This is a follow up to the Wedding Trends 2015 video. By the way there are several videos in the series and I will share them on the Wedding/Event page. Very interesting thoughts about the video from several people I’ve chatted with around the web and of course in my family. One key point the host brought out was that the event should be personable to the couple. Which kind of begs the question can an event be personable and trendy at the same time?
Before I started paying attention because that’s what brides and hostesses expect of me I gave little thought to what was hot and what was not. Of course I had an idea of what the ‘it” thing was but most of the time I walked to the beat of my own drum in most things and sometimes I still do.
For instance last week I posted a spring tablescape that is more suited for spring just because I had a case of the winter blues. I will also eat what I have a taste for no matter the season or time of day. That’s just how I roll. With all of that being said I do understand how things come in and out of vogue and we sometimes just go with the flow.
When I began cake decorating most of my brides chose cakes with separation between the tiers. Very few wanted tiers that were stacked. They also wanted stairways with the plastic bridal party replicas perched on the stairs. That was the trend and I gave them what they asked for. Those were the days my friends!
Oh and don’t get me started on wedding fashion! The Mr and I married in late June 1976 and had a rainbow wedding. But wait it get’s better (or worse). I broke every trend on the planet and defied all common sense for that time of year. My gown was satin, long sleeved and had a hood! You couldn’t tell me that I wasn’t the most beautiful bride on the planet. To this day, my children never let me live that one down. It’s also a sure bet that my girls will not be wearing my bridal gown on their wedding day.
We jump on bandwagons for more than just weddings and events. Red Velvet Cakes popped on the scene and popped up on many a table. Whoever thought cupcakes would have such a long reign on dessert tables? And now doughnut holes are cooler than and igloo. It’s like everything old is new again. I always tell my kids nothing gets old but clothes and shoes and eventually they come back in style. Just like fashion, furniture, cars and food we choose what makes us happy and what is conducive with our lifestyles and budget.
Who knows, the next dessert table I put together may feature a chevron red velvet metallic cake with burlap and lace mason jars filled with flowers in edgy pops of color!
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