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A Closer Look at Exciting and Modern “I Do” Fashion


2017 is here and chances are, the Wedding you are beginning to plan colors are an essential component and the dress is the primary decision. So, what can we expect to see this next year? There are some trends that are still popular from 2016, while others are heading in a new direction!

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Wedding Colors

For the 2017 wedding season, colors will coordinate quite closely with the authority on color, Pantone. Pantone has released their Spring 2017 color palette and weddings will surely follow suit. Look for Greenery, inspired by earthiness and nature, Hazelnut, a modern take on a neutral, which is a lovely light nude/taupe shade. The list of top colors that will be seen on the cover of every bridal magazine also include: Pale Dogwood, Primrose Yellow, Island Paradise, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Lapis Blue, Kale and Niagara a denim blue color, which remains at the top of spring fashion report. The energetic shades of Greenery and Pale Dogwood will inspire vintage-themed events and the romantic tones of Hazelnut will keep vintage soirees at the top of every Bride’s list. Other colors like the fiery Flame from Pantone and Pink Yarrow will act as a saving grace for bold color lovers. Summer weddings will be layered with bright colors that evoke a vintage feel. Last, but not least, green will last, but not least, green will grab some spotlight. Pantone’s Green Kale will be paired beautifully with Primrose Yellow and neutrals. Everything from bridesmaids dresses to invitations will embrace this nature-inspired color.


The most beautiful and eye-catching sight at a wedding is the bride. There’s a magical moment when she appears and walks toward her groom. The hundred-year old question, “what’s your dress like?” will still be sacred in 2017. Embracing another time, this year will bring in lots of plunging necklines and sheer panels. The fascination with Vintage is all over and you’ll find dresses complimented with Victorian collars and flirty feathers.

The shape of the bridal dress will differ, but the main attraction will be the neckline. Watch out for the trending deep v-neck, which is much lower than the traditional sweetheart neckline. Those that lean toward the dramatic will wear either an illusion neckline or a plunging neckline. There will also be a big surge of bohemian brides without a flower crown. Peek-a-boo panels, Off-the-shoulder, large bows, High hemlines, Menswear inspired, Slip dresses and tiered skirts will be a big request. Francesca Miranda, Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose, and Carolina Herrera will be designers sought after.


Floral arrangements and bridal bouquets will be handpicked and organic to include succulents. Eclectic accents, and bright hues as color schemes are making a strong comeback and will be on the covers of bridal magazines this year. Mini stations for food displays, quirky elements, and vintage styled weddings are in full swing. Floral prints will be seen on everything from table linens to invitations. The style still has a homespun look. Custom blackboards as a welcome at reception entrances and mirrors with cocktails engraved will also be in demand.

On the other side, bright, emerald tones and eclectic and whimsical displays will be emerging. Perfectly styled centerpieces are out. They may not be in the majority, but will be a great new alternative for the more traditional, formal and classic bride.


Overall, 2017 weddings will have a different feel. There will be a focus on charity and making the world a better place. Expect to see signs that inform your leftover food will be taken to local shelters. Your favor as a guest may be a keychain with a paw print and a donation to your local Humane Society chapter. Brides and grooms want to share the love and are thinking of creative ways to incorporate their passions into their big day especially in menu selections.

This coming year there will also be an increased attention to the environment. Flower seeds, a small fern, or a succulent may be given as favors. Plates and forks can be recycled bamboo and biodegradable. Along with this, weddings may reflect a smaller crowd. Many Brides will forgo a large 200+ person event and instead have an intimate dinner, or brunch with cherished family members. Overall, in 2017, the feel of weddings will continue to be “quality over quantity.”

Washington DC Top Venues

Exquisite 2017 wedding trends for reception and banquet venues are bursting at the seams. Check out some of the top picks in this department based on customer ratings and feedbacks:

The Inn at Brookeville Farms. Celebrate your country-themed wedding amid the panoramic backdrop of this majestic and beautiful estate. The venue is nestled in the heart of the 40-acre landscaped site in upper Montgomery County.

Whitehall Estate. The venue provides the best indoor and outdoor venue for wedding ceremonies and banquets. It is the ideal location for casual or formal wedding themes ensuring the best city escape with its lush gardens and centuries-old plantation.

Historic Rosemont Manor. The elegant indoor space and the picturesque outdoors are perfect venues for ceremony. Make your dream wedding come true in this Berryville, VA estate.

Rose Hill Manor. The grand estate and the majestic architectural design of the manor provide the perfect background for your wedding pictorials in one of the top 2016 wedding trends.

Historic Kent Manor. The significance of this manor is more than its historical value. Located in Stevensville, MD, the waterfront inn sits high and mighty on a 220-acre landscape. See the Garden House with glass enclosure overlooking the Thompson Creek.

Rappahannock Cellars. If you’re looking for a 2016 wedding trends reception venue, this place is a wise pick. Enjoy the hospitality and warmth of the family and explore the wine tasting event to incorporate in your banquet.

Early Mountain Vineyards. The venue highlights a stately modern facility with luxurious amenities for a perfect ceremony. The winery view captures the Blue Ridge foothills and the beautifully landscaped lawn.

Ceresville Manor. The exquisite place is a unique and special venue with the romantic and breathtaking backdrop that immortalizes the 2016 wedding trends for receptions.

Alwyngton Manor. The stunning place is regal in all its Victorian architecture and modern landscapes.

Riverside on the Potomac. This charming venue blends manicured lawns, ponds, and seasonal gardens all in one meticulously detailed location.

W Washington DC Hotel. The elegant hotel creates a splendid backdrop for a classy and formal reception site.

Landsowne Resort. This memorable and elegant wedding venue offers exquisite décor, luxury accommodations and the Spa Minerale for the ultimate pampering. Make sure you also spend your bridal shower in the panoramic place.

Luxury Wedding Venues

For more sophisticated and classy wedding venues, choose from a wide range of luxury reception and ceremony sites such as the following:

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The contemporary place offers enchanting scenery with its tree lined plaza and skyline view. It is a picture of sophistication and uniqueness in one setting.

The Ritz Carlton Washington DC. The supremely elegant ceremony and reception venues showcase the lush patterned carpets, shades of gold silk, and the de Gourney mural of flowering sakura trees.

The Hay-Adams. One of the top features of the hotel is that it overlooks the national monuments and the White House. The newly revamped Top of the Hay highlights walls of windows with access to the panoramic view of the outdoor perimeter terrace.

Andrew W Mellon Auditorium. The historical hotel shows the grandiose exterior and interior from the limestone walls, marble floors, and embellished pilasters.

The Jefferson Washington DC. Experience your dream wedding with the customized package for I Dos in The Jefferson. The historic hotel takes pride in its beautiful and luxurious ceremony and banquet halls, complete with classy amenities.

The National Press Club. Love the flexibility, variety, and solemn privacy of this hotel with 11 reception rooms with posh details.  The venue accommodates smaller group meetings to grand evening galas with 700 and more guests.

The Willard Inter Continental Washington, DC. Hold your wedding banquet in an authentic DC landmark which opened way back 1818. The hotel takes pride in its glitzy and glamorous detailing along with its Beaux-Arts and stunning design.

With the best 2017 wedding trends, you have the tools and options to mark this momentous event in your life.
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