Brides find inspiration from movies, magazines, tv shows and celebrities. When Blake Lively was recently married in South Carolina, that vintage inspired wedding fueled the trend even more.
Ceremonies are filled with romance. Rose petals and mason jars suspended from wooden chairs line the aisles. Wooden benches are being used to create eclectic seating. For evening ceremonies, we love to highlight the ceremony area with uplighting and cross aisle lighting, giving the guests a sense of romance amongst the cover of darkness.
Keywords like Shabby Chic and Vintage seem to be the best way to convey these design concepts. More and more brides are asking for the eclectic look that defines their weddings. The use of chandeliers throughout the space, vintage china, lace runners and those rustic wooden tables are being used to create this look. Many of us our scouring garage sales to find the unique elements that create a warm and inviting environment. I love the use of farm tables, they are just so wonderful and gives the designers a large area to create and design a conceptual array of eclectic pieces.
We are now seeing more vintage rental companies, popping up all over the country. Garage sale hunters now have competition from the brides. Hardware stores cannot keep up with mason jars. Antique tea cups ,mismatched antique china, doilies, embroidered napkins, linen napkins, tea- stained lace, all are what is trending. Chalkboards and mirrors also define this style.We love to use antique furniture to hold the large dispensers of sweet tea and ice cold lemonade. Bundles of herbs are being used to accent napkins.
Carnival lights are now replacing bee lights inside and outside. We had done a wedding
at a horse farm, and we suspended those lights from the barn to trees to create a canopy of lights during cocktails.
The use of sign posts are now the way we guide people from ceremony to reception or tell a story of the couples travels.
This trend lends itself well to DYI projects with the help of a good event planner.
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