We love these new wedding trends that are coming in from interior styling, concrete, marble, coppers, rose golds and as I predicted recently cactus are taking 2017 by storm.
Even big retailers such as Ikea are doing these cute ceramic cactus this year, aren’t they just brilliant for styling up a welcome guest table or dessert station! At only 15 euros for the set of 3 this is affordable and a fun idea, but be quick as have a feeling these will be seen at quite a few weddings this coming year!
I have one client, in particular, who loves this theme, she is actually a wedding planner too from the UK, but hosting her wedding here in sunny Spain so we are having a great time working on her styling at the moment.
With all these new trends to play around with, I love nothing more than creating inspiration boards to pull the look together in order we can pinpoint what we actually need to buy and create for each section of the wedding from the welcome area to the table centrepieces, table seating plan to placecards.
Here I have put together some images I have saved and what really leaps out from this board is the lack of ivories, it is pure whites and soft greys, tones of coppers and rose golds combined with soft grey greens and not that yucky 2017 Greenery, thanks to Pantone!!
I particularly love the simple setting of the ceremony area on this board – the ethnic rug surrounded by terracotta pots planted up with cacti, although you would have to watch your dress if you were surrounded by these prickly things! But actually with the larger succulents such as aloe vera and some of our other Spanish fleshy style plants, prickles are not a problem. Terracotta pots of course are symbolic of Spain so a lovely design idea for a Spanish wedding.
How cool is this though, relatively cheaper than an abundance of fresh flowers plus much simpler than the fussiness of the eucalyptus foliage garlands that are currently taking the wedding world by storm, I think I am over these already!
Often with design and styling the simpler the better, make statements and just not over doing it is best. Balance is key and looking at colours and textures.
One of my big tips for styling is to concentrate on areas for your wedding day and style these up rather than fussing over tons of ideas in all sorts of areas, keep it simple and make statements by grouping things, too much spread out never works as it loses impact.
The soft tones of blush are still evident and work beautifully with this styling, making it more weddingy, a word we use here often which is probably not in the Oxford Dictionary yet but perhaps we should submit it!
One great thing here though is marble is relatively cheap, so my task this week is to find a supplier who can make marble statements for weddings, such as the lovely hexagonal placecards, table numbers and perhaps if I am lucky a few cakes stands and platters.
Finally and very sadly it looks like I might have to ditch my famous pineapple lilo for the new cactus one from Sunnylife, as being a girl that likes to keep up with trends this seems the way forward or to continue with lying on the pineapple and playing the cactoss game instead :)!
For my inspiration board, some of the images were found on Pinterest but others were found here.
I hope you found this blog post useful as you plan your wedding ideas and we love to hear comments back.