These Are the Top Wedding Reception Trends for 2017 so Far
The wedding scene is full of trends that are seriously hot — and some that are majorly not. Thankfully, the nuptial gurus from Thumbtack, who supply wedding professionals and vendors for every need (a busy bride’s dream), are here to dish on the top must-haves for a haute reception this summer. They just released a few major trends about all the crazes that are dominating 2017 receptions, so take notes, ladies!
1. Outdoor Celebration: We’ve seen tons of post-wedding parties braving the elements and heading outdoors this last year, which goes hand-in-hand with Pantone’s color of the year: greenery. Thumbtack wedding planner Jessica Smith of 3 Little Birds Event Planning says, “Greenery is going to continue to be really big — lemon leaves, garlands — really pretty natural landscaping; that’s really big for 2017.”
2. Bohemian: Folks are taking the bohemian theme and running with it to new and wonderful places. Instead of the typical mason jars and twine galore, subsets of the movement are dominating. Minimalist bohemian (think: simple decor like rugs and candles) and earthy bohemian (think: lots of geodes and natural materials) have been ruling the wedding scene, and for good reason. “2017 is seeing a big shift away from the rustic, burlap-laden wedding affairs to a more refined boho wedding vibe. It’s all about looking incredibly chic, with minimal effort,” said Jennifer Sutton, Thumbtack wedding planner and owner of One Fine Day SF.
3. Bolder Colors: Sutton also explained a thing or two about the color scene, saying, “The jewel tone wedding trend makes its way back around every few seasons as couples trade in pastel color palettes for emerald greens, plush plums, and deep purples. Brides are incorporating the saturated hues into their floral arrangements, bridesmaid dresses, and makeup choices.” We love you, blush pink, but we need something with a little more oomph. Thumbtack’s customers say they’re looking for colors borrowed from the peacock palette, along with dusty rose, and jeweled tones. YES!
What do you think about these wedding trends? Will they influence your wedding reception? Tweet us @BritandCo!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)