Sequins are hot right now. They’re everywhere. While prior to 2011 most of us might have remembered them mostly as adornment on our gymnastics and dance leotards from childhood (I remember!), they were rethought last year as a hot embellishment for literally just about everything – couture runway gowns, home décor, hair accessories, you name it. The wedding industry was certainly not left out of that trend, as you are probably already very aware. And it’s a good thing, because sequins can do marvelous things for your wedding’s overall look and style, and they’re actually much more versatile than most of us give them credit for.
BLING – Used in large quantities and metallic colors, sequins provide a lot of bling to whatever item it is they’re embellishing. Consider adding crystals to boost the bling.
VINTAGE GLAMOUR – Used in delicate, pale, or washed-out hues like champagne, peach, or light gray, they lend a vintage glam look. Perfect for weddings with a vintage Hollywood theme.
WILD FUN – In bright or hot colors, sequins add fun to their platform.
SOPHISTICATION – And used sporadically, in smaller quantities and rich colors, they add elegance, dimension, and intensity of color as they reflect the light they catch.
We created the wedding invitation at the top of this post using a suede-like aubergine purple fabric, embroidered with an undulating wave pattern and embellished with matching eggplant-colored sequins. This wedding invitation is more sophisticated than it is blingy as a result of the rich purple hue and the relatively minimized use of sequins. If you could only reach through the screen and touch it, you would find this invitation incredibly tactile and warm, thanks to the soft faux suede fabric and raised embroidered waves.
We created the place-setting menus above using cream-colored papers printed in chocolate brown. Blush pink sequins and tiny, clear glass beads were sewn into a twist of pale gold mesh fabric as an embellishment. These menus have a vintage feel with the slightest hint of glam.
What’s your take on sequins? Will you incorporate them into your wedding style? Contact us at Dogwood Blossom Stationery to schedule a design consultation to discuss your custom sequin wedding invitations.