Variety is the spice of life—and, for the coming year, of weddings as well. “We’re seeing a lot of color in our 2024 events—and the variety of colors is pretty grand,” says Clementine Custom Events owner Kelly Cavanaugh, who celebrates 15 years in business in 2024 (and had a standout 2023, orchestrating more than 130 events with her team). “We’re seeing a lot of colors in the same event, instead of just one main color.” Texture too, is getting a shakeup, through florals and boldly patterned linens. Th at said, Cavanaugh notes that when it comes to vision-boarding, “a general feeling or vibe is more important than a specific flower or color or linen. If you can keep an open mind, you’d be amazed how thoughtful an event can become.” For 2024, couples are incorporating their personalities into the food, beverage and decor, rather than in the unconventional guest books, trinkets and signage of recent years (bye-bye neon signs!). “We’re seeing a lot of ‘quiet luxury,’ where the event is completely thoughtful and every detail is special, but it’s not over the top.” Here, Cavanaugh breaks down some design elements from a recent on-trend wedding her team produced at Loft Lucia, where the vision was elegant East Coast garden party.
Hang It Up
“The showstopper element was the hanging floral from the lights. It was a big installation but didn’t appear to be structured—it was whimsical, like a slow-crawling garden would be.”
“We’ve seen a lot of ceremonies where the couple is surrounded by flowers on the ground, instead of the more traditional floral arch,” Cavanaugh says. Here, Avant Gardenia rendered the trend in a pastel rainbow of organic varietals.
On the Table
Linens and napkins in shades of pastel green topped tables, and BBJ La Tavola’s woven wood Aria placemats added texture. A personal element came through in vintage milk glass containers sourced from the bride’s grandmother’s Hamptons antique shop.