With the fall wedding season upon us I’m excited to collaborate with one of the up and coming event decorators that I’ve had the pleasure to work with, Kasey Gilbert from Something Rustic Events . Not only is she creative and has an eye for individual style but she also happens to be my daughter-in-law.
Here are her TOP 5 Decorating trends of 2018 for your rustic wedding-
Lanterns look lovely during the day or evening for all styles of weddings. You can hang them from trees or ceilings or shepherd’s hooks. You can use them on windowsills and steps, walls, entranceways and centerpieces. They look stunning lit at night or filled with flowers during the day. They do double duty as both decoration and lighting. A candle lantern can be surrounded with lush greenery, blooms or just topped with them – you won’t need a lot. Coordinate the blooms with the rest of the decor, if it’s a fall or winter rustic wedding, opt for greenery or pinecones. You can also put the lantern on a stand, or put flowers inside the lantern if the candle is in glass. Another idea is to place candle lanterns on a stack of books, if it’s a vintage or book-lover wedding.
When we were kids, balloons were a sign of a party—birthday bash, pep rally, school dance, you name it. So why, now that we’re adults, aren’t they a thing for weddings, a.k.a. the single greatest party of our life, right? Well, it seems a bunch of people are asking that same question, because we just now started seeing balloons pop up everywhere in the party circuit: at the engagement shoot, the bridal shower, the wedding reception, and more. And we are not talking about a “balloons tied at the party entrance”-type deal. No, it turns out people are getting really creative; think covering a statement wall with mini pink balloons, tying foliage-wrapped ones to table centerpieces, and hanging them from the ceiling.
5. GEOMETRIC TERRARIUMS
One of this year’s wedding trend is all-things geometric, specifically geometric terrariums. These sleek terrariums come in all different shapes like round, diamond, teardrop, triangular and more. Whether it is a boho, modern, or woodland theme its versatility makes it easy to fit in. Geo terrariums can be used for many different things, centerpieces being the most popular. Not only do they make a captivating centerpiece but they also look great as an accent too. Spruce up your decor by using them as your table number holders or perhaps as your ceremony backdrop. Set the mood by adding a candle or LED lights in your terrarium. Flowers, air plants and of course, succulents also make the perfect addition to these glass-enclosed arrangements.