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Amber Lamkin, owner and lead planner
at Blush and Blossom Events LLC in
Indianapolis, Ind., says colors and patterns
within tabletop designs are here to stay,
as she's seeing couples embracing dishes
with patterns-from floral to butterflies
to classic blue and white toile-as well as
stoneware dishes that offer a natural and
organic design to an event.
Indeed, industry experts agree that
stoneware in various earthen tones
such as off-white, gray, rust and black
is a leading trend in weddings. " Round
is the predominant shape but people
are wanting round with an organic feel.
LEFT: Pairing the bare wooden tables of the
ever-popular farm table look with delicate
floral china and more modern flatware and
beverage designs makes a unique statement
for events of all types. Photo courtesy of
McSween Photography.
BELOW: The elegance of gold cutlery and
crystal is softened with wooden chairs and
pale pink and cream linens at this reception.
Photo courtesy of Bailey Elle Photography
@bailey.elle.photography.
We are finding the farm-to-table-style
event is very popular, with a family feel
to the overall design, " adds Rhonda
Pedersen, owner and managing director
at Pedersen's Event Rentals in Vancouver,
B.C., Canada. " Cut crystal glassware
and cocktail glasses and a matte finish
flatware in various metal tones are at
the top of the list for most wedding style
events, and incorporating gold is still a
hot commodity but the brushed stainless
is a good substitute. "
And while classic white, clear glass
china and gold flatware are popular
choices for weddings, so too are
mismatched and vintage china settings,
smoked glassware and black flatware.
" Bold colors are the most popular for
2023, " says Maxine Brown, outside
sales representative at Grand Central
Party Rental in Madison, Tenn. " I'm
also seeing some traditional and
unique trends surrounding dishes,
glassware and utensils. Classic
styles are also still very popular. "
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