Modigliani invites people to celebrate the everyday – so when it comes to life’s special milestones, like weddings, we are first in line to celebrate alongside our customers. Nothing brings us more joy than helping couples select the dinnerware and serving pieces for their future table, or assisting guests in picking the perfect gift from a bridal registry.
Since we also take joy in creating tablescapes and serving unique culinary creations, we also keep an eye on current wedding trends, particular those around our headquarters, Kansas City. We have a soft spot for KC’s own bridal publication EA Bride, as their aesthetic and creativity aligns well with our own proclivity for handcrafted, unique, and artful celebrations.
With the summer issue due out any day now, we are glancing back at some of our favorite spring wedding trends highlighted in the spring 2015 issue of EA Bride (order a physical copy here) and exploring how you can incorporate Italian stylings with these trends.
Bringing Italian Stylings into Spring Wedding Trends
Bright, Fun, and Eclectic
EA’s “A Fair to Remember” feature photographed by Melissa & Beth reveals an ongoing wedding trend: a move away from the more traditional and formal event toward a fun, colorful, and eclectic affair that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
In this styled engagement shoot, the bride- and groom-to-be frolic at a fair with a carousel and cotton candy truck as their backdrops. Bright and playful shades of mint, teal, salmon, and marigold mingle with royal blue. The couple sips from glass soda bottles and holds a balloon bouquet. The vibe is flirty and fun.
Or for more centralized color, pair a solid colored plate, like our Laccata Puro, with a mix of tall, rainbow-hued vessels for florals, like the Check Large Twisted POP vase or the coordinating Circle Vase. The mix of complementary colors but alternating patterns will inject fun and energy into your tablescapes.
The “Glitz and Gypsy Glam” photo shoot by Jana Marie and styled by Amani Skalacki encapsulates another trend: a Bohemian-chic aesthetic achieved by blending bright colors (aqua and coral) with moodier jewel tones (magenta and sangria) and lush greenery. Gold accents add a touch of glamour, while mismatched dinnerware and serving pieces add frivolity to a traditional farmhouse table. Small bites are served atop an ottoman under fabric draping.
You can easily achieve a similar look at your wedding or next gathering with our Italian ceramics. A mix-and-match approach to the table reigns, but make things feel united by picking a few colors to emphasize, then combining plates, bowls, and servingware in that colorway. Our website makes it easy to determine complementary pieces – just select a collection and scroll down to the “COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS” section.
We also love the idea of serving up a smorgasbord of cheeses, crackers, grapes, spreads, and other cicchetti for guests to munch on as they mingle during cocktail hour. We carry a number of serving platters perfect for artful appetizer display, as well as pitchers and carafes for wine, sangria, or liqueurs.
Earthy Colors, Natural Patterns
The July wedding shot by Lark Photography featured in “Magic in the Mountains” exudes rustic-casual elegance thanks to a palette of sunny yellows and oranges, nude-peach, pale grey, gold, and earthy brown. Natural elements like succulents, wildflower bouquets, and wooden boxes lend a charming outdoorsy ambience to the indoor tablescapes, echoing the natural feel of the venue’s exposed beams and wooden floors.
Though largely photographed outside, this real-life wedding can be emulated even in indoor events. Ground your tablescape with earthy colors, choosing one brighter color as your primary accent. Select plates with florals and other natural patterns to bring the outside in – we’re partial to the Festa line or Terre di Chianti.
Use some of the larger serving pieces to arrange desserts and small bites, like the shooters and cupcakes this couple clustered among florals and photos.
Make Time to Celebrate "La Grande Vita"
Even if you are not planning any nuptials, we invite you to try your hand at these spring wedding trends. Make the ordinary a celebration in the true spirit of our philosophy, “Embrace la Grande Vita.” Create memorable tablescapes and food to savor. Every moment can be special with a little care.
If you are a soon-to-be-newlywed, we extend our warmest congratulations. Modigliani would love to be a part of your table for years to come. We would be honored to personally help you select the handcrafted, one-of-a-kind dinnerware, flatware, glassware, or serving pieces that you’ll use at family gatherings for years to come. To start your own registry – or peruse a loved one’s list and select a piece as unique as their relationship – click here or contact us today at (816) 659-1400.