Wedding trends 2017

 

As every year, we put together wedding trends for the following season, please enjoy and hopefully you find something nice…

COLORS

Pale tones will be also popular, but try to add bright colors into your color scheme. Ombre was in for a few seasons, but now a bit over…

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Metallic mania started already in 2016, rose gold and copper were much requested and this trend will also continue in 2017. Combine the colour palette with modern touch and create fashionable-classy look.

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

FLOWERS AND DESIGN

Linen – linen made of linen in many colours and textures look so pretty…It also means – no more burlap…

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Have never seen not lovely flower crown, but how about to replace flowers in the hair by gorgeous hair accessories?

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Centerpieces with height – amaze your guests with high centerpieces, create dramatic look

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Mirrors – switch chalkboards for mirrors – use it for table numbers, menu, photo station or on the tables instead of linen.

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Fascination by feathergrowing trend are also feathers, incorporated either into the traditional wedding gowns, ball-gown skirts, but also into wedding centerpieces.

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

Circular ceremony seating - if space allows, why not, looks great!

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Paper – couple weeks ago we used a few flowers walls behind the head table and sweet bar. It was very high budget wedding and everyone was just surprised what can you do with paper!

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Cotton candy – after years of cupcakes try this whimsical and totally chic sweet

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Cocktail receptions and stations- many couples are opting for less formal dinner options and focus on the feeling of cocktail hour. Cheese bars, lemonade stations, salad bars, all very popular.

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

Food trucks – we used food truck for the first time back in 2014 and it was just the best idea!

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IDEAS

All under one roof – why to lose the time by changing locations? Stay at the same place and change environment by using different lighting, bars or dessert stations!

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Live Music Entertainment – what can be better than live music? The ambiance of your special day will be amplified by pianists, harpists, string quartets and DJ’s are often replaced by live bands or used together to fill in the gaps during the breaks.

Photo by Stepan Mikuda

First look – yes, yes, yes! We just love it and not only for breathtaking photos…

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WEDDING GOWNS – There are a few trends, we just love these:

Off-the-shoulder silhouette

The Bride

Boudoir lace

The Bride

Crop tops

 

Metallic details

The Bride

Ruffle time

The Bride

Flower power

The Bride

Minimalism

The Bride

Grace Kelly Vibes

The Bride

Necklines

The Bride

Long sleeves

The Bride

Pants

The Bride

Dress separates

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And here are 3 trends that has been popular by a few seasons already and this still continue:

Rustic
To be honest, I do not like this word, but lanterns, barns, nature-inspired décor is very pretty.

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

Vintage and romance
Romantic old ages, still very popular trend. Candlelit ceremonies, crystal chandeliers – beautiful

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Whimsical

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

 

Dasha and Nick

Dasha and Nick got married recently, at the end of May in beautiful Prague. Nick has Czech roots, his dad was born in the Czech Republic, his mum is from Austria, Dasha´s parents are both from Russia.

The whole planning was really nice with this couple – always happy, positive, smiling, we felt how excited they are about their BIG day.

They knew they would love to get married in catholic church and they falled in love with St. Peter and Paul´s cathedral at Vysehrad.

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Couple and some of the guests stayed at lovely Pachtuv palac, also all the guests met there before departure to the church.

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Beautiful ceremony with lots of emotions was followed by photo session in front of the church.

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Guests were then escorted to the reception venue and couple took photos around Prague.

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

As an ideal venue, with right size and amazing venue, was Villa Richter. Lots of signature cocktails, vodka and any other drinks plus caricaturist were waiting for the guests on the terrace. Guests came from all around the world, so couple gave an option to everyone to choose their menu. Weddings in Russia have always full tables, with lots of food, so plates with different starters were given to the guests at the beginning.

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

In the meantime cake and sweet bar was installed on the terrace. Weather was amazing, so people were happy to spend there a while. After that was already time for dancing. DJ started with first dance, followed by mother and father dance and party party party until the end.

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

I was very pleased to be invited as a guests to this wedding, also for the pre-wedding dinner in typical Czech pub day before and for the boat tour with lunch day after.

Dasha and Nick, you are just amazing. Wishing you lots of love and happiness and can´t wait for your wedding to be featured at StyleMePretty soon!

Andrea xx

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Dream team:

Photography: Stepan Vrzala

Floral Design: Inspirito

Reception Venue: Villa Richter

Hair And Makeup: Lucie Pruzkova

DJ: Jirka Brezina

Accomodation: Pachtuv Palac 

Cake And Dessert: Punkrock Cakes

 

Chair selection

You have chosen your cderemony and reception venue and now can go deeper into the details. Chairs – what are the options? How to decorate it? It should match the overal wedding theme and ayour colour scheme. Be creative and unique when selectiong your chairs and decor on it.

Sophisticated minimalism or shabby-chic elegance? Here are some ideas for you.

Traditional banquet chairs with covers

- use a sash in the same colour as the chair cover or the colour of your wedding, sash add a feel of elegance and can be tied in many ways

- keep it natural with flower display

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Stepan Vrzala

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Chiavari chairs

- we love these chairs – with long flowing sashes, flowers on the side, bows, hanging mason jars, loose bouquets or just simple without any decor – always looks perfect

- perfect for garden elegance, shabby-chic style

- available in white and gold

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Plastic chairs

- when we say plastic, we really do not mean those super cheap uggly plastic chairs, but elegant Kartell chairs that comes in a few colours and design

- these chairs looks the best the way they are, without any sashes or flowers – this is how we see it. For winter wedding we would add fuer to feel warm enough

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Folding chairs

- whimsical feel will be added by adding ribbon on the back of the chair

- for more formal style sashes or flowers would be perfect

Photo Lukas Konarik

Special chairs

- some venues have their own very nice chairs, like these:

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Wishing you Happy Easter!

Prague castle wedding

One of beautiful weddings we arranged last year was at the Prague castle – Lobkowicz palace. Since groom is pretty  famous, we won´t mention any names or date.

Couple wanted church ceremony and reception venue to be close, ideally within walking distance. They loved from the beginning St. Vithus cathedral and perfect venue was Lobkowicz palace. Both at the Prague castle, really beautiful venues. Priest at St. Vithus was very happy that couple will get married there, since the groom is very known in religious world.

Ceremony at St. Vithus can not be earlier then at 5.00 p.m., due to the opening hours for tourists, but this was no problem for us. We just simply walked after the ceremony to the palace for the cocktail.

Couple lives in the US and due to their workload they weren´t able to come to Prague before. We were extremelly pleased by their trust – they asked us to taste the menu and tell them our comments, choose the cake and they were also very opened to the flower ideas. Their only wish was to use gold and cream and to look rich.

Flowers were amazing – believe there is no need of any further comments. We also had opened hands in the stationery – we created lovely designed welcome bags with the monogram, lovely menus and name tags, bottles of Becherovka with the picture of the couple and sweet little boxes for traditional czech cookies.

Ceremony was breathtaking, especially church choir, everyone cried. Great photographer and cameraman, lots of good food and wine, presence of Duke, Mr. Lobkowicz at the wedding, superb band and firework at the end – this all resulted in amazing wedding we will always remember.

Dream team:

Photography: Stepan Vrzala

Cinematography: Profimovie

Floral Design: Frezia Fleur

Reception Venue: Lobkowicz palace

Hair And Makeup: Bridal Beauty

Band: April

Cake And Dessert: Prague City Cake

Photo Booth: Fotonaut

Photo Stepan Vrzala

 

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Photo Stepan Vrzala

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Photo Stepan Vrzala

Photo Stepan Vrzala

Photo Stepan Vrzala

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

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Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Tomas Dittrich

Photo Stepan Vrzala

Photo Stepan Vrzala

Photo Stepan Vrzala

Wedding trends 2016

As every year, we are bringing what is new in the wedding business. Many of the wedding trends are already in the works and we are happy to tell you what can we expect from 2016 weddings.

WEDDING GOWN

-          3D-Floral Appliqués will make romantic gowns look increasingly modern

-          Printed floral gowns for luxurious and fashion forward brides

-          Feathers as an unique detail

-          Crochet Lace 

-          Off-the-shoulder, open-back wedding dresses

-          Wedding Dress Separates – modern, chic and a bit sexy in the most elegant way

-          Sophisticated open V-necks to slim the figure

-          Not to forget grooms – many fashion forward grooms are changing jackets for the reception or refreshing their look with a different bow-tie

 

BRIDESMAIDS

-          mismatched bridesmaids – ladies choose their own dresses in color and style that flatter their bodies

-          separate bridesmaids – great way to play with the palette by using different color tops and skirts

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Photo by Stepan Vrzala

FLOWERS

-          Just picked flowers – whatever is in season, whatever is local

-          Loose, organic florals, free-form bouquets – for elegant, but unfussy design

-          An ombre effect – tone-on tone colors

-          Vibrant colors

-          All tables need not to look the same – mix up the centerpieces

-          Return to high floral arrangements

-          Non-floral centerpieces – succulents, potted trees, lavender sprigs, blooming branches

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COLOURS, DESIGN AND DÉCOR

-          Rose gold and copper. Rose gold will show up on everything. Even the food and drink, with shiny blush icings on desserts and rose cocktails. In general, metallic are versatile, elegant and whimsical

-          Neutral palettes black, gray and more neutral colors – simplicity

-          Organic elements – cork, stone, woodland-themed florals and decor – lot of greenery and sticks or wood slices

-          The best and simple way to establish romantic mood and ambience is lighting – chandeliers, candelabras or Edison bulbs

-          Barns – still strong venue trend

-          Prints and patterns – table linens with prints are perfectly easy to work with design-wise

-          Rich color and jewel tone, from deep red to dark green and blue

-          Large round tables are more and more often replaced by either very long or a mix of long tables, surrounded by smaller square/round tables to make intimate ambience. Significant part takes also lounge area for cocktail and after party.

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INVITATIONS

-          custom monograms, unique stamp that will appear on everything – from save-the-date to thank you cards

-          glitter, shimmer, sparkle – especially warm tones like rose gold and copper

-          location – cityshapes, location-inspired images

-          calligraphy everywhere

-          use of multiple fonts

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DRINKS

-          pre-ceremony cocktail – let´s create great atmosphere already before the ceremony

-          his and her cocktails – bride likes Prosecco and groom whisky? Why not to have special drink for both

-          pink – rose champagne for cocktail, rose wine served at the dinner – especially in the summer highly appreciated

-          satellite bars – why not to serve selection of beers, juices or champagne at special bar?

-          Popsicles – perfect for summer wedding or as a dance refresher. To make it special, add edible flower

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FOOD

-          Classic sit down meal – big trend, but doesn´t mean there is no variety of food – ask for variety of starters to be served on the tables

-          Personality – serving favorite family dishes or food form your ethnic background or surprise guest with local favorite – Prague ham f.e.

-          Pairing – wine with food, cocktails with  snacks during the cocktail hour, sweet wine with desserts

-          Organic and locally sourced  food continue to be important

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

CAKE

-          Back to buttercream, by using different textures or colors

-          Naked cake – still trendy

-          Hand painting – great way to personalize your cake

-          Decadent flavors – green tea, champagne, salted caramel – why not?

-          Dessert bars – still trendy, especially with mini donuts and popsicles

-          3D – how about customized wedding cake toppers created by 3D technology

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

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MUSIC

-          Focus on roots – greek music, latino – mix music that matches your culture and heritage

-          Late night karaoke – why not?

-          more music – why not to have opera singer for the ceremony, followed by harp during the cocktail? Deciding between band and DJ? Why not to have both.

-          Live music – choir over the ceremony, singer at the cocktail, live band

Photo by Tomas Dittrich

PHOTO AND VIDEO

-          action shots – images that tell real story – doors opening for bride walking down the aisle etc.

-          wedding hashtag, selfie station

-          highlights – easy to share, ready soon after wedding (full movie comes later)

-          not just the day – couples are hiring photographers for pre-wedding shots, day after wedding etc to complete the full story

-          boudoir session while getting ready to surprise your husband to be

-          drones

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk

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OTHER

-          pets – more and more often we can see that couple´s pet take part in the wedding

-          smaller weddings – trend for those, who want thero day to be significant by sharing it with those who truly love and know you as a couple

-          after party – instead of traditional departure at the end of reception let´s continue the party at the after party

-          personalisation – now more then ever, couples display their tastes and interests – serving cake done by grandma, friends singing at the ceremony

-          Wedding scrum – we already use with some of you google docs to involve others into the planning

-          A bit about technologies – no matter how do you like it, technologies are big part of our lives. Interactive centerpieces showing pics instead of flowers, live social media displays – you need to ask yourself if this is something that helps you or going to be just a shiny distraction. Many couples are hiring web designer to create customized website.

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Photo by Anton Litvin

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk

 Hope you enjoyed this article and as I always say – the trends are just to get an idea, most important is to stay as you are and do the wedding the way you feel is the best.

Looking forward to all weddings that are coming this year!

With love, Andrea