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.

circular arbor      courtesy of Pretty Little Vintage Company

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

 

 

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Do I REALLY Need A Professional?

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This weekend was a beautiful weekend as we move into Fall.  My granddaughter Devynn and I decided we would make some cake pops.  Anyone who knows Devynn and I know we love to bake!  Whether it’s the family Christmas Cookies we make every year or just a fabulous pan of brownies, baking is in our blood.  We even kid we’re going to open a bakery together some day.  So this weekend we decided to make cake pops and yes we now know cake pops are definitely not “our thing”.  We made the pops too big, then too small, burned some of the chocolate and had such a hard time trying to cover the pops with chocolate, let alone the ones that fell down the sticks because they were too heavy.  We decided we’d leave the cake pops to the Professional Bakers.  Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) where are you when we needed you?

When you’re planning your wedding, you always think, “I can do that” or “I don’t need to hire someone to do that”.  Not everyone has the eye of a photographer or a florist who designs gorgeous floral arrangements.  Whether it’s your centerpieces, your wedding dress or your invitations you really should consider a Professional.

A Professional’s expertise is priceless!  You’re not only hiring them for your wedding, you’re hiring their expertise, their experience and their creativity.

If you know a Professional or you have a family member or friend who is a Professional in their field, by all means talk to them.  Their input and recommendations as experts in their field will help guide you in your decisions as to who to hire.  Or your friend may be taking photography classes at your local college, but does he have the eye and ideas of a Professional Photographer?  You can purchase your flowers from your local grocery store, but a Professional Florist can design and bring your vision to life, even on a budget.

Keep an open mind when you speaking with Professionals. Be honest and share with them what you’re looking for and your expectations.  Not every Professional will be a good fit, so if you don’t find a good match in one field, reach out to someone who is more your style.

Happy Planning!

Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

http://www.fairytaleweddingsandeventsbymary.com

Hold the Cake!

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As a bride and groom the best part of planning your big day is cake tasting, or at least that’s what you thought until you realized there’s so many options….What’s a couple to do? Why not consider other options?  The most popular option for the past several years has been cupcake towers, in every configuration and as extravagant as your imagination can think of.  Whether its a simple white tower or has all the glitz and glamour of your wedding, you can never go wrong with cupcakes.  And as for flavors, if you can think it, most bakeries can make them.  My favorite cupcake is an upside down pineapple cupcake from “Just-One-Bite” in Syracuse! There’s no fuss with forks or need to cut a large tier.  You can then have a traditional cake cutting ceremony with an over sized cupcake in your specific color scheme or theme, which still allows you to feed one another and have pictures.

If cupcakes aren’t your favorite, macaroon towers and donut towers are becoming ever so popular. As are smaller cakes with different flavor options for you and your guests.  If you’re looking for something a little nontraditional, you can try cake pops which are easy for children and adults to enjoy. If you’re having a country wedding, why not think about pies? Big ones and small ones, they all fix that sweet tooth we all get after a nice dinner.  And of course, we can’t over look dessert and candy bars.  Whether it’s your color scheme, old world desserts and candies or simply chocolates of every nature, kind and flavor, have fun with it.  Your guests will!

Happy planning!

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

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