This is obviously not a wedding blog. There are so many amazingly beautiful and inspirational blogs for weddings out there that there is no way that I could do it any better. Trix & Trumpet is geared towards helping you find inspiration for all the other parties and events throughout your life, and I hope you are continuing to be inspired.
However, it would be unrealistic of me to assume that weddings and wedding trends don’t influence the greater scheme of party and event planning, because they do. I actually get a ton of inspiration and ideas from real weddings or cool things I’ve seen on wedding blogs and sites. The trick is to adapt it to everyday parties, and sometimes that can be difficult. When you see something so beautifully done for a wedding, it seems like that’s the perfect place for it and it becomes hard to imagine that theme, that concept, that idea working for any other type of party.
There are a few trends happening right now in the wedding world that I think can work beautifully for your own parties. One of these is lace. Now, lace has been around for ages and it has, and will continue to be the benchmark for pretty, elegant and hospitable design. But the lace today is not the lace doilies from your Grandma’s Sunday dinners. It has so many dimensions and permutations that, sometimes, it can be confused with other patterns and designs.
Why I love it for a theme for a party is because of it’s versatility. You can pair it with glitz and sparkle, or pearls and irredecents. It can be traditional with cream or white, but can also be sassy in different colours and hues. Okay, it is feminine, so it’s use would be more geared toward a more feminine theme, but it doesn’t have to be old-fashioned or out-dated. If anything, the trend in weddings shows that it is decidedly here and now.
So, how do you incorporate lace into say a baby shower or 40th birthday party without it taking on a wedding vibe? There are lots of ways that lace can add interest and cohesiveness to a party and I know you’ll find some inspiration to make your next party a hit.
Little touches, slight hints, or full force front and centre, lace can be a great overall theme for your party. What are your thoughts on using lace?
And remember, if you need someone to bounce ideas off of, or to help with coming up with creative ideas for your next party, I’m here to help. Just send me an email and let’s get started.
photo source: ikea (2); cake central (4); papermash (5); style me pretty (1,6); sweet violet bride (3,7,8)