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9 Top 2017 Wedding Trends To Love

2017 is shaping up to be a fun year for us with 20 weddings already booked and as we looked over the Bridal Guide’s Hottest New Wedding Trends blog, our booked 2017 central Illinois weddings are right in style with the following trends!

1.  Vintage/Glamour – whimsical mix of old and new.

Industrial warehouse venues; strands of twinkling lights and glowing candles are a hot look for 2017.  The photo below was from one of our wedding at the Waterhouse in Peoria last September.  Photo courtesy of Josh Johnson Photography.

 

2.  Hottest wedding color – Blush!

Blush pink is “it” in weddings for 2017.  The bouquet below is a blend of the beautiful blush pink Quicksand rose and the specatular White O’hara garden rose from one of our weddings this past October.  Blush has been our most popular color in 2016 and from our weddings booked for 2017 it looks like it will be our most popular color again.

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3.  Metalics – copper, rose gold and pewter remain big.

Metalics add a touch of elegance but be sure to use shine strategically such as a head table or a display table.

   

4.  Neutrals  – you can’t go wrong with a neutral color palette.

While blush was a popular choice, the neutral palette was also big in 2016 with lots of greens such as this mixed green garland for the head table decor from one of our May weddings.  Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lee Photographee.

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5.  Swoon-worthy blooms!

Peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and dahlias are top requests from coast to coast.  These wonderful full petaled blooms epitomize romance.  They are being used in bridal bouquets, centerpieces, placed along garlands and cakes.  Another hot trend is loose rose petals with floating candles.  The small cake below with peonies and rose is from one of our June weddings.

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6.  Tall elegant centerpieces.

Trumpet vases are making a comeback and allow for large lush floral centerpieces.  The photo below was from one of our June weddings held at Allerton Mansion in Monticello and contains a mix of peonies which are in season in May & June and a mix of garden and standard roses with seasonal and textural elements.  Be sure to use a few of these grand centerpieces to make an elegant statement.

 Tall Trumpet Vase

7.  Mix It Up!

Many brides are choosing to forgo the perfectly organized look and are creating a more eclectic feel with a variety of centerpieces and  mix of containers bringing a more personalized look to their wedding decor.  Photo (below and two above) courtesy of Wright Photographs.

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8.  Hanging Floral Centerpieces.

We’ve had our first request for a hanging floral centerpiece for one of our wedding booked in 2017 and we are looking forward to creating one of these.  What a way to add an instant WOW!!!

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9.  Surprise Settings.

Unique venue choices are offering couples a way to surprise their guests with wonderful views  giving the couples a way to make their special day something unique and different.  This is from one of our wedding last May held at the beautiful Point D’Vine Vineyard in Quincy.  Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lee Photographee.

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Thank you to all of our wonderful 2016 brides for leaving us awesome reviews and leading us to win The Knot Best of Weddings 2017!  We are so honored to have been chosen to be part of your special day!!

The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

Which of these trends would you use in your wedding?

Are you planning a 2017 wedding or beyond?  Call, text or email us for your free consultation at 309-212-6570 or fancyfloralsbynancy@hotmail.com

What’s Trending In Wedding Style?

 “Lavish” – romantic garden gorgeous!!

IFD recently released it’s flower trend forecast.  Our favorite is Lavish….this is what it looks like.

Style:

Sophisticated garden style with rich textures.

Garden Style Bouquet

Vessels:

Vintage glass, gold metals wood with clean lines and pottery with gold accents.

Gold accented vases

Elements:

Gold and brass accessories, lanterns, velvet & linen.

Gold accents with marsala bow

Flowers:

Wedding bouquets designed with sumptuous blooms of peonies & garden roses, hydrangea & dahlias in soft pinks & peaches contrasted with rich plums & crimson adding textured fillers like seeded eucalyptus and pepperberry give the “lavish” look.

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Does this look like a style you would love for your wedding?  Call, text or email Fancy Florals By Nancy today for your free consultation  309-212-6570 or fancyfloralsbynancy@hotmail.com to discuss your options for your wedding bouquets, reception centerpieces, and much more.

Do this to make sure your wedding day goes smoothly

Nick and Sondra Urish were married August 22, 2015 at the lovely Metamora Fields Golf Club in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  These stunning photos were taken by Kara Kamienski Photography.  As far as the couple knew, everything went perfectly smooth thanks to their team of family and friends who were there to make it happen!!  Sondra’s advice to couples planning their own weddings is to make sure multiple people know your plan for the day so that when vendors arrive and have questions they can help out and you can relax and focus on getting ready.  Designate family and friends to help out in the days prior and the day of so you can enjoy every bit of the day.

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Sondra also encourages engaged couples to not stress over all the planning, and to make sure you have fun with it!  She found it helpful to have an account on Wedding Wire and used their to-do list to help her keep track of what should be done and when.

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Among the moments that stick out in her memory were seeing her husband’s emotion when he saw her for the first look orchestrated by the photographer.  She stated how much they enjoyed having those first few moments to themselves.  Second was when they sealed the deal with a kiss.  Third was taking photos with their awesome bridal party & photographer.  And fourth was their reception and seeing all of their guests having such a great time.   Everyone understands how quickly the wedding day goes by so enjoy every minute of the day with your friends and family and most importantly with your groom.  Make sure you take some time for a SECOND slow dance with your husband and to enjoy the day and moment in time with him!!

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Nick and Sondra met at U of I in agronomy club.  They are both from die-hard Illini families, so Nick planned his marriage proposal to Sondra to coincide with Illini 2014 Homecoming.  As they both currently had siblings attending U of I, Nick gathered them and their friends together for dinner and drinks.   They walked back to the quad where Nick had lined up the perfect spot to propose – in front of Foellinger Auditorium on the south side of the main quad.   He had his brother delay the group with a stop to see the newly renovated Lincoln Hall, so they could wait until everyone else was off the quad where Nick was planning to propose.   After Sondra said “yes” Nick informed her that he had lined up her parents and sister along with his parents to join them all in celebration at tailgate.  The Illini even squeaked out a win at the big game!  It was the perfect spot for the proposal because they both began their journey to where they are today as a couple at the U of I and would never have met each other if it wasn’t for their ties to agriculture at the university.

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The reception was held at the gorgeous Fields Ballroom on the second level of Metamora Fields Club House where the seating capacity is 400 and the staff does an excellent job.  The DJ was Buster from Extreme DJ’s & Lighting who provided a fun evening for everyone.  Flowers were done by Fancy Florals By Nancy.  Sondra chose shades of peach and cream for her bridal bouquets to offer a contrast to the navy blue bridesmaid dresses.  She also chose some choice blooms in cream and peach for reception centerpiece arrangements.

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“Nancy truly goes above and beyond on her floral work and you can put all of your trust in her to design the floral pieces of your dreams for your special day!”  Sondra Urish

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Fancy Florals By Nancy is a wedding florist serving all of central Illinois.  Call, text, or email today to receive your free consultation to plan for your wedding flowers, wedding bouquets and wedding centerpieces.  309-212-6570   fancyfloralsbynancy@hotmail.com

What Was This Bride’s Biggest Wedding Planning Challenge?

Planning An Out-Of-State Wedding

Kurt and Kristina pulled off a beautiful, elegant wedding and overcame special challenges of out-of-state planning and drenching rains on their wedding day!  Photographs by Tyler and Christina Hoff of  “T & C Photographie

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What was your biggest challenge?

Planning a Central Illinois wedding from Virginia was definitely a challenge!  I knew early that I needed to find vendors with good communication skills as the majority of our conversations would be through phone or email.  I made sure to reach out to vendors that I was interested in working with soon after getting engaged.  This gave me a chance to look through portfolios of their work, find out about pricing, and get a feel for their communication styles.  Selecting vendors I was really comfortable with made the planning process much easier.

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Kurt and Kristina chose to get married at the gorgeous Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois and were hoping for an outdoor wedding on the beautiful grounds of the park and then move inside the mansion for the reception.  The weather had other ideas for that day however!  We love her black rubber boots which saved her gold slippers from the mud (see below).   Thankfully the rain stopped long enough that they could take photos outside.

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Would you do anything different?

If I could control the weather, my answer would be, “Have it not rain all day!”  Thankfully we had a rain back-up plan, so the ceremony was moved inside and the venue staff did a great job coordinating that change.  Other than the rain, we ran into surprisingly few mishaps the day of!

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Kristina had many great ideas and was meticulous in her details & planning.  For her wedding flowers, Kristina chose coral peonies, pink & blush garden roses, stock, wax flower and assorted ferns & greens.  Fancy Florals By Nancy, a Fairbury wedding florist, delighted Kristina with her  wedding bouquets and wedding reception decor including hand-wired garlands to decorate the mantle, chalkboard and bride & groom chairs.

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What did you enjoy the most?

 I loved getting to see all the details come together and the vision I had for the wedding brought to life.  We had some traditional elements to the day, but having special touches that incorporated unique elements of our relationship made the day that much more meaningful.  A few of my favorites were our signature drinks named after our three dogs, popcorn favors (one of our favorite treats!), and the giant monogram we used as a guest book and now have on display in our home!

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Other venders included:   DJ  – Tim Taflinger “Absolute Light & Sound , Shelly Albee “Sweet Cakes” for their wedding cake and Fancy Florals By Nancy for their wedding flowers.  For more information on Fancy Florals By Nancy  wedding flowers, wedding bouquets, and reception centerpieces, call, text or email to get your free consultation.  309-212-6570  –  fancyfloralsbynancy@hotmail.com