For me, decor is one of the most exciting styling opportunities for a wedding. I suggest letting your imagination run wild and have fun searching decor ideas that suit your chosen theme and venue. The decor will naturally be inspired by the surroundings, which will make the decision making process so much easier.
The main decor trend is definitely around having a unique wedding, with a personal touch. In each of the theme/decor trends I explored there are options for personalisation and memorable touches.
It seems that brides are choosing centerpieces that are consistent in colour tone, but using different sizes. For example, a mix of different size vases all filled with the same tonal colour palette flowers. The mix & match theme extends to the tables themselves, with brides opting for mixed table shapes and sizes. It creates more of a unique, eclectic atmosphere.
In no particular order, here are my thoughts on wedding decor trends for 2012…
UNDER THE SUN OR STARS
Outdoors can suit both day & evening weddings dependent on the weather of course and in South Africa we’re so lucky that we are able to have outdoor weddings. How about a ceremony under a large tree or natural gazebo adorned with flowers, perhaps even an oversized chandelier? Decor is relaxed and welcoming with rustic touches reflecting the venue.
Vintage is still very strong in 2012 but the look has evolved from shabby chic to a far more glamorous look with touches of crystal, silver and vintage glass. The look is still eclectic but with an undeniable sparkle. Think vintage cutlery and crockery, milk glass, crystal decanters and silver candelabra.
the paired down simplicity of the modern white decor theme is simply gorgeous. The lines are clean and the space uncluttered. Each piece carefully considered and placed. This minimal style can create a stunning effect where less is literally more. White, shades of white and white on white with texture to create interest and focus.
The eco conscious decor theme encompasses all aspects of the wedding from locally grown flowers to invitations that contain seeds embedded in the paper that can be planted and using found items as centerpieces. Perfect for the bride who likes the idea of not only saving money but saving the environment at the same time. Centerpieces include potted plants and atriums. The look is fresh, natural and considered.
Interactivity still reigns supreme at weddings at the moment. Look out for candy buffets, dessert stations, cigar bars, wine and Champagne tastings and goodnight stations with special coffees and teas and small nags of treats to take home.
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