REALISE YOUR VISION

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KEEPING AN EYE ON CURRENT TRENDS WHILE STAYING TRUE TO YOUR ORIGINAL VISION AND TAKING ADVICE FROM THE PROFESSIONALS WILL ENSURE YOUR CELEBRATION SHINES, WRITES STEPHANIE AZZOPARDI
When imagining your big day, your mind drifts to flowers, table settings, food, photo booths and all the other fun and beautiful things that can equal an unforgettable day and night.
Working out your wedding style can be so much fun, you are choosing the look and the elements that will make this special event completely you.
However, selecting and executing your vision can be an overwhelming experience; especially with social media inundating us with all the ideas.
If you want to be ahead of the curve, the woman behind styling business, Weddings of Desire, Laura Harvey, says there are a few trends to keep an eye out for in the coming months.
She explains mixing up traditional styles is going to be a big trend.

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“This next season we are finding a mix of round, oval and rectangle tables are popular, mixing up the look and the shapes,” she says.
Laura says the way food is presented is also going to evolve to be a more impressive and interactive experience.
“Food stations are becoming more creative with sashimi bars, oyster bars and pizza bars; clients are after the interaction that these bars can offer,” she says.
“It’s so much more impressive to have someone slicing fresh cold meats at an antipasto station than all the elements just sitting there, it takes service and atmosphere to the next level.”
For those who have a tighter budget but still want to inject some wow factor into their day, Laura says there are some ways to get a big look with little cost.
“Foliage – lots of foliage,” she says.

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“And candles – lots of candles.“If you create both these en masse you can’t go wrong.”
Overwhelmed with what to choose and where to get it from?
Laura says hiring someone to help you make your vision come to life can be a lifesaver.
“Hiring a stylist not only eases stress for your wedding day but helps you eliminate confusion and gives you clear direction on the style and theme you are after,” she says.
“In most cases it saves you money as you don’t rush into buying or booking absolutely everything you see on Instagram or Pinterest to find out later it’s just not going to work with your style.”
In a day and age when the sky is truly the limit to designing your celebrations, it is important to stay true to what you and your partner love.
Make sure you design something you can both look back on with happiness and satisfaction that it was one of the best days of your lives you were able to share with those closest to you.
Laura says to achieve this it is important to never forget your original vision, that look that first grabbed your eye.
“Stick with your first image you fell in love with, you will always go back to that,” she says.