Would you like to fall in love with peaceful surroundings? Maybe complement your ceremony vision with a one-of-a-kind allure? Do you wish to infuse your wedding with the perfect blend of nature’s charm and city chic vibes? Then there is one place to make your dreams come true: D – A – R – W – I – N.
If you are planning to host a Darwin wedding, we are here to provide you with the best ideas to pair with your vision. In essence, Darwin is special because of its tropical climate offers countless opportunities to stand out, but still preserve the romantic quality of your special day. The capital of Northern Australia offers the wilderness and thrill of your lifetime, offering a plethora of opportunities for your bespoke wedding.
Even though the unique beauty of Darwin makes it one of the most compelling and exotic destinations for hosting your big day, it can be hard to think about what’s popular nowadays and how you can incorporate trends into your own event. You probably have tons of questions about next year’s popular choices, and we have the answers to help you pull off a unique wedding! For more planning inspiration read our post on 10 wedding details couples forget. Our TerritoryWeddings team makes sure to look at details of importance when choosing what best suits your preferences. That being said, below are some of the best Darwin wedding trends you can envision for the following year.
In the past years, intimate weddings have dominated the scene due to the pandemic. In a way, couples focused on what matters to them the most, so inviting only the closest people became a trend, and guess what – it is here to stay! If this sounds like something that feels right for your story, opt for a smaller guest list. You don’t have to be pressured to invite everyone you know to your celebration. Restricting the list of guests will make your wedding planning not only easier but also stress-free. In addition, it will provide you with more options when it comes to your Darwin wedding venue! Have in mind that it is completely understandable if you wish to enjoy your big day with the people who mean the most to you, not with all the distant relatives whom you have met three times in your life.
Do you already live in Darwin? Bingo! “Your wedding, your way” is what Territory Weddings is all about. Needless to say, we will make sure to follow the trend of simplicity by arranging your wedding at home, in Darwin, and it will bring you so many benefits! Do not fret, though, ‘simple’ and ‘home’ don’t have to mean boring, in fact, it provides you with a blank canvas to curate your special day. It translates as intimate, flexible, cost-saving, and stress-free. Isn’t that all you ever wanted? We will also make sure for you to have maximum control of the space. Do you want a whimsical garden soiree? Then we will make an intimate garden out of your simple backyard area. In essence, the wedding style is up to you – there are no limits, it is your home.
What’s becoming even trendier now is bringing you cosiness at your wedding reception. Having a huge space and a luxurious venue is becoming a less preferred option, which means that your wedding planning can include a simpler idea for us to accomplish. Your favourite people will love being there for you on your most important day at a place that everyone adores. Darwin offers plenty of restaurant opportunities for a cosy and unique reception, so why not choose your special place? No need for hundreds of guests! Remember this is YOUR day, YOUR way! The menu can be developed by working with the restaurant and it can prove to be cost-efficient. This brings us to the next point:
In the past few years, significant trends have become obsolete. No more buffet style! Yes, you heard that right! Menus have become personalised and for a good reason. Think intimacy first. Every individual guest is served a portion of uniqueness. Your Darwin wedding can include a seated dinner with a specially curated menu featuring culinary delights. In addition, you can opt for food stations for an elevated guest experience.
Nothing brings more satisfaction than having the perfect wedding dessert on your big day. Usually, wedding planning includes opting for cake, but you will be surprised to see what’s on the plate for dessert lovers in the following year. Cakes are out! As food has become more personalised, individual cakes are becoming a less preferred option. But what comes next is more creative for sure. What are the options? From mini cakes to cupcakes and a tower made of vanila slices (the kind from the naughty corner), cake alternatives are trending and we can make sure you have that covered!
Last, but not least, don’t forget to plan your Darwin styling when it comes to flowers. Nowadays, opting for smaller arrangements with more fun and colourful flowers is popular. In addition, incorporating native flowers will add a special flair to your Darwin wedding. For more inspiration and information on wedding florals check out our extensive post here.
What’s new in terms of the wedding style and invitations for the upcoming year? Creativity is for sure number one. Infusing your unique style into the invitation suite is what 2023 is all about. Make sure to personalise all the details and reflect your bespoke vision. Some of the elements that will make your Darwin wedding invitations unique is including a wax seal and dry flowers. In addition, you can add Darwin-inspired motifs to the design. Wish to have a completely customised aesthetic? Then working with a stationery professional will help you realise your vision. Finding the best designer professionals can be achieved through having a wedding planning team to be on your side for your Darwin styling and wishes.
‘She has hand-drawn Eucalyptus leaves that mimic the native trees we have around us in the territory. Designed to be printed on earthy textured stock with complementing ink colours.’
“Archer is for the more sophisticated bride. Keeping things contemporary and minimalistic, and ever so stylish. Archer looks fabulous when chosen with bold and contrasting colours.’
‘For the destination wedding that is fun, fresh and tropical, just like Darwin. This gorgeous suite sets the scene and paints the perfect picture of how fabulously colourful and fun the celebrations will be.”The delicate hand-drawn flowering gum in this suite is effortlessly timeless. A beautiful Australian classic flora makes this invitation suite sing and really stand out from the rest. Pair it perfectly on earthy-toned cardstock, and maybe even with a hint of hot foil stamping.’
If you’re not sure where to start your wedding planning journey and need professionals to help you pull it off, visit our Territory Wedding contact page and reach out! Do you have more questions about Darwin wedding trends? Make sure to comment below!