Category: Trend Report

Trend Alert: Bold Hues

When you think of popular wedding pallets, I’m sure pastels pop into your mind. But we’re here to tell you that they’re on their way out! We’re seeing tons of bold hues coming our way and we’re excited for this change. Whether deep, bold hues or vibrant punchy colours- the only thing we won’t be seeing is muted. Here’s a look at some of the bold hues we’ve spotted and loved.

we love these bold hues! such a refreshing change from all the pastel

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ONE: This dark blue is calling my name! I love how moody it is, especially paired with the vintage candlesticks.

TWO: Ombre is still in… but bolder! We love these pinks, purples and reds all mixed together. There’s something for every skin tone.

THREE: Cobalt! Oh, how we love you. This watercolour invitation is bursting with the bold hue but the simple design keeps it from being too loud.

FOUR: From bright florals to bright lips, we love the deeper colours this bride has chosen to create a signature look.

FIVE: Go bright or go home! Did you know orange could look so stylish? We adore how fiery this whole combination is- and the cool blue placemats? Such a welcome break from the bright colours!

SIX: This cake is great on so many levels. We love that this couple didn’t shy away from colour and brought in deep, colourful blooms to top off an already bold cake.

Tell us, are you as ready for this shift as we are? Or are you still loving the pastels? And what about the inspiration! Do you have a favourite? I’m all about the number one. That moody blue setup is giving me all the feels.

Trend Alert: Unruly Florals

It’s funny, we have spent years trying to perfect weddings- tailor them and take away anything that doesn’t look polished. But unpolished, unruly, and wild is making a total comeback! With florals, anyhow. And we’re head over heels with the trend. Ready to see some of the arrangements that our dreams are made of?

Unruly Florals- love this freeform wildflower look!

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ONE: The smaller blooms in this arrangement make allow room for more greenery and sprays. We love that all the texture is kept within a neutral palette and gets a touch of classic sensibility with a grosgrain ribbon.

TWO: This bouquet is freeform at it’s finest. It may not feature stacks of flowers, but each has room to breathe and make a statement. The trailing fabric ribbon is the icing on the cake.

THREE: I think we should almost make a round up of freeform florals on vintage wine barrels… because we’ve been seeing a lot of those too! But there’s a reason- they’re dang gorgeous!

FOUR: We love this wild footed arrangement full of blooms and twigs. This arrangement challenges what we’ve been seeing by omitting most greens!

FIVE: We love the whispy ferns this hand tied bouquet features. We’ve been seeing less and less wrapped arrangements in favor of natural hand tied.

SIX: This bouquet is wild at it’s loveliest! We love all the leaves, greens, sprays, and blooms this bouquet has to offer! It seriously has it all.

SEVEN: We had to include a simple wildflower bouquet in this roundup. This trend doesn’t say bigger is better (although we’ll never say no to more florals!).

Do you have a favourite? I’m really loving that giant bouquet right now.

Trend Alert: Family Style Receptions

This is another trend that we’re completely smitten with. Family style reception dinners! We’re so over walking accross the dance floor to get a second helping, and we know that plated service can be costly PLUS, there’s something about breaking bread and sharing plates that makes for the best dinner conversation.

We LOVE family style reception dinners! No more buffets for me please!

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ONE: This is one of our favourite shoots we’ve been a part of. The rich colours, casual elegance, and charm just made it the full package. We love using vintage silver for serving share plates.

TWO: Sharing food makes for such wonderful memories. Plus, it cuts down on food waste compared to other styles of service. If you don’t like potatoes, you just wont take them! And if someone beside you does, they aren’t staring at your plate wishing it wasn’t weird to ask to eat yours. And it’s not awkward to take an extra helping.

THREE: Long tables lend so well to family style service. Just pass the dishes down the line! Where tables this long my have been a challenge with guests getting up and down to head to the buffet, family service allows for a more intimate set up like this.

FOUR: Meals or share plates– it’s up to you! We love the idea of having appetizers on wood slabs to keep guests filled up as they visit the night away.

FIVE: Food can be beautiful too! Family service challenges us to be selective about what we have on the table. This can cut decor costs without cutting the style.

 

What do you think of this trend? I don’t just love it as a wedding professional, but a wedding goer- it’s one of my favourite ways to feast!