MARCH, 7TH 2016

The Top Wedding Tableware Trends

AS REPORTED BY DONNA FERRARI

TRENDING DIRECTIONS IN TABLEWARE ABOUND: WITH FRESH FLORAL DESIGNS, INSPIRATIONS FROM MINERAL AND STONE RESOURCES, AND UP-TO-DATE PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS METALS ARE ALL DRESSING FASHION-FORWARD TABLEWARE. IT'S ALSO EASIER THAN EVER TO PERSONALIZE WEDDING GIFTS.  

GOOD AS GOLD

BELOW ARE THE LATEST GOLD TONE TABLEWARE PIECES, THAT INCLUDE DESIGNS USING GOLD, ROSE GOLD, COPPER AND BRASS. THESE PIECES DON’T TAKE THEMSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY — AS IN NOT BEING STRICTLY FORMAL. THE TRENDING PRODUCTS BELOW HAVE A HINT OF GLINT AND ARE ADAPTABLE TO CASUAL OR FORMAL SETTINGS. DESIGNERS LIKE KATE SPADEJONATHAN ADLERKELLY WEARSTLER AND KIM SEYBERT TREAT GOLD TONES LIKE A FASHION ACCESSORY MEANT TO WORK WITH A MIX OF STYLES ON A TABLE OR ACT AS AN EYE-CANDY ACCENT PIECE. 

A FLOURISH OF FLORALS

 

THE PROFUSION OF FLOWERS SEEN ON RUNWAYS IS EQUALLY ABUNDANT IN THE NEWEST FIELD OF FLORAL FOCUSED DINNERWARE DESIGNS. OLD NOTIONS, LIKE BRIDAL CHINA SHOULD BE DECORATED WITH DEMURE LITTLE FLOWERS, ARE OUTMODED. NOW THE EMPHASIS IS ON STATEMENT PIECE FLORAL PATTERNS FLUSH WITH BOLD TO BREEZY FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS, IN COLORS FROM SATURATED TO SOFT. VINTAGE-STYLE FLORALS ARE BEING REINTERPRETED BY FASHION DESIGNERS LIKE TED BAKER, WHILE CELEBRITY DESIGNERS, LIKE MIRANDA KERR, ARE STEPPING-UP TODAY’S BRIDES ATTENTION TO ROMANTIC, GARDEN-WORTHY FLORAL PATTERNS.

MARBLEOUSE

 

THE NEW ROCK STARS OF TABLEWARE ARE MARBLEIZED PATTERNING. IN AUTHENTIC MARBLE OR WITH A MARBLING EFFECT, THE NATURALISTIC LOOK OF THESE TABLEWARE PIECES HAVE A ROCK SOLID CLASSIC-MEETS-CONTEMPORARY SOPHISTICATION. 

TEXTURED LOOKS

 

WELL SUITED TO SETTING A TABLE IN A COOL AND CASUAL CHIC STYLE, THE DYNAMIC RANGE OF TEXTURED SURFACES BEING USED AMPLIFIES THE VISUAL INTEREST OF SIMPLE SHAPES. INDUSTRIAL-LIKE FINISHES WITH THE LOOK AND FEEL OF FORGED CAST IRON AND GALVANIZED STEEL, SAND BLASTING TECHNIQUES AND REACTIVE DECALS GIVE CERAMIC SURFACES A DISTRESSED APPEARANCE. METALS MARKED BY HAND HAMMERED STRIKES WITH OXIDIZED PATINAS ARE ALL TRENDING IN TABLEWARE. AS ARE PRODUCTS WITH IMPERFECT SURFACES LIKE WHEEL THROWN POTTERY AND HAND DIPPED GLAZING THAT REVEAL THE ARTISAN’S HAND IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS.

MONOGRAMMED GIFTS — SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED

 

TOP TABLEWARE RESOURCES MAKE IT EASIER THAN EVER TO PERSONALIZE WEDDING GIFTS. THERE ARE SERVICES OFFERING DINNERWARE DECORATED WITH BESPOKE MONOGRAMS AND THE ABILITY TO CUSTOMIZE WITH INDIVIDUALIZED MESSAGES. OTHER COMPANIES OFFER SELF-SERVICE ONLINE TOOLS TO DESIGN HOW CRYSTAL AND METAL GIFTS ARE ENGRAVED OR TABLE LINENS EMBROIDERED. ONCE YOU HAVE MADE YOUR MARK USING THESE SERVICES THE ITEMS ARE PACKED UP AND DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR.