I had the pleasure of meeting Jeffrey Fox of Capital Decor and Events last evening at The Association of Wedding Professionals monthly meeting. It was held at The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center where we were wined and dined with delicious food and great service. After cocktails in the Capital View on the 29th floor of the hotel which boasted a wondeful view with it's spiral staircase and quaint space , we went dowstairs for dinner in the Terrace Ballroom. What a pleasant surprise to see the room decorated with tables and benches for our dining pleasure, compliments of Capital Decor.
Mr. Fox gave us some new ideas and insights into trends of the new year. "Less is More" is the attitude with simple being the key word. Furnture groupings can play a huge part in the design of the room for your wedding, softening the look. Round tables which we are used to, are no longer the norm. Being creative with tables, tablescapes and lighting can help capture any theme for your reception. Using the same color in different shades and textures instead of two complmentary colors is really a neat idea this year. Details at each place setting is something you might consider instead of a huge centerpeice on the table. Sometimes this is more cost effective for you.The one other thing that I was happy to hear about is that feathers are being used again ...what fun they can add to centerpieces and room decor. Consider them when planning your special day!