2016 Wedding Trends
Metallic Color Palates-Metallics are surprisingly versatile, they can be elegant, whimsical, ethereal or even very natural.(Think copper lanterns at an outdoor reception or on a rustic table-scape.) No matter the venue or theme, designers across the country say rose gold will show up on everything from rings to table linens.
Lighting Galore-The key to setting a romantic mood? Ambience. Wedding lighting is the best — and simplest — way to establish both romance and intimacy at your reception. Event designers say they’re using more pendant lights with bare “Edison” bulbs, chandeliers (both vintage and modern) and candelabras to cast a soft glow.
Creative Seating Plans-We mentioned in an earlier post how couples are getting creative with ceremony seating. They are also getting creative with reception seating as well, and we LOVE it. Check out this photo showcasing Tuscan style seating. SWOON!
His and Her Cocktails-What better way to give your guests a glimpse of who you are than by serving them your favorite libations? This trend is not only easier on the budget (no more guesstimating for an open bar) but it’s an instant conversation starter!
Perfect Parings for Cocktail Hour-It’s common to pair wine with food, but why not pair cocktails with food? Some ideas for your cocktail hour: one-bite tacos with margarita shooters; pretzel bites with a local craft beer; caviar spoons and vodka shots; or Italian meatballs with a mini glass of chianti. And for dessert try apple pie with Moscato d’Asti or brownie bites with frozen espresso shooters.