Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hot wedding trends for 2014

If you are a fashion aficionado, checking on runway reports and new trends keeps you in the know and in style.   this is no different for the bride to be.

As a bride you might already have your mind set on the type of dress you want, or you might not have a clue where to start. Checking out up and coming trends can help you no matter what position you find yourself in.   You will be able to look at different styles and possibly find your dream designer.

For 2014 we are finding streamline silhouettes, crisscross backs, ankle lengths and my favorite trend Ombré. 

Streamline Silhouettes

Simply described these dresses are made for the modern bride.   Sleek, modern and sophisticated. This style is free of intricate details and built on straight lines.   here are some looks from Amsale.

Crisscross Backs

This style brings stylish design to a part of your dress that will be a focal point for at least part of your nuptials.  It will bring drama to your dress and allow you to play with various up do's ( you won't want to cover up this dramatic presentation). Here is a crisscross style from Temperly bridal.

Ankle length 

As with many fashion trends the 50's ankle length or tea length style has made a comeback. The tea length dress is a dress of varying styles of top that falls to between the bottom of the knee and the bottom of the calf.  From Audrey Hepburn in a dress designed by the fashion house of Balmain to runway looks by Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier this is a great style for vintage or garden weddings.


Ombre is having colors or tones that shade into each other. This trend is popular in many areas of fashion and beauty. I am a fan of Ombre wedding cake I just love to see them. Ombre wedding dresses bring a fun colorful look to your wedding dress and your are not limited by the style of your dress. The Ombre look can be as subtle or as dramatic as you want. Monique Lhuillier brings the Ombre design to many of her evening gowns, now she brings this to her wedding dress line for 2014. Kelly Faetanini brought this Ombre style to her wedding dress line as well with a little more of a dramatic flair.

Subtle - Monique LHuillier

Dramatic- Kelly Faetanini

Be Inspired by wedding trends

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to make your wedding personal

Design a wedding that is completely and utterly yours - Colin Cowie

All of the events that you plan are special and deserve personal touches that make your guest say wow. Your wedding is one of the biggest of all of the events that you will plan as a couple, let the small details reflect you in a big way.

Your personalization could start as early as save the dates or invitations. Traditional invitations are always beautiful, however unique invitations can help add a personal touch. Do you both share a common interest? Make that be your beginning point in personalizing your wedding.


You cant get more unique than these film roll wedding invitations. Buy film rolls and follow instructions to make these wedding invites that will have your guest saying wow.

What do you do with all that film?

Use photos of yourselves in unique frames as your centerpieces or to decorate your seating card table

Is travel a common interest you share with your future spouse?  Then why not personalize with a travel theme.  This theme will of course be perfect for a destination wedding, however since there are no hard and fast rules in planning YOUR wedding use it to reveal a part of you both as a couple.

This is a wonderful invite from Meant to be Sent an Etsy shop (I love Etsy)

When it comes to travel themed wedding centerpieces the world is at your fingertips (sorry I could resist).  There really is no limit to the direction you can take with your centerpieces.  I have a friend who instead if table numbers she used different states.  Each state represented places they had been to together or wanted to go to.  

You can use globes, books, maps, small suitcases.  Look up airport abbreviations and use them instead of table numbers.  Here are a couple if ideas for your travel theme centerpieces

Photo credit: Style Me Pretty

Picture credit: Hazelnut Photography

Be Inspired by your world and make it personal

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What will be your something blue?

Something old, Something new, something borrowed, something blue...what will be your something blue? There are so many ways to bring this old wedding tradition to life. 

I will start with my I am really in love with the colorful shoe for your wedding day, it is just one more way to bring your personality to your wedding. So if this is a trend that you will include during your nuptials...why not blue?

Found these great Badgley Mischka dress pumps, as long as your shoe budget allows it these Badgley Mischka dress pumps have for me, earned a spot in the wedding shoe category. They will make great statement shoe on your wedding day, not to mention that you could wear them again on some of your hot dates with hubbie.

Jewelry would be a great way to add color to your wedding. I always believe that jewelry for your wedding should not be overdone, however bring in color in earings, necklace or bracelet would work really nicely. The list of blue gems are endless and the hues are bring even more. The sapphire ring that has been passed down in your family can be worn on your right hand and will cover both your "blue" and "old" bases.

Flowers are such an integral part of weddings why not include blue in your wedding bouquets.  If blue is already part of your color scheme speak to your florist about some of your blue floral options and if they will be the best options for your day.

Forget-me-nots are cute accent flowers that also represent faithfulness and true love.

Other blue flowers include hyacinths, hydrangeas (top left to right) , lobelia and delphiniums (bottom left to right).

Are you having a beach or garden wedding? Do you need a non floral option and a touch of blue?  Try a parasol.  This is an inexpensive option you can include.  For an unexpected twist, buy two parasols one plain and one printed.  Keep the printed one up front and when you are ready for the recessional use the printed one. Also, the parasol makes great photo prop.

Whatever way you choose the bring in your blue, make sure beyond the traditional aspect of the blue, make it personal to you.


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