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Today's bride and groom want their wedding to reflect their personality -- and be romantic, unique, and
most of all fun.
When it comes to the latest wedding trends - think old school glamour.
Dresses are taking influences from popular film and TV trends such as Downton Abbey, so expect to
see a lot of art deco designs, and feathering is big this year. Vintage is still a hot trend, with delicate
lace overlays, illusion neck lines with a hint of lace covering the décolletage. Patterns and prints for
bridesmaids is another popular trend to look out for.
If you are looking for something unique for your wedding, here are some of the upcoming trends, to make
sure your special day will stand out from the rest.
There are no rules when it comes to
choosing the dress you will wear on your
wedding day. Designer Vera Wang recently
announced that colour is the new trend for
the coming seasons. Some of the gowns in
her latest collection are bold, and she has
chosen red and burgundy as two of the new
A wedding dress in a soft pastel shade is
always a popular choice for the modern
bride who doesn't want to go for bold,
but also doesn't necessarily want to wear
white. Delicate pastel shades like ivory,
champagne, peach and soft grey will always
look romantic. Dressing your bridesmaids
in a pastel shade is another way to bring
soft colour into your wedding, which is
especially perfect for a spring wedding.
Mint may also be a big hit for brides looking
for something a little more subtle than the
The vintage style wedding dress has been
around for a few years now, and it certainly
doesn't look as though it's going anywhere any time soon. Of course many of today's brides continue
to be inspired by the elegance of women like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and more recently, Kate
Middleton, who also chose to wear a vintage style dress for her wedding to Prince William.
The ultra-romantic open back wedding dress can be incredibly sexy and classy all at the same time. The
backs of gowns have become a trendy focal point, with many brides opting for intricate detailing on this
area. Many open back wedding gowns incorporate a lot of lace into their designs. With this style of dress,
show off the unique design in the back of the gown by pulling your hair back.
Most brides who are planning a traditional wedding choose a long gown, often with a veil and a train. But
if you are one of the growing number of brides having a destination wedding, and your ceremony will be
on a beach, then you might consider a mid-length, or even a mini-length dress.
This year we are embracing glamour, with a nod
towards the twenties with art deco sophistication.
Lace overlays, pearls, and tiers are all on trend,
while we wave goodbye to the modern ideas of
cheesecakes, brightly coloured tiers and cheeses.
Weddings are becoming more personal, and tables
are often a reflection on the bride's and groom's
personal tastes. Mismatched crockery give the
tables a vintage feel and wedding favours that add
a sense of personality and table decorations reflect
the two families and experiences.
Personalised wedding gifts are the new
alternative to a gift list from a department store.
A gift that has been carefully chosen means
so much, and can finish off the perfect day.
This works especially well if you have everything
that you need already, and it is also a perfect way
for your guests to give you a gift that they know will
W in nds a e ea e pa
New trends: Many brides are opting for the
focus to be on the back of their gown, with an
open back and intricate detail. Photo courtesy
of Wilkins Bridal.
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