One of our favourite things about weddings, is the chance to experiment with an array of luxurious textures. Couples are using the opportunity to get creative with opulent fabrics, using them to create dimension, highlight delicate detailing and personalise their wedding day. If you are in the throws of wedding planning, get inspired, thanks to our round-up of just some of the ways that we love to use texture.
Create layering through tablescapes
Couples are really upping the ante when it comes their receptions, using their décor choices to set the theme for the day. Long gone are the days of simply adding just a centerpiece - brides and grooms are creating a spectacular scene before the eyes of guests. The key here is to play around with layers and height to build them up to offer a unique finish. Charger plates, coloured table clothes and voile runners are combined in various ways to match a couple’s wedding day vision. We love the clash of textures and colours, such as metallics paired with pastels or greenery with crisp white for a stylish finish.
Make a statement with pampas grass
There’s something about pampas grass that just screams bridal, so it was only a matter of time before it found its way into weddings. A firm favourite with boho brides in particular, this dried botanical almost mimics feathers and easily adds a touch of drama to any wedding décor, by fulfilling both texture and height demands, when included in centrepieces, arches, backdrops or bouquets.
With couples keen to evoke their own personal style at various stages of a wedding day, we’ve seen a rise in popularity of ceremony altar. Ceremony altars create a focal point and can be created in a range of unique ways. Primarily built from wood, these are often finished with delicate draping and intertwined with florals and foliage, the result of which is simply spectacular.
There’s something undeniably opulent about velvet which makes it a winning choice for a wedding day. Velvet sees its place in weddings in a wealth of wonderful ways. When it comes to attire, velvet is found in both menswear and bridesmaid dresses. Your choice of colour can make it work for any season. For autumn and winter, an abundance of burgundy and bottle green hues are popular, while spring and summer months see brides veer towards the pastel spectrum. However, this terrific texture isn’t confined to just clothing, as velvet makes its way into the reception too. From wedding stationery finished with a simple velvet bow in your chosen colour, to luxe table cloths and runners, this texture can be used in so many creative ways.
Brides are proving that matchy-matchy style is a thing of the past and using furniture as a way to create texture. Eras are carefully juxtaposed as an eclectic mix of wooden chairs and industrial seats with an array of finishes are combined for a unique finish. Clashing fabrics via cushions, pillows and blankets create even more texture and height and the bespoke result is unlike anything you’ll have ever seen before. Why not create a stylish statement for the ceremony or a nook for guests to relax at the reception to pull off this style with ease?!
Undeniably, lace still remains a favourite fabric when it comes to weddings. While it’s reminiscent of a bygone era, lace has received a chic update, making it distinctly modern. While the classic fabric was the main fabric choice for dresses for years, designers have added a contemporary twist, using beading, laser cut embellishments and floral appliques to meet brides’ modern day vision. When it comes to wedding dress silhouettes, we’ve seen lace adorn everything from fit and flare styles, to dramatic ball gowns and more streamlined styles.
Dreaming of adding texture to your wedding day? Get in touch today. The team at The Wedding Room can help bring your wedding décor dreams to life.