Wedding Patterns in Decor

A pattern is defined as “a manmade design. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner.” (Wikipedia)  Patterns can be found repeated throughout our everyday.  Used in many ways on textiles, home decor, fashion, these patterns whether they are subtle or loud have an impact on their audience.’s Wedding Trends post gives us the run down on five top patterns to look for in wedding decor.  Their bloggers boast to look out for gingham, chevron, paisley, polka dots and stripes in hot wedding patterns for this year.

  • Gingham: “picnic blanket / Italian restaurant tablecloth pattern of overlaying stripes is “in” this year.”
  • Chevron: “A zigzag pattern has sharp repeated peaks and valleys. A chevron has one peak repeated downward. This creates a column of peaks – a stack of upside down V’s on top of one another.”
  • Paisley: “A paisley pattern is made up of varying size decorative comma-shaped designs that range from simple outlines to those with elaborate, intricate details.”
  • Polka dots: “A polka dot design is a simple uniform pattern of dots placed over a solid background color.”
  • Stripes:”they can actually be extremely intricate depending on the color, number, thickness and placement of the individual stripes.”

After some education on types of patterns and what feels is hot for 2013, the question lies how can you incorporate pattern into your wedding decor?  Patterns can break up traditional solid color schemes when planning your wedding palette giving you a unique and custom look.

Wedding Theme Patterns; bridesmaids-; bouquet-; tie-; chevron-; bunting- seller vintagegreenlimited; stripe table; cake-
Wedding Theme Patterns; bridesmaids-; bouquet-; tie-; chevron-; bunting- seller vintagegreenlimited; stripe table; cake-

Break with tradition and throw some pattern into your bridal party’s wardrobe.  Looking for some pattern, bridesmaids can go for stripes or polka dots in their dresses.  Or worked into the groom and groomsmen’s ties add a subtle touch of pattern with a paisley print or a bolder pop with the popular chevron pattern.

Little touches of pattern can be mixed into wedding decor without a loud presence.‘s soft polka dot cake takes a second glance to pick up on the pattern.  And‘s wedding flower bouquet wraps stripe pattern ribbon around the base of floral stems for a slight accent.

The reception tablescape is an obvious place to add a touch of pattern, stripe, chevron or polka dot table clothes and runners are popular decor trends.  Mix and match patterns and prints for a real statement piece with a personalized touch.

Looking for more 2013 trend ideas when planning your wedding decor and palette?  Don’t forget to check out our Color Combination post for some inspiration.

Glamping Wedding Theme Trend

Have you heard of glamping?  Glamping is a popular trend that takes the “roughing it”out of camping.  For those of us who like the idea of adventure but miss the amenities of home.

Trendy “glamorous camping” has made it’s way into the wedding world.  Glamping inspired wedding themes are popping up all over wedding blogs and pinterest boards. For this theme combine rustic, woodland settings and decor with elegant touches and personal, carefree elements that play off the idea of camping . shared some inspiration for an upcoming wedding show event; creating their own take on the Glamping Wedding theme trend.  Check out their post and pinterest inspiration pins here.

Inspired by their fun glamping finds, I’ve put together some of my own.  I do have to note I had to re-post ShinDig’s pin from; that marshmellow chandelier is such a great statement piece that captures the fun nature of the trendy theme.

Glamping Wedding Theme; dessert bar-; outdoor band-; tent wedding; wildflowers-; wine bottle lighting-
Glamping Wedding Theme; dessert bar-; outdoor band-; rustic signs- seller trueconnections; tent wedding; wildflowers-; wine bottle lighting-

Glamping wedding theme musts: to start with a fabulous outdoor or rustic setting.  Utilize tents or a spacious loft for an elegant reception.  Even if your glamping wedding takes place right in your local community or your own backyard make it feel like a destination wedding.

Mix decor with salvaged, rustic items like old jars, containers, hay bails and crates.  There is beauty in the ordinary; an assortment of wildflowers make a beautiful centerpiece and add a pop of color.  The uniqueness of this trend is to pair these rustic items with elegant table settings and romantic lighting.  Remember to bring the luxury of indoor amenities to your rustic locale.

Finally have fun with the wedding theme. Save with DIY items and salvaged or recycled pieces and splurge on a few luxury items.  A gourmet dessert bar or wine and cheese pairing before the meal would be something for everyone to enjoy.  Who knew camping could be so glamorous?

Roles in Your Marriage

Did you have to go through some sort of pre-marital counseling before you got married?  If so, you probably had to meet with the priest/preacher performing your ceremony, and I’ll bet one of the first topics you touched on was your husband’s role as a leader.

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Randa’s Simple Purple Wedding Inspiration Board



Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Heather Waraksa   |  Floral Designer:  Hatch Creative Studio

{Randa’s Request}
Wedding will be April 20. Just 3 girls walking in wedding. Orchid is the color of the bridesmaids dress. My second marriage. Very small.

{Randa’s Bouquet Details}
I found two options for your wedding bouquet that proves simple and easy can also be elegant.  The first beautiful bouquet via Style Me Pretty consists of three floral stems:  White & Orchid Ranunculus, and Cream~White Anemones.  The second quick option is using one of our premade  bridal bouquets like the Cream, Green & Purple Ranunculus Bouquet.  Each bouquet can be completed by wrapping with Midnight Plum Satin Floral Ribbon.   Use our Wedding Design Ideas to finish your centerpieces like our White Tulip, Mini Purple Ranunculus, and Succulents in a Mercury Glass Vase with fluted edging centerpiece.  Happy Planning, Mindy


The Finishing Touches: Wedding Chair Back Ideas

Chair backs are a wedding decor item not to be overlooked when planning your reception.  Chair backs can be simple or elaborate, designed just for the bridal party tables or the entire reception seating.

When you are subject to the mercy of what is available at your venue or rental chairs, a little dress up provided by a chair back idea can go a long way.  Trendy right now are Mr. & Mrs. chair back banners.  A fun photo op at the reception for the couple who recently traded “I dos”. blog posted a fabulously, fun and glittery DIY chair back banner wedding project idea.  Cash in on this trend at a great value using ribbon, foam board, glue and glitter. Lia from shares, “what a perfect way to decorate the bride and groom chair with this DIY glitter Mr. & Mrs. chair banner. For these banners I used a very thin foam core so that I could easily glitter both sides of the letters. Just print out the template below onto an 11X17 paper and follow the tutorial below. Glitter on!”

Wedding Chair Back Ideas; stamped banner-; Mr. & Mrs.; ribbon-; lace and floral- pinterest pinner Clair Cary; ribbon and bulbs-; frames-; wreathes-
Wedding Chair Back Ideas; stamped banner-; Mr. & Mrs.; ribbon-; lace and floral- pinterest pinner Clair Cary; ribbon and bulbs-; frames-; wreathes-
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