Fall is the perfect season to present the new wedding trends for floral arrangements, color palettes and décor. Brian Blasingame, Butler’s Pantry’s Director of Visual Design and co-owner of The Rebel Florist, offers varying styles, hot from Hollywood, to help create a look that suits each couple’s personal style and taste. Whether the bride and groom prefer a romantic, subdued look or a dramatic and edgy atmosphere, follow these trends to help create a memorable look that will be special to you for years to come.
“At weddings and events, expect to see romantic, elegant and sophisticated décor,” said Blasingame. “Brides and grooms are striving to create environments that are warm and inviting with varying trends like the glamourous roaring twenties and dramatic Victorian with elegant, yet edgy, pops of color.”
- Wedding color palettes are tending towards the subdued. Delicate splashes of neutrals are all the rage, playing with a mix of soft, subtle tones like beige, blush, nude, light pink, and peach. This combination sets sophistication.
- Strong repetitive mixes of tone-on-tone shades of purples and monochromatic yellow continue to gain popularity for those seeking a drama. The combination of deep purples and lavender are feminine, with an edge, making it agreeable for both the bride and groom. When combined with elegant touches of silver or earthy accents, both light and dark hues take on a romance.
- Brides this season favor bouquets and centerpieces that are predominantly white but include light touches of romantic neutrals. Choose varieties like peonies, hydrangea, perennials, and garden roses. Rich mixes of popular garden flowers combined with unique foliage, fragrant herbs, trailing tendrils, vines, ferns and ripe berries evoke a deep sensory experience.
- After the popularity of Chevron prints in 2013, the trend evolved to strong stripes and elegant floral prints. Many brides are favoring upscale linens featuring these robust patterns. Be bold with patterns in the invitations and décor. Add prints to bouquets by wrapping wide ribbons around bouquet handles.
- Ornamental components for weddings this fall bridge a chasm of extremes. From regal glamour to earthy and elemental, unusual materials lead the way. Touches of metallic gold or prismatic crystal lend themselves perfectly. A natural Birchwood-framed chuppah adorned with foliage and rich garland provides enchantment. Drape foliage and garland on the cocktail bar, chairs, and above archways for this popular simplistic touch.
- Greg Ziegenfuss, Executive Chef of Butler’s Pantry, says that 2014 brides and grooms have moved beyond the standard catering fare and expect restaurant-quality. Grilled beef tenderloin filet with cabernet shallot demi-glaze, eggplant napoleon, and grilled Mahi Mahi with Thai red curry sauce are featured on Butler’s Pantry’s 2014 menu. Family-style and stationed dining are this year’s hot alternative service styles. These dining styles are elegant, interactive and fun.
- Late-night snacks are still a big hit. From St. Louis comfort foods to indoor food trucks, carnival stations and late-night breakfast, these snacks are sure to please!
“We’re always on the lookout for what’s trending in the event industry,” says Blasingame. “Creating a personalized space and weaving individual tastes for wedded couples is our specialty.”
For more information, visit www.butlerspantry.com or call 314-664-7680.
About Butler’s Pantry
Butler’s Pantry, a second-generation business founded in 1966, provides innovative and creative catering services for corporate functions, social events, NFP galas and weddings of all sizes. Located in Lafayette Square, Palladium Saint Louis is their premier event venue, accommodating up to 400 seated or 700 standing. Bixby’s, the public restaurant located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, serves lunch daily and Sunday brunch. With a focus on Dining with Local Influence, Bixby’s was voted one of “America’s Best” museum restaurants by Travel + Leisure. Butler’s Pantry also operates Café Madeleine, serving French-inspired Sunday brunch in the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. The newest brand opened in spring of 2013: Piccione Pastry is the only late-night Italian pastry shop of its kind in the St. Louis area, featuring single-serve Italian desserts and rich Italian coffees. www.butlerspantry.com