Apr 22, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas – Royal Wedding Talk with Colin Cowie

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes

From left – Lisa Hauptman of Amy Atlas Events, Amy Atlas, Colin Cowie, Maria McBride of Brides Magazine, Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings, and Ellen of Ellen Weldon Designs.

We had a fun night with Colin Cowie and some other great people at the Pierre Hotel in NYC.  Colin hosted a an intimate cocktail party to talk about how the Royal Wedding will shape trends in the wedding industry.  Colin spoke about how we are going to soon see weddings move back to traditional decor.  Colin showed some examples of where the trends will be moving with rich color palettes like chartreuse and gold, traditional fonts on invitations {see below from Ellen Weldon Designs}, and timeless tabletop and floral arrangements. Seeing this movement back to traditional decor definitely excites me.  See the regal decor at the party below.  It was most certainly a royal affair!   What trends would you like to see in the wedding industry?  Are you ready for a movement back to traditional decor?  Join in the discussion by leaving a comment in the area below.

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  • Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these pics!

  • Fabulous invitations and tablescapes suitable for royalty!

  • SO cute! Love how the invite says Cowie’s name on it.

  • I’m very curious to see what type of looks & trends will trickle down from the royal wedding. It would interesting to see some upper scale dessert bars to still be fun but have a more formal look with simple & elegant desserts on them. It’s going to be fun to watch all the royal coverage next week, can’t wait to see the dress!

    • Oh I think we girl’s are all going to be looking at the dress…and the kiss! 🙂

  • I’m in love with the calligraphy/ invitations of course and everything else!! Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

  • I love that first invitation. The overly large script, and loops is gorgeous. I am not normally a fan of gold, but after decorating my brother’s wedding luncheoun in Cobalt Blue, and Gold… it is beginning to grow on me.

  • Amy,
    I’ve been thinking about this alot lately. I too feel there will be a move to more traditional wedding decor and theming. And thank goodness too. There is only so many ways you can skin a cat right LOL. Some of the things we are seeing as just wrong. Who can incorporate the weirdest item into a wedding? That’s what it’s been like.
    Bring back stunning florals and colour palettes I say.

  • Amy,
    Great job hosting a reception with Colin Cowie. I think you are great and this is good industry information.

  • What bride doesn’t love a bit of bling on her wedding day?! 🙂

    I think Kate’s dress and style will determine the trends. But she still shops on the British High-Street, King’s Road boutiques like any girl her age, so maybe regal, but definitely not fussy!

    LOVE the table ideas!!

  • I love it the most when a wedding tells the story of the couple, so whatever that looks like is perfect for me! I have really enjoyed the trend of outdoor, a little-bit-handmade weddings, but I know all good things must come to an end! 🙂 I say a big no to the “tizz” coming back, but bring on the classics…

  • I would be so thrilled to see some of the old traditional style wedding cakes with the gorgeous, intricate string work and buttercream roses come back into style. Sadly, skills many of today’s cake decorators do not possess.

  • Amy,
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful party. I myself am very excited to see things return to a more traditional, elegant and formal style. I can’t wait to see the dress and I think we are all going to be glued to our TV’s.


  • Love it. Thanks for sharing

  • I think we’re going to see a hybrid of traditional but not too stuffy. I like chartreuse and gold. More formal dessert tables too!

  • Thank you for sharing this is amazing. Best of luck and success.

  • I just saw this post, thank you so much for it. What a fun event to have attended! I agree with Sharnel’s comment that in some ways it will be nice if some of the peripheral “weirdness” exits the wedding industry. That said, I think a more traditional trend will demand flawless execution for those providing services; there will not be room to hide behind a funky arrangement or a strange accoutrement. This is great news for the professionals who deliver as well as they innovate. -LL

  • Wow, that must have been a BLAST! Gorgeous photography by the way!

  • Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas – Royal Wedding Talk with Colin Cowie SWEET DESIGNS – AMY ATLAS EVENTS – just great!