The summer months are always popular for weddings in Los Angeles. And, this year is no exception. With brides and grooms incorporating many new trends into their big day, 2011 is gearing up to be an especially memorable year for tying the knot. Here are five of the most notable trends from Los Angeles event planners and wedding coordinators.
While pastel shades are always popular for summer weddings and receptions, vibrant hues of turquoise, coral, fuchsia, purple, and lemon yellow are being chosen by brides and grooms wanting to infuse more color into their big event. These eye-catching shades are being seen in everything from bridesmaid dresses to table linens and floral arrangements.
Incorporating personality into a wedding is one of the biggest trends for 2011. For many, this means having a theme that sets the tone for the entire event. Some of the top themes being requested include vintage glamour, Arabian nights, Tiffany blue and diamonds, and of course, ethnic-influenced weddings are more popular than ever. Touches of the theme can be weaved into wedding attire, decorations, music, and even the food and beverages.
Brides are asking for more variety in their reception decorations with a less coordinated look. By mixing square tables with round tables and choosing centerpieces that are in the same colors but of different sizes, a more customized look can be achieved. Even in a traditional ballroom or banquet hall, much can be done to create a one-of-a-kind look that is both impactful and sophisticated.
Dessert or Confection Bars
A tiered cake will probably always remain the starring attraction of weddings. But, many couples are opting to also include a table of after dinner treats or candy artfully grouped with candles and flowers. By providing small boxes or bags, guests can choose their own take-home edible favors that they can enjoy after the festivities.
Many Los Angeles event planning specialists are being asked to coordinate eco-friendly or “green” weddings and receptions. From choosing organic flowers and supporting local businesses to making decisions that lessen the amount of carbon emissions used, nearly every aspect of an event can be made with environmentally friendliness in mind.
No doubt, Los Angeles weddings will be particularly memorable this summer. With more focus on color, personality, good food, and the environment, brides and grooms are certainly making the most of their big day for themselves and their guests.