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Simply Wed’s 5 Favorite 2015 Wedding Trends to Watch

I’ve always loved trend forecasting, since the idea was introduced to me while studying fashion design.  The excitement of taking new ideas and translating them into something accessible for brides is just the BEST!  Some of the ideas here are things that we’ve seen before, with a new twist, or just making their way to the NW.  Hopefully you will be inspired!

Geometric Shapes
Yes, you’ve seen our various Geometric designs from 2014, but they are staying strong for 2015 – it often happens that it takes a while for a trend to take hold in the PNW.  Whether subtle or strong, this trend makes a unique impression on your guests.

Photo Credit: Laura March Banks

Photo Credit: Laura Marchbanks

 

Photo Credit: Laura March Banks

Photo Credit: Laura Marchbanks

Photo Credit: Laura March Banks

Photo Credit: Laura Marchbanks

All shades of Blue
I’ve always championed the use of tonal shades in one color family, as it allows the mix and match of the shades readily available in nature, allows you to be more creative in your presentation and gives a depth to the design that you don’t see with one “exact shade” repeated through everything.  Blues are having a moment here – think dip dyed fabrics, deep velvet ribbon and  blue & white vintage china.

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And try this…mixed with an accent in the Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala – yum!

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High-tech Integrations
Instagram hashtags for the wedding – big last year, still big this year! With new ways to shoot – selfie sticks and post-event albums – Instagram wedding hashtags are an awesome idea for getting a great set of fun pics from your big day.

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Add to that, the lovely charging stations…because everybody’s battery dies at the worst time! You can do this in a cute way that ties into your décor – trust me, your guests will thank you!!

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Neons
Hot pink, neon yellow, bright orange…need we say more? Yes, you can do neon in a sophisticated way that invokes a feeling of fun and festivity (not 1980s surf gear). Anchoring the tones with a black or gold “neutral” gives it that elegant edge.

Photos by Dennis Wise http://denniswise.com/

Photo Credit: Dennis Wise

photos by Dennis Wise http://denniswise.com/

Photo Credit: Dennis Wise

photos by Dennis Wise http://denniswise.com/

Photo Credit: Dennis Wise

Boho 60s & 70s vibes

Glamorous canvas tipis, mixing and matching patterns, awesome chunky laces and sueded accents, wildflowers and even macramé. If one thing is certain,you must have some part of the outdoors as an element, as no true boho would have it any other way! The key is to keep is relaxed and chill, and not get too design-y. I knew my mom’s cotton wedding dress from the early 70s would make its way back into the trend mix!

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