2012 Trends

2012 is here and wedding booking season is in full force!  So, what are going to be the hottest trends this year?  What is here to stay from 2011?  Stay tuned!  We’ll be sprinkling other trends throughout the blog over the next few months, so be sure you stay in touch and check back in often to see all of the exciting trends to look for!  I’m going to focus more on what I see in our market and area here in Northern California for outdoor weddings…

Vintage:  The vintage look isn’t going anywhere soon.  From small accessories for tabletops to renting sofas, couches and steamer trunks, the nostalgia that goes with vintage pieces will be surely here to stay for a long while in weddings.

Image via Archive Vintage Rentals, by Cami Jane Photography

Burlap & Natural Linens:  With a more outdoor, casual feel, expect to see natural linens, napkins, burlap runners and natural accents.

Image Via:  Decor Linen

Soft Floral Tones:  When it comes to floral trends this year, expect to see muted tones of pale and blush pinks, ivories, sage greens and soft peach hues.

Image Via:  Botanica Floral & Event Design

A Move to Less Traditional:  More and more we are seeing brides & grooms opt out of traditional ceremony and reception traditions.  Sans bouquet and garter toss as well as traditional cakes are becoming the norm.  A dedication bouquet to a special friend or couple who has had a positive impact on your life, or a dessert spread with your favorite two-bite treats all lovely displayed are much more common these days.

Different Shaped Tables & Mixing & Matching:  No need to keep a uniform look.  Add interest and layers to your ceremony & reception design by mixing things up a bit and brining out an eclectic look.

Image Via:  Archive Vintage Rentals, Photography By: Jessica Claire

Technology to Plan Your Wedding:  If you aren’t already on Pinterest, be sure you sign on up!  Pinterest is turning out to be a very helpful tool for many brides, allowing a one-stop inspiration board to share with all of your vendors.  You can collect ideas and store them all in one place.

Bridal Party Attire:  Men in suits, or variations of suspenders, skinny ties or bow ties.  A vest sans jacket, and stylish leather treads keeps for a timeless look.  For the ladies, varying shades of your color palette, all in different styles to best suit body types is so much more functional and fitting.

Keep checking back in to see more trends and ideas we’ll be sharing along the way.  What do you think?  Are you incorporating some of these trends into your own wedding?  We’d love to hear!

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