preferring simple, family-focused ceremonies and celebrations."
Adam and Tom, The Hairpin Leg Co
Q. Please can you give us some ideas for styling our intimate micro wedding?
A. Hannah Bendall says: Micro weddings give couples the option to host a scaled-down event spending quality time with a hand-picked selection of their loved ones. Dressing a venue for a smaller wedding can be an emotional experience because everything seems more intimate and magnified and the table decorations, place names and favours can be more elaborate because there's often a larger budget available to spend on those all-important finishing touches.
A sweetheart table used as the top table is a beautiful addition that allows the happy couple time to sit together and share precious moments. There's always the option to host a lavish party afterwards with a larger guest list.
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