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2018 Wedding Trends with Wed Utah

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(KUTV) Salt Lake City - From flowers and dresses to invitations and decor, there's a lot that goes into a wedding. Lauren Shipley, Wed Utah Stylist & Coordinator, joined Brooke & Caitlin on Fresh Living to talk about the wedding trends they're seeing this year.

Wed Utah is an inspiration and resource guide that highlights local vendors and trends happening right now in Utah, and was the overarching theme in the Fresh Living studio for the segment.

Modern Minimalism is currently in for weddings. Year after year, personalization is becoming more important for the brides and grooms- basically you are seeing their names on everything from cake toppers, welcome signs, photo booth back drops and more. You can even include the bride & groom's names in a custom water color painting from Oh, Capri Studio with the couple’s names on it.

Gold has since become a wedding must- it’s the neutral metallic that offers a little opulence. Geometric shapes are huge again this year, we are going from hexagon, to straight lines, to circles. This is that modern element we see in many of the contemporary wedding blogs. Sage and Thistle Events rents great backdrops and accents, and they are a great resource for help in design.

Bitsy Bridal always has the latest designer gowns seen in Europe and New York. They accent the feminine details with perfect lines- offering that modern appeal brides look for. True Gentleman can customize any suit- they have a showroom where you can pick out all your suit details.

Many may think of wine and deep burgundy as a seasonal autumn color, but it is really going to be seen throughout the year, in florals, suits, and linens.

Native Flower Company is a revered top tier floral design company but with amazing pricing- they do all types of floral designs for weddings, and even florals for homes and businesses.

For cakes- we are taking tips from the UK and incorporating texture with the use of rice paper. Sweet Cravings by Marcia is a cake designer who is able to keep up on technique, cake flavors, and overall design.

Stationary is simple but statement making. We love the typography chosen by Katie Blakely Design. Stationary can range from simple to flourished- we’ve seen it all. Pick what feels right to you. It used to be people would match it to their wedding colors, but honestly, we’ve seen that simple has been the most widely used.

Wedding favors are also becoming an ever-growing cost in budgets. Couples want it to be not just a bag of candy, but something useful for their guests in the end. On Fresh Living, we took jars and filled them with macaroons in matching wedding colors. The Blonde Who Bakes is behind these tasty treats and can match about any color you need. A simple thank you attached and all of a sudden, every guest is wanting this take home favor.

You can get more tips and get put in touch with any of the vendors featured on Fresh Living by going to WedUtah.com


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