Category: Trend Report

Trend Alert: Rustic Glitz

This trend has been around for a while now, but it’s not going anywhere! Rather, it’s evolving- and we’re loving where it’s headed! You can wave goodbye to the burlap, pearls, and lace combo with mason jars and say hello to a more refined, look- full of greenery, wood, and metallic or crystal glitz. Ready to see what we’re dreaming of?

I LOVE this more refined rustic glitz look- so much better than the burlap and lace!

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ONE: When you’re done staring at that setting (dreamy!), you’ll see that dark wooden arch with clean lines, luxurious draping and heaps of greenery. It’s one of our favourites we’ve done lately!

TWO: Let me be the first to say, I’m not typically a crystal crazy girl BUT paired with weathered wood and a stunning outdoor location? Well, you’ve got me on board. Neutral linens add another layer of texture to the setting.

THREE: This sweetheart table oozes all of the things this trend brings. Brass candlesticks, heaps of greenery and florals, luxe linens (instead of burlap), a rustic setting, and all set on weathered wood tones.

FOUR: If you’re still a fan of mix matched chairs- you’ll love this update of wood and weathered white (in place of the pastel hues from last summer). The paired down colour pallet allows you to heap texture upon texture without looking messy.

FIVE: Hello, glam! We love this vintage cake stand featuring a modern textured cake, surrounded by rustic antlers. See that backdrop? More weathered wood, friends!

SIX: Last but not least, we wanted to include another indoor setting for you. A long wooden table paired with weathered wood chairs (sans linens!), heaps of greenery and brass candlesticks. These are a few of our favourite things!

What do you think of how this trend is evolving? I’m SUCH a fan of where it’s going. And my favourite image? They’re really all so darn good (just our style!) but I’m still in love with that arch we created.

Trend Alert: Neon Weddings

A couple weeks back, we shared some of the trends we’ve been seeing in weddings for 2016 and into 2017. One of those was the ultra fun- Neon! Whether you stick with all one fluorescent hue or have a pallet of a full neon rainbow, we can’t get enough. Our favourite way to see this trend play is with neutrals. Whether you ground it with all white, black and white, or nude neutrals- this helps keep the look from looking like you’re going for a blacklight bowling party. Here’s some images that we’re totally inspired by right now:

What a fun idea! Neon and white for wedding colours

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ONE: When I first heard neon as a wedding theme, I immediately questioned what the couple would wear to incorporate that. Some of the styled shoots we see on Pinterest have extravagant brides with wild makeup- but that’s not for everyone. We love that this couple chose neon accessories that didn’t take away from the traditional wedding looks they sported.

TWO: A neon cake! This one is lovely with a mostly white textured fondant covering, with a neon pink playing peekaboo on each layer.

THREE: This has long been a favourite shoot of mine. The nude neutral is such a wonderful base for pops of neon! Plus, it adds an element of class that the vibrant hues can sometimes lack.

FOUR: To say we LOVE this neon faux chandelier is an understatement. It elevates the whole tablescape! We also love how the settings are grounded with black glassware and chairs. Talk about chic.

FIVE: This simple neon backdrop is both perfectly lovely and achievable thanks to the use of washi tape! Notice something about this? Yep! It’s mostly white too 😉

SIX: These invitations tell guests they’re set for fun, each piece sporting a different neon hue.

SEVEN: These save the dates are edged with a pop of neon, and better yet- they’re a free printable we designed for you! They’re the perfect pop of neon without committing to a complete theme.

EIGHT: Confetti! We love confetti all of the time, but we have to say- neon makes it even more fun.

NINE: If you do want to go all-out neon, why not choose a fun desert table to house the vibrant pops? We love these fluorescent meringues!

What do you think of this trend? It’s gutsy, right?! And what about your favourite inspiration? It’s our save the dates, isn’t it 😉

Trend Alert: Backless Bridal Dresses

Alright, so this trend isn’t brand new but it’s seeing a huge upturn this year! We’ve long been admiring backless dresses, but they weren’t making their way into your real life weddings until recently. And let’s be honest, we’re so glad they have! They pack all the va va voom in the back and pure class in the front. We love that they can be structured, traditional, lace, boho, even fit for a tropical wedding. Here’s some looks we’ve spied on Pinterest we’re loving:

We're loving the backless wedding dress! These are some awesome ones

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ONE: Isn’t this photo what dreams are made of? We love that this lace number is completely traditional in the front (long sleeves and all!) while wowing us when she turns.

TWO: This dress is more sleek and traditional (no lace here!), but the dipping backline is really all the detail this satin number needs!

THREE: This lace is SO beautiful! the sheer back helps it to fit like a glove without taking away from the backless look. Plus, who wouldn’t want a photo like this to remember their big day?

FOUR: This dress is couture! Seriously fashionable, friends. If you’re wanting to make a statement with your dress, this is a fabulous way to do it!

FIVE: This boho number is simply gorgeous. We love the long sleeves and sectioned lace skirt.

SIX: This lace gown features barely there straps which will make you look twice. And can we point out that lovely crown?

SEVEN: Talk about an up and down! What we love most about this dress (other than the love she’s getting in it) is that it’s structured and modern! Most backless dresses we see are lace and a bit boho, but that’s not the only option!

 

Tell us, what is your favourite? I’m still dreaming of the first one, but it could be because I wish I was there right now.