Though we’re only mid-way through February, there are some interesting design trends already emerging in weddings this year.
So far, I’m noticing:
- Watercolor invitations and stationery elements. Flower and nature motifs dominate but also interesting graphic elements (monograms, patterns) are also popping up which is exciting to see.
- Navy, indigo, and prussian blue are rising stars in the world of theme colors. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything other than robin’s egg, Tiffany, and light blues so this is a real treat.
- Styled dessert buffets, a la Amy Atlas, are overtaking candy buffets in a big way.
- Letterpressed elements other than invitations. Favor tags and packaging, decor, table numbers, drink coaster are all cool ways to incorporate letterpress into a wedding on a more economical scale.
- Attention on the groom. From the “It’s About Time” file, grooms are getting their due with a new focus on their participation and happiness during the planning process. Viva les dudes!
- Geometric designs are hot. In a swing away from “Anthropologie” type weddings, geometric designs are popping up as part of more modern-themed weddings.
- The No Theme theme. This has been evolving for the past few years but this year it’s really evident that no theme is a good theme. Instead of matchy-matchy themes (which can look dated and sterile) couples are opting to bring in an eclectic set of ideas and concepts to their wedding. We love it because it’s usually more representative of the couple and it allows for more creative freedom.