Design Style Mash Up – Tips for Keeping Your Design Style Fresh and Focused!

 In Bouquet, Cakes, Ceremonies, Color, Details, Fashion, Things We Love, Trends & Happenings, Trendy Ideas, Uncategorized, Wedding Details

When nailing down the design concept for your wedding, don’t feel like you need to stick to one overall aesthetic – we love to see people do a mash up that makes it their own! When mixing different design styles together (like modern/vintage), just make sure to keep these rules of thumb in mind…

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100 Layer Cake

Limit your style combination to two concepts, for someone who isn’t as design savvy, or three for someone who has a stronger sense of style.

  • Mixing styles can easily turn into a schizophrenic situation if you don’t keep it simple. Focus on two to three looks that you love and play up the details.
  • Example: Three styles together, rustic, glam and prints/textures

 

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Girly Wedding

 

Consider color as a way to emphasize the different design styles that you want to evoke.

  • A bold color palate like red/fuchsia/orange/yellow/teal would work in a look that skews more modern because of the punchy hues, but it would also work in a vintage or rustic design concept with the right choice of flowers and other accents like red poppies and a vintage teal table.

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Photo Credits: Whidbey Wayfarer, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes

Patterns and textures are a great way to bring interest to your wedding and can definitely illustrate a particular design era.

  • Lace is great texture that can feel romantic and traditional when used over silk linen, but paired with burlap or raw wood tables, the lace becomes unmistakably rustic.
  • Geometric prints can give a mod or retro vibe to the overall aesthetic, while a floral will be more whimsical.

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Your venue will likely dictate a major part of your design concept – don’t try to fight it.

  • A barn or timber loft will work best in embracing a vintage vibe, but bring in some gold elements and a quatrefoil print on your linens and invites to add a touch of Hollywood regency.
  • A formal hotel ballroom will naturally lend itself to a wedding that is more traditional or classic, but you can balance it with lighting and flower choices if you want it to have a modern and fresh twist.

Consider ALL the details… Don’t forget to consider your food, beverages, event flow and music when pulling your wedding mash up together.

 

Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty

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