Chic & Stylish:: Wedding Décor Trends for 2013
Hi, Kaella of Kaella Lynn Events here to talk about this seasons hottest décor trends. It’s June and wedding season is well under way. With the explosion of social media, we are exposed to so many creative wedding ideas. Pinterest has made this even easier. Couples are more informed than ever, and Designers are kept on their toes. A good thing for the industry, I believe.
Last year’s Royal Wedding definitely influenced wedding décor bringing classic glamour and luxury back into the space. And we can expect to see more. As the economy bounces back, we are seeing more luxury details in decor. From laser cut stationary to textured linens, like this gorgeous one by La Tavola Linen.
Speaking of linens, prints are huge. Chevron kicked off the pattern surge, and others are being introduced to the scene: honeycomb, gingham, quatrefoil, and my new favorite, the rising sun pattern. Mixing patterns and textures are more and more popular as well.
Mixing is a trend in general as well. From mismatching bridesmaids dresses to centerpieces. Décor is less matchy matchy and layering is big in tabletop design. Expect to see a lot of props, like these little animal figurines.
Color trends seem to be on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Earlier this year, Pantone announced that Tangerine Tango was the color of the season. Other bold hues, such as turquoise and yellow are in as well, but I am also seeing a lot of soft pastels and neutrals as seen in the Spring runways. Yes, we are highly influenced by fashion!
I believe we’ll see more neon incorporated into wedding color schemes as well. Ombre is still in and watercolor is a big trend this season. In cakes, stationary, linen and even attire.
DIY trends are still popular, but more couples are turning to professional to achieve an upscale application. This also applies to Vintage decor, which isn’t going anywhere, but has been taken up a notch for a glam look. Vintage rental companies, like One True Love Vintage Rentals in San Francisco, upcycyle beautiful vintage finds to give them a modern twist. This leads me to another one of my favorite décor styles, “Modage” – A term trademarked by Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design to mean modern and vintage.
Functional design is also popular – a statement bar or lounge in which an event staple is used as a vehicle of design, like this bar from the San Francisco NACE Cocktail Reception with Preston Bailey.
Photo by Gustavo Fernandez, design and furnishing rentals are from Blueprint Studios Collection
And with all these trends, originality is still the biggest priority. Clients want their wedding to reflect their personality, style and relationship. As the designer and planner, we provide the insight, knowledge and creativity to apply décor trends and bring new ideas to the table to create a fresh design.
And with that, I’d like to close with a very happy Anniversary wish to Jennifer and her husband.
Kaella Wilson is the founder of Kaella Lynn Events, an event planning and design boutique based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has passion for weddings because of the importance of celebrating love. The difference is in the details, and the details range from the creative, artistic features to the flawless production of every aspect of the wedding. Kaella combines artistic design with meticulous planning and management to make every celebration joyous and stylish according to the wishes of her clients.