We bask at the thought of being creatively free and being able to do whatever we see fit when it comes to a special event . Often constrained by trends, techniques and availability of goods in our prospective areas we often lose that freedom with being constricted to those constraints I mentioned.
Despite delving into this blog to give you our perspective of 2015 Wedding & Event trends I will say that you have the skill and ability to set the stage for what you believe works. Lets not put a lock and key on our capabilities because of a color, a style or a theme that everyone is doing. Let’s learn to make each event individual and our own, in doing so we become our own trendsetters.
COLORS: Despite Pantone naming Marsala as the color of the year (which we LOVE) .
Pantone’s top colour picks for spring 2015 weddings are En Plein Air which in English means “in the open air”and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif (“painting on the ground”) – Think about the beauty of the natural outdoors, the water , the trees and the blooms.
Tulle and Chantilly
According to the amazing Rita Wong , Think gentle and soft muted hues. Aquamarine will be present everywhere next wedding season. This colour is cool and ethereal (and may even prove to be a stress reducer!). As an added added bonus, it’s an amazing way to cross off your something blue. Scuba Blue, playful and reminiscent of a tropical ocean; Lucite Green, cool and refreshing, yet light in tone; and Toasted Almond, representing warmth, are other colours that will be popular. Plus, look out for Glacier Gray, which works for him or her. This colour is unobtrusive, but contrasts and enhances, working with all the other hot 2015 swatches, slipping into the background and allowing other colours to be the stars. We love how the color plays
FLOWERS: Romantic Luxe is in ! This year we will see more feminine, romantic and soft blooms . Gone are the days where events are overloaded with fillers and greenery. Brides and well heeled hostess want posh-plush (thats a name thing) so expect to see lots of Hydrangeas (I screamed yay- when writing this) , Open Air colored orchids, hyacinths, Peonies, David Austin Roses and the use of the Amnesia Rose . Foregoing lots of greenery makes way for the Dusty Miller leaves to be the star of the show. At this rate – I expect trend followers to spend a pretty penny. But for those who want this trend on a budget there is a way to do it right and affordably! Check out our website for our blooms in a box.
If you want to make an impact with your wedding flowers but don’t have a Kardashian budget, take a look at Sabine’s suggestions for surprisingly cheap wedding flowers here
Whatever you decide remember that your WOW , your LUXE is different than anyone else’s and you still have to own your big day with your ideas, favorites and budget.
Dresses: Next year’s wedding dresses will be all about the shoulders and nudity. First, ladies don’t you love that shoulders can never look fat? (Should we all scream yes here) This look is romantic and timeless. Expect the off shoulder draping to one-shoulder to draped sleeves on both sides. This style will work in both long sleeves and short sleeves and Marchesca hit the runway earlier this year showcasing some of the most amazing pieces in this look and so did The Wedding Dress Shoppe
Now the nudity , I actually meant Nude Lace will dominate special events showcasing details that bakers can mimic in cakes and designs that will leave guests looking twice to make sure the bride is showing to much. This look with lace is not only romantic but sexy and will have grooms puffing out their shoulders and panting for the night of if done right. you can view lots of amazing pieces here.
Design: Move over silver and gold , Copper is making its entrance onto the big scene. Brass and mixed metals will also have a place in the fold but from centrepieces to clever invitation fonts that coordinate with other print products brides who want to go vintage to those who want to create an ultra glam mood or those in between expect to see more of this metallic.
Mixed Use – Urban Uprising! Also expect brides to opt in for venues that has its own natural charm – think brick walls, exposed beams, detailed iron work and big windows because this year there will be a lot of earthy lush events happening and the urban uprising will rule in everything from fair trade and organic food, to blooms and tables in rich woods.
Shabby Chic No More: It would be hard to believe that no one will want a mason jar but this year it will be more for drinking in, eating out off or sending off an edible favor . The Mason jar will evolve from a flower pot to an accessory that can add charm and detail to your special event .
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Food : We love the 2015 wedding trend of offering family-style appetizers at guest tables, sexy food pairings with mini versions of comfort food, breakfast for dinner and of course the midnight snack. Check into our Facebook page to view a list of company we love that offer great midnight snack offerings and Read what else Westminster had to say on their blog here
The Lighting: This year its all or nothing when it comes to lights. Some will opt in for fairy lights, pin spots, par uplighting of custom cut monograms to set the stage for their romantic night , urban uprising or En Plein Air themed event but the Posh plush brides …the same one opting in for the latest & trendiest blooms will want custom cut crystal chandeliers . I’m not talking about your basic ballroom style but a modern twist on the traditional ball room chandelier and it better be wow – Of course it has to be paid for. If you need more ideas on lights check out our friends The Audio Visual People in Wilmington, NC
Cake, Cake, Cake: Classic trends will make a strong comeback! This is the No comment …Just this:
In 2015 as with any year you have the amazing choice to forgo any and every trend and make your special event all yours. The experts always offer tips but they are just guidelines to help you through the process . You ultimately decide what you want to see and how you want to see it and that is what makes this En Plein Air & Painting on the ground a work of natural art . You are the artist and your special date is your masterpiece ! Happy Planning