This is the announcement many of you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to reveal the finalists of the #WeddingTrendsetterChallenge we’ve been hosting on Instagram this month.
We recently set our followers the exciting challenge to come up with a creative wedding design inspired by two of the key wedding trends the Academy team are predicting will be big in 2019 –
Eco-Conscious and Shimmer & Shine.
We’ve been following the action on Instagram and we’ve seen some absolutely STUNNING designs being posted! Congratulations to every one of you who rose to the challenge and put yourself out there by posting a design board.
The tough decision of picking our 10 finalists fell to Academy CEO and Wedding Industry expert, Kylie Carlson. Below Kylie shares her feedback on each of the finalist’s boards and why she picked them.
Now here comes the really exciting bit! We’ll now handover the finalists’ designs to none other than wedding superstar and industry innovator, David Tutera. He’ll have the difficult task of picking one overall winner and we can’t wait to see who it is!
Anyway, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Please join us in congratulating our trendsetting finalists:
“I love the use of different images in this board that don’t just reflect weddings but really help me to visualise the story being told.” – Kylie Carlson
“This board has great continuity and depth and focuses on the more subtle elements of shimmer and shine rather than the obvious ones.” – Kylie Carlson
“I love the winter tale that this board tells and the injection of soft pink that gives everything a focus without being overpowering.” – Kylie Carlson
“The aesthetics of this board pulled me in from the word go and I love the continuity throughout which perfectly tells the story of eco-friendly.” – Kylie Carlson
“This board packs a punch and draws the eye in all the right ways. The richness of the red mixed with the subtle shimmer of the gold works so well.” – Kylie Carlson
“I absolutely love the use of violet within this board mixed with a dash of shimmer. The added marble texture makes for a really interesting design.” – Kylie Carlson
“It doesn’t get more natural than the ocean and this board has a feeling of freedom that let’s the eco-conscious theme shine through.” – Kylie Carlson
“The warmth of the colours use here really made this board a standout and I loved the use of so many natural elements, especially the rings.” – Kylie Carlson
“This board has a fresh feel about it and although you wouldn’t automatically pair these images together it works so well and tells a story of its own.” – Kylie Carlson
“The use of wonderfully earthy colours works so well here along with the plants and natural textures it made me want to jump into the board and live the story.” – Kylie Carlson
Follow us on Instagram to find out who the lucky winner is as soon as it gets announced on Monday 3rd December!