Bridal Guide: Designer discusses wedding decor trends

Mixing metals such as silver, gold and copper with marble create an elegant tablescape. Ashley Miller/Daily

WINCHESTER – Renee Krejci, owner of RCK Weddings & Designs, specializes in creating the perfect wedding atmosphere through décor, inspiration and imagination.

“Today’s couples,” Krejci said “want their friends and family to really notice the details and effort they put into their special day. From the smallest detail to the largest, it’s about personalizing the wedding, not only for themselves but for their guests as well.”

With a new year comes new brides and new wedding trends. Last year was the year for unique invitations, metallic dresses with breezy silhouettes and moveable interactive feasts.

When it comes to wedding trends, Krejci said many of her brides are open-minded about what’s in or what’s out.

“I see a lot more brides who are willing to think outside the box and be creative,” she said. “Weddings don’t always have to be expensive or glam to be beautiful.”

Renee Krejci, owner of RCK Wedding & Designs, helps plan the perfect wedding from beginning to the "I do."

Greenery played a large role in 2017 and as predicted, will continue to be a popular wedding trend.

“Brides are still bringing the outdoors in,” Krejci said. “We’ll be seeing more potted plants down the aisles, succulents as table displays and the use of dogwoods.”

Petals aside, brides will be opting for overgrown bouquets made of dogwood blooms.

Gold and rose gold, along with brass, have been popular the last few years. This year, according to Krejci, brides will start incorporating the marble and copper trend now taking the interior design market by storm. “It’s chic,” she said. “And creates a great contrast.”

Sleek geometric shapes paired with a feminine floral arrangement create beautiful centerpieces and tablescapes.

“Geometric shapes are an unexpected surprise,” she said. “They add a level of simplistic romance to a clean and contemporary feel.”

Textures like velvet, whether a traditional, pastel or vibrant shade, will be one of the biggest wedding trends of the year.

“Brides are mixing fabrics and textures more than ever,” she said. Whether draped down the aisle or worn as the groom’s jacket, velvet is indicative of elegance.

Whether brides use their own do-it-yourself skills or prowl Pinterest for inspiration, Krejci said she’s seen it all. “Pinterest has created this idea that brides can have it all,” she said. “And for some, unfortunately it’s disappointing when they realize they can’t have what they see because its impossible with their budget,” But, Krejci and her team try to make every brides dream come true.

Krejci has been planning, designing and coordinating weddings since 2006. She said her favorite part of any wedding or event she puts together is the end result. “There’s nothing quite like seeing it all come together.”

Her passion for design started at an early age. Krejci credits her mother for her “craftiness.” When it came time for Krejci to walk down the aisle, she and her mother handcrafted every detail of the wedding. Destiny came knocking when her church’s youth group asked her to organize an event to raise money for a mission trip.

“I admit I wasn’t interested in event planning at that time,” she said. “But I went ahead and did it.”

Not only did she plan and carry out the event, she designed the tickets and created the favors. And as she said, “the rest is history.”

Krejci offers through her wedding and design business services that include full service planning to hourly consolations.“Our ultimate goal is to bring their vision to life no matter the budget or type of event.”

RCK Weddings & Designs has won Best of Virginia 2017, Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards 2017, The Knot Best of Weddings 2015 and Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award 2013.

To contact: rckweddings.com or email renee@rckweddings.com