Today's post is the 2nd in our 2016 Wedding Trends series and it's all about design and decor trends. Let's be honest - in a word, all of these ideas are stunning! The ones we're showcasing give us ALL the feels. (No, seriously, we're not kidding...ALL of them!)
These trends are a beautiful mix of matte & shiny, lighting details that'll make your jaw drop, deconstructed florals, and true creativity. From the floor plans to the dinner style everything is completely pesonalized to who the two of you are as a couple. What could be better than that?
Metallics & Shimmer
The shimmery metallic trend is one of my all-time favorites! It's been around for a few years, but I love that couples are thinking beyond basic gold and silver. Some of the stand-out "of the moment" choices include copper, rose gold (a mix of vintage gold & copper), navy, and even purples. Yes, please!
Don't think that you're restricted to just metallic table coverings, either. Shimmer can be added to your apparel, your cake, your invitations & signage, your centerpiece holders, table decor, whatever you want.
PRO TIP: With metallics, less is more. Every surface doesn't have to be covered in shine and shimmer. A little goes a long way. Trust us, your eyes (not to mention your guests' eyes) will thank you for avoiding the visual overload.
Lighting, Lighting, Lighting
The lighting trends for 2016 are beautiful. Here at Pocketful of Sunshine, we're personally of the belief that you can never have too much ambient lighting at your wedding celebration. Whether it's hundreds of candles, an installation of Edison bulbs, strands of twinkling fairy lights, or the most ornate crystal chandelier, lighting is king this year. Don't believe us? Take a look!
Deconstructed Florals & Lush Greenery
Let's talk floral design for a moment, shall we? The trend for deconstructed & asymmetrical florals, unique 'floral' elements, and lush greenery is one that makes my heart go all aflutter. I'm a lover of beautiful gardens and that straight-out-of-the-garden floral look. When you add in unexpected elements like kale, grapes, & pears to your arrangements you up the glam factor by like, a million, at least.
If a reception space full of nothing but round-tops makes your creative heart hurt, fear not! 2016 is the year of creative seating. Want a mixture of rounds & rectangles, a U-shape for more intimacy, or a serpentine shape just to get people talking? As long as you've got your traffic flow all worked out, we say go for it!
Customize Your Alcohol
Alcohol. It makes every party better, and 2016 is absolutely no exception. Make your party that much more fun by serving personalized signature cocktails in addition to (or in place of) a full bar. Use interesting ingredients like star anise or cinnamon to take it up a notch. If beer is more your style, then why not have a custom craft beer developed exclusively for your wedding? You really can't go wrong with either option. For all-in-one fun, add the beer to the cocktail!
Now do you understand why we said these are some of the most gorgeous wedding trends ever? We thought so. ;) For added inspiration, check out our 2016 apparel trends post, and stop back by to see our color inspiration post based on the 2016 Pantone Color(s) of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity. You can also check out our Pinterest account and overdose on the pretty.
What do you think of these trends? Let us know in the comments below!