Event linens are always vibrant and beautiful, and more importantly they completely pull the entire look of a wedding together. What a difference a linen can make! Right now, we’re in a very exciting time in event design. Brides, grooms and their guests all have become very sophisticated and savvy about style and fashion. With Pinterest, magazines and so many blogs showcasing gorgeous bridal linens, creativity is key in selecting the perfect table top coverings for your special day.
The hottest trend right now – chevron! Not only seen in rental linens but also in home décor, clothing, and just about everything else, they are honestly amazing. Perhaps the favorite of chevron items are the cool and cutesy party straws! Colors are limitless and they always tend to be striped with white. The most popular hues are calming gray, lemon yellow, navy, baby pink, and classic tan. Runners and overlays are being seen the most and they look fabulous over most any color. Mix and matching tones you normally don’t see is the most fun solution for working with chevron such as lemon yellow and white chevron over a cool mint tablecloth draping to the floor. One of the West Coast of Florida’s favorite looks is navy and white chevron over ocean inspired turquoise - nautical with a touch of pizazz!
Modern damask prints in cheerful tints with crisp, clean lines is currently seen EVERYWHERE in event design! In linens, one can see these new damasks with almost a Moroccan theme in the catchy patterns. Color combos include lime and pink, slate and mint, burgundy and gold, as well as ivory on white for a more subtle feel. These are not your grandmother’s damask dining room table coverings! These are bold. These are unquestionably fresh.
Sequins are back! But only this time they are larger in scale, called payettes. Each sparkly round is about the size of a dime and something to rave about. Blingy runners are awesome to use when decked out in sequins of every imaginable color. They sparkle like diamonds will remind the guests of the engagement ring on your finger! So fun! Sequins can also be understated and glitter and glitz embedded in organza toppers. They add an amazing twinkle to your décor with your wedding candles and votives flickering in the evening light.
The fiercest shade on the color wheel this fall is by far ruby red. Layers and layers of rich, luscious, tantalizing red. Tiering textures with ruby is simply the way to go. For instance, start with a base of a hot scarlet crinkle taffeta, cover this with a crimson satin overlay and top it all off with dupioni cherry red napkins. Tie in chiavari chairs with jewel inspired organza sashes and satin chair cushion covers. So ruby!
This season it’s all about stripes even a zebra would be jealous of. Tone on tone stripes such as Poly Stripe in mauve, hunter green, black and burgundy are definitely the rage. The preferred option in this banded linen is gray and black. Navy and white stripe is totally trendy, too. It can look luxuriously expensive or soothingly nautical depending on how you style it with flowers and other décor.
Whatever you choose as your wedding day linens, an experienced event professional will be a huge asset to you in finding what design and color scheme suits you the best. Have fun, relax and enjoy looking for linens. Your wedding will be spectacular!