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Wedding Trend Alert | Upscale Wood

by | Feb 4, 2016 | Weddings and Social

You may have noticed that I don’t really care for trends. I believe a couple should celebrate their big day in the way that best represents who they are as people and as a couple.

However, when something I love gets a moment in the sun and couples are able to see more examples and inspiration, I’d call that a win!

Wood Doesn’t Have to Be Rustic

So, mason jar weddings are finally passé. We saw plenty of wood in rustic settings – from cake plate slabs to firewood centerpieces. It made sense.

But there are other ways to use wood.

One of my very first projects was a letterpress-meets-wood art deco invitation. It was for an inspiration shoot with Ashly Olivier and Tina Sargeant. It was outside at a horse farm, but it was far from rustic.

And there was the invitation I did for #theKnotGala for their wood (5th) anniversary. Jes Gordon and I worked on making something that was warm, yet incredibly glamorous. Not a bit of rustic in sight.

Wood has its moment.

Imagine my delight to see that Chanel – the Chanel is highlighting wood throughout its Spring 2016 collection. Just look at this!

I mean, come on! How cool is that‽

Moves like this mark the beginning of an era of wood-as-glamour.

From birch tree forest ceremonies to foil-stamped wood invitations, Wood’s moment is here!

I’ll revel in it while it lasts and continue to use it when it makes sense long after it’s had its fifteen minutes.

How about you? What’s the best way you’ve seen wood used in a wedding?

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