Every bride wants a wedding that’s unique to her…but they also want to keep up with the trends. From rustic barn weddings to red carpet-inspired bridal gowns, everyone wants to be on trend, or even better, ahead of the curve.Colleen of CCS Events says that she sees a lot of color trends, and that the one that’s coming in right now is teal. “One of the top trends I see is TEAL…This bluish-green color is now the “in” thing. It can be used in the bridesmaids’ dresses, sashes, table linens, paper products and flowers that have teal hues such as succulents, hydrangeas and dusty miller. Brides are now pairing it with hot pink, blush and gold for an even more glam look. We cannot tell you how many teal and (insert and pink shade here) weddings we’re designing this year!”
Kara from A Cake To Remember seconds the idea of teal, and adds that metallics are also very hot. “Cake decorators are talking about metallics a lot right now. Either entire tiers that are covered with real gold leaf, metallic accents painted on the cake of the sugar flowers, or bling wrap on the cake that gives you the look of rhinestones. Anything that’s reflective is really hot right now. I’m also seeing a lot of interest in using non-traditional flowers like magnolias and succulents (in light teal/greyish green colors) on the cake instead of the traditional sugar roses. Sugar succulents are cute and unexpected.”
Chardonney from The Prop Shop says that they’ve had a lot of interest in their mahogany Chivari chairs, and also in natural wood folding chairs. Both of these options give you a more natural wood look, as opposed to the more traditional colored chairs. The natural wood also goes well with the rustic look that’s still popular for receptions.
Ellen from Jingles Bridal says that color for the bridal gown is very on-trend. “I’m seeing a lot of silver, pink, oatmeal, champagne and other colors for the bridal gown itself. And strapless is still big, but there are a lot of designs that now have illusion necklines, which gives you a sheer panel at the top of the bodice. This look is HUGE right now.” It’s also very classic (think Grace Kelly) and flattering!
When using design elements that are trendy, choose one or two that appeal to you, don’t go overboard. You want the trends that you incorporate to enhance your reception design, not overwhelm them.