HOT Summer Trends {An Update by Event Pros LA}

We all think of ourselves as “In the Know” regardless of what the topic may be. We want to have the newest thing, the hottest trend, the right fashion “it” color and of course when it comes to your wedding, we all must know what are the  trends regardless of the season.

Here I am, to help you out and give you a quick recap and what’s the moment’s  HOT Summer wedding trends.

Trend #1  – Bright Hues              

A fun way to celebrate your day, but be careful of not using too many colors in one space and ending up with a carnival

Super Hot:  Go with sophisticated bright colors and stick to two hues (and one accent). Make strong statements with your color. Think all pink centerpieces with bold orange table linens. The boldness should be stated especially in your centerpieces. Stay away from multi color arrangement and make a statement with a single color center piece that will pull this look together with little effort.

Trend #2 – New Themes

Going back to the basics — beach or garden thesmes are one of the hot summer trands. This allows for a more personal feel to your wedding.

Super Hot: Think of your  honeymoon destination. If you’re having a garden wedding but honeymooning in Hawaii, add orchids to your bouquets or fill the bottoms of your centerpiece vases with black lava rocks.

Trend #3:Surprising Invitations

Letterpressed invites in ivory and black are still as popular and elegant as ever. But if you want to go for something a little more edgy, surprising and ultra-creative wedding invitation — go for fun color printing options.

Super Hot: Use colors in a new and unexpected way on your invites by reversing the typical invitation color scheme.  rather than using fuchsia lettering on a cream-colored invite, opt for cream print on fuchsia paper.  Or mix it up — do the cream-colored invite with fuchsia writing, and then a bright pink reply card with a cream-colored font.

Trend #4 – Eco-Friendly, Natural Centerpieces

Citrus fruit is a tried-and-true favorite for summertime centerpieces as well as my favorite (see my previsous blogs ), but if this is not for you, other options out there are more unexpected and just as visually appealing.

What’s hot now: Use hollowed-out watermelons as a centerpiece container for a casual look that’s fun and seasonal. Another option is to go natural and green with your containers. Incorporate wooden vases or pedestals with grass or moss to give centerpieces a textured, natural feel.

Trend #5 – Beyond Wedding Cake

White wedding cakes are popular for every season, but with bakers offering so many delectable flavors and fillings, why not try a seasonal selection?

Super Hot: Get inspired by the summer flavors you loved as a child. Think fresh strawberries and whipped cream filling for a strawberry shortcake-style wedding cake, or a citrus-infused filling like Key lime, lemon, or orange vanilla buttercream that honors a summertime fruit. A big-hit idea that I  love: Hire an ice cream truck to arrive at the end of the night offering summertime favorites — the perfect nostalgic, late-night snack for your guests.

Trend 7: Eco-Friendly Favors

Classic summer favors like flip-flops  will always satisfy, but why not give back to the planet? After all, she has done a lot for us.

Super Hot: Eco-friendly favors are bigger than ever. One idea: Give guests locally grown herbs planted in recyclable glass jars or tin cans. Dressed up with ribbon or paper in your wedding colors, they’re gorgeous and good for the earth. Beyond plants, you might also consider donating to a local charity for a wedding favor idea that never goes out of season.

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