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!

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.

Wedding Trend Spotting 2016

We’re halfway into wedding season (somehow!?) for 2016 and we’ve been challenged to share some wedding trends we’re spotting. We thought we’d take that one step further and not just share them, but for the next few weeks, roll out roundups six that we’ve been spotting!ย Since we’re part way through the season and seeing these in our consultations as well-we’re thinking they’ll be big next year too.

wedding trends 2016

We can’t wait to share all the beautiful inspiration images we’ve been gathering featuring these wedding trends. Before we share them all- have you spotted any wedding trends this year? We’d love to hear about them!

Thanks for the challenge Paperless Post! We love your wedding invites and are happy to hear you love us too ๐Ÿ˜‰

We love vintage campers at weddings!

This post was just so much fun to put together. If you’ve been following Bespoke Decor for a while, you might remember our super fun Kids at Weddings shoot from a couple years back! One of the most special bits from this shoot (although there were a lot!) was a vintage camper for the kiddos to duck into for some quiet time. Since then… we’re hooked. We couldn’t help but rounding up some of the best ideas on how to use vintage campers at your wedding- just in time for summer.

we love vintage campers at weddings!

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ONE: This wedding is so bohemian it’s amazing. They used an airstream right front and centre as a backdrop to their vows.

TWO: A vintage camper indoors? Why not? This event makes it look like the best idea.

THREE: What an incredible location- am I right?! This wedding uses an airstream for a travelling bar… perfect!

FOUR: If you’re headed on a roadtrip for your honeymoon… why not make your vintage camper your getaway vehicle?

FIVE: So we’ve covered a mobile bar… but what about a mobile prep kitchen? It’s perfectly functional while making a fun backdrop.

SIX: How fun is this… a photo booth!? I love it!

SEVEN: Last but definitely not least… one of our fave shoots of all time. A children’s retreat.

What’s your favourite? Obviously we’re partial to our own… but also I’d love to see a bride and groom drive off with a vintage camper!

 

Loving Marbled Weddings

Last week we talked about mixed metals, today we’re talking about another modern wedding trend we’re loving: marbled weddings! Just like mixed metals- it’s all over home decor and we love the bits we’re seeing pop up in beautiful events. Black, white and gold stone marble, or vibrant pinks of marbled paper. It’s all just SO good. Check it out:

We are loving the modern marbled wedding trend! Traditional marble stone or vibrant paper marbling- it's all SO good

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ONE: This marbled cake is beyond stunning. And that topper? Love it all! The pattern is so subtle and elegant in a soft gray.

TWO: These simple place cards are made from real marble (tiles!) and are from one of my fave ever DIY blogs.

THREE: If you can get a marbled fondant cake, why not cookies too!? I love that these ones are stamped with the names and accented with gold flecks!

FOUR: They use the word ‘smoky’ to describe the style of this wedding and if you never thought that was a pretty theme… think again! Just look at this gorgeous table runner!

FIVE: These marbled invitations are all sorts of beautiful. I love the hand crafted look and the genuine stone effect.

SIX: Talk about a statement! I’m swooning over this marbled aisle runner in a lovely pink.

Marble clips sources (stone / paper)

 

Are you as head over heels with this marbled weddings trend as I am?

Inspired by Mixed Metals

Have you been noticing the trend towards mixed metals? It’s hitting fashion, home decor, and I want to see it all over weddings (if I had my way). Copper, brass, gold, bronze, silver and rose gold all mixed into one shiny, beautiful day. Is any one else celebrating that you no longer need to be matchy matchy?

Weddings inspired by mixed metals

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ONE: Simply swapping out flatware brings a mixed metal decor scheme to life.
TWO: This was one of our favourite shoots to be a part of. A beautiful gold charger topped with a vintage brass key and calligraphed place cards.
THREE: If you are in to glitz and glam- feast your eyes on these sequin bridesmaid gowns. If only every bridesmaids dress was so fabulous!
FOUR: How lovely is this gold leaf cake paired with brass candleholders? Gold leaf all the things!
FIVE:I know we’ve featured brass candleholders en masse before. And there’s good reason! They’re stunning. We love this tablescape with seeded eucalyptus.
SIX: Gold framed chalkboards with modern script lettering? One of our favourite combinations. That’s why we have so many in stock!
SEVEN: Copper is underrated- we love this warm hue of metals– especially paired with rich browns and bright whites.
EIGHT: We love this simple cake with golden deer as a topper. Mixed metals can be glitz and glam or they can be simple and understated. Consider them a neutral.

 

Tell me- would you consider mixing metals or do you believe they should be kept separate?