The weather might be cold, but the 2014 winter weddings trends are anything but!
The editors at The Knot have tracked down the hottest wedding trends this season that are filled with warm color palettes, lush floral arrangements, toasty cocktails, comfy bridal separates, and more!
Get inspired–and cozy–this winter!
- COLORS: Hints of Orange and Layered Berry Hues – Stand out with colorful pops of orange, coupled with earthy neutrals, greenery and seasonal details. Plus, make a statement by adding contrasting colors, such as cherry red!
- INVITATIONS: A Return to Tradition and Wood Grain – Go back to the basics with clean, crisp, simple designs with modern typography or ornate calligraphy. Focus on the paper card stock to convey elegance, and even play it up with modern wood-grain effects.
- RECEPTION: Tapered Candles and Retro Woodland Details – Mix it up with classics such as tall, white tapered candles that can work with just about any wedding theme–rustic with brass holders or ornate with black candelabra. Or, go retro with a return to the 50’s/60’s-inspired camp style with whimsical details.
- FLOWERS: Unexpected Greenery and Winter Citrus – Layer textures with unique varieties of greenery, including ferns, magnolia leaves, most, and more! Couple this with seasonal citrus fruits for an added pop of color.
- FOOD: Mini-Entrees and Interactive Sips – Serve-up mini portions of rich, comfort foods so guests can try them all, without getting too full. Plus, make things interactive by serving seasonal drinks–such as cider and peppermint hot chocolate–that guests can heat up over an open flame.
- CAKES: One-Tier Wedding Cakes and Textured Gold Accents – Display many smaller cakes across tables, encouraging guests to get up and mingle, and try them all. Try out subtle metallic details, such as gold-frosted pinstripes or gold flakes sprinkled atop a simple cake.
- DRESS: Cozy Separates and Ice Blue Hues – Stay warm–and on-trend–with chunky knits and plush fabrics on top, paired with airy voluminous skirts. Also big are blue wedding dresses, once thought to be a symbol of purity in pre-Victorian times.
- ACCESSORIES: Ready-to-Wear Inspired Outerwear and Faux Fur – Have fun with ready-to-wear details, such as a shearling-lined motorcycle jacket or dolmen sleeve shrugs in bridal shades. Stay even warmer with faux fur wraps and shrugs for a sleek vintage look.
- BRIDESMAIDS: Metallic Lace and Embellished Yokes – Give the classics a modern twist with timeless lace dresses, updated with silver or gold threading woven throughout. Also on-trend are yolks with floral appliques or intricate crystal lattice patterns.
Find more hot trends at TheKnot.com!
Source: TheKnot.com, http://bit.ly/1zV2foR
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