One of the most breathtaking new trends for 2015 is in floral centerpieces. I deliberately left it out of my last blog post (see below if you want info on the newest trends in dresses, bouquets, and color palates for 2015!) because I feel like it deserves (almost) an entire blog of it’s own.
This year, centerpieces are literally being taken to a whole new level. Couples are opting out of centerpieces placed on the center of the table, and instead are having them suspended from the ceiling! We started seeing this around 2013 and 2015 will see this trend go full steam ahead, and with good reason. It truly creates a breathtaking look, drawing the eye up and creating a dramatic look in a reception room. Depending on the size of the suspended centerpiece, you can accent the table with small vases of flowers, or skip flowers on the table completely. See below:
As you can see, these centerpieces compliment long guest tables (sometimes referred to as King Henry tables) beautifully, and these tables were a trend we saw start last year and has no inclination of going anywhere. Concerned that these suspended centerpieces may be out of budget? Well, with centerpieces so dramatic, you won’t need as many to make an impact in the room, so it is still worth asking about (be sure to ask about set up and break down costs).
Ceremony decor has us ‘looking up’ as well, as backdrops are including high strung lights or backdrops that go from floor to ceiling. This ceremony decor is stunning, and if the reception is going to be in this room as well, the sweetheart table, cake table, guest book table or gift table can be placed underneath, so as to continue to use it as a gorgeous focal point:
This ceremony piece looks like a ‘standing garden’ and creates a stunning backdrop for a ceremony. Once the ceremony is done, continue to use it by again placing the gift table or place card table in front, or utilize it as the backdrop for a photo booth!
Looking for a backdrop that is a bit more personalized? I LOVE this idea below. Create a backdrop/runner that shares your vows, words of love, married name, wedding date, whatever you wish!
As far as catering goes, the cocktail reception trend is here to stay as well, though 2015 will see it with a new twist: The Taster Reception. People have enjoyed cocktail receptions immensely as they allow guests to enjoy passed finger foods for an extended period which allows them to move around and socialize and not feel tied to a dinner table. It also allowed people to eat as they were hungry, and enjoy a variety. So 2015 is going to kick this up a notch; instead of 5-6 butlered hors d’oeuvres and/or appetizer stations, guests will enjoy 6-8 different food selections, prepared in small ‘taste’ portions, either passed or stationery, or both! Think mini-grilled cheese with a shot glass side of tomato soup, beef sliders and mini-dumplings. Who wouldn’t love a wedding spent dancing the night away while munching on mini macaroni and cheese cups and mini mozzarella balls in sauce!?
Again, what do you think? Like, love, or loathe what 2015 is bringing our way? Share your thoughts!