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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Simply Kayo’s Top 13 Wedding Trends for 2013

((  Written By:  Fikayo Giwa  ))  I am the Founder and Principal Planner and Designer for Simply Kayo.  Let me tell you a bit about Simply Kayo: we are a boutique special events company based in London.  We create quality celebrations that are masterpieces.  We do this predominantly for the customer that is similar to us in that they are a product of the Western culture, but also with an ingrained sense of their ethnic heritage.  We specialize in planning and designing high quality celebrations such as weddings and birthdays for discerning clients both in the UK and internationally.  Based on my experience, here are my 13 wedding trend predictions for 2013:
  1. Pop of colour in accessories—shoes, belts.
  2. 1920s, retro/vintage inspired weddings—think romantic, headpieces, beaded gowns, pearls, gold.
  3. Prints and patterns—damask is already a hit, we’ll see more stripes and florals in décor, cakes, bridesmaids dresses, stationery.
  4. High or top bun—works well with headpieces.
  5. Straying away from white wedding dresses.
  6. Following on from the peplum trend of 2012, we’ll see more peplum bridesmaids dresses.
  7. Mint green—in the décor, bridesmaids dress, stationery, details.
  8. Champagne—team with different colours to achieve the look/ambience you want—great for winter or summer nuptials.
  9. Oxblood—lovely for autumn weddings.
  10. Black details—from dresses to stationery to décor.
  11. Eye popping cakes—bold colours and the prints/patterns trend.
  12. Reception area—away from the dance floor and main activity of the wedding – allows you to interact with your guests in a different way with a photobooth, video messages, guestbook.
  13. A return to elegance—moving away from the DIY and shabby chic themes characterized by the economy of previous years. Think old school glamour, lace, luxurious fabrics, formal receptions.

Since Simply Kayo began in 2010, I have worked with many clients in various aspects of their events’ needs, planning and coordination as well as styling and design.  For more information visit

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