One of the simplest and most effective ways to add a rich feel to your wedding is with layers of texture. Combining a series of soft details or juxtaposing contrasting textures adds depth to your design concept and ultimately sets a scene that evokes a more polished luxury feel. Our brides and event stylists are always coming up with novel ways to incorporate texture details into their wedding décor, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite textures with you. Adding texture to these three design details is easy, but they go a long way in elevating your event to an even more polished design.
Don’t let your stationery fall flat! Invitation suites and corresponding paper pieces are just begging for texture. Give your paper a deckle edge for a soft, romantic vibe—or add a metallic copper foil for something a little more modern. Consider letterpressing, die cutting, dip dyeing, and more. These little details will be the outstanding touch on your overall design. Don’t forget to ask your designer or calligrapher for her thoughts, as she may have some unique ideas for incorporating texture into your invitation suite.
The table is an obvious place to play with texture, but we love seeing new ideas for adding depth to tabletop décor. From gauzy romantic runners and rustic wood tabletops to bursting floral blooms and metallic accents, tables always host beautiful juxtapositions of texture. We encourage you to pick three textures for your table design so the look isn’t overwhelmed. Choose from metal, glass, wood, fabric, paper, fabric, and more to craft a one-of-a-kind display.
Floral arrangements hold layers of texture all on their own! A truly talented florist can help you layer the perfect combination of flat leaves, big blooms, and budding blossoms. Don’t feel limited to traditional “wedding flowers.” Put a twist on the traditional bouquet by adding unusual texture to your flowers (maybe even using branches, bark, leaves, or grass), accented with a complementing ribbon. Touches of distinctive texture will take your bouquet from drab to dramatic in no time.
Just a few tweaks to these three things – stationery, tabletop, and florals – will transform your wedding décor into a truly bespoke scene for your I dos. We’d love to see more ideas on layering textures! How did you incorporate tangible details into your wedding? Tell us! And feel free to visit our venue anytime to dream up your own textured décor.