2014 – The year of true Romance
This year sets the scene for weddings that are softer, gentle, more lush, more opulent yet more heartfelt, definitely more intimate and classically timeless – think modern day Downtown Abbey & The Great Gatsby!
This seasons colours
Colours for this season – pink is back in gentle shades and soft tones of blushes, nudes and peaches!
Patterns are gentle and soft, lace, stripes, florals and trellis designs – understated & elegant they add a unique touch, a statement that is yours!
Flowers are abundant, romantic, soft & lush. Imagine Peonies or small fragrant garden roses mixed with hydrangeas and strands of pearls or sparkling beads. Flower garlands are becoming popular again draped over doorways or used as runners down the centre of long tables.
Sparkling shimmering Cakes
Cakes are decadent adorned in glitter and shimmers of gold and silver with flavours driven by the season.
Uniquely illustrated invitations
Invitations are becoming smaller (5cm x 7cm) and even more personal with personal illustrations done by artists commissioned especially to draw scenes and images specific to the bride and groom or wedding theme.
Music – live bands are making a comeback! Choose music that suits your theme or add an element of surprise with a saxophone or brass band playing music from your favourite hits playlist.
Menu’s have an eastern influence with chili and spices inspiring chefs to create dishes that are hot & sexy!
Personalized, local wedding favours
Wedding favours – uniquely personal and based on the destination the wedding is taking place. Instead of a traditional wedding favour, place a welcome gift in the hotel room of your guests (local hand-made soap) or a post-wedding thank you (Tea & biscuits or scones with home-made jam)
The Service Style is that of “approachable elegance” Elegantly clad waiters in black tie, white gloves, impeccable service that is again under-stated. Food is served Family-style & is more interactive – bread boards with exquisite cheeses, dim sum on platters.
2014 Trending Concepts is based on excerpts from an article published by www.elegantweddinginvites.com