Hot Trends for Your Summer Soiree

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Hot Trends for Your Summer Soiree

It finally feels like summer and I’m ready to get outdoors! Y’all know I love to have a little fun in the sun and my friends at CORT Events have shared the absolute hottest trends for outdoor gatherings this summer. With botanical themes and eclectic furniture, these trends really sizzle!

Environmentally Friendly

Being environmentally friendly is totally in right now and it makes you feel amazing! Tap into this conscious trend and move toward planning zero-waste or waste-reduced events. It’s the little things, sassies, that can make a big difference. Try subbing plastic products for paper products that can be recycled and reduce your carbon footprint by choosing sustainable, natural fabrics like cotton and linen to add natural texture to your event. Your guests will love it and so will Mother Earth!

Event by Perfect Surroundings, Intl.

Organic, Botanical

Sassies, there is no such thing as too much and this season, botanicals are back and better than ever. I’m going bigger and bolder this summer with grand topiaries to create a tropical getaway for guests. Bring in trees and over-the-top florals to create a lush garden for your event space. Create an intimate oasis in your large event space by adding faux foliage, like the Boxwood Hedge, for alcoves of privacy and break out spaces for mingling attendees. Complement this with the woven, wicker features of the Boca Collection and offer seating that plays up your organic setting. Create delicate, dancing natural light around your space by adding candles to your event décor for a sweet, simple touch.

Wedding at Willowdale Estate. Designed by Perfect Surroundings. Photo by Evan Carbotti.

Industrial Chic

One of my favorite indoor trends has made its way outside – industrial chic furniture is everywhere for outdoor events this season. I like to mix and match metals for a refined look that doesn’t feel stiff. Pair Rustique benches and barstools with Hayworth cocktail and end tables to create an eclectic atmosphere that feels special and unique, but still makes guests feel comfortable and relaxed. Create different points of view throughout your venue by mixing seating elevation. Use smooth, simple, modern lines to add balance to decadent florals and textures.

2018 Emmy Awards Governors Ball

Sassies, don’t forget to get personal with CORT Events’ personalization services, including custom design assistance on dozens of products! You won’t have to lift a finger because CORT Events provides an elite level of service that lends distinction to every event. Their personalized products arrive ready for use, and you can trust that their furniture will be delivered on time and add a unique touch to every event.

With the natural world as your backdrop, outdoor events are as big and bold as you want to go! With CORT Events’ hot trends, and a personal touch of your own, your upcoming summer soirees are sure to make a fabulous splash!

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