Friday, March 6, 2015

Wedding trends to watch in 2015

Wedding trends to watch in 2015


Top 5 wedding trends to keep in mind if you are planning a wedding in 2015 

"The emphasis lies on ceremonies and receptions that reflect the individualism of a couple, their style, tastes and personal preferences"

There's a strong spirit of individualism in the air in 2015, with couples keen on infusing their ceremonies and receptions with their own personality.The emphasis lies on ceremonies and receptions that reflect the individualism of a couple, their style, tastes and personal preferences. “Couples want to communicate who they are”, writes Deborah Witt for Bridal Guide. “They, of course want their wedding to be elegant & magical and still very fun for their guests. But they also want all of the details to reflect who they are as a couple. The result is a wedding that feels very personal & unique”. She continues. But how does one bring all of this individuality together? In the details of course.

1.     British elegance.


This stylish design brings to mind afternoon tea and garden parties. For this look, dining al fresco is a popular choice. Tables are often uncovered or simply adorned with a vintage lace cloth. Lush garlands get turned into runners and loosely styled floral centerpieces hang from above. 

Photo Credit: Tracey Sanders

2.     Flowers & greenery.


Brides & designers alike continue to use, English roses, peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias as their go-to favourites. Bridal Guide says this is because "They're dramatic, they're romantic and they're versatile, so they look perfect whether you're planning a traditional affair or something more relaxed.”
Greenery is also a big trend for 2015. Herbs like rosemary and mint, lemon leaf, magnolia leaf, ivy, smilax and maidenhair fern are being strung together and used in surprising ways — as table runners or chair swags, to frame cocktail menus, to redefine tent ceilings or to give chandeliers a soft edge.

Photo credit: Tracy Sanders
3.     Photography 

More and more couples take the time and money to get professional engagement  photo shoots done. In 2015 invitations and save-the-dates that feature photography is big news. Anything from formal portraits to action shots in quirky set-ups

Photo Credit:Katy Lansford Photography   
Although photo booths continue as a big wedding trend in 2015 it gets an interesting, artistic twist with couples hiring an onsite silhouette artists. Guests can pose for a short sitting and leave with a very personal memento.

Photo Credit: Huffington Post

4.     Food & drinks


  Tasting and drinking stations is the big food trend for 2015. This clever way of providing food and drink allows couples, yet again, to see their own personal tastes, in small manageable portions (and without breaking their budget).  From oyster shucking stations, mac 'n cheese bars to wine and craft beer samplings. The emphasis is on the couple and what they like.

Photo Credit: Andrew Chan

Guest favours also continue to be food related.  Not just mini-jars of jam, but food kits — boxes stuffed with all the fixings for a yummy late-night snack or a morning-after brunch. 

5.     The wedding cake

 Tempting-to-touch texture, especially, ruffled and tulle looks will be very important for cakes in 2015. Lace patterns, pleats, and textured buttercream frosting also remain strong trends for brides going for a vintage or soft, romantic feel. For a modern wedding, the texture might be a three-dimensional lattice, herringbone or other geometric pattern. Another tactile approach is to have your designer roll out black fondant and hand-paint it to look like a chalkboard. Couples are choosing cake flavours that are rooted in their hometowns or family heritage, where they began dating or a favourite destination. Think Honey lavender, coconut, and zucchini lime or even, caramel apple cider. 

Photo Credits: Left, Tess Pace. Right, Abby Rose.

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