Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 Wedding Trends

The holiday season has become synonymous with engagements. As we pack away our holiday decorations, finish the last of the leftovers, and look forward to 2014, many of you are looking forward to planning your nuptials in the New Year. To assist you in getting a jump-start on your plans, here’s a look at the predicted 2014 wedding trends.

Goodbye Rustic: Say goodbye to the rustic-chic barn wedding. 2014 brides will begin to see more vintage inspired trends when planning their big day. Unlike the rustic-chic weddings of 2013, 2014 vintage weddings will place a larger emphasis on glamor.

Brides are encouraged to incorporate old family heirlooms into their d├ęcor to create the old-world glam. We'll be seeing more antique books, typewriters, and family photos used in centerpieces.

Brides and guests will see softer color palettes with bold choices in mixing of patterns such with geometric shapes and much less chevron. Key colors will be gray and mint green (a softer choice from 2013's popular emerald hue). These colors will be seen throughout the ceremony and reception and are slated to be seen in vintage furniture rentals by brides and grooms.

Food: Though the popular rustic themes are on their way out, brides will still serve home cooked favorites during cocktail hours such as macaroni and cheese or chicken potpie. These will most likely be served in shot glasses or baroque-inspired gold leafed glasses to continue the old-world glamor vibe. Brides are predicted to continue showing an ecological awareness in the planning of their big day as the local farm-to-table trend continues in menu planning.

Cake: "Naked" cakes are expected to show increased popularity in the New Year. These cakes are un-iced and showcase exposed layers. Ombre-colored cakes will remain popular. Rising above the popularity of the wedding cake will be an assortment of miniature treats. These trendy individual sized desserts like doughnuts and scones can help keep costs low for the happy couple.

Flowers: Peonies will be the flower of the year in 2014. Large arrangements of peonies in pinks and peaches are expected to be the statement piece at the ceremony and reception. Many arrangements of peonies will be complemented by fillers such as roses and hydrangeas. Tulips will make a great stand-alone flower but their use will be limited by season.

Flowers in 2014 won't simply be relegated to bridal bouquet and reception dinner centerpieces. Instead, brides of the New Year will be experimenting with bold hair embellishments like flower crowns and baby's breath to continue the old-world theme.

Whatever your 2014 wedding vision is, the talented florists at Peachtree Petals are delighted to assist you in making your dream come true. Recently named Atlanta’s best bridal floral vendor by WeddingWire.com, Atlanta Florist, Peachtree Petals is experienced with a variety of wedding designs and needs. Visit their website today (www.peachtreepetals.com) to browse their extensive wedding portfolio and set up your free consultation.

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