I find wedding trends quite amusing. I used to work as a consultant at a wedding dress boutique and I remember predicting trends. I remember talking about different colors falling in the mix, deep necklines, satin making a comeback, extensive bead work and off-the-shoulder. At first, I was given looks like, ‘are you certain?’ and sure enough the next season these dresses would appear on the runway. I love it even more so when I am decorating and throwing around ideas to a bride who allows me to run with my imagination and it becomes fashionable a few months later. I don’t know if it’s because I like the challenge of trying something different or my European sense of style or perhaps (the most likely) is just pure luck! Either way, I love when things are on point, beautiful and work out better then imagined. So, when it comes to what’s trending in 2017 let’s begin with my favorite- wedding décor & design.
A year ago, I designed a wedding and combined a classic and ethereal style… which apparently is now has been identified as ‘mismatched harmony’ and ‘sophisticated whimsy’.
Back then, I just called it ethereal fairy-tale. It was the best way for me to verbalize my brides’ wishes and vision- because untimely that’s what matters most.
The overall effect of this wedding was very romantic with candelabras, elaborate floral centerpieces, whimsical greenery, lanterns and a soft color pallet.
I certainly loved to see that it is now a fashion trend of 2017. This, along with slightly mismatched elements and styles. Gone are the days of one style and look. Many modern brides love blending colors, patterns and textures that complement each other but don’t necessarily match perfectly in style or color.
Other looks that are still very much in trend for 2017 is Metallic colors, neutrals, soft blues and grays as well as blush. Yes, blush is still one of the most sought after colors because of its timeless appeal. Many brides desire a vintage look but want something different, a twist, a pop or some “wow” factor to set their wedding apart from the rest. Since Pinterest has taken center stage when it comes to planning your wedding, brides often don’t want what’s been seen time and time again. They desire something of their own that represents them but still keeps the timeless wedding traditions.
Something that is also on the rise is lounge areas. This is a way to enhance your décor’ and still create a cozy area where you guests can mingle and socialize in a comfortable relaxed setting.
Leafy greenery, garland, burgundy flowers, succulents, fresh picked, wild flowers are among what is currently trending. These beautiful florals capture that ethereal, whimsical look that is so stylish.
We’re seeing high necklines, detailed design, sheer lace and fabric. Brides are looking for more unique options. Most brides love the classic looks but want something of their own, whether it’s a pop of color, unique lace patters, elegant beading, intricate design or something that is bridal and set apart.
L to R: Vera Wang, Naeem Khan, Costarellos, Jenny Packham
Many brides are opting for a dessert bar. This option can be a stunning centerpiece and it caters to their guests who like different dessert options or have food allergies. However, many brides still desire to a traditional cake cutting moment so they opt for a small cake as the centerpiece and the desserts displayed around the table. It’s a win, win.
Other cakes that are trending are metallic options, a blend of whimsical & classic, naked cakes and elegant greenery and florals as embellishment.
To my gorgeous 2017 brides- I hope you are excited! These are beautiful trends for 2017 that are quite timeless and romantic. However, when it comes to your wedding- there are no rules. Do what you dream, it’s a beautiful celebration of love so make it all your own.
Love & Bliss