According to Kris: Wedding Trends in Full Bloom

By Kris James

Happy Wednesday Stylers! With engagement season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about all things weddings, from the details, and ideas, to the inspiration that goes into making an original celebration.

I love weddings so I tend to keep up with the season’s newest prints to new takes on blooms, table settings, and guest experiences. My favorite wedding obsession is the “escort drink” that tells you where to find your seat. Yes! Place cards are still elegant and chic, but try something new.

If you’re planning on having a wedding, you might as well do it right. Right? The key element is to focus on planning a great party, not just a pretty event.

Don’t forget the ceremony when designing your epic event. It’s the first experience your guests get to share. Don’t leave the decor to simple urns, aisle runners, or chair-backs. Get inspired by some of Hollywood’s and fashion’s biggest events. Consider your aisles a personal version of runways and red carpets. Focus on an epic view, and place yourselves at the perfect place against it. Whether you choose a look that complements the reception to come or design a look all its own, kick your ceremony decor up a notch.

Skip styling your bridal party, decor, and more in basic blush, and reinvent the standard shade with shades of lilac, sky, pistachio, buttercup, and more. Ditch the mason jars and over the top embellishments for fresh fruit. Add organic elements, greenery, and florals of the same tones for a palette that suits both the fashion-girl or guy and the romantic. As nature comes back into style, it’s hard not to embrace all things outdoors. But rather than rustic and floral feels, I’m thinking about the creatures and specimens that come out of hiding come spring-like butterflies, bugs, birds, and beautiful bees. It’s all in the details.

The truth about dessert at a wedding is that if you’re going to do cake, it should feel like an extension of you and your partner and the event itself, not an afterthought. The details should tell your love story. The taste and the decor should be appropriate, down to the edible decor. While fondant looks beautiful, it’s not always the tastiest, so use it wisely.

STYLE TIP: For your Escort Drinks, make sure the drink is quick to consume and suits the tone of your event.