Lavender Magazine Issue 481 : Page 40

Planning { trends { This hydrangea runner (designed by Martha’s Gardens) surrounded by candlelight served as a stunning focal point in the room. Calhoun Beach Club couple went graphic with a black, white and chartreuse cake by Gateaux Inc. modern Geometric Style For lovers of color and pizazz, Mazumdar recommends incorporat-ing some graphic patterns to achieve that “wow” factor to the design of your wedding. “This trend evolves from the geometric patterns appearing on the runways,” says Mazumdar. “However, I’m seeing a huge demand for modern, sleek designs in décor, cake design, and even wedding fashion. It’s a great way to infuse some style without the traditional ruffles, sequins, and bows.” July affair to deep, rich jewel-toned blues paired with orange florals,” says Mazumdar, who is finding these multi-seasonal cool blues ex-tremely red hot in weddings this year. laSer cUt A new trend showing up at weddings this year is laser cut designs. “Laser cutting is a technique for creating intricately cut patterns,” says Mazumdar. She is seeing this unique trend incorporated in everything from paper products and linens to wedding gowns and cakes. create a Focal point Of course, every couple wants a glam wedding with top-notch design finishes throughout. However, the burdened budget doesn’t always agree. Mazumdar encourages her couples to create different focal points throughout the room in order to “wow” guests without having to break the bank completely. “A cluster of chandeliers, a beautiful cake table, or a floral-heavy head table all act as great focal points that are sure to strike up conversation among your guests,” says Mazumdar. liGhtS, cameraS, dancinG! Additional lighting is Mazumdar’s most-encouraged décor must-have. Let’s face it, flowers are expensive, and it’s a shame to lose those beauties once the natural light dims and the dancing begins. “Whether through additional lighting fixtures, pin spots, uplighting, gobos, or moving lights, investing in lighting is the perfect way to transform your wedding reception or event space from standard to simply stunning,” says Mazumdar. Style-Architects, the creative company which also designed and styled the men’s wed-ding spread this issue, is a boutique lifestyle services company dedicated to providing clients with imaginative and awe-inspiring weddings and events as well as distinctive styling services for both individuals and businesses. For more information on its ser-vices, visit www.style-architects.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. FiFty ShadeS oF BlUe Thanks to blue for being voted Pantone Color of the Year, it has now become a perfect palette for wedding and event décor. “I’ve done everything from turquoise blue paired with poppy red for a Fourth of 40 Lavender OctOber 31-NOvember 13, 2013

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