Eventista: Fall is popular season for weddingsWritten by Brittany Craig | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall is in bloom! And I am not just talking about the color change. Fall is the season to get married! Over the past 5 years it’s grown dramatically in popularity with its own trends and styles. Here are this season’s top trends:
Designing tablescapes is one of my favorites! This season we are mix-and-matching flower types, heights and containers. Tables are featured with two or three different designs throughout the room, creating dimension and variety. Bright colors are mixed with traditional fall foliage, such as pinks, yellows and reds which pop against dark plum and burgundy. For smaller, more intimate gatherings, we’ve been mixing in different glassware and chargers to compliment the centerpieces. It gives the table a very organic feel.
Rich, lavish and opulent attire are really coming into play this season. From deep hues in bridesmaids’ dresses to feathered and flourishing head pieces and jeweled-tone shoes, attire is embellished! Brides are opting for Mad Men’s scarlet lips and luxurious and full hair styles. Statement jewels are worn on the gown rather than the neck and cocktail rings accent Bride’s fingers.
Fall is a harvest season when families gather around the table and share a meal. A fall wedding is the perfect setting to serve dinner family-style. Choose seasonal selections like butternut squash ravioli and hearty soups instead of salads and pork and turkey instead of chicken.
We are treating the men to something extra special. In addition to the cigar bar, couples are featuring fine whiskies and cognacs. Serving finer libations after dinner is a nice compliment to a hand-rolled cigar and lively entertainment.
Step aside cupcake. The traditional wedding cake with butternut frosting is making its comeback. Also on the rise are baked goods, such as homemade cookie stations with mom’s famous recipes. A fun, small round cake with a hole in the center is also rounding up the top picks. Yep, you guessed it, the donut is back. It makes for a fun, playful food with coffee bars.
Lights, Action! Boost the ambiance of the room with illumination and lighting affects. Instead of initials on the dance floor, add fun patterns and texture on the walls or ceilings with custom globo patters of leaves, and flowers. Warm hues of amber and soft pink are cozy and highlight the season’s natural colors of the foliage and give way to the feeling of early sunsets and warm bonfires.
Brittany Craig is the principal event designer and coordinator for Crowning Celebrations. She specializes in wedding and social celebrations. Follow her Eventista blog at www.crowningcelebrations.blogspot.com.