2016 Wedding Trends

Look out! 2016 is in full swing and with a new year comes new wedding trends. So we hope you all had an eventful year and for those of you getting married in 2016 we would love to share with you some of our predictions we foresee for top wedding trends.

Station and Cocktail Receptions

Couples want to do whatever it takes to make their wedding a party and are straying from formalities. A sit down dinner is not mandatory so stations are becoming more unique. Carts filled with appetizers, desserts and gourmet cuisine can be utilized to bring the feeling of cocktail hour throughout the entire reception. How about pairing these mini portions with your favorite go-to cocktail? Our Wiens craft beer is going to pair perfectly with our Grilled Angus Beef & Roquefort Slider on a Pretzel Roll with Roasted Garlic Aioli or a glass of our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a Cabernet Chipotle Smoked Salmon Bruschetta with Red Onion, Caper, and Whipped Dill Cream Cheese. Yum!

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Jewel Tones

Deep jewel tones are in and fluffy light colors are out. Jewel tones can work for every season for an indoor or outdoor wedding. Whether you incorporate deep burgundy’s or purples into your bouquets or decide to just have a pop of color by wearing a navy blue heel don’t be afraid of these deep jewel tone colors! These accents will make any wedding décor pop with color.

Live Music

No one likes an empty dance floor. A live musician can enhance what a DJ brings to a reception and couples want to give their guests an experience they have never had before at a wedding. Guests will enjoy being surprised that they are hearing something different. From gospel choirs, to string quartets, to a karaoke set up that will keep the party going late night; don’t be afraid to hire unique musical acts for your wedding.

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Mismatched Flower Holders

No more mason jars. Period. If you are trying to achieve a more rustic look mismatched flower holders are the way to go. Using pieces from antique stores is going to keep the rustic vibe and provide your tables with some vintage flare. Include mercury glass and pair it with richer textiles or fixtures that have less burlap and more sparkle. Keep your mason jars for canning tomatoes but keep them off your reception tables.

Hisnher Photo

Hisnher Photo

Metallic Madness

Let us end the use of glitter. When you use glitter for your wedding it will stick to everything and be a part of the next 365 weddings. There are other ways to add sparkle and bling to your wedding. Metallic colors can work for the modern or casual wedding and are a great way to add color. Incorporate foil printing into your invitations or menus. This won’t leave people trying to wash glitter off their hands for the next 20 minutes. Mixed matched metallic color palettes are the newest trend and we have now accepting that you can mix your gold and silver décor. Rose gold and copper are going to be two of the most requested shades for the new year. We want to see more gilded metallic cakes and less of that edible glitter that isn’t so hot when you have it all over your face.

Eden Day Photo

Eden Day Photo

Calligraphy Creativity

Calligraphy is going to be everywhere this year! Whether you are planning a more traditional, vintage or modern wedding, calligraphy has a wide array of styles. It’s not just being used for invitations or envelopes, incorporate it elsewhere like favor tags, seating charts, or even laser cut wedding cake toppers. A favorite poem or special quote can be inscribed on your wedding cake or paper runner for your sweetheart table. If you are going to try to attempt calligraphy be realistic… You are going to have your hands full so go ahead and diy the table names but save the 200 place cards for a professional like Loren James of Four Things Paper and Design.

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Cheers,

Christine Ivey