Trends for 2009

We've been busy getting ready for our summer weddings, and part of that is researching the trends of the wedding industry. Influenced by fashion, home decor, and the state of our economy we noticed a few key things.

Mixing metallics is still key in terms of tabletops, and mercury glass leads the way. Delicate in appearance, and an homage to things past, this is a great choice for adding some depth and interest on the table. Try using a mercury glass vase (there is a pale pink one I am quite fond of) or votive holders.

Black and white - A huge trend over the last two years, and will continue again this year. Just before the Christmas holiday we were asked to design a black and white bouquet & boutonniere for The Knot's Fall 2009 issue. Sophisticated, yet bold, this color scheme can be worked to look old world or new age. There are some amazing linens out there with bold, graphic patterns that can lend to a unique look at your reception.

Formality (not so much) - in 2008 we did a lot of weddings with a very formal feel to them. Lots of silver accents. This year, people are taking a more casual approach to the tabletop. With the state of the economy, people want their guests (and themselves) to have a sense of comfort. There will still be chargers, unique glassware, etc - and designs will have more soothing color palletes.

Bridesmaid dresses - Turquoise is still on top this year. We have found each client has their own 'interpretation' of the color (and so do the dressmakers!). We are suggesting off-whites with blush accents for flowers to compliment the strong color. Shades of green (from a pale seaglass green to mint green, to sage green) - these are soft, soothing colors that lend themselves to that comforting feel. Our brides are pairing those colors with hydrangea blue, shades of white, or peach/pale orange. Great for a summer wedding.

Whatever your tastes may be, we look forward to helping you design the wedding of your dreams!