We often hear about upcoming trends in weddings- colors, styles, attire, ceremony traditions, floral, etc.- and we know that it can get overwhelming. You turn to us for sound and concise advice and today is no different. We asked experts, hunted down our favorite ideas, and came up with some of our own ideas. It’s the best of the best, just for you!
Trend #1: Traditional Colors
From royal blue, to red, to dark green, deep jewel tones are making a huge comeback. Pair dark green with cream and gold for a sophisticated mood, blue with white for a crisp timeless look, and red with black for a dramatic look.
Tammy Carmona, an event, floral and food designer based in New York, shared her Fall Wedding thoughts with us:
I realize that after a spring and summer season of bright, happy colors with sharp, new-age, bold hues, the fall and winter will go back to the older, more traditional styles – of course with a new and improved version. I see my brides have been asking for softer, more feminine compliments to the traditional fall colors. The lush, soft flower arrangements will be back and the textures on the table cloth are changing, as well. Fall and winter will be filled with more three-dimensional fabrics, with added ribbons and popping flowers. Basically, picture “Princess in fairy dust” for this season.
(Invitation by: Page and Mason Invitations)
Trend #2: Sweet Styling and Lace
From gowns to table decor, lace is quickly gaining ground as a go to textural element (no, it’s no longer stuffy or old-fashioned!).
Kim McDowell of The Event Essentials says, “Stationery is leaning towards letterpress even more so along with laser cut to match all the beautiful lace that is in style.”
Surely you’ve noticed that sweet history-inspired dresses have bombarded dress shops…
Guillian Bon of Gigi Bridal Boutique recently went to Barcelona for the Pronovias 2013 collection and tells us, “Most of this year’s inspiration came from the 20s and 30s, where women were undeniably feminine and sexy. Lots of movement in the beautiful fabrics will make your wedding day feel light and happy. “
Rene Showalter of Celebrations in Paper agrees: While pocket invitations are still very popular we are seeing them used with letterpress printed pieces for a unique custom design. As far as colors, we are seeing a lot of are blush, soft gold/champagne and ivory with elegantly displayed rhinestones or ribbon.
Trend #3: Inspired by The Past
From hair to accessories, the bride who wants to go stylishly retro will love a prohibition style look; brides who want a charming menu will gravitate towards comfort foods like individual pot pies and mini root beer floats.
(Root Beer Floats by: Fabulous Foods)
Krista Orozco of You’re the Guest Events echoes the trend: I had one bride recently that had a darling two inch high bride and groom on the corner of her beautiful wedding cake. This was very meaningful to her because it was her grandparents from their cake. Touches like this are becoming more common because not only are they personal they bring a connection to our past which is attractive to many brides as they get married and start the next chapter of their lives.
Trend #4: Baby’s Breath
That’s right, Baby’s Breath. But one bit of critical advice: go BIG with this flower and incorporate modern elements (like a clear glass vase with a sleek shape) otherwise it looks dated.
Trend #5: Bold Colors and Patterns
Amy Wallace of Page and Mason Invitations says: Couples are leaning towards bold patterns and color in their invitations for the fall. The invitation is the first hint your guest will receive of your wedding and really sets the tone for your upcoming nuptials. Most of my couples want to add their own personal style throughout their whole wedding and starting off with a bold invitation states, “let’s have fun and come celebrate this day with us”
Erin Burkhard of Be In Love Designs agrees: The trend I see is that weddings are following fashion. (as usual) I am seeing more neon colors, and not just one, but a rainbow. It’s fun when a bride comes in and names off bright orange, lime green, sunny yellow and fuchsia with “just a touch of black”. Funky, fun, bright. Love it.
A few more trends to look for, as described by Arizona’s wedding experts:
Jennifer Thye of Imoni Events: I would say that a lot of brides are going back to the monochromatic white wedding with a pop of one color. So many Arizona venues look good with this style. And a really fun trend I am seeing lately is the push for ice cream to go with the bride’s cake. Whether is is a fun gelato cart, cold stone creamery or sub zero ice cream, it is always a fun treat. Especially since Fall can still tend to be a little on the warm side.
(Photo by: Andrew Jade Photo)
JB of Sedona Luxury Weddings & Events: The rage of Pinterest is taking over with my brides. They are having so much fun creating and I’m right there with them. Romance and ruffles along with earthy and natural elements seem to be the craze right now
Our Fall wedding trend chat with Tammy Carmona continues…
Are there any colors/trends that you’ve seen enough of ?
Orange – that tangerine color!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please!!! Just because it’s in style doesn’t mean it suits you! Orange is a very specific color that can compliment very few shades of skin! A lot of people are wearing it because it’s “in style”, but on some, it makes them look like they are suffering from hepatitis B! Again, just because it’s “in”, doesn’t mean you should run and buy it! Another thing I’d like people to be “done” with are the light-boxes for décor. It has all ready been done and that trend faded out a couple of years again yet, people still ask for it!
What are some of your best tips for making a wedding uniquely Fall?
When we think of fall, we think bold colors like orange, red and amber. Bringing in some other interesting fall shades, like dark greens, to all your bold shades will soften the camel color and create a very interesting, strong combination, only if done right. For example, you can take the leaf-style idea to the next level. Instead of just adding them to your center pieces, you can take a glass table top, place your leafs or a dark rose petal combination under the glass, with a simple dark table cloth as the back drop, and add fat candles in all sizes – and voila! Using a glass table top can be cheaper and will create a very dramatic, autumn affect!
Are you going to use all of these Fall trends in your wedding? Probably not, but we are happy to see that there are so many possibilities. We’re curious to know: which trend(s) do you plan to incorporate into your Arizona wedding?
Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!
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