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Wedding Trends 2020

What was old is new again, but with a contemporary twist…

At the time of writing this, we are less than 1 month away from entering a new year, and more importantly, a brand new decade…. Exciting, full of promise and fresh starts, the approach of 2020 gives us the opportunity to look toward the future but also reminisce about years past. Casting our minds over the last 100 years, all the way back to the ‘Roaring Twenties’, we can see how far wedding styles and trends have come, but there is something to be said for that golden era of glamourous, decadent opulence; wild and carefree abandon; heritage style, clinking flutes of champagne, dancing the night away at a lavish soiree… the 1920’s were definitely onto something, and what was old is new again with the some of the current trends of 2020 showing similarities to those epic parties.

2020 weddings are all about individuality and creating a day solely focused on love and relaxed fun. We can expect a decrease in the standard ‘church ceremony followed by a venue reception, run to a strict schedule’ type event, and instead, couples are showcasing their personalities by choosing to combine the ceremony and reception at one location to keep the flow of the party going. Celebrations will include intricate personal details displayed in a nostalgic, romantic style; more natural environments will be utilised, enhancing garden or lawn spaces with wildflowers and lush greenery. You’ll see guests draped in neutral colours or blush tones; and wedding receptions feeling like one big Gatsby party.

Lucky inner city couples have the amazing Abbotsford Convent on their doorstep and within this stunning venue, all your bespoke big day dreams can come true in the Rosina Function Space. Abbotsford Convent itself is a hub of creative spaces and studios, galleries and market stalls. The Rosina Function Space is a unique venue in its own right – offering heritage elegance with original lead-light windows, polished floorboards, atmospheric high ceilings and exposed wooden trusses.

Situated on a bend on the Yarra River, the Rosina Function Space is only 4kms from the city, and boasts 3 gorgeous ceremony locations, an open air courtyard (dancing under the stars, anyone?) and the stunning function space. In keeping with the concept of relaxed momentum, the party will seamlessly flow from ceremony location; to drinks and canapés in the Courtyard; and then into the Rosina Function Space to dine on your wedding menu designed and catered by Bursaria Fine Foods. This venue already holds so much depth and character, it’s just waiting for you to add your own personal touches, and it transforms into your own decadent dream wedding space, perfect for up to 250 guests seated or 500 guests for a cocktail style event.

For those couples wanting to get away from the city, then we suggest The Refectory At Werribee Park. 

A perfect mix of old world charm and modern style, The Refectory is a classic wedding venue that looks like a grand country estate, nestled within the grounds of Werribee Mansion. It’s proving to be the perfect choice for couples looking for a chic wedding ceremony and reception, with the convenience of everything all in one location. There are eight gorgeous ceremony spots dotted amongst the expansive lawns and lush gardens, with stunning flowers, a lake, and the actual reception to take place in the historic ballroom.

The Ballroom has a fabulous combination of classical architectural features, designer chandeliers, high ceilings and gorgeous contemporary furnishings. With the capacity to seat up to 150 guests, Bursaria the caterers shine here also – skillfully delivering your menu using the freshest ingredients, with an exceptional eye for detail and taste. The Refectory is a luxury wedding and events space oozing sophistication, glamour and an all over decadently cool vibe. Again, the focus here is on flow – from ceremony to pre dinner drinks and snacks, through to the reception and dancing, every detail is thought of and taken care of, leaving couples to just immerse themselves in their special day and enjoy every moment, surrounded by beautiful decor and nature. 

Another option of course, and a trend which is becoming more popular for the budget savvy bride – is to host your wedding in your own home! It’s where you are most comfortable, where the majority of your memories are made and your daily life and love story takes place, so why not consider holding your special day there too? Bursaria can deliver creative, great tasting catering for weddings and all types of events, tailoring a menu or package to your style and taste. This means you don’t have a major component of your big day to worry about. The professional staff will handle it all -from the design and development of your catering, through to the impeccable service on the day – all with an intent focus on fresh, seasonal, wholesome and delicious dishes that are sure to make your guests rave about the food, long after the party is over (we all know a wedding is judged mainly by the food!)

At the end of the day, trends come and go, but 2020 is shaping up to bring the glamour back, which we all know, never goes out of style. No matter what your choice – a special venue, or in your own home; the inner city or out West, Bursaria has an option for you that will ensure your big day is timeless, classic and as warm, fun, personable and individual as you and your partner are.