Guest Curator: Lynn Easton's Top Wedding Trends of 2014
We regularly reference Lynn Easton’s blog, where she shares her inspirations and images from her stunning portfolio of events, for both eye candy and ideas. With wedding planning season in full swing, we asked the founder of Easton Events to share her top wedding trends for 2014 with us. Here’s what Easton told us we can look forward to seeing this year:
This style is on-trend yet exquisitely timeless. Style icon Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, broke the trend of strapless wedding dresses with her full-sleeved gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The lace appliqué bodice has been reinvented this year to ever so slightly cover the shoulders in a classically romantic way.
Wild, Unstructured Florals with an Organic Twist
2014 is the year for less formal yet incredibly stylish and whimsical soirées. Less structured, free-flowing florals encompass just that.
Layered Tabletops with a Focus on Texture and Colorful Florals
2013 was the year for blush and muted tones. In 2014 we expect to see more vivid, colorful centerpieces complimented with layers of multiple linens and tabletop essentials. Color palates will include citrus, gemstones, pomegranate, beet, caramel and kumquat.
Patina and Metallic Hues Incorporated in Décor Design
Subtle notes of green, gold and bronze are a fresh twist on your spring or summer wedding. Using dual tones in your detailing not only translates to the flowers but also to the entire tablescape. Hints of gold in your glass and plateware, velvet linen and table numbers, silk ribbon transformed into napkin rings…the detailing will truly be unforgettable.
Family Style Dinners
Family style is back in a big way. There is nothing more fun than inviting your guests to interact in a congenial way during a seated dinner. The formality of a seated dinner is still there, but serving your guests family style creates a more comfortable, relaxed environment as if they were having dinner in your own home.
Lynn Easton began her career in New York City as a producer for NBC, ABC, and CNN News. In 1989, Easton relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia, and started planning corporate and social events, which led to her founding Easton Events. She has produced events for Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and top-level social clients across the country as well as internationally, and her events have been featured in such publications as Town & Country, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Charleston Weddings.