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It’s hard to believe 2018 is already half over. For you and your intended, it’s a very exciting time, since if you’re here, you’re probably planning a wedding! At Freedom Hall and Gardens, we understand weddings are a joyous, yet stressful, time with many decisions to be made, and we want to make sure your special day is one to remember for all the right reasons. With that in mind, here are five unique wedding trends you can incorporate into your nuptials if you wish, allowing you to put your own personalized stamp on this important step in your life!

  1. Rustic Themes

Many brides are loving the idea of bringing the great outdoors into their weddings. Everything from wicker latticework and bouquets of fresh wildflowers to a cake with edible antlers is possible. This idea is terrific for the outdoorsy type, especially those who enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and the peace of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to commune with nature. 

  1. Metallics and Fall Colors

As we start to look toward fall, bright metallics and vivid fall colors such as deep reds and golds are gaining steam over the typical vibrant summer palette. Metallic décor, including edible cake paint and gold leaf, leave a lasting impression and convey a sense of brightness, stability and prosperity, both now and in your future as a couple. Metallics are also wonderful because you can add them to just about anything as a bold accent or the star of the show. Likewise, autumn colors like crimson, burgundy, burnt umber and ochre make beautiful, eye-pleasing centerpieces and floral accents for the wedding and/or reception venue. Mix and match to create the ideal look for your special day!

  1. Geometric patterns

Shapes such as triangles, squares and circles are becoming more popular among brides and grooms who want to add a touch of understated sophistication to their ceremony and reception. Bold, regular shapes and patterns create a perception of stability, wholeness, harmony and unity, and establish a backdrop sure to make your wedding photos stand out from the crowd! This ultramodern flair is perfect for invitations, centerpieces, framing the couple in photos and much more, and they’re simple to make, create or purchase. Combine geometric shapes and patterns with metallic highlights and fall colors to blend old and new, rustic and urbane, subtle and bold into an unforgettable experience for the big day!

  1. Food Displays

Whether your taste is fun and funky or formal and florid, a food display offers an unparalleled visual and taste treat for your guests. Food displays can be made out of just about anything from sushi to doughnuts to cold cuts, creating intricate, one-of-a-kind dining and serving experiences which will make your wedding day even more memorable. Combine a food display with the overall motif of your wedding to put a flourishing exclamation point on your vows, treating your senses and exciting your guests with this popular twist on traditional serving techniques!

  1. Low Centerpieces

High centerpieces look lovely, there’s no question. However, in most circumstances, they can also make it difficult to see across and around the table, dampening conversation and creating a feeling of isolation. While this may not be an entirely horrible idea if you know Aunt Patty and Cousin Selma can’t be within line of sight of each other without dredging up that unfortunate incident from the family reunion ten years ago, a lower centerpiece adds an understated sophistication while still facilitating eye contact and communication. Best of all, low centerpieces can be customized just about any way you can imagine, with edible décor, greenery, patterns and materials which will really make your tables pop and encourage the guests to talk amongst themselves while they celebrate the day.

When it comes to your wedding day, the staff and management of Freedom Hall and Gardens believes the only limit should be your imagination. There are a number of inexpensive ways to still make your nuptials completely individual and reflect your individuality, as well as celebrating your unity and desire to stand together no matter what the world sends your way in years to come. 

For more fun, festive ideas to celebrate your wedding day in a way which best suits your tastes and desires, we invite you to call, click or come by Freedom Hall and Gardens. Our experienced staff has the knowledge, skill and vision to bring your wedding and reception to life exactly as you envisioned, allowing you to focus on the fun and not the stress. Our founder, Gary, wanted everyone who walked through our doors to feel like family, and we’re still committed to delivering on that vision for every party, every time!   

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