As you begin planning your wedding, or gearing up to attend one this summer, be on the lookout for these new trends. Along with your wedding gift and congratulations, you may want to pack frosting and a sleeping bag, or think about incorporating these ideas into your nuptials!
“Less is more” is an idealism attached to many event planning strategies, and lately this has included weddings. Understated elegance is now a common thread being applied to every element of the big day—cutting the extravagant to show case raw exquisite taste, down to the cake! According to The Daily Meal, frosting-less wedding cakes are beginning to emerge as more weddings aim to capture a naturally sophisticated and rustic look. Celebrities including Hilary Duff and Victoria Beckham chose to forgo the frosting on their wedding cake, would you?
“Glamping”, meaning glamorous camping, has become a trendy theme for various types of event, though most recently, some weddings have begun to take the theme quite literally—inviting guests to sleep over among mother nature’s wonders in glamorous tents. Aside from tents, other common camping commodities like bonfires and s’mores are being incorporated for true camping enthusiast brides and grooms, though this theme can certainly be accomplished in a less literal, more refined manner by choosing natural wood and neutral colors in the decor selection, so camping is rather insinuated. Creating centerpieces with wood accents and wild flowers is a great “glamping” addition that does not overstate the camping aspect of the theme.
We’ve been dotting about Chandeliers since our recent gala at the Gerting Theatre in May, when Joe Garcia and the West Coast team custom designed a showstopping chandelier that wowed the crowd attending the masquerade gala for which the chandelier was constructed. Chandeliers are multifaceted, serving two vital purposes crucial to both lighting, and overall décor. Not only does a chandelier assist in creating the desired ambiance, but the versatility and creative design possibilities are endless; which is likely why event planners and brides have historically taken advantage of the versatile fixture. Nothing makes a more elegant and glamorous statement than a chandelier. Chandeliers are also an element worth considering when executing the trendy “glamping” theme. A simple addition, Chandeliers create a timeless look for any wedding. Whether Gothic and dramatic, or modern and sleek, they are always a sparkly addition.