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Trend we Love: Velvet

Velvet is officially the “it” fabric of the season! (We had a sneaking suspicion it would be when we compiled our favorite trends from the 2016 Fall RTW collections). Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate the rich fabric into your celebration this fall!

  1. Stationery – Add a touch of velvet to accent your invitations and day of stationery pieces. We love the texture and softness that the beautiful velvet ribbons add to the escort card and invitation suite below.


Left Image via Marcie Meredith; Right Image via Jose Villa

2. Wedding Day Attire – Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will look dashing with velvet accents in their attire. Gowns with rich velvet patterns (like this beauty from BHLDN!) will be breathtaking coming down the aisle. The gentlemen will feel extra dapper with a velvet bowtie.


Left: Ilona Dress from BHLDN; Right: Image via Lacie Hansen Photography

3. Event Furniture – here at ADIM, we love designing a fun lounge space for guests to mingle during cocktail hour! Guests can cozy up in a soft seating collection filled with velvet upholstered pieces. If you don’t want to commit to velvet furniture, try adding velvet throw pillows for a great textural element!

Image via Dan Stewart Photography;  Event Design via A Day in May Events

4. Table Linens – beautifully set tables covered in lush velvet fabric are absolutely stunning! Whether you choose a cool grey cocktail linen or a table runner in warmer shades of blush and red, you can add great interest and warmth to the space.


Left image via Brushfire Photography; Right image via Studio EMP

5. Floral Accents – securing a floral boutonnière or a piece of greenery to a place setting with a piece of velvet ribbon is a lovely touch. Bridal bouquets adorned with velvet ribbons are also divine!


Whether you choose to add lush, velvet draping to the dancing space in your reception tent or simply add a beautiful ribbon on your escort cards, velvet provides a lovely accent to the design of your wedding day!