by: Lauren

Trends. In my opinion, trends in weddings do AND don’t matter. Because let’s face it- what is trendy in California or New York becomes trendy elsewhere (like Florida) a good year later. Wedding vendors do try to stay on top of the latest “trends” so they’re able to pass the concepts along to brides. But what really truly determines a wedding trend? I have no idea. To me, your wedding should be whatever you want it to be. Because that’s my job- to make a bride’s wedding how SHE wants it, not how someone else thinks it should be.

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It’s been said that peacock feathers have been a trend lately…

Via past {ELD} post, Photos by Allegra’s Studio

Many times, brides feel pressured to go along with the current wedding trends when planning their wedding. I know you are all looking at blogs and magazines for your inspiration, which is completely awesome because um yeah, I write one of those blogs! Think about this though- what is published in magazines and blogs could be months old, and maybe even a year old. So if your thought on what is trendy in weddings is based on what you saw in the first wedding magazine you bought when you got engaged a year ago, chances are good it’s no longer “trendy”. Or if you keep seeing the same Vintage Chic style weddings on blogs, what good does that do in providing you new inspiration? So really, who needs trendy?! I challenge you to do what YOU want for your wedding.

If what you want to do is one of the current trends, then by all means, go for it! But if you’re going to look back on the pictures of your wedding and wish you had done something else, then don’t do it. If you feel like you’re going with a certain style, colors or décor because its what everyone says you should do, then stop and reassess.

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Yellow & Gray has been “trendy” lately- but it’s MY favorite color combo. But in a year, will that make me untrendy? Because it will still be my favorite…

Via past {ELD} post, Photo by Stephanie Williams Photography

Think about what you really want and how you want your wedding day to be. It can be anything- how you want to look or feel, who you want to be there, or what you want your wedding to look like. My recommendation when talking to brides who are trying to decide on things is this: If you’re going to think of nothing but that particular thing and you can’t imagine your wedding without it, then it’s worth having it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a trend or not. If it’s a reflection of you and your fiance, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with it! You want your wedding to be amazing and something to remember for the rest of your life (and hopefully your guests’ too)!



by: Lauren

I have such a fun wedding for you all today from Alea Moore Photography! The bride and groom, Kristofer and Kristen, were married in Greenville, SC, at the Lazy Goat. Let me just tell you, incorporating peacock blue with pink is genius- so bold and whimsical! And you’re going to DIE over the dessert bar, complete with cupcakes and gelato! Must. Stop. Drooling…

 

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How about that Vespa as a getaway? Awesome! And I adore using props in the photos- balloons, a bicycle, the Vespa. Such a good idea, and it makes things so much fun! You can see a few more photos from this wedding and see who the vendors were HERE on Alea’s blog. Thank you so much for sharing Kristofer and Kristen’s wedding with us Alea!

 



by: Lauren

I’m SO excited to share some of what has been brewing over here at {ELD}!  If you haven’t seen the {ELD} Wedding Style Dictionary yet, you might be a little lost, so go ahead and make sure you pop over to the page real quick.

 

So the newest feature on {ELD} is going to be Style Dictionary Photo Shoots! Wedding vendors from all over are being invited to submit photo shoots designed around a Style Dictionary word. Having these shoots will serve as excellent examples for each word in the Style Dictionary. One of the main “requirements” of these shoots is that they will have to have some sort of detail that can be replicated by you all as readers. Whether it’s a centerpiece, a printable template, a favor, or a piece of decor, each shoot will have an element that anyone can incorporate into their wedding!

 

And readers will be able to participate too! As a reader, you can contribute to these shoots by sending in things that inspire you. It can be a painting, a photograph, a piece of decor, wedding related, non-wedding related, anything! If you’ve seen something and thought, “Hmm, this would make a cool wedding <insert wedding thing here>”, (we’ve all done that numerous times) then I want to see it! Some of the shoots will then be styled around these inspiration pieces in conjunction with the Style Dictionary word. So send in your inspiration pieces! Send any type of photo along with a link or details on where you found it. Email it to me, {lauren {at} theeverylastdetail.com}, or just put it in the comments on this post!

 

As an example, here are some things inspiring me right now…

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Via Z Gallerie

 

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Tumbler via Anthropologie

 

See, so it can be absolutely anything! There is no deadline, but the sooner you get your inspiration pieces sent in, the sooner you’ll be able to see it in a Style Dictionary Photo Shoot!

 

Are you a vendor? If you’re interested in taking part in the {ELD} Style Dictionary Shoots, please comment on this post, send me an email {lauren {at} theeverylastdetail.com}, or tweet me! I will be sending information out with more details shortly. And you can also send in inspiration pieces! If you’ve always wanted to see a wedding shoot styled with a certain piece of decor, now is your chance! Send it in!

 

I’m so incredibly excited about starting up this new series! I couldn’t WAIT to share it with everyone! Don’t forget to start sending in your inspiration pieces so everyone can get started on the Style Dictionary Shoots!

 



by: Lauren

It’s a gloomy, rainy day here in Florida, and so I wanted to post wedding that took place in beautiful, sunny Florida! An {ELD} sponsor, Carrie of Studio Blu Images, sent over this wedding, and I just love the simplicity of the colors. The bridesmaids dresses are absolutely adorable too! And keep an eye out for orange fruits…how many can you find? ;)

 

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Thanks so much for sharing this wedding with us Carrie! A beautiful Florida days always makes for a beautifully perfect wedding!