Do a quick google search and you’ll find plenty of articles, blogs and social media posts with some variation of the title “Top Wedding Trends of . . .” Got me to thinking; if I were to take a look at the details of Inspired Occasions’ 2016 weddings, could I, as a Wedding Planner, identify certain trends? Although we customize each event to reflect the tastes and vision of each individual couple, the truth is there are definitely some similarities between what some of our couples are doing for their nuptials this year. So, here are the . . .
INSPIRED OCCASIONS TOP TRENDS OF 2016
Sage Green and Peach. Pale and pretty, brides are pairing this ethereal shade of green with peaches, pinks and pops of coral to create a romantic color scheme for spring and summer. Using foliage such as lambs ear and eucalyptus is a natural and easy way to add sage to bouquets, mantels and centerpieces.
Herbs. Not only are couples opting to add more botanicals into their wedding florals, they’re also having fun adding edibles such as fruits and vegetables. This year we’re seeing many couples incorporating fresh herbs into wedding details such as boutonnieres and napkin treatments. Bonus when using herbs, their fragrance! Where scented candles placed on a dining table can clash with the smell of the food served, the fragrance of fresh herbs can actually enhance the dining experience.
Mirrors. Thanks to Pinterest, brides have discovered new and exciting uses for mirrors. From table tops to seating charts to table numbers, several of our couples are adding this contemporary touch into their wedding designs. If you decide to do the same, don’t forget to maximize the effect of those mirrors by placing candles nearby. The romantic reflection it offers is the mirror’s greatest asset!
Jewel tones for fall. No brown or orange, apples or pumpkins for fall this year. Our brides are opting for rich jewel tones in shades such as peacock blue, jade, cranberry, and pomegranate. Accents in varying shades of navy and grey keep this scheme rich and modern.
Succulents. Right on trend with the movement from flower to botanical focused floral designs, succulents are the “it” floral element this year. Like little sculptures, in a variety of shapes and sizes, they add great texture and visual interest to any arrangement. Ranging in color from sage to deep greens and purples, these can be incorporated into a multitude of color schemes and are appropriate for any season. One of our fall couples is taking the succulents a step further, not only using them in their floral designs, but sending their guests off with individual potted succulents as a unique living wedding favor.