Featured On: Washingtonian Bride&Groom


We have the best time designing our annual Runway to Table shoot! Pulling from one of the season’s hottest runway trends, we created a sophisticated and romantic wedding inspired by a Dutch Masters floral still life style.

Dark, moody black provides a surprising background for highlighting the bright, lush blooms and organic details. We are so pleased to see these beautiful photos featured on Washingtonian Bride & Groom this week.

Thank you to our fabulous team of creative collaborators!

Design & Styling: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Flowers & Decor: Amaryllis | Photographer: Lisa Blume Photography | Gown: Carolina Herrera, Carine’s Bridal Atelier | Shoes & Jewelry: Trunk Club | Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Cake: Kendall’s Cakes | Invitations & Escort Cards: Paperzest | Escort Card Insects: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Rentals: DC Rental | Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy | Model: Amanda Nell

2016 Trend Report: Fashion

It’s the time of year for our annual summary of the hottest trends in fashion, design and food that we believe will make it BIG in events in the coming year. Today, we take a look at the influential looks straight off the fashion runways.

We’ve collected lots of pins from the 2016 collections on our 2016 Season Runway Trends Pinterest Board, so be sure to jump over and check out all of the gorgeous looks we’re following.

Here are the runway fashion trends we predict will have a significant influence on upcoming event design. We recently brought one of these trends to life with a stunning styled shoot and can’t wait to share it with you soon!

 

Colors to Watch:  Emerald, Lavender, Raspberry, and Midnight

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Designs by: Giambattista Valli, Armani Prive, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenburg

 

In the Nude: Bye, bye blush, nude is the new neutral!

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Designs by: Balmain, Valentino, Givenchy, Chanel

 

Dutch Masters Floral Still Life: Moody black with bright floral details

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Designs by: Elie Saab, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana

 

All Aflutter: Ruffles, layered tiers, applique and feathery fringe details make for dramatic movement, texture and a romantic whimsy!

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Designs by: Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab, Chanel, Christian Siriano, Givenchy

 

Liquid Gold: Metallics are always on trend and the designers did not disappoint with their interesting use of metallics this year. We were especially drawn to some of the more innovative designs where the gold material was structured in new ways or completely transformed the dimension of the design.

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Designs by: Marchesa, Stephane Rolland, Rachel Zoe, Julien Macdonald, Viktor & Rolf

For photo credits, please visit our Pinterest board (vast majority via vogue.com).

Featured On: Junebug Weddings

When we want to know what colors are going to be the new “IT” trends for wedding fashion and design, we look to the runways.  Some of this year’s hottest runway trends tell us, that it’s going to be a bright and colorful year for event design.  Learn how you can incorporate these trends by checking out some of the looks from our annual Runway to Table styled shoot that were just featured on Junebug Weddings.

 

TREND: Hello, Sunshine

Sunshine and happiness go hand in hand. That’s why we took a cue from Jenny Packham and let yellow be our inspiration for a tropical beach-inspired wedding. Palm leaves, pineapples, and plenty of bright yellow blooms are a perfect way to brighten your wedding day.

Runway inspiration: Jenny Packham

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For more ideas on how to incorporate yellow into your next event, follow our Pinterest board.

Credits:

Styling: Elizabeth Duncan Events

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Décor: Philippa Tarrant

Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall

Printed Materials: The Dandelion Patch

Table linen: Wildflower

Cocktail linen and china: DC Rental

Chairs, Glassware and Flatware: Party Rental

Hair and Make-up: Alison Harper & Co.

Dress: Hitched Salon, Amy Kuschel

Model: Natalie Rutherford

DIY Pineapple Table Number and Palm Leaf Menu

 

TREND: Rainbow Bright

Pops of color add a punch here and there, but, this year, the runways were full of rainbow stripes. Blending this trend with bold geometrics and a little Kate Spade preppy chic, resulted in a fun and vibrant Bridal Shower design.

 

Runway inspiration: Balmain

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For more ideas on how to incorporate rainbow colors into your next event, follow our Pinterest board.

Credits:

Styling: Elizabeth Duncan Events

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Décor: Amaryllis

Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall

Printed Materials: Winifred Paper

Linens, chairs and placesettings: DC Rental

DIY Ribbon Ties Chair Accent

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TREND: Ice Blue – Art Deco Glamour

Incorporating one of the “Cool” colors of the season and another trend all over the runways, brilliant beading, we designed a wedding that encapsulates the glamour and decadence of the early 1920s.

Runway inspiration: Valentino

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For more ideas on how to incorporate ice blue and Art Deco ideas into your next event, follow our Pinterest board.

Credits:

Styling: Elizabeth Duncan Events

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Décor: Distinctive Floral Design

Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall

Printed Materials: The Dandelion Patch

Linens and placesettings: DC Rental

Flatware: Party Rental

Chair cover and napkin ring: Wildflower

Hair and Make-up: Alison Harper & Co.

Wedding Gown: Hitched Salon, Amy Kuschel and Modern Trousseau

Model: Stephanie Farina

Featured On: United with Love

One had so much fun designing our annual Runway to Table styled shoot. This year, the stunning Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall provided the ideal backdrop for seven event designs inspired by this season’s hottest runway trends. Our first look, Check the Box, was featured on United with Love this week. Be sure to check back each week for a new Runway to Table inspiration.  For more ideas on incorporating this runway trend into your next event, check out our Pinterest board.

 

Runway Trend:  Gingham, plaid, check patterns

Designer Inspiration: Derek Lam

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Credits:

Styling: Elizabeth Duncan Events

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Décor: Philippa Tarrant

Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall

Printed Materials: Winifred Paper

Linens and Flatware: Party Rental

China, Glassware and Chairs: DC Rental

DIY Bread Sleeve Placecards

 

2015 Runway Trends

In Part Two of our 2015 Trends Report, we take a look at the hottest looks straight off the fashion runways. We’ve collected lots of pins from the 2015 collections on our 2015 Runway Trends Pinterest Board, so be sure to jump over and check out all of the gorgeous looks.

 

Here are the hottest fashion trends we predict will have a significant influence on upcoming event design. We’re in the final stages of prepping our annual Runway to Table shoot where we’ll show you how to incorporate these runway trends into your next event. Stay tuned!

 

Colors to Watch: Ice Blue, Yellow, Red

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Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Naeem Khan

 

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Oscar De La Renta, Christian Siriano, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli

Ballerina: Tulle Skirts and Delicate Bodices

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Ralph & Russo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista Valli, Giambattista Valli

Exquisite Beading and Embellishment

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Chanel, Valentino, Chanel, Elie Saab

Check, Please: Gingham and Plaid

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Zuhair Murad, Balmain, Marco De Vincenzo, Diane von Furstenberg

Rainbow Bright: Multi-colored Stripes and Patterns

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Valentino, Peter Pilotto, Balmain, Chanel

Leather and Lacing

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Givenchy, Gucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Hervé Léger by Max Azria

Pleating

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Alexander Wang, Rebecca Taylor, Tome, Zimmermann

1970s Nostalgia

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Chloé, Coach, Rebecca Taylor, Emilio Pucci

 

For all photo credits and more runway inspiration, visit our 2015 Runway Trends Board on Pinterest.

#BTS: 2015 Fall Bridal Market

We had an amazing time at Bridal Fashion Week in New York a couple weeks ago. Be sure to check out next year’s bridal trends in these reports by Junebug Weddings (here and here), Style Me Pretty and Martha Stewart Weddings. There are so many gorgeous gowns coming into stores soon and we can’t wait to see them on our 2015 brides!  We were especially excited to meet a few new faces that we think are “Ones to Watch.”

If you like dramatic lines, the finest European silks and handmade laces, and totally original textures and fabric details, slip into Giuseppe Papini

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For feminine, romantic whimsy, you’ll love David Fielden

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For stylish, totally wearable bridesmaid dresses, look no further than Kirribilla

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Runway to Table: 50 Shades of Gray

Our fourth and final runway trend to be transformed into a fashion-forward event design is the color Gray.  An incredibly versatile color, it is perfect for everything from a Spring garden party to a chic dinner party or whimsical botanical luncheon.  Check out the pretty details captured by Sweet Tea Photography below.  Featured on United with Love and Junebug Weddings.

 

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Thanks again to our fabulous vendor team:

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

Featured on: Junebug Weddings

We were delighted when Junebug Weddings contacted us about featuring our Runway to Table 2014 Photoshoot on the What Junebug Loves blog.  Check out all the pretty details of how we drew inspiration from this year’s hottest runway trends to design fashion-forward event designs.

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Thanks again to our fabulous vendor team:

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

 

Runway to Table 2014: Paint the Town

We took inspiration from one of this season’s hottest runway trends and created a colorful and creative design perfect for your next fundraiser or dinner party.  Featured on United with Love.  Learn how to DIY your own dip-dyed napkins here.  For more painted event design inspiration, follow our Pinterest board.

 

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Special thanks to our fabulous vendor friends who helped make the shoot possible.  If you want this look for your next event, be sure to contact them!

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events