Wedding Trends: 2013 to Today
Without A Hitch Boston is approaching its 2 year anniversary. It has been a fantastic journey so far and we cannot wait to continue making memories with our clients. Over the last two years we have seen many trends come and go, but there have been a few that have stood the test of time. We decided to upgrade our favorite trends from 2013, our first year, with a 2015 twist!
Décor: Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns have been a wedding staple for years now. They come in virtually every color and every size which makes them perfect décor for any style wedding. We love the way these lanterns look when strung from the ceiling but we can’t get over how amazing they look stacked! When stacked, these lanterns have tons of different uses - for example, as a backdrop for your dessert table or even to line your aisle. This fun 2015 twist will be sure to impress all of your guests!
While rustic weddings have always been popular, these past few years we’ve seen a considerable shift in décor. We’re finding that brides are using rustic venues as a backdrop for some seriously glamorous decorations. The mix of natural materials with metallic features makes for a magical combination. We love the addition of mirrors to a rustic wedding theme - they add the perfect amount of shine and make your space feel bigger, which can be essential if your venue is on the smaller side.
It’s no secret that many brides want to feel like a princess on their wedding day. Adding a crown to your bridal look is a great way to incorporate that, but that doesn't mean you're stuck looking like a pageant queen. Flower crowns are a great option but if you're looking for a 2015 update with a bit more sparkle, try a floral-inspired crown. Sometimes known as hair jewelry, these delicate crowns use beading and design to mimic real florals, making them the perfect bridal accessory for your big day!
We’ve just moved our clocks forward and it’s finally starting to feel a little bit like spring here in New England, so what better time to explore our favorite spring color trends! We’ve picked our three favorite colors from the famous Pantone Spring 2015 Color Report and can’t wait to show you how to incorporate them in to your big day!
The first of our spring color crushes is Toasted Almond. Described by Pantone as a sun-tanned neutral, we love the soft, romantic touch this muted pinky-beige adds to any color scheme. Whether you feature Toasted Almond as your main color or incorporate it as a secondary neutral, it will be sure to add some warmth to your wedding. We love this color for bridesmaids dresses- while vibrant colors are sometimes distracting next to a white wedding dress, Toasted Almond holds its own without overshadowing your own dress.
We love spring weddings that highlight the color green, as this beautifully fresh and vibrant color screams spring without seeming too cliché. That is why our next choice is Treetop, which is described by Pantone as a healthy, harmonious green. This soothing hue is the perfect highlight tone for your wedding color scheme. Our favorite way to showcase Treetop is with plants themselves; luckily Treetop is a tone that can be found in nature. We cannot get enough of this “table runner” constructed out of various Treetop toned plants; the addition of fresh lemons adds the perfect splash of color!
Last but not least is the most classic of our three choices, Lavender Herb. This pared-down purple is a fresh new take on your classic Easter-pastel lavender. The slightly darker tone of this dusty lavender adds a bit of edge to a typically sugary-sweet color. Although we think this color can be used in many aspects of a wedding, from a universally flattering bridesmaids dress color to tablecloths, our most beloved way to feature this shade is by using actual dried lavender! For a stunning candle design, place it in a mason jar under a votive, or use it as an understated boutonniere for your groom and his groomsmen!
2015 Engagement Ring Trends
The importance of an engagement ring is no secret, and it’s something that you will wear every day for the rest of your life. It’s both the most important piece of jewelry we wear and the most important piece of jewelry your fiancé will ever buy. Luckily for soon- to-be brides, it’s easier than ever to find a ring that perfectly suits your personality. With more and more unique designs and trends emerging, we wanted to share our favorites!
The trend we’re most excited about this year is uniquely set center stones. Just when we thought we had seen every version of halo style rings, designers started to get more creative with ring shapes. From an “east to west” setting (think horizontally set), to a more intricate shaped halo design, we love the classy twist this puts on a traditional ring. This is one trend that you’re sure to love for years to come.
While rose gold is certainly nothing new as far as engagement rings go, this trend has only been getting bigger. The beautiful pink tones in rose gold perfectly compliment a sparkly center stone while giving an extra girly touch. Rose gold can function as the sole metal on your ring or just as a compliment alongside platinum or white gold. With more ways to incorporate this metal than ever, there is a rose gold ring to match any future bride's style.
Although diamonds will almost always be the more popular choice for engagement rings, we are seeing more and more options when it comes to center stones. Whether you incorporate your birthstone or simply a unique colored gemstone, this bold engagement style will certainly be eye-catching. Love the colored stone look but still want a traditional style ring? Try a colored stone in a classic setting or more muted color!
Note from Sarah!
Life got too crazy to blog, but please enjoy these archives of some of our favorite past weddings.