12 Trends We Love
Tulle dresses, rose gold, eco-friendly confetti, woodland tablescapes — these are just some of the things we love.
Choose Your Style
For the bride looking for a little extra flair, the Sparrow Corset by Watters offers a whole new range of options. Pair the Swiss dot and lace corset top with a ball or intricate lace skirt, or even tailored trousers for a unique and memorable look.
To make a statement with your shoes, choose a color other than white. Use one from your wedding palette for an extra pop of color, like these intricate gold heels from BHLDN provide. Ribbon embellishments add to the wow factor and make for a more romantic, whimsical look that contrasts with a white dress.
Color It Coral
Each year Pantone, the well-known arbiter of colors, selects the “Color of the Year” after scouring the world for what’s trending. This year, it’s Living Coral, which they describe as “vibrant, yet mellow” and “animating and life-affirming.” Plus, we say, it’s pretty. And perfect for fall. Bouquet by Emily Herzig Floral
Looking for ideas for a signature drink for your fall or winter wedding? Here’s one that has the just-right feeling of warmth — a Woodford Manhattan — created by Fratello’s Events in the Millyard, a wedding venue in Manchester.
5 ounces Fratello’s Barrel Reserve Woodford Manhattan
1/2 ounce sweet red vermouth
Slash Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
Pour all into cocktail shaker with ice and give it two quick shakes. Pour into cocktail glass with the remainder in a sidecar. Pour the dirty ice into another glass and set the sidecar into the glass to keep it chilled. Drop a Bass Bing cherry into the martini glass and enjoy.
Send your guests off with a homemade favor to remember the festivities by. Make your own jam, gift a present that is inspired by your wedding’s location, or assemble a mini tree of treats like this one. They will be asking for “s’more.”
Ice Cream Cart
Trade in cake and cupcakes for decadent and unique ice cream, gelato and sorbet. This ice cream stand from Bloom’n Cow Ice Cream in Newmarket allows your guests the opportunity to create their own dessert happy ending from an assortment of flavors like New York cheesecake ice cream or lime gelato.
Why Not Velvet?
Come fall and winter, the deeper, richer look of velvet is perfect for bridesmaid dresses. These dresses from Bella Bridesmaids come in a variety of colors, from earth tones like these to dark green and dark blue.
Glitter of Gold
Want to add some extra sparkle to the place settings for your reception? Use rose gold flatware instead of the usual silver. Sorrell Downing of Events By Sorrell, who created this place setting, says the underlying pink tones go well with the gray dinnerware and royal blue velvet tablecloth.
Their name — smoke bombs — doesn’t do them justice. Their colorful swirl of smoke is a playful and beautiful way to enhance your wedding. The team that created the “Let It Snow” feature used a smoke bomb with their outdoor (it should always be outdoor) wedding wreath and icy sculptured “wedding cake.” Magical. (See more of “Let It Snow” here.)
No fake confetti, please. That was a request in a recent FB post by Curtis Farm, a wedding venue in Wilton. It said, “It lasts forever, is visible in the lawn for future weddings, and gets into our adjacent hayfields and eventually into the animals.” The post included an eco-friendly alternative: green leaves, biodegradable green leaves. Either nest whole leaves in wedding-exit bags or use a hole punch to create the confetti look.
Find Your Seat
Instead of making a simple sign, tie in your wedding theme by carving or woodburning pieces of wood as your seating arrangement sign. You can’t get more rustic than that.
Earthy hues of green, orange, brown and even purple combine to create an elegant feel. The addition of leaves tucked into the centerpiece, wooden accents, mossy candles, plates with lace details and gold flatware round out the whimsical fall look.