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A Few of My Favorite Things – 2017 Edition

I was going to title this post “My Favorite Wedding Trends of 2017”.  Going to be completely honest though, I’m never totally sure what the trends are, or if these things are trends.  They are just things I like, and I think you might like them, so I’m going to share them with you!

Fruit as Decor

fruit wedding details
Thanks to Britani Edwards Photography for providing both this image and the cover image!

Don’t get me wrong, because I love a good donut, but I have always been skeptical of donut walls.  I’m a little sketchy about things my food touches and other people touching my food.  However, if you throw a baby pineapple in bouquet this year, I will fall over in delight.  I legit just sat on a friend’s porch and talked about baby pineapples for more than 10 minutes last week (we were actually talking flowers, so it wasn’t totally out of the blue).  I’m also in love with lemons as place markers, clementines decorating the table, and though the artichoke is not a fruit, I give it an honorary place on my list of favorites for this year.

Wood + Metal

metal and wood wedding details
photo by Jessica Fike Photography

I think the combination of wood and metal is just so classy.  There are a million different combinations, and I think they all manage to look upscale and modern.  I was secretly a little thrilled that Chris decided to create a desk return for our studio out of some wood planks and iron pipes.


Colorful Floral Prints

Color is back in (that much I do know) and I love seeing how it’s being incorporated into colorful floral prints on dresses, invitations, and decor.  I also have a serious weak spot for vintage plates with floral details.

Poetry, Lyrics, & Quotes

This one is near and dear to my heart.  It comes up every time we start talking about story (the basis of what we do here at MotionWorks); I love words.  I am that person who can read a poem and cry because the words of it are just so beautiful.  I don’t care how good the tune of a song is, if the lyrics aren’t moving, then I don’t care for it. Music without lyrics are complete exempted and wonderful; bad lyrics will ruin a song for me though. I find value in the power of words, and I love seeing their visual beauty used as decor to bring emotion into every area.

calligraphy wedding banner

Caterina with Camel & Birdie made this gorgeous backdrop from the lyrics of Mumford and Sons “I Will Wait” for a recent styled shoot and it’s really inspired me to try something large and notable for our studio wall.  I know mine won’t be as artfully and beautifully done as this one, but I’m all about embracing imperfections to achieve things with meaning!

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