Midday Fix: Wedding trends for 2014

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Deborah Weisenhaus
Art of Imagination
216 North Halsted
Chicago
(773) 632-8553
www.artofimagination.com

Today’s vendors:

Jenny Yoo
www.jennyyoo.com

Juliet Tan Floral Designs
www.juliettanfloraldesign.com

Tablescapes Event Rentals
www.tablescapes.com

Private Label Linens
www.privatelabellinens.com

Deborah’s 2014 Wedding Trends

Refined Rustic-Nature Inspired
This year it will be more popular than ever, incorporating nature but with elegance.
Spaces: Open lofts lending itself to a open barn feel but with city views such as Loft on Lake or Bridgeport Art center.
Color Palette: tones of pink (very hot color this year) to floral prints to neutrals.
Ceremony settings can be created as bringing outdoors inside, such as using benches for the guest seating to branches with ferns and wild/garden flowers.
Designing a floral crown for the bride will create a prefect halo of sweetness.
Reception tables can have floral print tablecloths and food stations with a natural bark overlay and using a natural fiber like tablecloths. Candles and vessels will be in abundance with soy eco candles.
Overhead outdoor rustic globe lights create the perfect finishing touch and can be dimmed as the evening progresses.

Vintage-Lavish Old World
Spaces: The elegance of over the top hotel ballrooms to historical landmark buildings with intricate architectural designs such as the Blackstone Hotel,  The Stan Mansion or the Rookery Building with its Frank Lloyd Wright details.
Color Palette: Golds, metallics, classic champagne
Formal dining with chandeliers, crystals, stemware and damask linens.
Brides to be dressed in ball gowns with gloves and pearls.

Modern + Chic
Spaces: Open venues to include hotels such as The Trump or Room 1520.
Color palette: Gray, dazzling blue, placid pale blue, diffused white
Reception will have accents of unique pieces which DIY projects incorporated, particularly place cards and gift table.
Ceremony with a sheer fabric backdrop illuminated with a diffused white light to create an ethereal feel.  The reception’s tables topped with iridescent overlays, centerpieces that incorporate painterly flower displays with unique vases, clean line chargers and plates to showcase the foods, proper glassware.

High Tech Receptions – Mod + Graphics + Bold Inspired by Art World Scene
High tech modern art is hot, from the runway with Chanel in graphic prints
Spaces: Art galleries such as the Modern Wing , The Symphony Center, Venue One
Color palette: bold colors such as black, yellow, aqua, orange, yellow
Throughout the wedding, utilize hash tags that are set up for the bride and groom for guests to add their own photos to weddings apps for mobile devices to fun playful animation photo booths.
The reception will be in an edgier feel with graphic designs and bold prints on linens, to creating photo galleries of the bride and groom in Warhol type style or animated projection incorporating words and sound too.
Stretched spandex fabric with backlights creating temporary walls even as a backdrop for ceremonies.

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