Top 8 Wedding Trends in 2019

The 2019 Wedding Season is in full gear and so are this years wedding trends. Here are the top 8 wedding trends we see for the upcoming season.

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Cakes and desserts will have an artistic flair to their edible displays.  Macaroon towers provides height and drama while Croquembouche is elegant and enticing.  And let’s not forget the ever favorite cake pop displays, which can be ornate and lavish.  The visual interest will make these displays fun for your guests.

Grazing tables have been around for awhile, however they will become more elaborate.  My favorite include a wonderful array of breads, cheeses, meats, nuts, fruits and some sweet delights for sure.

Interactive Food Stations are staples for any wedding.  Entertaining your guests while they make a choice of food options keeps them engaged and makes their experience memorable.

Floral displays will be dramatic with gold rings and wooden beams.  They add that touch of drama you want for interest and depth.

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Custom signs are always a necessity for your guests.  This includes seating charts and mirrors, letter boards and inspirational escort cards.  Being creative is the best part for brides and grooms, as you get to show your personality.  Our recent clients traveled a lot and chose to use custom postcards for their guests escort cards.  It was personal to the couple and so much fun for their guests.

Copper will be oh so popular this wedding season.  Copper adds a modern touch and is so versatile with so many color schemes, including “Pantone’s Color of the Year” of Coral.  Whether it’s Coral or your favorite shade of Lilac or Pale Pink, Copper has the ability to incorporate itself effortlessly.

Centerpieces in wooden boxes will be popular and are chic.  They are simply so versatile.  They work well with weddings which are elegant, rustic or simply romantic.  They offer natural elements including plants, succulents, flowers, crystals and stones.

Favors are always a question I receive from clients. Should I or shouldn’t I?  Favors are still very popular, in particular edible favors.  Guests love something they can eat and enjoy.  So when thinking of favors don’t be afraid to think outside of the box with options like popcorn, maple syrups, spices, or oils.  Truffles are always a great favor, but thinking outside the box makes that favor fabulous!

So when planning your wedding, be sure it reflects you and is personal.  This is your day to share with family and friends and it should always be about you as a couple.

Happy planning!

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings and Events – http://www.fairytaleweddingsandeventsbymary.com

*article contributions from WeddingWire

*photo contribution by Pretty Little Vintage Company

 

 

You Can Rent That???

Are you planning a wedding or special event?  Looking for gorgeous, expensive centerpieces but are deterred by the initial sticker shock associated with purchasing each and every one of them? How will you ever afford them?  The answer is rentals.  If you can think of it, someone likely has it for rent, whether it’s centerpieces, stylish or modern furniture, or elegant linens.  Rentals are the perfect option.

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(courtesy of Brianna Pisani @ The Pretty Little Vintage Company http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com)

We all know how expensive it can be to purchase a piece of furniture or elaborate linens for the holidays.  So think outside of the box.  What kind of items you may ask?  The sky’s the limit for rentals!  You will find furniture (numerous styles, colors and generations), accessories galore (suitcases, candle holders, pillows, books, boxes, tables and chairs, china, flatware, glassware and chargers to name a few) and lets not forget linens (whether elaborate or simple you will find many, many options).

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(Photo courtesy of Alexandra Reed Photography/ Furniture courtesy of The Pretty Little Vintage Company http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com)

There are many companies providing you with the items you may need or want.  Local and out of town companies have a variety of items to view and rent.  So explore your options and if possible be sure to view the items prior to renting them.  This allows you to know the condition the items are in.  If you can’t inspect them, be sure to view a picture of the item and inspect it upon arrival.

This is a field that is growing exponentially. This option will allow you to stretch your budget with fabulous choices.  So be sure to dream big, even on a budget.

Love the photos in this post, be sure to check out http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com.

Happy planning!

Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

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Sweets Desserts for Your Sweet Heart

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Have you gotten your Sweet Heart a little something special to show your love?  Here’s a very ideas I know you’ll enjoy.

  • Sweets for my sweetheart

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  • It’s all about the conversation

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  • It’s all from the heart

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  • For your Fashionista!

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  • Cupids arrows for your heart

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  • Let’s keep healthy

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  • A little healthy and maybe alot of fun

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  • Cupcake heaven

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Wishing you and yours a fabulous Valentines Day!

Mary Homer- Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

The Love Letter

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Love is one of the most powerful emotions you can feel in your life.

With Valentines Day not so far away, the biggest day of love on the calendar, I thought I’d speak about the “Love Letter”.  When you’re in love, everything is pretty, everything is perfect.  Some say you look at life through rose colored glasses.  But does your special someone write you love letters?  Would you like your special someone to write you a love letter?

Love letters have been around since the end of time.  Whether simple or elaborate they convey that strong feeling of happiness, joy and contentment with your special someone.  Love letters come from the heart and are full of emotions and sentiment.  Whether on simple white paper, special parchment paper or even a napkin, you’re sharing your feelings and emotions with your special someone.  Don’t be afraid to say what you feel or express your vow of love.  It’s the perfect time of year for this, especially if you’re in a relationship with someone.  Whether you’re newlyweds or a couple who has been married for some time, sharing a “love letter” is the perfect gift, as it’s from your heart.  Those feelings and adorations can not be purchased in a store.  They are heartfelt and real.  That’s what makes them special and memorable.  That’s what makes them yours.

So as you think about Valentines Day (and everyday), why not write a special love letter to your sweetheart? He/she will love you for it and it’ll make for lasting memories.

Happy Valentines Day!

Mary Homer-Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

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2017 Newest Trend Setters

2017 is here and for anyone who is newly engaged or planning their wedding, you need to know the latest trends in weddings for the New Year.draping-2

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 is “Greenery”, which is a soft, pretty shade of green. Green is not necessarily the color you initially think of for a wedding color scheme, but it can be so inviting and revitalizing. Green is a color of nature and symbolizes harmony, freshness and fertility.  Whether you’re planning a more natural, rustic wedding or something a bit more classic, green is the perfect color for you.  You can add this color in your decor, your bouquet or centerpiece florals and even favors.  Don’t be afraid of this color as it really does work.  Sprinkle it here and there and spread it around and throughout your wedding.  You’ll be happily surprised at how impactful this color can be.

Sophistication and romance is high on our list for the coming year.  Whether you’re planning a Bohemian, flowy, romantic wedding or you’re looking for polished sophistication, always bring it together with a beautiful balance of colors, prints, metals and wood.  Your linens are a great base to start and build from.

Speaking of linens lush and opulent linens will be everywhere.  Whether it’s an exquisite shade of gold (solid gold, rose gold), soft champagne, blush or taupe, all are on trend. Metallics are still very popular and in high demand.  Don’t be afraid to mix your metals.  It can be fun, exciting and oh so very glamorous! Whether it’s gold, silver, bronze or copper, they all work together. We’ve had the pleasure of working with this exact combination of metals and you’d be amazed at how beautiful it all works together.  (Thanks to the courtesy of Clark and Walker Photography, you’ll find a little bit of our work below).

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(courtesy of Clark and Walker Photography)

Vintage and lace dresses are making a huge come back.  Remember what was old, is now new again.  It’s the same in the bridal world.  Do you have a vintage dress your mom wore for her wedding?  Re-envision it as your dress.  Be sure you find an experienced seamstress and let her work her magic! Looking for that “vintage look” or something with lace, check out your local bridal shops.  The service and expertise of the staff at your bridal shop will help you find that perfect dress you’ve always dreamed of.

If vintage and lace dresses are not your style, not to fear, dramatic and longer gowns are very popular.  Ball gowns are dramatic and full for you to make your entrance just as grand as you’ve always dreamed of.  And let’s not forget about the details on your dress.  It’s all about the details! So don’t overlook the lace, detailed beading, pearls and overlay.  Not just on your dress, but in your hair and all your accessories.

Flowy, long, simple hair is still the way to go ladies.  Soft up-dos with flowy hair resting on your neck and shoulders will speak volumes with any romantic, stylish wedding.  Whether your planning a rustic, natural wedding or an over the top event, soft up-dos are very popular this season.  It leaves an effortless look for you to love and looks fabulous in your photos.wedding-hair

Don’t forget about your make-up.  Make up will fluctuate between soft pastels and neutrals, as well as the “Vintage Hollywood” look, with black eyeliner and dramatic red lips.  What better way to say “I’m the bride” than with a bold and beautiful red lip?

Whether you’re just starting to plan your wedding or you’ve been planning for awhile, keeping up on the newest trends is a great way to gather inspiration!

Happy planning!

Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

Fabulous Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are one of those things you don’t want your guests to throw away.  So be thoughtful in choosing your wedding favor.  Here’s a few Favor ideas that are sure to get your guests attention.

Everyone loves ooey gooey foods, so why not give them as favors?  Try Cinnamon Buns,Pie Pops or salty, soft Pretzels. Pie pops

Home baked goods are great if you have a baker in your family.  Allow them to participate by making their famous cookie or truffles.  They box easily and everyone loves something sweet at the end of the night.

Having a country wedding?  Think about a favor from the heart like homemade jam or salsa.  Who doesn’t love salsa or maybe jam on their toast.  They’ll think of you and your wedding for days to come.

Are you looking for something a little more down to earth?  Seedlings have been around for some time but there are so many ways to display them for your guests and encourage us all to plant flowers or greenery.  Whether its seeds or mini plants and/or trees, planting is always a great gift to give back to our environment.

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Candy is always a crowd pleaser. Whether you choose a candy bar or you jar mints, your guests will enjoy them.

Looking for something unique? Try custom fortune cookies with chocolate and sprinkles! Having an Adult wedding? Try adult beverage favors from mini liquors to hard soda.

Fun and unique ideas are around every corner.  What are you passionate about? Love to do? Or is there something special to you as a couple?  Make your wedding memorable with a special favor to thank your guests for coming and being a part of such a very special day.

Happy planning!

Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings and Events

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Brides are planning their weddings for this Spring and Summer.  I thought this would be the perfect time to provide you with our top 10 ideas for your big day.  A Spring wedding is the perfect time to start new, whether it’s in starting to plan your wedding day or you’re already prepared for your big day in the next few months.

  1. A tea length wedding dress is fresh and is perfect for any rustic or back yard style wedding this Spring.
  2. Bow ties have made a huge comeback.  They now come in a large variety of colors and patterns and can provide the groom with that something extra he’s looking for.
  3. Groomsmen can overheat on a very warm day, so consider a lightweight, light colored suit for them.  They’ll thank you for it.
  4. Glam up any wedding ceremony or reception with chandeliers.  They come in all sizes and can typically be easily installed, even for outside locations (gardens, trellis, and any backyard).
  5. Spring florals are fresh, bright and beautiful.  Lillies and Gerber Daises are perfect and they come in a multiple number of colors. Pick a color, it’s your day!
  6. Are you looking for that special getaway after the ceremony? Try a two seated bicycle or mo-ped.  Non-traditional for sure, but very memorable and unexpected for you and your guests.
  7. Lighting is pretty special and changes the whole aviance in your reception.  Up lighting is everywhere, so why not try something a little more Spring like, like colorful lanterns or use crystal chandeliers everywhere! It will make a powerful impact on your lighting and the tone set for your room.
  8. Spring is in the air, so check into an ice cream truck as your dessert or part of your dessert.  We all have great memories of the ice cream truck coming down the street when we were kids and running to get it.  This will bring back memories for everyone and is fun and unexpected.
  9. Don’t’ forget your “must have” photos. Something special for the two of you. Try a photo with you wedding party that’s different and new.  You’re photographer will have a list of ideas for you and if you have something special in mind, share the idea with him.  These are your pictures and you want them to last a life time.
  10. Favors are always fun to give to their guests.  It’s Spring so give your guests pretty packets of garden seeds or bulbs, mini trees or even mini florals.   The seeds will grow as your love grows for one another.

Wishing you much happiness as you enjoy the colors, the smells and everything Spring!

Happy planning!

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings and Events

www.fairytaleweddingsandeventsbymary.com