Wedding season is upon us, and the team at Magic Function Hire is biting at the bit to assist brides in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga and further afield to put together their dream weddings. As décor rental experts, we like to stay in the know regarding the latest wedding trends, and we are very excited for the season and year ahead – there are so many fun things happening!
Here are a few of our favourite summer wedding decor trends for 2017/8:
This season’s most interesting trend takes inspiration from the world of architecture. Marble, copper and concrete are no longer just finishes in modern homes and places of business – it’s making its way onto wedding reception tables as well. White and light grey marble paired with copper or gold cutlery makes for a statement place setting that is infinitely Instagram-able. Add a few heavy concrete containers to the mix as flower receptacles, and you’ve ticked all the boxes.
Bold Local Blooms
Step aside roses and daffodils, local blooms is where it’s at this season! Proteas, birds of paradise, pincushion proteas and succulents of all sorts are in fashion in a big way. These add a wonderful textural touch to floral centrepieces and bouquets. TOP TIP: If you do use local fynbos in your floral displays, make sure to source it from an ethical provider who harvests it in an environmentally-conscious manner. The Cape Floral Kingdom is a delicate ecosystem that should be protected and nurtured at all costs.
Textural juxtaposition is also rather huge this season. Pair delicate cut-glass flower containers with rock roses, or fill big, carved wooden containers with delicate heather-like blooms – the bigger the contrast, the greater the effect.
Small Spaces Within Large Spaces
Another big décor trend at the moment is the creation of smaller, cosy spaces within your reception area. If you’re hosting a big wedding in a large, double-volume venue, guests can often feel a little lost spatially. Create little cosy nooks where they can gather to interact by organising couches, occasional stables and stools at regular intervals throughout the space – this way, your guests will have convenient places to assemble when they want a break from dancing, or just to chat.
These are just a few of the wonderful trends that have been cropping up for the season ahead. Get in touch with the Magic Function Hire team of wedding décor rental specialists to get the ball rolling on your big day – we’re here to assist you in any way we can, and we look forward to making your dream wedding a splendid reality.