Wedding season is such a special time of year and the team Harbour Kitchen enjoys helping couples celebrate with family and friends, creating magical memories that will last a lifetime.

On this week’s blog, our passionate team of wedding professionals take a look at some of the most popular Melbourne wedding trends for 2018.

Informal Weddings

Melbourne wedding planners are moving towards a more casual approach to wedding receptions with stand up, cocktail party style wedding celebrations becoming increasingly popular. Cocktail party style weddings allow your guests to mingle, dance and graze, rather than being confined a set seat for the evening.

Foliage & Leaves

Abundant greenery will continue to trend for Melbourne weddings this year with leaves being incorporated into bridal bouquets and decorations. Flower crowns add a stunning, bohemian touch and will continue to be popular again this year.


Balloons continue to be popular style features for beautiful Melbourne weddings. Installations and arches will incorporate beautiful balloons that may be filled with ribbons or glitter. A balloon installation adds instant wow factor and doubles as a great photo backdrop.

Menu Options With A Difference

Grazing and stand up style menus will be popular menu choices for Melbourne weddings this year. Candy carts and styled candy buffets are a long standing Melbourne wedding essential that adds a fun (and delicious) touch to your special celebration.

Unique Guest Books

Image source: Huff Post Australia. Via Pinterest. Josh Snyder Photography

There is a trend towards unique guest books this year – ones that also act as a keepsake. Rocks, shells and canvas prints are a unique alternative for your guests to leave a special note. For something really different, why not try a guest book giant Jenga game!


Props by Hire Me Style, Florals by Minas Florals.

Flowers at weddings will always be popular. This year – colour palettes of white with ample green foliage will be a popular choice for wedding planners, as will brightly coloured arrangements. Flower walls, garlands for the tables and hanging floral installations will all be popular wedding choices for 2018.

The team at Harbour Kitchen have been helping create beautiful Melbourne weddings for over 10 years. We cannot wait to discuss your special day with you! Click here to enquire today.