2015 and 2016 Wedding Trends

We're a little late to talk about trends for 2015 weddings, seeing as most of you have already planned your weddings. So, we're fast-forwarding a little. But, can I take a second to say how excited I am that 2015 will be seeing some different trends than the past few years? These are going to pull over into 2016 as well, which is exciting - those of us who work in weddings every single weekend can get a little tired of doing very similar things week after week. Some of the things I'm most excited about playing with this year, and hoping to get to work on in 2016 are:

A little more colour, in refined ways. Just because we're straying from the popular blush and peach palette from the past few years doesn't mean we need to plan a circus wedding.

A lot of blue! Blues can be seriously hard to do, guys. Dyed blue flowers are one of the things in the this world that I just cannot stand, and when people think of blue weddings, this seems to be all that people do. So, I'm really excited to see the return of beautiful blue shades in weddings.

Big bouquets. I mean really, a bride's bouquet should make a statement, and I have to say that I'm incredibly excited that many more brides want to make a dramatic floral statement. Also, how good is this bouquet's shape? 

Simple, long tables. In certain venues, long tables work really well - and I just happen to love them. They really allow for closer conversation, and you can do some fun things with decor. I love the way we can go with simplistic decor - simple greenery garlands or scattered stem vases with statement blooms.

Small Wedding Centerpieces - Wedding Flower Ideas

Natural textures. Because Winnipeg is smaller, it can be tricky for us to get our hands on everything new that we want. One of those things that I'm really craving are natural textures, specifically with linen. I love the way these textures bring an organic feel to a table as opposed to feeling modern, chic or overly stuffy. I also love working with a natural colour palette - softer tones, maybe some terracotta or pottery mixed in.

Need some ideas for your wedding? Be sure to follow Stone House Creative on Pinterest if you like what you see here. I'm always on the search for interesting ideas and brainstorming how to make them my own. And if you're open to letting me do my thing, I have a list of ideas that I really want to work on!

Gwen and Shane's Engagement

Gwen and Shane are one of my AWESOME couples for 2015 and I am so excited to be working with them on their flowers as well as their event design! They are literally the dream clients - easy going, open to any ideas, flexible, SO funny, and as you'll see from their engagement pictures by Kat Willson Photography, also a very good looking pair :) They had to re-schedule the date of their engagement session a few times, changing the season as well as the location of their pictures, but I'm so glad they ended up out at their family cabin right on the water. The stone and dark, moody colour of the water is just gorgeous, and the retro green Husdon's Bay blanket that they included is just gorgeous, isn't it? Gwen wanted a bouquet for her session, but had absolutely nothing in mind for it, so I played with colours and flowers that I was feeling that day, and she loved it so much that we're actually using these tones and some of the same flowers in their wedding!

Blush and Light Blue Wedding Flowers - Stone House Creative
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Anemone Wedding Bouquet - Stone House Creative
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Lake of the Woods Engagement Photos - Winnipeg Weddings