The course of wedding decor is always adapting and transcending looks, styles, and trends. I sat down with Jodi Leigh of Jodi Leigh Designs to talk about what we can expect to see this upcoming wedding season.
1. Vintage Elegance
Although vintage has been a trend for quite some time, Jodi explains that we are transitioning into more of an elegant vintage rather than the rustic styles we have been seeing. She says that you can expect to see neutral and muted tones, an eclectic mix with an organic feel. In addition, vintage elegance will integrate the use of large lace linens, textured overlays with cascading candle arrangements and chandeliers to enchant the space. There will be lush florals, or the simple use of babies breath and curly willow branches. The vintage decor trend is always evolving and is continually being redefined in terms of it’s style and look.
2. Lovely Lavender
This new trend comes right in time for spring and summer. Jodi talks about taking one particular hue and carrying it throughout the wedding using varying shades and tints. This look similarly plays off the current trend of ombre (colour gradation). Rather than intentionally trying to match, Jodi talks about using the different shades and tints of purple to create a colour scheme, creating a look that goes, rather than matches. Using varying shades or tints of lavender and purple allows for the use of colour in a less strict, more organic way, that creates both an elegant and effortless look.
3. Harvest Tables
More and more we are coming across couples and bridal parties moving away from the more traditional long, one-sided head table and the use of sweetheart tables. Some couples are moving away from tradition entirely and introducing what she calls harvest seating. This trend sits the bride and groom, their bridal party with their significant others and guests around long banquet style tables. This can create a more intimate setting for the couple and their guests. Jodi describes harvest style seating as getting back to the guests and bringing the families together like they’re “at one table”.
Current trends are not something to be intimidated by, but rather inspired by. And with most trends, they are always changing and evolving, in which your wedding decor should do the same to suit your style as a couple. One way to ensure your style gets across would be in applying Jodi Leigh’s concept of always trying to make a trend different, follow the guidelines, but make it unique to who you are as a couple.
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