Top Wedding Trends

Looking at the Latest Trends of the Season    

A trend is the general direction in which something tends to move.  We see them all the time, whether it’s weddings, fashion, or hairstyles.  Without trends, there wouldn’t be much to write about.  The question remains though – do brides like to keep up with new trends, or do more prefer classic and traditional ways?  While elements of vintage and tradition are often seen today, most brides do tend to follow the latest trends, read magazines, and search our site for the newest wedding ideas of the season.  

mint01-555x600mad about mint

We are going crazy with new wedding trends using mint in your color scheme for an upcoming spring wedding. Mint weddings are fresh, fun, and a great way to go with either a modern or vintage wedding theme. The color mint was huge on the runway at the spring fashion shows this year. You’ll see this soft, soothing color on save the dates, wedding invitations, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and wedding decor. To make the theme more than just the color, mint will also make its way into signature wedding cocktails (think mojitos), cakes and cupcakes, centerpieces, and wedding favors. Why the sudden like for mint? The vintage trend has brought mint green back to the forefront as it was the color of choice for many home and  personal items (such as telephones, typewriters, appliances, bathroom sinks and tile) in the 1940s and 1950s. Pair the mint color with lemon yellow for a beautiful, fresh color palette.

quick-tips“Try adding lemon yellow to your mint themed colors for added contrast”

wedding-trends01-462x261braids are back!

Whether it’s attributable to recent hit movies and TV shows like Snow White and the Huntsmen, The Hunger Games and Games of Thrones is hard to say, but braids will be showing up a lot in brides’ and bridesmaids’ hair. It’s great, because there are so many ways you can get a braided ’do. For an outdoorsy bride, hair arranged over the head like a halo and entwined with vines is a clean and fresh look. Brides who love chignons can have braids on the sides, leading into the bun. Feminine and classic, braids are versatile and can go with many looks, from glamorous to casual.

lanterns03-402x440paper lanterns

Paper Lanterns are elegant and exotic, and can be found in an array of colors.  This can bring an outdoor wedding (or an indoor wedding!) to the next level.  They are a great way to add uniqueness to any themed wedding from your centerpieces to a backdrop of your sweet table. Looking for a fun, yet economical way to add more color to your reception space? Whether you are having an outdoor, indoor or a tent area for your reception, paper lanterns are a great décor choice to help create that ambiance, and to fill in any empty overhead area or plain ceiling with romantic lighting and colors. Paper lanterns are the latest upcoming trend and come in many different colors, sizes and shapes. If you are the DYI type, try your hand at making them on your own. Otherwise contact your local wedding supply professional. Hang them from ceiling, from tree branches… dim any overhead lighting and let the beauty of these lanterns create a magical setting for your special event.

quick-tips“When you purchase, ask what type of lights can be used in them or next to them. Do not use candle lighting or place them next to any open flame”

lace03-525x383lace, lace and more lace

We’re going to see a lot more lace this year! Lace has been a mainstay in bridal fashion for centuries, but it seems to be making a comeback right now. From full-on lace dresses to just a touch here and there to accent a dress, lace has already started to appear on the runway. Many designers will be showcasing classic wedding gowns with lace details like lacy cap sleeves,
illusion necklaces, contrasting color lace and more in their spring 2013 collections. Lace details in the wedding décor is becoming a hot trend, too. Lace can make an elegant statement anywhere from the invitation to the wedding cake. You can carry the lace theme throughout many of the other wedding details. Lace printed cardstock would be ideal for the escort cards and place cards. The wedding favors would be precious wrapped up in little pieces of lace tied with satin bows. And of course there is the wedding cake: ask your baker to recreate the lace design from your bridal gown around the layers of the cake. The effect will be absolutely stunning.

quick-tips“If you’ve fallen in love with the vintage lace and vintage style theme then you can also incorporate it into your table coverings and invitations”