Just about every bride has thought of this day hundreds of times and was sure she knew exactly what she wanted it to look like… then reality hit. The venue is booked out for 2 years? That much for dinner, really?  Chairs are how much extra? We also want it to be beautiful and we can all agree that means something different to each of us.  Here are some trendy ideas from Debra Witt at Bridal Guide that may help you adapt your dream wedding into your perfect wedding and add a little extra flair to your guests experience.

  1. Vintage glamour (with a twist) industrial warehouse meets ornate, over-the-top centerpieces and strands of twinkling lights and candles – a whimsical mash-up of old and new. Check out Vagabond Trees or Julie’s Chair Covers to assist in creating this magical space, they will both be at the bridal show.
  2. For the love of pink. Blush rose, to be exact, remains the “it” wedding color. Rhiannon Bosse, owner of Hey Gorgeous Events in Michigan, has dubbed blush a “now and forever” shade, because it’s both trending and timeless.
  3. Encore metallics. Brides continue to embrace copper, rose gold, and pewter. They’re versatile and work well with other colors for relaxed and fun feel as well as a black-tie evening.
  4. Neutral territory. Consider a pallet that includes charcoal to blue-greys, or grey-browns. These are great for a classic, sophisticated feel that will be in for years to come.
  5. Surprise settings. Today’s couples want a wedding that guests will talk about for years to come, and one key element is venue choice. “Any place with a large plot of land or a distinct building — or both — will allow couples to really personalize their wedding and help them tell their unique story,” says Amy Cagginello, founder of Amy Champagne Events in Connecticut. We will have representatives from 13 gorgeous facilities here to talk about your options at the MI Perfect Wedding Kalamazoo Bridal Show.
  6. Make it work! If it’s not practical to book a unique wedding venue, Bianca Hall of Chicago’s Estera Events says lofts and tents will give couples more room to get creative. “Or book a rooftop space with a jaw-droppingly fantastic view!” – I think we have a couple great options right here in Kalamazoo!!
  7. Swoon-worthy blooms. Peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias and other “soft-petal” blooms are the top-requested flowers from coast to coast as they embody romance. Loose rose petals, have many decorative uses and are another trend on the rise. Ambati Flowers and Dorothy’s Flower Studio will be able to give you even more ideas about southwest Michigan’s wedding trends.
  8. Flights of fancy. Tall glass trumpet vases as well as linear, more tailored centerpieces, as opposed to the loose, “fresh-picked” style are on the rise, creating a more classic wedding look.
  9. Sophisticated whimsy. At the other end of the trend spectrum, flowering plants like king- and pink-ice protea, along with assorted bold tropical blooms and small potted plants, are popular among brides who want arrangements that feel natural and organic — yet elegant.
  10. Mix it up. For a more eclectic feel, use a mix of containers and featuring two or three different centerpiece designs.
  11. Still going strong! Hanging floral centerpieces aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, says Rhiannon Bosse. “Instant wow! What’s not to love?”

MI Perfect Wedding’s Kalamazoo Bridal Show will have vendors available to discuss all sorts of options and ideas.  You will find florists, rental companies, banquet facilitators, spas, wedding attire, DJ services, photo booths, decor, catering and so much more.  And don’t forget you will need one of the area’s best photographers & videographers to capture the day for all eternity. We can’t wait to see you at the Kalamazoo Bridal Show on January 22nd, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites.

Debra Witt’s full article, and photos can be found here: Bridal Guide

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