Wedding Trends & Desserts 2014, guest post from Courtney Hamlin, Founder of Flavor Pursuit Bakeshop
It’s May and all the summer weddings are quickly approaching! From the dress to the cake to all the decoration details, the wedding planning season is in full swing! With so many details and wedding styles, where do you even begin? And what do brides even want these days?
Owning a bakery that specializes in weddings, you can image that I meet quite a few brides. At tastings, we sit down to talk about all the details, beyond just the cake, in order to best understand the bride’s sweet dreams for her big day. What is so surprising, and even comical at times, is that one right after the other, the brides seem to want the same thing…just with a little personal twist to make theirs unique.
Here’s what I’ve found to be trending in 2014: General Wedding Trends: -Rustic is still in! But for 2014, brides are tying in a little more class with rhinestones, sparkles, and glam. -The natural and natural color tones. Burlap, ivory, & lace are big! They choose to accent it with shades of succulent greens, sweet mint, soft corals and melons, and let’s not forget the famous Tiffany Blue.
Simple table center pieces where brides want to have a hands-on approach and really get in touch with their DIY crafty-side.
Wildflowers and succulents that fit the rustic, barn-style feel.
Mixing it up with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Brides are putting less emphasis on having an even number of girls vs. boys in their bridal party. One step further, brides love to pick a color scheme and have mismatched shades for the dresses and ties.
Wedding Cake & Edible Trends: Buttercream cakes with a textured, almost messy style. Brides are moving away from the fondant, as it makes the cake feel “stiff” and still leaning more toward that rustic look.
Real flowers, succulents, and even fruit add a fresh look to the cake. It’s all about keeping the cake somewhat simple and really letting the accent pieces shine. -Small Bride & Groom cakes to still keep the cake cutting tradition, but then having other dessert options for guests.
Dessert & Candy Bars are HUGE. The Bride & Groom don’t have to worry about the cake cutting and it allows the guests to have more fun and variety. And they can be just as decadent and beautiful as a wedding cake. Check out mine: http://flavorpursuit.com/weddings/ -Edible wedding favors. Why not provide something for your guests that they can take home and enjoy later? Better yet, leave some bags and ties on the dessert table for guests to create their own!