Shabby Chic

As full blown wedding season approaches, we are starting to see the trends we’ve been following all winter long on Pinterest spring to life (no pun intended!).  It’s really fun to see a bride’s inspiration board come to fruition with the combination of decor and florals.  One trend that we’ve been seeing a lot of this Spring is the ‘shabby chic’ or ‘rustic elegance’ look. We love this look because it allows brides to ‘loosen up’ a bit and add a bit of artistry to their big day.  Although often thought of as a theme for country brides, this look can be perfectly executed in a city setting, even in a ballroom!  The key to making this look work is usually in the vases that are used.  They can really dress up or play down a certain flower, giving the bride exactly the look she wants.  Milk glass, in particular, is popular for making this trend look relaxed, yet polished.

The combination of milk glass, antique cans, and milk jars makes this table-scape sing!
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The varying heights create interest while the monotone color gives an elegant feel
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In an atypical size and shape, milk glass becomes a statement piece
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Milk glass isn’t the only vessel that can create a rustic look, however.  The use of Mason Jars has become increasingly popular, and some might say overdone.  If you are interested in incorporating them, but don’t want to use them as centerpieces, there are other options.  They can be used as candle holders for either floating candles or plain votive candles.  They can also be used if you’re having a buffet dinner for flatware or even drink stirrers.

Hanging Mason Jars filled with flowers are another nontraditional way to incorporate them

Natural vessels, such as wood, also add to a pastoral theme.

These bark containers are simple, but they make a huge impact on a table
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Wood pedestals paired with fresh fruit accents -- truly chic!
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Birch poles bring this chuppah to life

There are millions of ways to create a rustic look without using hay bales and gingham, you just have to be creative.  We are very excited to see this look continue through the Spring into the Summer and will keep you updated on other new trends we love!

XOXO,

Diana and Meg

 

 

 

 

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