Love Karina from Blogger Bride’s in dept analysis of the current trends for wedding decor. Here are her findings… For the original article go here: http://www.getmarried.com/wedding-blog/2011/09/26/10-fall-wedding-trends/
I’m digging cedar green (a mossy military shade that’s currently on my nails) and honeysuckle pink (a soft watermelon)—both Pantone picks! We took the honeysuckle color and challenged five invitation designers to create a design exclusively for Get Married brides—we love them all, so we’re leaving the voting up to you at www.getmarried.com/voteinvite.
Heard of steampunk? It’s a blend of Victoriana and sci-fi that’s totally fun and glam for an alternative bride. Think Victorian booties, ornate jewelry, an industrial-looking venue and mixing metals like bronze and silver. For something a little less, um, out there, get inspired by nature – wood, specifically! – beautiful textures pair well with earthy tones like creams, mochas, lattes…maybe we should have called this trend ‘Starbucks’
Classic brides are following in Duchess Kate’s footsteps with long sleeves and lace combos (designers from Oscar de la Renta to Monique Lhuillier are showing these pretty princess gowns), while vintage darlings will love the cap sleeves and sexy illusion necklines that croon Old Hollywood glam (at bridal houses like Alfred Angelo, Liz Fields and Allure Bridals). My favorite edgy look this season is the micro mini (the LWD’s have gone thigh-high!)—look for it in flapper-like layers and retro with long sleeves (Modern Trousseau).
Keep all ladies in waiting happy by coordinating one color in different styles and adding accessories to suit each individual. One of this season’s hottest maids’ hues is cobalt blue (find it at Lazaro, Enzoani, Alfred Angelo and Watters). Pair them with metallic accessories.
From the runway to celebs’ red carpet styles (J-Lo, Jessica, Kim, Hilary, the list goes on!), ballerina buns are hot to trot! Perfect for your big day ‘do, you can go loose and beachy or sleek and sophisticated with it, there are tons of options. (We’ve got DIY tips from celeb stylist Ken Paves in the Fall issue—love him!)
Let them eat cake…on a stick! My favorite dessert trend for a shower, reception or rehearsal dinner is still cake pops. Need a visual of these lovely little ones? Watch this how-to video with tips from Only a Bite (delish!): http://video.getmarried.com/player.php?v=l17w1kf7&catid=28299.
The ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ trend may seem a little cheesy to some, but brides are going crazy for it—when you’re in love, who cares, right? (Their blissed-out men are just going with it.) Pillowcases, luggage tags, travel bags, slippers and even coozies—you name it, we’ve got it on shop.getmarried.com.
So many thingamajigs to choose from, so little space! Retailers are catching on with new, totally functional registry must-haves that do double duty. For example, Portmeirion’s Sophie Conran Tangine ($71.50) goes from oven cooker to table server. So clever—I want one, too!
Rose gold is becoming more and more popular as an alternative to platinum and gold. I love Gemvara’s Vahagan Ring for its super-cool style and also its price tag—ah-mazing!
We’re calling the new destination-wedding trend ‘faux elopements’—it’s farther away from home (think South Africa) and more intimate than your typical destination wedding, with just your nearest and dearest friends and family along for the ride. Subscribe to Get Married magazine’s print or digital editions at www.getmarried.com/magazine.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jaci’s Lodges, Fernando Colon, NARS, Alfred Angelo, PR Photos, Gemvara, Allure Bridals, Jennifer Borgh Events, BHLDN, Modern Trousseau, Kate’s Paperie, Two Black Flats, shop.getmarried.com, Portmeirion