With summer around the corner, key trends for the season are flocking on to the scene. Flamingos have always been a staple trend for summer celebrations but as we have found on our recent inspiration trips in the UK and the US this trend is stronger than ever. In this report we show you how you can use flamingos to inspire a sophisticated wedding.
Flamingo Trend Analysis
Flamingos can inspire very different wedding looks. Whether you are having an outdoor, beach wedding or a grand stately affair, this trend can work for you.
The choice of colour is important. You can take it from soft delicate pinks with corals and metallic highlights to something more flamboyant, bold and colourful. Below we have pulled together our favourite ways to inspire every part of your flamingo wedding.
Texture is so important this season and can be used in many ways even inspire your gown.
Chanel's Fall 2017 Paris show presented a wealth of texture using feathers and layered ruffles, giving a true opulent feel. A Grecian silhouette offers a simplified and romantic feel with texture coming from the flowing fabrications. The Gelieft gown has stunning draping, a gathered off the shoulder detail which waterfalls beautifully at the front for added texture.
We all love a bit of sparkle, but if you want to go for a bold gown why not choose an all over sequin gown. Coloured sequins are key so why not choose a soft blue or pink gown to bring a bit of glamour.
Think pink this season guys as SS17 is the time for you all to step out in neutral tones and delicate dusky pinks. If pink is not for you then why not go for a white suit. White was seen heavily on the catwalks and the Oscar's red carpet this year so why not use pink or coral within the highlights of your accessories. We love Marc Jacobs' flamingo shirt so why not go bold and pair down with a simple grey or soft brown suit with bold prints within the lining.
We have selected our favourite must have shapes for bridesmaid dresses this season, and those that would fit perfectly into your flamingo inspired wedding day.
Long lined gowns are key using soft flowing chiffon and lace. Spaghetti strap detailing as shown seen by TH&TH and Jenny Yoo along with the use of layers and ruffles add a feminine touch.
Printed bridesmaid dresses are coming to the forefront with the use of bold or delicate florals which can be toned to suit your chosen flamingo theme. The two piece top and skirt along with the mix and match bridesmaid look continues.
Attention to Details
To make sure your wedding is in-keeping with the flamingo theme use colours such as pinks and corals sat alongside aquas and oranges to compliment each other. Use this palette in your bouquets and wedding decor. Remember whether your wedding has a sophisticated, vintage approach or a more bold, kitsch feel make sure that you pick a style and stick to it. It is important to have a cohesive look throughout your wedding decor.
There are so many different ways you can bring flamingos to your wedding without being too obvious. We love all of these little elements that can add a touch of fun to your day. The amazing headpiece by Animalesque can be used to create some amazing editorial photos. The cute hand crafted cake toppers as created Annita are the sweetest things or even just a nod to the theme by using monochrome imagery on your place settings.
So if you want to create a flamingo themed wedding, remember to first decide on your overall look for the day. Choose a palette that compliments this look and create your day around these key elements. To help you on your way we have created some palettes to inspire you.
Here is the colour direction for flamingo pinks and corals. For inspirational colour palettes use the link below.
Flamingo-ing Strong - Vintage - Inspirational palette
The use of soft muted colours paired with metallics can give an air of sophistication for this theme, with the use of romantic florals, delicate textures and monochrome details.
Flamingo-ing Strong Tropics - Inspirational palette
For a bolder statement go for tropical tones, using brighter pinks, aqua and yellows for a true summer palette.
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