This fall, the trend is towards impressionism in wedding décor. Reception design is heading more towards using the season as inspiration rather than literal interpretation. With that in mind, here are some Do’s for your fall wedding that will keep you on the cutting edge of reception style and ensure that your wedding is uniquely you.
DO a variation on a theme.
Use subtlety to give the impression of your theme. For a traditional lace-and-roses wedding, use organic arrangement shapes to let your flowers fall naturally to create that fresh, just-picked look for an updated take on classic flowers. Bring in patterns and color to create a more bohemian, vintage look to your arrangements. Sleek and modern weddings benefit from strong use of texture with simple but bright color palettes.
DO make a statement in color.
One of the hottest fall trends is to use bright jewel tones in everything from bridesmaid dresses to flowers. Instead of traditional fall shades like orange and red, try using secondary autumnal shades like peridot green and deep rich aubergines and purples for modern style. Bring in greens in unusual ways to create a unique look with non-floral green plants. Create an ombré effect with floral arrangements by using the same flower in variations of the same shade. Make your arrangement match your wedding style by the vases and receptacles you use. Antiques will give classic and traditional flair, while clean lines, clear Lucite and bright white will look cool and modern. To bring in interest using a single color, vary the style of flowers that you use to add texture and dimension. Also, try using a large signature flower like dinnerplate dahlias as a highlight to your arrangements.
DO combine stationery and your flowers for an Eco-friendly statement.
This year’s trend in favors has been to capitalize on being friendly to the environment. Choose biodegradable favors like miniature single flower arrangements that guests can take home and plant or seed paper boxes to hold candies or treats. That way guests can plant something pretty to remember your wedding.
Written by: Kyla Evans
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