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Top Wedding Trends for 2018

January 24, 2018
Wedding trends come. Wedding trends go. So when it comes to your wedding, the key is to stay true to your own style, dreams and vision. That said, wedding trends do, of course, have their place. For one thing, they allow you to dream even bigger than you ever have before. For another, if you’re struggling to turn all your dreams and visions of your big day into a cohesive theme, they can give you some direction and set you on course. And finally, if you have no idea where to even start in designing your wedding, they provide inspiration. Which is why every year we put together a ‘Top Wedding Trends’ list to help brides get into gear! So, without further ado, herewith our Avalon Rents wedding experts’ top wedding trends for 2018.


We would know! The Okanagan Valley has quickly become one of the top wedding destinations in Canada. Here at Avalon we pride ourselves in being able to provide excellent service to our lucky couples for their special day and do what it takes to make it possible. As the largest event rental company in the valley, we have long standing relationships with a vast variety of wedding venues, wineries, caterers, wedding planners and more!
From clear tops on tents, to harvest tables, lounges, chocolate fountains and candelabras… we have it all! Not to mention we are lucky enough to service some of the most beautiful ceremony and reception locations in the valley. Honestly, they keep getting better every year! 
So, if you’re dreaming of a destination wedding in wine and lake country but aren’t quite sure where to start, just give us a call and our expert staff will be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction! Just think of us as your road map to the destination wedding of your dreams.

Top Tip For Your Okanagan Destination Wedding: Beat the Heat

Our Okanagan sunshine can really affect your guests so hosting a wedding under a tent and offering guests umbrellas for shade plus plenty of water is the perfect way to save the day! It also gives you an added comfort level knowing that if there is a sprinkle of rain there is shelter. 

Hanging florals are a top 2018 wedding trendHANGING FLORALS

One of the biggest trends this year is hanging greenery and décor. Air terrariums, wreaths, hanging centerpieces, and hanging backdrops… but think greenery instead of drapery! At Avalon, we have an assortment of mini air terrarium globes for that special set up. Use them empty for an airy texture, with battery operated tea lights for more than a little romance, or mix it up with faux moss and succulents as we have in our showroom. This year the abundance of greenery and lush organic décor is in.


Think rustic and woodsy, but with a chic twist. Some of our most popular rental items continue to be our harvest tables and chairs, our wine barrel bar, Chiavari chairs for an added bit of glam, café lighting, and chandeliers. Leaning more towards wood grains and greenery this year, vineyard and barn chic are also still big!

Transparent elements are a top 2018 wedding trendTRANSPARENCY RULES

This is the year to be transparent. When it comes to table setting and décor think of a beautiful glass house. Simplistic and elegant. Transparent elements can change a table setting from status quo to romantic and unexpected, which translates to a great look for modern and minimalist couples. Want to see what we mean? Visit our Kelowna showroom where we have set up a beautiful mix of some of the top 2018 wedding trends with our harvest table, clear Chiavari chairs, candle holders and more! One of our brand new rental items this season is a clear dinner plate which is right on point, and we can’t wait to see it at your event!


Fifty Shades of Blue

Shades of blue are definitely the trending colour palette for this year. Indeed, navy is the new black in 2018! From suits to florals, linens and more, we have so many shades of blue and textures to choose from to accessorize your table and chairs!

Ultra Violet is a big colour trend in 2018Ultra Violet

This year everyone is leaning towards dark and romantic textures and colors. Violet has taken hold by being paired with deep burgundy, mauve, lilacs and blush. This mix of colours is extremely elegant in linens and in floral bouquets. 

Classic Metallics

Classic metallics seem to be one trend that never goes out of style. We’ve got you covered with our new gold cutlery and gold rimmed plates, gold and silver chargers, platters and vintage cake and cupcake trays! 
We have already pulled out these trending colours, décor items, and tables in our Kelowna showroom in order to highlight what you will be seeing this wedding season! Come by and take a look, we would love to help you put together a quote for your special day!

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