Bold, Vintage, Comfort : 2015 Let Interior Design inspire Wedding Decor
As we all come down off our chocolaty sugar highs from Valentine’s Day and the realities of just saying “YES!” start to sink in…let’s try to get a grip and slow the whirlwind. Deep breaths. Stare at your ring. More deep breaths. There you go!
Now what? Now begins a time in your life that will be exhilarating and stressful. There will be a lot of ups and downs. Maybe there will be some tears, but tons of smiles and accomplishments are on their way! Where to begin?
The overriding trend in events and wedding planning over the last 8-10 years is “personalization” – making your wedding day fully reflect you as a couple! As on shows like X-Factor and American Idol, the phrase “Make it your own” gets thrown around like a dodge ball. But, that is just so vague. So mysterious. So monumentally not helpful. In fact, many of our couples come to us overwhelmed at the unlimited possibilities and lack of an idea of where to start!
Whether we are planning a wedding al fresco, or our client has booked a stunning ballroom for their reception (hey, some do both!), the creation of “space and experience” begins. One place we like to look for inspiration when designing a wedding day is toward the trends in Interior Design. As Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous so wisely tells us, “What you can tell about a person, you can see on their coffee table!”
Trends in Interior Design are typically longer lasting than trends in fashion, as interior design decisions are usually quite a significant investment. It is much easier to buy a new dress, than change the sofa in your living room! Amiright?
In 2015 we are seeing design choices being made that speak to comfort, peace, and an “escape”. We’re also seeing attention on bold trim and accents (lots of stripes out there) and vintage, antique, and weathered pieces (real or faux). Let’s take a visual journey translating these interior design trends into a stunning celebration..
Trend #1 Comfort and Ease. The plush, overstuffed sofa and sectional are coming back in a big way this year. A focus on the home as a place to recharge the smartphone, the mind, and the soul has gained popularity in recent years.
So how does that translate to your wedding? For us, it is all about the fabric choice, flowers, and styling.
To bring that sense of comfort and ease to your wedding day, pick a dress with flowing fabrics (chiffon or silk) and you will begin to set that mood the very moment your guests see you. Hair should be easy, flowing. The formal lacquered up-do is going the way of the dodo bird: Let your hair down!
Strapless A-Line chiffon gown by DressDress2015.
Gorgeous boho-chic column gown by Rose & Ruby.
For the Gentlemen, let’s soften the look with rounded edges, simple lines, and go with a gray suit. Check out this heather gray wool suit by Allure Men by Jean Yves. Notice the rounded detail in the lapel. So sharp (pun intended). These small details make a big impact.
For floral treatments on your wedding day, the “floral garland” is making a statement this year. It absolutely adds a level of subtle, quiet beauty to any space. It is a rebellion against the traditional centerpiece table treatment. Of course the lush look can be used in the traditional sense, creating clouds of flowers above your tables.
Garland centerpiece photo by www.vickigraftonphotography.com
Floral wall garland from www.hellomay.com.au
Staircase floral photo by www.rebeccalindon.com
Tall centerpiece photo by www.weddings.torywilliams.com
Trend #2 Bold Trim & Accents:
In the home, painting your window frames a dark color and using big oversized stripes is gaining traction for 2015. As Details magazine explains, “a woman wearing eyeliner and mascara knows this fact: when you draw a dark line around something, you pay attention to it.”
Striped wall dining photo by Bludoor Studios.
Ombre stairs from www.welke.nl
To bring this to your wedding day, go for colorful wedding party attire, or bold linens. Contrast patterns with one bold tone in your flowers to keep things interesting, but not busy. To be totally on-trend for 2015, Marsala is a very romantic choice for a signature color. This deep red tone can be paired with soft pinks and greens in the spring and summer. For the Fall, complement the deep-red with patterned feathers in browns and tans for real drama!
Trend #3 Vintage & Weathered
This aesthetic has been around for a long time. There is however a surge in its popularity and application in the home. In a time when technology advances so quickly, we are starting to appreciate and long for pieces that have survived history. There are countless ways to bring this feel to any event.
Bring this idea into your wedding with mercury glass vases and candle holders. Shop vintage and junk shops for unique one-of-a-kind pieces. Old doors and window frames with a whitewash or crackle finish can be repurposed to create structure and architecture for an outdoor or tented ceremony.
Every interpretation will be different. What is it that you find comfort in? What is bold to you? However you end up answering those questions is what will help you live up to the “make it your own” mantra.
Now look at that ring, again. Breathe.
John & Nicole
Is it just me or do you find yourself falling more and more in love with the entire season once September approaches? The boots, the leaves, the apple and pumpkin picking, the seasonal decor and specialty foods – I LOVE it all! Being that I was a September bride, I was shocked that I went more for the rustic look and not so pumpkin-ish (which is one of my absolute faves.) Just recently, while browsing on Pinterest I came across some images that join together the rustic freshness and luxe elegance look to a fall-inspired wedding. Take a peek and don’t forget to follow our Pinterest page for more fall pin-spiration – why knot?!
After two weekends full of fall fun at local orchards, my love for pumpkin and cider ANYTHING was even stronger. This time of year, the smells, the tastes, the overall fall-feel from apple cider inspired food and drink truly make me fall even more in love with the season. Take a look at some of these cider-full wedding additions sure to be the apple of your eye.
Fall favor favorite – take home apple cider mix!
Signature drink – spiked cider
For the outdoor fall enthusiast
Please be seated – apple style
Apple Cider Donuts – the perfect to-go fall treat!
Have you seen a cider-inspired wedding fall favorite? Share below or on the Mrs. Why Knot Facebook page and stay tuned for a pumpkin inspired post coming soon – why knot?!
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Let’s face it – the craziness of your big day may interrupt your non-stop social media interaction. I mean who has time to tweet, post or pin while you are saying vows and getting pumped up for the party of the year? Rest assure: there are technology has stepped up to the bridal aisle in some very big ways for the happy couple (and they tech-loving guests!)
INSTAGRAM: spread the word about your #hashtag ahead of time! With everyone using the hashtags for the days leading up to and including your wedding will keep a virtual book of memories at the click of a button. (ie: #pujawedding)
So your Spring wedding is just around the bend. As you tick off each and every detail from your to-do list in record time, you find yourself scrambling for a creative way to doll-up your seating card table. Here are some fabulous and out-of-the-box ideas! Take a look and check off that final to-do before you say I do!
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After 19 and a half weeks of patiently waiting…last night, my hubby and I found out the gender of our August baby! I made a box, inspired by Pinterest, and had my neighbor fill it with blue or pink balloons once she took a peek at the envelope the doctor gave us with the gender info inside! Take a look at our video and see the reaction…why knot?!
So excited for all things pink, bows, tutus and of course, shoes! Can’t wait to meet our angel!
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Snowy sidewalks and chilly temps sure make it hard to believe that Spring has arrived! Nonetheless, it’s almost time to stash away those wintry coats and break out some spring-ful outfits (and a punch of color never hurt either!) Leave it to the Pinterest addicts to pin some fun and fashionable spring outfits sure to be ready for the sunshine (and all those vendor appointments you have to attend just before your big day!)
COMFY CASUAL: for just about any day of the week! dress it up or dress it down
GIMME SOME SUGAR: pops of color spruce up even just a plain long-sleeve tee
FLIRTY FUN: for those billions of showers you have to go to! this flirty look is good day and night
Got a spring wardrobe piece you just can’t live without? Mine would have to be my spring-y scarves! I love accessorizing with them and they also come in handy during the breezy days too! So rest assure those of you who are just plain sick of winter, brighter skies, warmer temps and sun-shining days are just around the corner! Clean out those closets and make room for some fabulous pieces…why knot?!
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Does the idea of a fragrant, flowery addition to your groom’s lapel far from tickle his fancy? Is your man the more think-outside-of-the-flower-box kinda guy? I have been seeing tons of pin-spiration on boutineer alternatives for the groom. Some zany, some sentimental and some super-easy diy. Check out these ideas below before forcing flowers upon your future mister!Read More»
After spending a decent chunk o’ change on your fabulous bridal bouquet you wonder how to keepsake the most elaborate and expensive flowers you may ever hold. Rest assure – there are plenty of ways to get the most bang for your bouquet buck and enjoy those pretty petals long after you’ve said ‘I Do.’Read More»
The first year of marriage flies by in just a wink…so they say. I can say that the last eight months have flown by for sure since I got married on 9.10.11. As your first anniversary approaches, you may be stuck on a unique idea for your soulmate and lucky for some more pin-spiration, I have found a ton of fun and fabulous gift ideas for your mate…all ‘paper’ related for the first anniversary paper tradition in the US.
Check out these paper-full pins!Read More»