The Wedding Planner Magazine

Hampton-Roads 2-1

A magazine highlighting the premiere wedding professionals in Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas. Includes interviews, real weddings and numerous articles written by local and professional wedding planners.

Issue link: http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/775947

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 72 of 104

72 THEWEDDINGPLANNERMAG.COM Must Haves: Linens Floral Elements for 2017 By Alyse Conyers Waterford Event Rentals By Debra Pence, Fluttering Flowers CEO T he wedding industry is constantly evolving and you don't have to look far to see how this dynamic has affected linen decor. Creating stunning one-of-a-kind table designs with innovative fabrics and varying textures has become an essential el- ement of weddings across the world. Linens are such an important design decision: they set the foundation of your visual concept and decorative tone the moment your guests step into the room. Choosing linens that tell a story and express personality is key! Tablecloths and napkins dress the room with color and texture, becoming the base for other decor on your table. Today's linens come in a wide variety of styles, textures and colors. Mixing and matching in one space provides you with many different options and directions for your additional table decor. Whether traditional and romantic or modern and bold, couples can choose linens in complimentary tones and textures that reflect their aesthetic and create a cohesive overall look. When you walk into a ceremony or reception, the linens and the chairs have the greatest impact on the overall look because they occupy the most visual space. This means you can utilize the chairs as a linen resource as well! Add a sash or chair cover to finish off the look of your event. If money is limited, there's no rule that says that linens have to be the same throughout the reception site. Consider choosing the more elaborate linens just for a head table, sweetheart table or cake table to keep costs under control. Linens are a simple and transformative design element that can go a long way! PLAN YOUR WEDDING The Day/ Decor ` I n 2017, the raw elements of earth tones will play a large role in wed- ding floral d├ęcor. Hanging flowers and cascading garlands will continue to be popular accents, and lush antique flowers such as peonies, lisianthus and dahlias, will be some of the highlights of the new year. Count on bountiful and lavish botanic accents defining the trends this year. Periodic elements will enter with bold accents of copper, silver and gold. Mixing metallic elements - bold ac- cents of copper, silver and gold - will add a little sparkle to your celebration. Whether it's vases wrapped with copper wire or mercury glass votives and vases, these metals make a strong statement. Brooches in bouquets, whether as ac- cents among the real flowers or as the total bouquet, will further emphasize the metallic theme. Caitlin Gerres Photography Marie Violet Photography Don Mears Photography

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Wedding Planner Magazine - Hampton-Roads 2-1