Thursday, September 24, 2015

Flower Power

It may be the first week of fall, but here at Leslie-Manning Events, our minds are already on spring. Specifically, 2016 spring wedding trends. Flowers were a key trend in last week’s New York Fashion Week. Striking blossoms, blooms and leaves adorned everything from dresses to shoes, even ties. This trend, coupled with the unisex palette of Pantone's Spring Trend Report, leaves us confident that bohemian styling is gaining in popularity in the fashion world and is soon to become the “style du jour” for weddings worldwide.

Next spring, we expect to see an increase in playful and sexy bridal gowns – less brocade and pearls, more tulle and gilded metallic jewelry – we also see more bridal parties outfitted in neutral colors such as Pantone's Rose Quartz and Lilac Gray and LOTS of floral motifs like the Fleurs Sauvages wedding invitation by PaperlessPost, which evokes the flower power spirit beautifully. Side note: I fell in love with Paperless Post back in 2011 when I used them for a retirement party for a president of a non-profit organization. We were ground-breakers back then using electronic invitations for a formal event. Today, more than half of our clients use them for their events, especially now that there’s a paper option for grandma.

Our approach to this trend: capture the natural charm of the outdoors with tables draped in organic fabrics and bouquets wrapped in silk ribbons. We particularly love the idea of using fruits or vegetables as centerpieces and reserving the use of real flowers to bouquets, or better yet, flower crowns. Enhance the d├ęcor with unexpected details such as crystal rocks, feathers, foils, and ribbons, and top it all off with a wedding cake adorned with hand-crafted sugar flower petals. Our favorite part about this trend is that it also works for a fall wedding.

Happy planning!

Top L-R: The Lane;; Burnett's Boards.
Middle: Paperless Post.
Bottom L-R: Valentino; Silk and Willow.

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