With the fall equinox behind us, Velvet’s first summer season is almost over, and there is no better time to start blogging! Before beginning, though, I have a confession: Blogging is a vulnerable experience to me. English is not my first language, so bear with me and apologies in advance if you see some funky use of words in this post. I hope my mistakes make for a more interesting read 😊.
O.K, going back to the main topic: Autumn. I am crazy about American fall traditions. Growing up in the middle of Argentina, I had no exposure to yellow and red leaves, pumpkins, or apple-picking trips. The autumns I grew up in were dry and boring (sorry, Argentina). Now that I am in Wisconsin, I try to enjoy every single minute of it. Though this week’s rainy weather is not especially tempting, I have hopes that the sun will reveal some Autumn splendor soon.
To me, fall designs—of any kind—are a mixture of cozy home comfort and dark Halloween-esque mystery. After investigating fall trends for weddings and events this year, I want to show you my three favorite ones (caution: you’ll also see some amazing styled shoot material 😉
Trend 1: Keeping boho under control and shifting towards sleek modern styles
It’s easy to get carried away by boho…I do it all the time. If it was up to me, all gatherings would look like Coachella. Sadly, this style is now shifting to be subtler and more controlled. Touches like a mindful amount of seating pillows and glass goblets add just the right dose of bohiness without overdoing it. If you haven’t noticed already, a cleaner and more monochromatic style is becoming more common. This reminds me of the photoshoot 1960s meets modern styled shoot styled by Miriam Bulcher this year in which mid-century propeller chairs and tv tray tables generated a minimalist yet nostalgic sweetheart table.
Trend 2: Victorian-inspired photography backdrops and props.
Louis XVI gold framed settees and architecturally strong Versailles-style rooms provide an elegant atmosphere for pictures. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of participating in an old-world styled shoot at The Howard in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. As you can see in the video attached, this shoot had a delicate dose of royal glam with Velvet’s Philip settee and gold accent tables.
Trend 3: Fruit + Flowers.
Think blackberries, figs, and grapes intertwined with rich flowers and evergreens, just like Blooms by Brandy did in our last styled photo shoot. Fall is a season of harvest, why not showcase the fruits of summer labor? In the last styled shoot I participated, Rosie’s Bakery did an incredible job adding fruit to a more contemporary shaped cake, and slightly painting some of them in gold. It added the perfect dose of glam to an otherwise ordinary looking fruit.
Trendy or not, however you decide to design an event or wedding, do it from your heart and have fun.