2019 Wedding Trends – Hampshire House Boston
Wedding design and décor is as unique as the couple being joined together. Some may prefer a more traditional setting, while for others, it’s a chance to express themselves and share their personalities with beloved family and friends. However, year after year, from floral arrangements to wedding décor to fashion, certain design ideas will become so popular that it becomes a trend. If you’d like to see what’s sparking the imaginations of brides and grooms in 2019, read on for trendy wedding tips!
Darker and Moodier
Some couples are moving away from the traditional romantic soft pastels in favor of darker, edgier colors. This includes dark accents, such as black candlesticks, which add dramatic flair to a table setting.
Then there are those who are traditionalists at heart. Another popular trend harkens back to the classic sophistication of a fully embellished ballroom wedding, with elegant table settings complete with silver candlesticks and long tapers, crystal stemware, and monogrammed napkins made of linen.
Wedding Cakes that Make a Fashion Statement
These days, it isn’t just the bride stepping out in grand fashion — it’s the cake as well. While dessert displays were all the rage last year, in 2019, there’s a step back to having the traditional wedding cake as the main focal point. Big, bold and eye-catching cakes with a lot of color are now coming back in vogue.
Cherished Floral Memories
Rather than just choosing seasonal floral arrangements or traditional wedding flowers like roses, calla lilies and tulips, brides planning a personalized wedding are opting for flowers that have special significance, such as favorite blooms from their childhood or family garden.
Vellum Paper Invitations
Vellum is a translucent paper that can be used as an overlay on wedding invitations and envelopes, or with calligraphy for wedding place cards. Event designers predict that other unusual materials will be used for weddings, such as leathers, suedes and acrylics.
Build Your Own Welcome Bag
Rather than offering the usual gift bags at the hotel check-in desk, some couples are choosing to include a gift bag station at a special welcome party, where guests can design their own collection of goodies, based on personal preference.
Personalized Place Settings
For a smaller wedding, consider personalized place settings for each guest. Even just handwritten notes instead of standard place cards add an unexpected personal touch that say how special each guest is to the couple.
Simple and Refined
Classic and simple, with refined elegance, will be the theme of choice for many weddings in 2019. Depending upon the couple’s sensibilities, some prefer a more minimal décor and an airier feel. This may be expressed with white plates and linens, simple glassware, pink hues and other pastels, and simpler floral centerpieces.
The Sophistication of Velvet
Velvet is always sumptuous, adding an air of refinement and luxury to the décor. One may think only of heavy dark velvets for autumn and winter use, but lighter materials and colors can be just as appropriate for the warmer months.
Lucite Elements for a Contemporary Design
Sleek Lucite vessels can be found for candle holders, name cards, flatware, table numbers, and chargers (presentation plates). It’s a clean, streamlined look that’s extremely modern and sophisticated.
Foliage and Greenery with a Touch of Glamor
When you bring elements of nature such as fresh seasonal greenery and foliage to your table design, along with contemporary metallic touches, it creates an atmosphere that is both formal and homey. Another popular trend is to use loose rather than structured floral arrangements for your table décor.
Enjoy an Elegant Easter Brunch at the Hampshire House
There is no finer or more enjoyable and relaxing way to celebrate your Easter holiday than in the cozy and elegant splendor of the Hampshire House. Located on historic Beacon Street in Boston, with a stellar view of the Victorian style Boston Public Garden, it is the perfect setting to enjoy a fine spring day while you partake in a gourmet Easter Brunch to envelope the senses, overseen by our President and CEO, Chef Markus Ripperger. His menu selections merge the very best of his European pedigree with classic New England cuisine.
Dine and Relax in New England Style and Elegance
There are traditional favorites such as clam chowder, smoked salmon benedict, grilled lamb chops, and lobster omelet, in addition to wholesome choices for our more health-conscious guests. All our expertly crafted dishes are enhanced with seasonal vegetables such as asparagus, sweet peas, snap peas and fava beans. While you enjoy our exquisite cuisine, relax in our turn-of-the-century Georgian revival townhouse, where generations of Boston’s elite dined in grand style. The mansion is lavishly appointed with carved oak paneling, Italian marble, Palladian windows, and crystal chandeliers — it’s the height of elegance, yet with cozy New England appeal.
Starters to Excite the Taste Buds
To begin your Easter Brunch, you can choose from classic favorites such as traditional New England style clam chowder and Maine lobster bisque. Our refreshing spring salad features seasonal vegetables such as baby arugula, fava beans, asparagus, and sugar snap peas, with dried apricots, almonds, and lemon vinaigrette. There’s a fresh fruit medley of seasonal fruit and berries, as well as our gulf shrimp martini with crisp vegetable spaghetti and tomato olive relish.
Our Luscious Main Dish Options
For your main dish, we offer traditional eggs benedict with maple cured Canadian bacon, smoked salmon benedict, or Florentine benedict with sautéed spinach. Our benedicts are made the classic way, with a fine herb hollandaise sauce and served on an English muffin. Other breakfast selections include the Healthy Librarian (an Egg Beater® omelet with spring vegetables), New England lobster omelet, and stuffed French toast with cream cheese, raspberry preserve, and fresh berries. For meat lovers, we recommend our grilled beef tenderloin medallions or wood-grilled lamb chops with black olive tapenade. We also have char-grilled chicken pasta and herb-crusted salmon with spring vegetables, couscous, and mint mustard vinaigrette.
A Perfect Finisher
Chocolate lovers will delight in our ultra-special dessert — a tantalizing trilogy of swiss chocolate maple soup, chocolate mousse tartlet, and bittersweet chocolate crème brûlée.
The Hampshire House Easter Brunch is served on Sunday, April 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further details, download our Easter Brunch menu or call us at 617-227-9600. You can make a reservation online. Our Easter Brunch is extremely popular, so we highly recommend that you make your reservation today!