With over a quarter of engagements happening over the holidays, soon to be brides are buzzing with excitement. Members of Greenscape's design team participated in TSE2013 in Chicago and have been attending wedding shows every weekend this month and we have some really great insights for the hottest wedding trends for 2013.
With the latest film adaptation of the Great Gatsby being released this year, the extravagant parties of the roaring twenties are back. Think elegant high society, classic long tables, formal settings and the permanent air of elegance. Whether day or night, formal garden tea parties, opulent mansion dining and white tie affairs are all the rage.
Decadent Art Deco vintage decor incorporating silver beading, crystal embellishments, ivory hues and fine detail are key to unifying this look.
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It's clear that vintage is still in. But this time around there's more of a focus on refinement and elegance. This year it's less about the burlap and more about the lace.
Picture pale hues of pinks and whites set into traditional rustic backdrops. From paper cups to gilded edge glassware; from mix and match forks and knives to elegant flatware, small touches counter the rustic outdoor or indoor settings. Glassware chandeliers hang over heavy wooden tables dressed with chrome candelabras.
Vintage no longer means DIY and has been elevated to be more formal and less casual.
Let's face it, the majority of people these days are on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and these people are at weddings snapping photos from their own smartphones. It comes as no surprise that brides and grooms are using this to their advantage to help document their special day.
The popularity of social media photo booths and wedding day specific hashtags are evidence of this growing trend. By choosing specific social media platforms and asking guests participate by adding hashtags eg. #julieplusmike to Instagram photos or checking in on Facebook, couples are capturing and sharing more memories of their own weddings. The photos and comments are instant, live and shared with all those in attendance.
Check out photos from some of our favourite Greenscape weddings that we were a part of in 2012!