Wedding Season 2016: It’s All About the Details
Most weddings have the same basic components—a rehearsal dinner, beautiful venue for the ceremony and reception, a pretty white dress and hopefully amazing pictures to document every moment of the event. What is going to set your wedding apart are the small personal touches and unique details that tailor the wedding to you and your fiancé. Take a look at what’s trending for this year and see how you can make it your own!
Give Your Wedding an Organic Touch
- Paper Items
Between save-the-dates, invitations, programs, napkins… there are so many opportunities to incorporate floral art and watercolors into your wedding. There are many options for custom artwork and calligraphy that add a little something personal to your wedding.
To give your table settings a more rustic feel, consider using burlap or a textured linen in a soft, neutral palette. Use flowers and greenery to bring in color.
- Venue Choices
You and your fiancé should pick a venue that has meaning for you both, whether that be a particular location or environment that embodies the essence of your relationship. Family estates or ranches may hold sentimental value and can be revisited in later years.
Mix things up!
Offset your matte color palette with a hit of shimmery gold, rose gold, silver or copper. Better yet, use more than one! You can incorporate small items into your table settings or even have statement furniture pieces to add a wow factor. Incorporate the metallic tones into your invitations to bring it all together.
Break the rules of tradition that say everything has to match! Coordinate different chairs or chair coverings to add interest to your ceremony and reception. Play with geometric floor plans and luscious backdrops to give your wedding a touch of glamour.
Make a Fashion Statement
- The Dress
Second only to the bride’s face, people will be looking at her dress. This season, designers are taking romance and elegance to the next level by showcasing beautiful backs with low-cuts, scalloped lace, beading and embroidery.
- The Shoes (and the Other Shoes…)
There is no such thing as too many pairs of shoes, why limit your wedding to one pair?! If you want to have a little bit of fun, go for a pop of color or playful metallic. There is no rule that says you can’t wear a different pair of shoes for ceremony and reception… Just make sure they are about the same height (your dress will be hemmed perfectly after all).
- A Headpiece
A veil is not the only option for brides—Sparkling statement headpieces are all the rage. Start with a veil for your ceremony and then really have some fun with a jeweled comb or headband for the reception. The options are endless and you can really show your individual style.
- The Getaway Outfit
Some brides leave in their dress; others change to something a little bit more comfortable. I see it as an excuse to wear another fabulous getup. This season, brides are opting to exit in a playful pantsuit!
Whatever details you decide to incorporate in your wedding, make sure you have fun with it and break the rules! Your guests are there to celebrate YOU, whichever version of yourself you decide to showcase.