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2022 wedding trends

Updated: Sep 8, 2023

Lilac wedding dress

Photo credit: @corinavphotography, gown by Millia London

Happy New Year lovers!

Here's to a wedding planning year of love, happiness and Covid-free togetherness.

Let's see what the wedding fashion world has in store for you all this year, curated specially for you my colour-loving people.

So, the Pantone colour of the year is Very Peri aka periwinkle.

lilac patone colour called Vey peri

If the hues of periwinkle take your fancy, you can incorporate it into your wedding by going full-on lilac gown, as seen in the image above, in the groom's wear by adding pops of colour with a shirt, tie or bowtie, or add touches of it into your tablescape with the florals, candles, napkins and stationery. I'm on board!

lilac and peach wedding colours

Image Via @lighasgold

Design @epochcoevents

Florals @truthandblooms

Stationery @finedaypress


brides in peach, powder blue and pink dresses

Image Via @kseniaparisphoto, Dresses by Millia London

Who said you got to have a white wedding dress? Colourful dresses are in and I'm loving it! Millia London has recently released the most stunning cloud-like dresses in every pastel hue imaginable, complementary to any skin tone. Not to mention how incredible you will photograph in one. If you decide to go for one, it can be the colour that dictates your overall colour palette.


turquoise velvet Gucci suit

Image of Jared Leto in Gucci

Gorgeous colour-rich colour-lovingWhat's suits are in! No, you don't have to opt for the boring black or navy suit anymore. Finally, some good news for the grooms. Actually, what's even better, Gucci tailors these suits for all genders. We have seen gorgeous suits emerge on the scene in the last couple of years, everything from floral prints to stunning velvet suits in all colours. Also, to my utter delight, the 70s tailoring is BIG! I couldn't be happier.

Retro-inspired brown Gucci mens suit

Image Via Gucci Catwalk 2021


Floral arch wedding backdrop

Image Via @sinja_hemke_photography

Florals by @grimmsbluemerie

Design by @perfectplan.weddings

Big floral installations are here to stay! What better way to enhance the aesthetic of your venue if not with flowers? From hanging floral clouds to arched ceremony backdrops, an amazing floral design will make your guests swoon with delight. Not to mention they make for incredible photo opportunities. Money well spent? I would say YES!


Bride with loose afro hairstyle

Image Via @carolineopacicphotography

Model Nicola @curlyculzeane

Dress @poppyperspective

Jewellery @victoriabedwelljewellery

MUA @makeupologybrides

Styling by me

Big natural hairstyles are having a much-needed comeback, and we couldn't love them more. Conforming to neat bridal hair we often see in the big mags is so passe, not to mention rudely exclusive as it is simply not representative of all.


Bride in hot pants and large flower crown

Image Via @carolineopacicphotography

Headdress by @bombinistudio

Bridal bikini by @bowendryden

MUA by @lydiapankhurst

Florals by @lexhamiltonfloralstudio

Model @peggy_pullock

Styled by me

If you follow me on the gram you will know that I LOVE a statement headdress. In my opinion, it adds so much to your outfit. It completes the look and makes you feel like a goddess. If you can't shine like a star on your wedding day, when can you? It was really interesting to compare images with and without the headdress on - there was no competition on which stood out more. Go check out my wedding inspiration gallery. Every shoot had one.


Half-suit, half-ballgown

Image Via Pavel Denisenko of Billy Porter wearing a custom-made tailored jacket with draped detail paired with elegant flare-legged pants by Ashi Studio for the 2020 Emmys.

Gender-neutral tailoring = hybrid suits are one of my FAVE 2022 wedding trends!

A hybrid look that can incorporate details of a gown, a suit, a jacket and a skirt all in one – made for humans of all genders as seen on red carpets everywhere.

This is not new though. First seen in the 80s on the LGBTQIA black & brown drag scene (have you watched POSE?!) in New York, is reaching a wider audience.

At the helm of it all is the awe-inspiring Billy Porter who was the first to turn up at the Oscars in a half suit/half ballgown and made the world hyperventilate. (He is now the only reason I never miss any red-carpet TV coverage!)

Quick to follow were countless stars, like Lill Nas X, Harry Styles and Jared Leto to name a few. Huzzah!

mage Via Angela Weiss of Lil Nas X wearing a custom Atelier Versace lilac pantsuit with a matching train that draped with every step he took. The off-the-shoulder jacket is covered with shining embellishments that are also featured throughout the leg of his pants.

Image Via Angela Weiss of Lil Nas X wearing a custom Atelier Versace lilac pantsuit with a matching train that draped with every step he took. The off-the-shoulder jacket is covered with shining embellishments that are also featured throughout the leg of his pants.

Bride in short wedding dress and groom in retro suit

Image Via Wolf Shoots Weddings


I LOVE the short wedding dress + veil combo revival - but of course, I would, wouldn't I? I'm a retro freak.

This awesome promo shoot was created for the 2022 @mostcuriouswedfair, and when I saw it, it made me squeal with delight. Not only because it was the freshest coolest thing ever (which it was), but because I'm one of this year's exhibitors!

If you're one of the cool cats getting hitched in 2022/23, this not-to-be-missed wedding fair is a MUST for you!

4-6 March at The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London - get your ticks NOW directly from the Most Curious = website!

Photo & concept @wolfshootsweddings

Styling & production @mostcuriouswedfair

Dress @edmondsonbridalcouture

Veil @laurenmizon.bespokeveils

Shoes @charlotteshoneshoes

Suit @edwardsexton with @shop_elizabethanmarie + knitwear Styled by @sammyaki

Florals @rootedinrosemary

Venue @bacc

Hair & Makeup @sbhm_stylist

Models Nima & @jordan106_dance

2022 looks to be a very exciting year indeed.

I look forward to making loads of dreams come true for sure.

Whole Lotta Love,

Zuza x


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