By Lydia Geisel | March 2, 2017 | Lifestyle
Not only do blooming flowers and warmer weather mark the return of spring, but they’re also signs that wedding season is not too far behind. If you’re planning the day of your dreams out East this spring or summer, consider what these Hamptons pros have to say about fresh industry trends.
Andrea Correale, President at Elegant Affairs Caterers.
“The new wedding color palate is 'greige'... it’s a mix of beige and gray. We have seen this a lot with interior design and now it’s made its way into the wedding scene. A greige color palette is a palette consisting of gray and natural wood tones mixed with earthy tones of taupe, beiges, and browns.” 110 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, 516-676-8500
“Delicious food is always on trend and this summer at Relish is no different. Our wedding menus are designed to enhance the celebration with a distinct focus on the cocktail hour (or hour and a half), as well as the 'after-party' party. Passed food bowls, authentic ethnic cuisine stations, and cauliflower are the new go-to alternatives to bread as the bun on your burger or a grilled cheese sandwich. At the after party, we’re going all out with decadent indulgences like over the top milkshakes, fusion food truck creations like Philly cheesesteak egg rolls, pastrami tacos, and extra-loaded waffle fries.” 830 Fifth Ave., 212-228-1672
“If there’s one thing the Hamptons is known for, it’s being a place for trendsetting and we’re seeing that a lot this year with our brides. They don’t want to follow the trends; they want to create them. People come to the Hamptons to stand out—and that’s what the brides are looking to achieve. We love collaborating with our clients to design looks that other brides want to follow and other planners take notice of.” 74 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 267-2411
“One of the trends we love for this upcoming wedding season is using marble prints and geodes for inspiration—in all sorts of colors. We are seeing brides use it for everything from their tablescapes, cakes, escort cards, invitations, favors, wedding bouquets, and just about anything to add an elegant and romantic touch.” 52 NY-27A, Southampton, 287-2100
“This year, we find that many of our couples are returning to more traditional plated dinners. While we still love family-style and other styles of service, plated dinners are actually more cost-effective, and it’s really lovely to be served a beautifully composed plate of food.” 324-2422
“One chic trend that we see gaining momentum for the 2017 spring/summer wedding season is engraved Lucite menus and table numbers on the table tops. The transparency adds an element of modern elegance and lightness to both traditional and contemporary table decor. We've also seen this trend extend beyond the table top with some wedding couples sending Lucite engraved wedding invitations.” 135 W. Gate Dr., Huntington, 659-1400
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