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2017 Wedding Trends

As 2016 winds down…

It’s a chance to look back over an amazing year filled with love, romance, elegance and a whole lot of fun! 2016 was a transitional year from rustic to a more vintage and timeless look, but with a millennial twist! So contemporary vintage? Is that a thing? Well it should be!

We are keeping what we love from rustic like farm tables and less over the top floral arrangements but trading mason jars for old bottles. Burlap is making way for flowing fabric and lace. Color pallets are a bit more muted. Oh and CANDLES!! Yes, we know, many venues will only allow battery operated candles, but there is something super romantic about the real deal flickering of an actual flame.

I am in freaking love with personalizing weddings. I am not talking about monogramming everything in sight, but for the decor to be chosen thoughtfully and with meaning. I often have couples that will collect decor items by going to yard sales and antique shops through out the months leading up to their wedding which makes each item a bit more unique to them. Oh and keeping it fun for the guests! Lawn games during cocktail hour, yes please! And great music to dance the night away.

Let’s take a second to talk about food. In NH, we are so blessed to have an abundance of fresh, local, delicious foods at our finger tips. Farm to table is amazing. But unique is great too. Are you a fan of Asian food? Incorporate it! We are seeing food stations taking over the traditional buffet, whereas family style seems more popular than a plated meal. Whatever and however you decide to serve, quality ingredients is the key!

Cutting cakes and dessert buffets will continue to be a big hit, but maybe an interesting twist on fresh, made to order ice cream? Why not we say!

 

At Memorable Events, we are huge fans of tented weddings. You can make it your own, but it does create a bit more work (insert subtle hint to work with us to take care of it all for you!) but when done well, it is nothing short of spectacular. From sailcloth, to frame tents, pole tents and clear top tents…whichever you chose dress it up for your big day with what works for you.

2017 is going to be supremely amazing! We say bring it on!!

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