I hope that other blogs do similar posts so that you can see different takes on the trends. I think my favourite has to be the glitter. It can be used in all aspects of DIY, in any colour. It can also be adorned on nails, as bridesmaids dresses and table linen.
I first saw this phrase crop up in interior mags last year. I sneered at its oxymoronic concept, and now I am in love. This is rough and ready industrial look paired with lace, glitter, feathers and other such frippery. It works well with barn, outdoor weddings. It may be hard to achieve within a stately home when the venue is all about the luxe. Lots of hessian, chicken wire, burlap, bark, moss, all splattered with glitter, gold cutlery and simple blooms giving an air of relaxed manner. Not a birdcage or suitcase in sight.
Board credits to the wonderful Burnetts Boards
We already touched on metallics yesterday, this is an extension of that. And should you want to buy some gold cutlery for yourself, have a look here! Bargain.
Dining details –
Everywhere. Do it.
Festival finger food
Think street food, lots of different stalls cooking up food for your guests. The great thing is that you can have whatever you fancy. Pies, fish and chips, thai, popcorn, ice-cream, bagels! If you are in the north, have a look for Northern StrEats. They can put you in touch with numerous street food stalls that do weddings. Favourites include Fish& and Pieminster. They will also travel.
Cakes go naked adorned with fresh flowers which fits the rustic luxe brief perfectly, or they are created with a take on the couples theme; ie gold/geometric/unicorns (not en trend but always awesome). Have a look at Cake by Sugar for inspiration.
Goodbye cupcakes. They can be decorated in a variety of colours and filled with flavoured cremé patissiere. Gold leaf on top? Two 2013 trends achieved.
20s and illusion backs
Still going strong, and rightly so. Such beauty and elegance. No strapless dresses here. Look to Jenny Packham for what I think is my favourite dress of all time, the Eden. In the North visit White Room Bridal and in the South visit the legendary Miss Bush Bridal Wear
Well, Chanel said eyes, Burberry said lips and Lanvin said grunge liner will all be big. In conclusion? No idea. Wear what makes you happy.
Last year saw stripes and chevrons, lots of hearts and brackets. All will continue in to 2013 but we will also see an emergence of geometrics. Followed by vintage, festival style. Lots of bunting patterns and fete style typography.
If you read this and think “oh how lame, I am en trend”, don’t. Everyone will take concepts differently, and the beauty about all of the above is that you can do your bit to support local businesses food and flower wise. You will look timeless in your dress and who doesn’t love glitter?! Are you having any of these?