Weddings and pretty go hand in hand. This has never been more true than right now. Wedding planners and couples are reaching for floral, pastel and pretty decorations, fashion and dinnerware to beautify their weddings.
The lovely Carolyn Cavanough from WWRD talks with Modern Wedding and shares her insights on this very popular wedding trend.
Carolyn: "The temperature is starting to cool outside. As I have never been one for the cold weather in Australia, I thought it would be fun to fast forward a couple months to consider the emerging trends from overseas for spring 2012. Personally I am such an advocate for lovely soft pastel colours and florals, making the new season trends heaven for me!
We are seeing a strong trend toward "floral mismatched", inspired by the catwalk this darling buds trend includes anything from printed perennials and beaded blossoms to appliqué blooms. In recent seasons mismatched Bridesmaids Gowns have been one of the hottest Bridal trends, with celebrities such as Kate Moss making this trend uber cool (include a range of heights and dress designs in a similar colour palette to make this work seamlessly).
The polished ladylike trend continues in fashion, but has also been updated with a pastel palette, flirty polka dots and floral prints. Designers such as Dior, Louis Vuitton and Valentino are all re all working with soft pastel colour palettes sprinkled with spring florals.
Mismatched home décor with a touch of nostalgia is very on trend, from mismatched dinnerware and dining chairs. Key looks in homewares see a common thread between all items...materials, colour palette, design and period are important, borrowing from the best styles of bygone days to create a collection relevant to today's urban living is the way to go. Offer a colourful and eclectic mix of statement floral homewares, emblematic of our time will ensure your home is the talk of the town.
As this trend for nostalgia continues to evolve and increasingly reflect within contemporary living spaces, Royal Albert is the latest in chic interior design with the launch of its vintage modern homes and lifestyle collection, perfect for this home décor trend whilst including the fashion floral and pastel colour palette for the new season.
The trick to a great fashion and home statement moving forward is to be confident and have fun, soft feminine colour is back in force, and bland beige has had its day. Be clever with your use of colour, stick to one colour is varying pantones, use white and soft grey to balance the colour. Sprinkle statement pieces around the home to brighten up your home and mood, breath and drink tea in beautiful china.....my cure for everything from a bad day to a cold morning!"
Thanks so much to Carolyn for her wonderful insight and visit Waterford Wedgwood Royal Douton for more homeware and style inspirations. WWRD is the leading provider of luxury home and lifestyle products worldwide including Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Johnson Brothers. WWRD products are distributed through premium department stores and independent retailers and wholesalers around the world.