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3 ways to Channel Vintage Wedding Inspiration

May 31, 2011

A little bit of vintage goes a long way

A little bit of vintage goes a long way

Brides are starting to dig into old albums and go antiquing as part of their wedding preparations. Let’s admit it, vintage weddings are a hot trend and simply too cute! Tapping into generations of great style and couture, you can pull inspiration for your wedding dress, your wedding favors and even reception.

1.       Use the classic vintage white on sugary sweet shades patterns for your invitations and table settings.

2.       In keeping with the old fashioned feel, use old school seating. See about renting or borrowing all antique chairs and benches for outside seating. Or use blanketed hay bales for an outdoor ceremony seating.

3.        For wedding party gifts, find vintage purses for the bridal party and old fashioned cuffs for the groomsmen. If cost is an issue, how about vintage martini or wine glasses for the whole party!

Have you picked out your vintage wedding dress yet? What sort of vintage inspirations are you incorporating into your wedding?

Where Necklines are Running in 2011 Fall Wedding Dress Trends

May 24, 2011

It might be spring, but fall fashion is coming!

It might be spring, but fall fashion is coming!

Would you believe that this fall’s wedding trends are all fabulous? Well they are!

Want to know what sort of necklines to expect this coming fall? Expect a lot of gorgeous wedding dresses with various cuts and top styles. Whether you’re looking for a sweet or sexy dress, there’s a lot to choose from.

  • Fitted tops will be flattering full length fitted wedding gowns.
  • Sweetheart necklines will be gracing many dresses. Choose from strapless, strapped or one shoulder and thin or cap sleeves!
  • Lacy necklines will be very popular as Kate Middleton-inspired wedding necklines start to come out from designers.

Necklines aren’t the only place you’ll be seeing a lot of variation in length. For 2011 fall wedding dresses don’t expect all long or short cut dresses. Four hot cuts you’ll be seeing a lot of are short, chic, full length silhouette and tea length vintage inspired dresses.

Are you planning a fall wedding? What neckline do think flatters you most?

Memorable Summer Wedding Ideas

May 12, 2011

You don't have to be conventional on your wedding day

You don't have to be conventional on your wedding day

All summer weddings have a lot in common. A ceremony or reception outdoors, hot summer colors for the bridesmaid’s dresses, and sea shell favors all great ideas! Some brides like to do something totally bold though. If you want to make your summer wedding one to remember, try changing up the traditional summer themes.

Here are a few ideas to make your summer wedding unconventional!

  • Make a flower arch with the help of the best wishes of your guests. Ask each guest to bring a flower to the ceremony, so they can help create the archway where the bride and groom will exchange their vows.
  • Summer wedding are a fun, less formal occasion. Rather than full ties, give all the groomsmen matching bow ties! These crazy little ties will be a gift that they’ll always remember!
  • Hold a pre-wedding beach party! Bring your rehearsal wedding dinner out to the sands for a campfire party. It’ll be the ultimate setting for a relaxing and fun filled night before the wedding!

Let us know what type of summer wedding you plan on having, traditional or unconventional?

New Wedding Trends: The “First Glance” Photo

May 10, 2011

"Honey! You look wonderful!"

"Honey! You look wonderful!"

When will you first lock eyes with your significant other? Many brides love the traditional custom and will refuse to see the groom to be until right before the ceremony. She’ll even stay at a separate place the night before!

A new trend many brides are trying out is the ‘first glance’ photo. Rather than waiting until the walk down the aisle to see each other, a bride and groom will meet in a room right before the ceremony. The wedding photographer will be waiting, ready to catch the perfect photo of this first moment.

Brides are finding this is even better than the traditional walk down the aisle. There’s more time to enjoy the moment and it’s much more private and personal. There’s also more time for breathtaking photos of the happy couple.

When do you plan to lay eyes on your betrothed on the day of your wedding? Planning the day carefully or don’t care at all?