One of my favorite at-home guilty pleasures is binge-watching HGTV shows. From Love It or List It to House Hunters International to Property Brothers and more, I can sit for hours mesmerized by the incredible home and room makeovers and daydream about living in a penthouse in London or a gorgeous home in Hawaii (sigh). So I’m pleased to have Tiffany Brooks, winner of HGTV Star and host of Most Embarrassing Rooms in America, as my guest blogger.
Before winning HGTV Star, this talented Chicago-based working mom started her own design firm, You and Your Décor Interiors + Design, in 2007 with a mission to create stunning environments for her clients. Here, Tiffany shares some of her top trends and tips for weddings this year.
The Color: Radiant Orchid
When picking a color scheme start with the most profound color. “Radiant Orchid” was named the 2014 color of the year by Pantone.
Many weddings this year will be designed around this hue. Tip: Once you have chosen this dramatic color, select lighter shades and tones to complement it, such as nudes, blushes and peach.
The Flower: Orchids
Orchids are my personal favorite when it comes to wedding flowers. The radiant color and silhouette of an orchid is pure elegance and, with its rich undertones, it easily transforms any bouquet and table arrangement.
Photo Credit: Flower Design Events
Get Creative: Ombré Desserts
Utilizing your color palette in different forms will add depth and creative cohesion. Ombré was a big hit in 2013, from hair color and clothing to décor and more. Why not transform your dessert, such as these macarons and mini-cakes, into an ombré-pattern dream? It’s the perfect way to incorporate your color scheme and get creative.
Photo Credit: Glorious Treats
Ambience: Candles & Lights
Lighting and candles are wonderful additions to create drama and a memorable atmosphere.
Photo Credit: Jodi Miller Photography
Outdoor weddings offer great lighting options; your guests will love the magical effect of outlining pathways with lights in the evening.
Photo Credit: Chris Humphrey Photographer
Adding chandeliers is another chic way to enhance and highlight the natural beauty of the venue and create a cozy ambience.
Photo Credit: Anne Robert
KISS: Keep It Simple, Sweetheart
DIY is a fantastic way to save money and add personal touches. You can still go for the ultra-luxe soirée without being ultra-expensive. This aisle décor is a perfect example of a pretty and tasteful DIY touch.
Photo Credit: Cedarwoodweddings.com
“Handmade” weddings have become extremely popular and provide the opportunity to personalize every detail. This personalized chalkboard, for example, adds a rustic and welcoming feel for guests.
Photo Credit: Chelsea Nicole
Thanks, Tiffany, for these wonderful tips, and we look forward to seeing you on HGTV!
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