Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll

Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll
Southern Romantic Weddings, Destination Weddings and Receptions at Alda's Magnolia Hill • 5110 Stageoach Road, Little Rock, Arkansas | call: 501-690-2574

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wedding Trends 2015

Wedding Trends 2015

             Keeping in tune with trends makes a wedding seem fresh and stylish and it seems everything old is new again…with a twist on tradition. There are so many little details that a bride must decide on when planning her special day. The day itself becomes a cherished memory and all of the little details make it special and very personal. Trends and traditions are all a part of making your wedding one of a kind and personal. 

            It seems the trend has flipped…from inside weddings to outdoor weddings…a return to nature so speak. Some of these trends have been around for a while, but they seem to becoming more prominent for 2015.  The return to nature translates not necessarily to rustic, but leaning toward a vintage trend. Hand tied bouquets with a traditional teardrop shape are making a return…bouquets that look fresh picked and lots of ribbons. Lace wedding gowns, with vintage details revisit the past. 

            A glance to the past is showcased in a meaningful way with homemade favors and locally sourced organic food, with vintage inspired packaging labels.  Drinks iced down in an old boat or galvanized washtubs add a welcoming vintage flair. Nostalgic food is a revisit to childhood by serving classic childhood favorites…all in a meaningful way. Think homemade Banana Pudding, Peanut Butter Pie, or Oreo Cheesecake instead of traditional chocolate grooms cake. Ask for the grooms favorite and incorporate it into the reception as a traditional Grooms Table. 
Milk and Cookie Shots on a Silver Tray

Home Made Banana Pudding
            One of the biggest trends in table décor is the addition of Mercury glass. My great-grandmother had several pieces and the vintage feel adds a bit of sparkle to any theme or table setting. Grouped together, with small flower arrangements it gives an altogether, vintage, luscious look. Mercury glass is seeing a popular revival.

Mercury Glass & Silver Teapot

            Years past, a guest would sign in upon arrival with a feather pin in a small guest book. Today guests may sign everything from stones, platters, quilts and boat paddles. The item may then be used as décor in the new home and enjoyed on a daily basis. 

            Bottom line, the biggest trend is expecting the unexpected. Surprise guests with fireworks, Confetti cannons, or a White Dove release. Put a modern twist on an old tradition that is personal and meaningful. Little details make the wedding meaningful especially with a touch of family tradition…a grandfathers pocket watch, a grandmother’s broach, a family Bible to carry the rings are all tiny details with huge heartstrings attached.  From the moment of engagement, write down little things you would like to incorporate into your wedding day…both old and new!

What are some personal, sentimental details for your wedding?