Hi, lovelies! Today’s post is about a trend which I adore and which is just perfect for an wedding in Italy! I’m talking about velvet, and if you don’t trust me you have to look no further than the latest Martha Stewart Weddings, to verify that velvet (and lace) is the epitomy of Italian Style. John Legend wedded model Chrissy Teigen on the shore of Lake Como and velvet ribbons and lace details were everywhere!
Anyways, I just love velvet (silk velvet, to be precise) and I don’t think this has anything to do with my obsession for colder seasons, since recently cleverly picked velvet details have been showing up at events all around the year.
To prove you the many ways you can deploy this trend, I’ve selected a few velvet inspiration for wedding ideas fit for every season!
A velvet ribbon is certainly the easiest way to insert this texture anywhere (to adorne your cake, tie your blooms, work around accessories), but even fabric swatches can be put to use, like in the vase cover from the pic above.
Why should you use velvet in a venue set up, you ask? Because it’s a multifaceted fabric that will bring depth to any composition, collecting light and adding texture to any decor; because it’s sensuous to the touch; because it embodies luxe and preciousness. I call it ‘luxury in a ribbon’!
Finally, I’m going to tell you what my own ideal velvet wedding idea is. I envision it to take place in autumn, in a venue with period chairs upholstered in iridescent velvet, loads of candles everywhere, large vases of dahlias, a bride in dramatic make-up with an empire-waist gown, a dapper groom dressed in slate grey, with a boutonnière of berries tied by a pumpkin colored velvet ribbon, an open air ceremony with an archway draped in berries and dried leaves, an intimate candle-lit reception.
Can you see it? How would YOU like it? I know the perfect location and venue for such a wedding here in Italy, so if you like it just drop me a line and we can start planning it together!