We are officially half way through our Colorado wedding season and yes, we have replaced water with coffee and diet coke, I haven’t made it to Crossfit in 2 months and I may not have eaten a vegetable that wasn’t a fried piece of potato in at least a month. Ahhhh, summer.
In all seriousness, we are honored to have worked with some AMAZING and kind couples on some pretty spectacular designs. Those will start posting soon, I promise. But in the meantime, we are also booking and designing for next year. We are delighted to be planning weddings in Denver, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, Devils Thumb Ranch, Winter Park Ski Area and several new (to us) locations in Vail and Beaver Creek. And we are noticing some pretty amazing trends we want to share with you!
Flowers – Dutch master style. Remember the Dutch masters of the 16th century and the still life paintings of fruit and flowers that we all studied in art history? That is PROBABLY what your centerpieces are going to look like if you listen to your florist this year. Cascading over the side of pedestal arrangements, these compote designs are simply divine. I swear this movement is led by the genius Brooklyn Designer that is Saipua and we LOVE where these designs are going.
Market Lights gone wonky. Curtains of string lights to create an illuminated backdrop in your event tent. Hang them across the ceiling or down the wall. Push the design to whatever your venue can take (but check the wattage before you plug in – trust me on that one. And invest in dimmers).
Bayleaf Garland. Behold the year of the bay leaf. Green and lush and oh so Tuscan inspired. Bayleaf is officially not just for the holidays. Use for runners, add to your chairs at the reception or suspend it from the ceiling in a giant floral installation like we did this past Monday (I am soooooooo excited to share that wedding. Did I mention the New York Times Style Section covered it??? Cuz they did).
No more “wedding colors.” In the tradition of Saipua styled floral arrangments, wedding designs are more organic and definitely more natural. No more matchy-matchy. Give your designer a style and color guidelines and let him / her / us run with it. This allows your flowers to be the best quality and locally sourced!!!! If we aren’t held to exact floral shades, we can source from local farms here in Colorado
Stripes – Chevron has run it’s course. It is now about the bold stripes. Whether you are brave enough to do it in a dress or simply as a runner or a ribbon treatment on your bouquet – stripes will define the look of weddings in 2014.
Floral Crowns – they are here for a while. Honestly, they are too much fun NOT to have one (at least for a photo or two) on your wedding day. AND (to tell you secrets, there is a very good chance that Rachel and I make ourselves 2 and wear them every Friday when we are in a 14 hour production days) Yep – that happens. There are also hula hoop and champagne in a can breaks. Can you blame us??
Patterns – Ikat, Paisley, bold floral, Indian print – bring on the patterns!!! We suggest using patterns for linens, bouquet details and in print. WHY NOT! For a wedding we did in Puerto Vallarta this year, we took a paisley pattern off a runner that the bride fell in love with and scanned it to use on the invitations and the escort cards. It was pretty perfect (and I hope to have those photos soon!!!)
So what are we going to do to make your wedding unique? We cant wait to start on your design!
Kara Delay, Love This Day Events
Colorado Wedding Trends