Happy Thursday Jewelry Lovers! Wedding season is right around the corner so starting today, Silver Style will be all all about wedding inspiration. We want to help you get prepared with the hottest bridal trends of 2013!
Today’s theme is – 2013 Floral Trends! The holy grail of wedding inspiration aka The Knot, has shared some great tips on what flowers, colors, and styles you will see this summer. Here’s what they have to say:
Vintage floral inspiration has been all the rage in recent years — and these dainty, feminine florals remain the look of the moment. Consider a palette of pastels like mint, buff and ballet slipper pink, which work really well together and also with neutrals like soft gray and even with metallics like pewter, brushed silver and matte gold. Rebecca brought this look to life with clouds of baby’s breath atop fluid Lucite vases, flanked by gorgeous bud vases with delicate anemones, fringe tulips and ranunculus. Of course, peonies are a perfect fit for this look — but as Rebecca tells us in this week’s video blog, if you can’t get peonies in your wedding season, garden roses are available year-round that will give you that same gorgeous vintage look. And take a cue from Rebecca and have fun with your containers! Go beyond vases and pop flowers in vintage tea tins, milk-glass containers and any antiques you pick up along the way!
Ombre has been all over fashion, beauty, home decor and, yes, weddings too! Try this crescendo of color that shows a spectrum from white to light to deep to dark in a single color in a variety of blooms. The monochromatic look works in almost any color: purple, pink, yellow, orange and even green. The trick is to pick ONE color and repeat the look consistently throughout your wedding florals. My trick to achieving the perfect ombre? Go to the local paint store and pick up strips of color that work well next to each other. This will allow you to work with your florist (or shop on your own) to create your spectrum.
Modular & Monobotanical
One of the best ways to achieve a trendy, modern look is to go modular with your centerpieces: four cubic vases of varying heights filled with a single bloom in each (hence, monobotanical). When you put them together, they create a dynamic centerpiece. You can choose to go monochromatic or to color block (with two to four colors) — again, with a single type of bloom in each vase. For Cubist White, we had amaryllis in a tall vase, ranunculus in a medium-height vase, hydrangeas in another vase and then a super-cool artsy bud vase filled with silver brunia. Note: Structural blooms like calla lilies and tulips work best with this look, but don’t be afraid to get funky with non-floral textures like berries, billy balls and seed pods.
Bringing the outdoors inside will continue to be hot in wedding floral looks this year. Branches are an incredible way to add a dose of drama to your flowers. But don’t be afraid to inject a boost of bling into your barn-inspired wedding. We added crystal and sparkle to the manzanita centerpieces that will grace The Knot Dream Wedding — and flanked the otherwise earthy centerpieces with sparkly details like shimmering linens with oversize sequins. The juxtaposition of crystal and bark really makes a surprisingly stylish impact that guests won’t soon forget!
(Image + Video via The Knot)