Color of the Year- Radiant Orchid: The votes are in! Pantone®, the global color authority, has announced this blend of rich purples, pinks and fuchsia as the color to look for this year, meaning you’ll be seeing this color everywhere—wall paint, makeup, clothing and, of course, weddings.
A word from Yurie: “Radiant orchid is a vibrant color that makes a statement – it has tropical vibes and is super feminine. If that’s not the direction you’re going, you can always use a minimal amount and pair it against soft lavenders, grays, and violets for a romantic and understated effect."
Pretty in Pink: But not the 90s Barbie pink. We’re talking about the soft, pastel pinks and peaches. The best part about this trend is actually all the other colors you can pair with it, like nudes, greys, and blushes. One easy way to incorporate this is picking a different shade for each of your bridesmaid.
Flower Crowns and Lush Greens: Tiaras are out, but flower crowns are in! Hearty greens are the new focal points of bouquets with pops of color. You can easily go with a trendy woodland theme or modern elegance with this look—all with a touch of whimsy, of course.
Jewels, Jewels, Jewels: Rhinestones and crystals are back in fashion, from intricately jeweled dresses to crystal chandeliers. And another jewel trend is pops of jewel tone colors! A word from Yurie: "Jewel tones have a strong personality and are sometimes hard to find in flowers. Make a big impact by incorporating a linen in your favorite jewel tone shade. If you can’t decide, black is always a safe choice, as jewel tones will really pop against a darker backdrop. You can also bring in the colors in small areas like your stationary suites (table numbers, menus, favors, etc.)."
To Instagram or Not to Instagram: Apparently one of 2014’s trends is unplugged weddings, as in no personalized hashtags… as in no phones allowed at all (phone checks?!). Honestly, we think that’s a little cruel to guests! Luckily, another trend is “super-charged” wedding. This means phone charging stations, slow-motion video booths, and #hastageverything.
Follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for more inspiration on 2014 trends! Trend or not—we know DIY never goes out of style ;). Let us know which theme or look you’re thinking about for your special day and happy planning!