Lush & Luxe. Size does matter. Event designers and brides alike are teaming up to create showstopping floral arrangements, such as those seen during the days of Marie Antoinette. This move toward French opulence means more petals, blossoms, candles -- even feathers! -- as centerpieces go from simple and low to towering and lush. Gilded place settings, brocade linens, and hand-painted invitations complete the elaborate look.
Exotic Influences.Moroccan influences are strong this year and can add splashes of culture and historical character to your wedding. The reception area can be transformed through the use of dramatic, jewel-toned colors, lovely exotic patterns and elegant, textured fabrics. To add a subtle Moroccan flair to your wedding, incorporate statement pieces like handwoven rugs (placed on the floor or hung up on the wall) and intricately designed, heavy wooden or wrought-iron furniture. Use a rich and vibrant colour scheme of oranges and reds or deep blues and sparkling greens. For accessories, it’s all about excess. Use fabrics in abundance and place oversized pillows generously throughout your wedding reception to create your own Moroccan oasis. Personalized details, Signature drinks, Family Recipes Abound. Nothing is spared to customize this year's weddings. Monograms and patterns will be everywhere. Menu items will be more colorful than ever before. More ethnic themed dishes will delight your guests. Middle Eastern, Latin and Mediterranean themes are the ones to watch for. An elegant addition to the cocktail is the inclusion of ports and cheeses alongside delicious chocolate treats. It's stylish to dress up your drinks too! With all these exciting trends, we are looking forward to another great year of creating your own one of a kind wedding. It's certainly another opportunity for us to make all your wedding dreams come true!!!!
Sources: Bridal Guide Magazine, theknot.com.