It’s the news all brides and grooms have been longing for – weddings are officially back this summer as the country returns to normality after the pandemic.
At The AlonA we are so excited to be welcoming back our first two couples this month and can’t wait to be part of their special days.
To celebrate the return, we have launched a brand new wedding brochure, with new tailor-made packages and menus, to give inspiration for the perfect nuptials.
Margaret McIntosh, AlonA Events Manager said: “It’s been a long time coming but finally we can host weddings again and we still have dates available for couples who want to get married this year in our unique wedding setting overlooking the loch in the beautiful surroundings of Strathclyde Country Park.
“Whether an intimate ceremony for a small number of people or a grand banquet in our fully heated marquee, our expert team can help couples create a day to remember forever.”
With Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fiancée Carrie Symonds believed to be planning a lavish affair, and the groom-to-be promising ‘the wedding industry is certainly gonna come roaring back’, all the signs are hopeful for a great year ahead.
But what are the big trends likely to be for weddings in 2021 and 2022?
Nostalgia is going to be key after so much uncertainty and the success of Netflix shows like Bridgerton and The Crown will ensure big dresses and huge floral arrangements are in demand again. Never has family been more important and heirloom rings and something borrowed items are likely to be take centre stage, although whether brides will do the full Princess Beatrice and borrow one of grandmother’s dresses is yet to be seen!
With travel still uncertain, it is likely that many couples may also take inspiration from dream honeymoon destinations or favourite places when designing their flowers and table settings with tropical floral arrangements from the Caribbean or Moroccan style candles.
For more cautious couples, individual wedding cakes for each guest may replace a five-tier confection and sky-high Jimmy Choos may be swapped for a more sensible kitten heel for brides used to spending months in trainers.