Damask has burst on the design scene in a major way over the past few years. Its staggering popularity has seen the theme printed onto bedding, accessories, paper goods- just about any product you can think of that can be decorative or personal.
So it comes as no surprise that the elegant, formal scrolling has met quite a following with brides-to-be planning their weddings. Brides and planners the world over favor the pattern, as it lends a hint of baroque romance to what is intended to be the most romantic of days. A fan or not, you must admit that damask detail has a certain je ne sais quoi.
Also enjoying a vogue right now are amazingly crafted, over-the-top cakes. Damask patterns have been adorning tiers in force lately. While any color will pop when stenciled over an ivory confection, the bold statement classic black makes is hands down the most popular pick.
Save The Date notices, wedding invitations, and thank you cards printed with damask borders and headings tie in beautifully with the theme. When guests see damask details at your wedding, their subconscious is reminded of your correspondence, giving the event a unique memory.
Damask touches have been spotted on sashes, hemlines, and cravats, and are a great way to coordinate the look of a bridal party where each individual has varied their style, but needs to remain associated with the pack. Accenting scalloped patterns have made wedding gowns look more modern and interesting.
Damask wedding favors are the perfect memento to accompany this theme. Damask print candle holders, personalized napkins, and photo frames are the perfect touches to remind your guests how your special day felt. Damask print gift bags can be found in a lot of stores, and look great when handing out gift bags to the wedding party. It’s also good news for D.I.Y. weddings, as damask stencils are available at most craft stores.
Balloons, streamers, and bunting can look old fashioned at a wedding, or even worse if the brides’ favorite colors are a little less than subtle. Adding a damask print to centerpieces vases, place cards, and banners is a good way to get your theme across. The key is to select a few different categories to add damask. Overdoing it will make the environment cloying and obnoxious.
Any successful wedding has charming personal touches. Adding a damask theme to your wedding website, photo album, even the bride’s garter or bouquet ribbons extends the mood of your wedding beyond the big day.
Damask is indeed a romantic and classical theme to choose for your wedding. Just remember to stick to key elements of the event to apply damask touches. Too much theme is very distracting, and nothing should distract the guests from the happy couple. Inject other elements of your personality to offset theme elements, and you may find they complement one another quite nicely. When used correctly and with inspiration, your wedding will stand apart as your very own.