CORT Events Shares Top Wedding Design Trends for 2017

CORT Events is sharing an inside look at the top 2017 wedding design trends as wedding season begins to kick up nationwide. As the nation’s leading furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, CORT Events works with hundreds of couples each year to help bring their vision to life for their pending nuptials.

“The best wedding designs should capture both today’s trends and remain timeless as albums are shared and passed down through generations,” said Kevin Dana, executive director of marketing and product development, CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings. “This year’s wedding trends offer new twists on classic styles, such as adding bold accent colors, adopting a natural organic theme, and incorporating a mix of textures and materials – a nod to mid-century design which has become a design staple.”

Leading the top wedding design trends for 2017 are:

1. Color Makes a Comeback.

Splashes of bold color and bright pairings are all the rage in weddings this year as couples choose wedding colors to impress. Grey and white continue to be the neutral base, with shades of blue, green, purple and pink layered for maximum effect. CORT’s Marche Ottomans prove to be a popular way to add those hues into the reception. Scatter them around and use as innovative seating for guests. Adding bold accent pillows and rugs is another practical way to get color into your design on a budget.

2. Weddings Go Au Natural.

With Greenery as the Pantone Color of the Year, earthy vibes are popular across event design, including weddings. In fact, the earthy, au natural theme is one of the biggest of the year. Couples can incorporate green elements into their wedding planning via accessories or even lifelike Boxwood Hedges to invite the outdoors into the wedding venue. Incorporate natural elements like marble, wood, and stone into your table settings as another way to highlight this theme. CORT’s selection of lifelike greenery, Rustique wood dining and Alondra marble accent tables are great additions to any space.

3. Modern Meets Industrial.

Rustic, farm-to-table trends are sticking around, with a twist. We’re seeing the same rustic woods and greenery this year, now paired with marble and metallics for a more refined look. The designs feel more modern, and eclectic. The mixture of materials, including black metal with natural woods and shiny metallics create a surprisingly sophisticated urban vibe that is more accessible to today’s millennial couples. CORT’s Geo Wood Cocktail and End Tables are a good example of black metal and wood used together. Hayworth tables can be used to add a refined element and rose gold is definitely on trend.

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About CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings

CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings is the leading nationwide provider of rental furnishings for the exhibit and events industry. From high-profile special events to corporate meetings to weddings, CORT provides the rental furnishings that make exhibitions and events possible. CORT also provides rental furniture to the majority of trade shows and conferences in the nation, including shows and events in Canada.  For more information, visit

About CORT

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, helping millions of individuals and more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies as they live, work and celebrate. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and partners in more than 70 countries, no other furniture rental company can match CORT’s breadth of services and companywide commitment to providing excellent customer service. For more information, please visit

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