Wedding Trends 2016

Why do I love my job as an event stylist? Because I get to make people’s dreams a reality and I get to have fun doing it.  I get to work with amazing people along the way, such as other vendors and my own staff.  Because going shopping is considered part of my job and I don’t feel guilty doing it! Lol  Because I have a house full of unique items that I get to interchange and “mash” together to create a new look for each couple.  The list is endless!  Did I mention that I also get to spend countless hours on Pinterest researching new ideas and trends, again without feeling guilty and also feeling a sense of accomplishment at the end of it??

Speaking of trends, everyone always wants to know what the next latest trend in wedding décor is. I’m happy to say that rustic is in and it’s here to stay for at least a couple more years!  People love this style and I have been lucky to see it grow and evolve over the last few years from vintage with a touch of rustic to full on rustic to rustic with a touch of glam and now it appears that anything goes.  Couples have seen so many amazing rustic styles and themes over the last few years that it seems that they now conglomerate their own preferences and create a look that is unique to them.  I’ve been asked for it all!

It has been predicted that metallics are going to be bigger and better than ever and I’m so excited to mix these with rustic elements – the result will be breathtaking! Rose gold and copper are the two metallics set to be highest on the trend board this year -two of my faves so I’m super pumped!    The look can go from subtle metallic accents such as candle holders to full on metallic with the likes of vases, table numbers, candle holders, bridesmaid dresses and décor accents (particularly on the cake table and even cake to the receiving table).

Another trend I’m noticing is the use of more wood. Brides are loving tree stumps and tree slices intermingled with their décor.  From centrepiece wood slices to cake stands to tree stumps anywhere, the look is definitely in and looks incredible.  Along with wood is more greenery and natural elements.  Think forest, now think forest elements in your wedding.  Sound good?  Looks even better!  These natural elements can change by season and are so fun to play around with.  The best part is that you can pick them up for free (but many stores are now also offering them if you need bulk quantities or would prefer to buy them)!  We love to use simple but remarkable items, often items we find onsite at the ceremony or venue, to elaborate the theme and tie in to the surroundings.  The opportunities are endless such as pine cones, wild flowers, fallen apples, leaves, stones, twigs, driftwood.  Again, anything goes!

Lanterns are also another key décor element that is on trend and appears to be sticking around for another few years. They can be used anywhere and everywhere and add both candlelight and class to your wedding.  They are the perfect décor accent – need something extra for your receiving table?  Try a lantern!  Need a card holder?  Try a lantern!  The beauty about lanterns is that there are so many different shapes, colours, styles and sizes available now, that the options are endless and they provide a wonderful opportunity to put a unique twist to your wedding.  Some brides prefer the same look throughout while others prefer a more eclectic look and have different styles and colours intermixed.


Seeing another trend emerging? That’s right, anything goes!  When it comes to wedding planning and choosing your theme, remember that each person and each couple is unique.  Choose what you like and what you think looks nice.  Of course, we are always there to provide ideas, feedback and support J  At the end of the day, you want to look back and love every element of your wedding and you want it to be a reflection of your personal style.  Do it for yourself and you’re guaranteed to be satisfied with the results.  And if you want to be blown away by the results, contact Mashed Events 😉  Happy planning!

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