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Hi, I’m Debi Lilly with A Perfect Event. Tonight, we’re throwing a live look book, all the cool wedding and party trends for the year starting with the first one, vintage. This is such a big trend. Everything old is new again. You can easily add vintage trends into your tables by setting your linens on the table with a great look that looks very old.
These are from BBJ Linen. This is their Natural Yuma. It looks like burlap. It’s very rustic yet still very sheek. You can instantly glam it up by layering in some beautiful satin ribbons. You can see here we did a pale blush-pink and a pale mint-green, which is one of my favorite color palettes and trends for the year. Add to that BBJ Linen’s beautiful gold-edge chargers which instantly give you a little bling on your table.
You can put together florals in a pale blush-pink, or your favorite color using milk-glass containers in a collection instead of one vase, so really beautiful trend for your tables, layer in lots of pretty vintage candles. These are Moroccan tea cups, but they work beautifully as a votive.
Last, I love personalizing even the chairs for the bride and the groom, for the whole bridal party at the head table. Whatever you like, you can use some burlap flowers. You can use paper flowers. You can add some ribbon. It’s just a really beautiful look on your table.
One of my favorite trends for the year for weddings or parties is emerald. Emerald is the pantone color of the year. Lucky for me, it’s my favorite anyway. I love green.
Here is a beautiful look for your table. We took a BBJ linen Emerald Green Lamour. Over the top of it, we put this beautiful lace overlay. This is a wonderful way to have color, but yet still pull in a really pretty pattern. Pattern is another big trend for the year.
I love doing a collection down the table especially when it’s a long table like this. Another trend, long European banquet tables, or some people call them king’s tables instead of rounds. It’s a great new look. You can do a long collection of little vases. This is a great small little budvase. This really helps take your floral budget farther. You don’t need huge centerpieces. Something smaller actually works better. Believe it or not, you can even repurpose drinking glasses. This is just a water glass. Use it as a vase. Put beautiful mono-floral collections inside, all hydrangeas here, all ranunculus here, all orchids here. That’s called mono-floral.
I also love mono-color which means one color. One color, one flower, lots of vases are really beautiful look for your party no matter what the occasion.
Another great trend for the year, gilded. Everything gilded, dripping in gold, dripping in silver. It’s such a lux look, but it’s so easy to do. This is BBJ’s Pink Champagne Lamour linen. Over it, we put a beautiful gold-sequin overlay, but it looks very old. It looks very sheek. It’s not that typical in your phase sequin. To that, you can add a really beautiful sparkle metallic charger. These are also from BBJ in gold. You can layer on top a beautiful detailed-china that has a little bit of a gilded look to it.
This one has a really pretty Kate Spade S Pattern. Again pattern, another big trend. What’s beautiful is you can layer in votive candles. You can layer in the gilded-edge glasses. You can add it into your favors, your menu, all the pretty little thoughtful details on the table. It’s a wonderful look, gilding.
One of my favorite trends is the Gelato Cart. This is from Frost Gelato in Highland Park. They do over 60 different flavors. You can even customize your flavors. We had a bride and groom she love peanut butter, he love chocolate. We called it the Mr. and Mrs. Mix, and served it right out of the cart.
This cart is so adorable, totally dresses up your party. It’s imported from Italy I believe. How fun is this to serve after dinner or after dancing as a really cool interactive dessert.