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Trending Wedding Themes for 2017

January 6, 2017
Congratulations to all 2017 brides-to-be. If you haven't already, it’s time to start planning your 2017 wedding and it would be our Avalon privilege to help inspire and achieve the look and feel you want for your day. 
We are pleased to offer the Okanagan's largest selection of wedding rental items to assist with making your dream wedding a reality.  If you are lucky enough to live in the Okanagan, or if the Valley is your wedding destination, we can help you with just about anything you need, ranging from tenting to dinnerware to décor.
We know that planning your wedding can get overwhelming - sometimes you dont' even know where to start. Which is why we also help you with tips, trends and inspiration - like this post about the top wedding trends for 2017. Can't find a starting point here? Just give us a call and our expert staff will be happy to give you ideas!
Without further ado, the “hot wedding trends” of 2017 are:


Homespun barn weddings, filled with branches, lanterns and nature inspired décor (minus the whiff of any livestock of course) are more popular than ever for 2017.  At Avalon we have Harvest tables and chairs; chiavari chairs if you want to add a bit of glam; as well as café lighting and chandeliers to be hung in that special rustic barn or outdoor location.  

Vintage - Elegant

It’s no surprise but the vintage wedding is still going strong too. There is just something that feels so romantic about adding old-world items and antiques to your wedding day. Many weddings incorporate family heirlooms to tie generations together. At Avalon we can provide classic linens in whites, ivory and damask, décor items such as candelabras and chandeliers, as well as wedding accessories to give your wedding that little extra flare.

High Drama

Clear top tents, café lighting, coloured lighting and glamorous back drops... If you want “wow” we can provide it. From linens to crystal wine glasses, we can turn any venue including your lakefront home into a stunning gala. Dance floors, mirrored disco balls to fog machines and lasers... you can dance the night away and keep the neighbours up.


If you can dream or imagine it, we can make it happen. Weddings inspired by movies, songs, tropical destinations or festive carnivals are happening more and more. Given our amazing Okanagan backdrops of lake views, beaches and wineries, let your imagination run riot. At Avalon we can provide everything you need, including the largest selection of linens in the Valley. Boasting over 200 different colours of linens in various fabrics and styles, from napkins to runners to overlays to elegant full-length linens, I am sure we can find a colour that works for your theme.

Outdoor Tented Wedding

Okanagan outdoor tented wedding Whether your wedding is in a winery or vineyard, a lakefront property or your own backyard; whether it requires chandeliers, a few vases or LED lighting, Avalon can make it happen. We work seven days a week to ensure you have what you need.  We have puts tents on the top of buildings, on mountains tops and on barges.
With over 100,000 sq. ft. of wedding tents from “see thru tops” to circus pole tents, iIf you can dream your location and theme we will make it happen. Along with tenting we can provide the highest quality rental equipment from tables, linens and chairs, dinnerware and glassware, to high end décor and lighting, to commercial cooking equipment, to fancy washroom trailers (because who wants a dodgy portapotty at their wedding!).
In summary, it’s not too late to start booking and planning your summer wedding, but it’s definitely time to get the “party” started. The Okanagan is a popular place but there are still venues, caterers and rentals available, all you have to do is start the process.  
At Avalon it would be our sincere pleasure to assist with your wedding plans and rentals, as well as introduce our partners such as caterers and DJs etc. We invite you to view our wedding photo gallery, and give our Avalon wedding planners a call today, request an online custom quote or stop by our Kelowna or Vernon showrooms to get your wedding fun underway. With our help there's no need for any wedding planning 'Bridezilla' moments - your wedding should be fun from the day of the proposal, to every minute of planning, to the very last dance. We can help make that happen.

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