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Are You a Trend Follower or Trend Setter?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

So, you’re looking for ideas for wedding flowers, and have been browsing all the popular pinning, blog, and wedding photo sites. The vintage look is what you see, specifically canning jars. Painted jars, clear jars, blue jars, jars with twine, pearls, lace, candles and wildflowers. What if, just what if, you’d like to take a step in a different direction, and dare to be a trend SETTER, rather than a trend FOLLOWER? Take heart! This article came my way, and I thought perhaps it might inspire you!

Happy Spring!

Beth

Vintage Is Out, A Golden Touch Is In For 2013 Wedding Trends
Expert wedding planner Mark Kingsdorf has released his wedding trends for 2013, and no mason jars appear on his list. In fact, he specifically points out that vintage-themed weddings, in general, are falling out of favor with current brides-to-be. No worries whether Mark’s forecasting can be trusted, either. Mark is one of only 65 Master Bridal Consultants in the world–a rare certification bestowed by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Plus, his credentials prove his expertise. So what does Mark forecast as the top trends for this year? Here’s a summary of his top ten predictions:

A Return to Elegance. This year will bring back plated dinners, soft, romantic décor in white, cream, taupe and blush and an overall elegant, sophisticated ambiance.

Gold is HOT! Expect gold enhancements on gowns, accessories and décor: linens, chargers, floral risers and bouquets.

Take a Seat. Lounge furniture for cocktail receptions is on the rise. High-top cocktail tables are disappearing, and comfy ottomans, love seats with pillows and occasional tables are taking their place.

Patterns. Anticipate big, bold patterns. Chevrons, circles and Focal Points 22 stripes are all the rage.

Lace. Lace has never gone out of style. But soft touches of lace are now being seen in linen overlays, as details on cakes and in bouquets.

Simplicity. Simple, elegant décor is making a comeback, and “styled” accents are fading. We’re seeing fewer vintage suitcases, typewriters and card catalogues.

Have a Mint. Mint green, pale turquoise, sea foam green and pale tones of emerald in bridesmaid’s dresses, linens, accents and cakes will be widely seen.

A Little Birdie Told Me. Love birds seem to be popping up all over on invitations and cake toppers and in arrangements.

The ’20s Are Roaring. A combination of the trends mentioned—a return to elegance, soft romantic colors, art-deco patterns and gold—all combine to create a 1920’s feel. Pair them with classic cocktails, canapés and an elegant seated dinner paired with wine and a big band sound, and the theme truly comes to life.

Go Local. More couples are choosing venues that offer menus with fresh local, seasonal ingredients, locally brewed beers and spirits, and are using local, seasonal plants and flowers and local vendors to fulfill their needs.

Originally posted on www.flowerchat.com

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