We previously gave a rundown of the top five food and style trends for the 2015 wedding season and we haven’t forgotten about decor.
After all, it’s key to creating a solid event atmosphere and overall top notch aesthetic that your guests won’t be able to stop talking about.
1. Naked dining tables
Sometimes less is more, and this definitely applies to your wedding dining tables. If you have a smaller group and need to rent dinner tables anyway, you may want to splurge on “no linen required” wood harvest tables that can be positioned in rows to change up the traditional dining hall layout. They also just so happen to be the perfect companion to a farm-to-table and/or family style dining approach.
2. Black wedding cakes
Let’s face it, cakes are often more for decor than they are for dessert at most weddings. Once reserved only for spooky occasions such as Halloween, black cakes are now making their way into the wedding world and they don’t disappoint! There is something so bold and fashion forward about them and we just can’t get enough. In our opinion, they’re best served up with either lots of texture or a smooth finishing and chalkboard aesthetic.
3. Copper and rose gold
Mixed metals are here to stay as centrepiece decor and floral vessels, but preferences are trending warmer with rose gold and copper trumping yellow gold and silver. Rose gold conveniently pairs beautifully with the ever-popular blush wedding colour palette, and copper is a great option for those wanting to create a modern industrial vibe. What do you say, brewery pub style wedding?
4. Unstructured florals
It’s out with small symmetrical bouquets and centrepiece arrangements and in with big loose florals that embody movement and take on their own unique shape. The idea is to create a “just picked from a garden” look full of lush foliage and trailing greenery. We’re even seeing unconventional additions like fruit and herbs being paired with more traditional wedding favourites like roses, peonies and ranunculus. We must say, we’re so happy to see brides let loose and go a little bit “wild” with their florals this year.
5. Handwritten calligraphy
Continuing to trend this year are suites of calligraphy stationery and event signage, ranging from menus and place cards to seating charts and framed quotes. We love this look as a great way to add a hand-made touch to your wedding without an overly DIY feel. If you plan to perfect the skill of the pen, we applaude you, but save yourself some time by scanning your best result and printing as many copies as you need.