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Wedding Trends for Fall 2013

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Fall 2013 Wedding Trends

The Fall Wedding Season begins in September and runs through October. The beginning of the cooler air, the end of the summer holidays, and we have a full 8 weeks of wedding events.

example of elegance mixed with rustic elements

Fall Trends Show Elegance Blended with Rustic Elements

Earlier in the year as we visited Triangle area wedding venues, we heard that The Great Gatsby movie had inspired many a bride to an elegant wedding.

Wedding Dress Trends

Designer Melissa Sweet talked with Huffington Post in early August and predicted this:

“Short dresses, illusion necklines and deeper shades of ivory.” She also said the the dramatic backs of the spring are expected to continue.

Colors: Grayed Jade

The Not Wedding blog said 2013 was going to be a year with a return to elegance. Pantone forecasts the hottest colors, and word is “grayed jade” is the hottest trend. Dramatic color statements were also predicted.

One of the biggest wedding sites, The Knot.com reports that beaded wedding dresses with “Great Gatsby” glamour is what’s hot for the Fall of 2013 and going into the new year.

Rita Wong on The Slice Blog also predicts open back dresses but adds that they will include “stunning detail.”  She also mentions the trend towards including local fare, and adds that champagne bars are getting popular.

When we attended the Southern Bridal Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina, we saw striking table settings the blended the rectangular farm table with elegance.

Food Trends

Also talking with Huffington Post was Amy Jacobs from Chandelier Events. She says that the popularity of “Farm-to-Fork” has extended ino wedding receptions. They may be family style meals where everyone shares from a platter, or small plates instead of a standard sit-down meal. She’s also seeing something she calls “roaming meals” where guests can “graze” as they walk around.

Jacobs also mentioned comfort food is still popular, and she’s seeing “cronuts” – donuts with dipping sauces, and basics like mac and cheese and sliders.

You can watch her full discussion on this Huffington Post Video.

Designed by BH’s Fall 2013 Wedding Trends are these:

  1. Statement Cakes
  2. Subtle tones for colors with purples, apricots, plums, burgundy and chocolate
  3. Rustic decor with unusual floral containers
  4. Dramatic backs, both low cut and very detailed.
  5. For Flowers, local and organic blooms – including peonies.
  6. For food, ecofriendly, local and organic cuisine, small plates and multi-course meals.

These trend forecasters all have elements in common with slight variations. Do you go with trends? Or just get informed by what’s out there, and then choose what you love and dream of.

Let Catering by Design work with you for your dream wedding. Call us at 919-481-2366. We can work with you to get every aspect of your wedding planned and organized. The color of your napkins, the fabric for your table clothes, matching chairs, square tables or round. Whatever details you want. We can make it happen.