Hello New Brides! Are you looking for some guidance on all the scoop for 2016? Well here’s a few ideas to think about.
Most all brides will be cost conscience this year. And why not, we need to find ways to spend our money our money wisely. Most brides will want something elegant and understated, with a few going all out for the occasion.
Let’s start with this year’s Pantone colors, Serenity Blue (Aqua) and Blush Pink. You’ll see these colors in floral arrangements to cakes. You might even see the bride wearing a very pale blush pink wedding dress. There will be plenty of lace with Sweetheart necklines dominating the wedding dress industry. These soft palettes will bring vintage settings with additional subtle and classic lines.
Photography by Jillian Rose Photography
Prediction: Mismatched Bridesmaids Gone are the days of mandatory bridesmaid’s uniforms. Now brides are allowing their ladies to choose their own dresses in colors and styles that flatter their bodies. Plus, many of these outfits end up being worn more than once, which we love! It’s a stunning look. This trend isn’t going anywhere. —Vikki Marsee, All You Need Is Love Events
I feel floral arrangements will be smaller, and less expensive with either soft blush, vanilla and aqua tones or either bright Boho colors. Bridal bouquets are predicted to be more cascaded. Today's DIY trend is a lovely but understated glass bottle collection with one style of bloom. Flowers will be popular in the hair this year. Brides will go romantic with simple, but elegant ways to incorporate not only themselves, but her bridesmaids with a beautiful flower in her hair.
Drinks are on you! You might consider a champaign cart to offer at your guest’s tables. Set this up using inexpensive rose, brut, proseccos (Italian), cavas (Spanish) most under $10 a bottle for a "roving" bar throughout the party. You could also add infused syrups and rose petal or berry ice cubes that provide instant cocktail chic
Sweets Galore! - Dessert Table - One of the most interesting trends in St. Louis this year is stacked wedding cakes with lace pressed into the buttercream icing. This makes a lovely design on the side of the cake. Adding perfect edible flowers makes a gorgeous centerpiece for your wedding. You can also set bakery favorites like cookies, cupcakes, petit four – an easy affordable DIY - onto an interactive tasting bar for guests to enjoy for dessert.
While mason jars and handwritten chalkboard signs might not be so popular anymore, the rustic bohemian style is still something to think about. Some brides are embracing the casual feel, opting for Coachella-inspired flower crowns, picnic-style dining, guest lounge areas, and watercolor decorations. To go along with the earthy vibe, couples ditch shiny silver or gold accents for rustic metallic and brightly colored wildflowers.
The earthy, outdoor feel gives a feeling of a laid-back, free-spirited nature of some brides. Common decorations include terrarium-style centerpieces, with lots of fresh greenery and lace accents. Hand-written signs are also a fun way for brides to add a personal touch. Chalkboard décor is still in and is something easy, It’s creative and can be done on a low budget.
Now let’s talk about food! How about a brunch wedding? Serve your guests a brunch instead of dinner. Take advantage of the cooler part of the day, if it’s in the summer or warmer part of the year. A waffle bar with delicious toppings will do the trick. You could do a complete breakfast bar or keep it light. Have your ceremony before the sun reaches its peak and then enjoy cocktail hour under the sun or indoors. And don’t forget the mimosas!
From hanging salad stations and olive oil-tasting bars to doughnut walls and pimp-your-cupcake stations, food stations allow the bride and groom to express themselves while giving guests a fun, memorable experience. A beer garden station might be an ideal addition for an outdoor wedding. Food trucks are the new phase, decorated in the style of the couple’s wedding. This form of food offers a fun way to treat guests to small bites of popular comfort foods, like mac and cheese or even ice-cream cones as special midnight treats. Brides might also be sold on the food truck idea because of the money saved on the catering bill. Either way, food trucks are all the rage at weddings for both style and function.
Prediction: Prints! There are so many inventive and gorgeous table linens with prints, but most couples play it safe and go with solids. These photos show a print linen by Luxe Linens that is bright, springy, and perfectly easy to work with design-wise. —Dee Gaubert, No Worries Event Planning
Themes this year will follow the couples’ likes weighing heavily on outdoor woodland themes and vintage. Don’t worry, you can rent vintage items for your wedding. There are companies out there who specialize in providing just the right collection of items to pull your “look” together. Other popular themes this year will be rustic and casual -chic. These two themes can be done inexpensively, yet provide a fantastic setting for your wedding.
This is the year of becoming more etiquette oriented. At least on your table settings.
Prediction: Setting the Table Focusing on a properly set table is huge. No more using the steak knife for the salad course or a soup spoon for dessert. —Kate, Kate Siegel Events
Photographer: Jose Villa.
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Photography by Jose Villa Photography by B. Miller Photography