Friday, October 30, 2015

Delightfully Creative Centerpiece Ideas

The right centerpiece can bring out the beauty and potential of any decor scheme. Whether it's for a once-in-a-lifetime special event such as a wedding or just to spruce up your dining table during the holidays, a centerpiece brings together your theme and colors. As essential table decor, centerpieces range from completely simple to unbelievably complex. Finding the right table decorating ideas for your home or special event means bringing together assorted elements into a classic whole.

It's true that flowers are a classic choice for centerpieces. It's no surprise that we love them, but floral centerpieces certainly aren't our only option. There are a lot of other creative centerpiece ideas out there too. Here are seven fun, surprising materials you can use to create a striking centerpiece for a wedding, birthday party or casual weekday dinner.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Five Big Wedding Trends for 2016 We Simply Love

The 2015 wedding season is coming to a close and taking with it a year of amazing nuptials studded with traditional touches. Quite a few of the trends we've seen this past year are carrying over into 2016, and that's especially true where incorporating traditional wedding themes and decor is concerned. Of course, a return to tradition isn't all there is to be excited about in weddings in the new year. From color palettes to flowers to textiles, here are five of our favorite spring 2016 wedding trends.

Watercolor palettes dominate. We absolutely love what we've seen in terms of fall wedding colors for 2016. Everything from dresses to table decor to guest favors are showing up in cool, muted watercolor tones. The surprisingly versatile palette works with themes ranging from country casual to upscale romantic, and it isn't just for the decor either. Dresses for brides and bridesmaids alike are showing up in an array of soft hues that are more contemporary than the pastels of 2015.