Royal Wedding Influences | One Year Later
It’s hard to believe that we just wished the Duke and Duchess a happy One Year Anniversary on April 29, 2012. Seems like yesterday when we gathered together with friends, wore faux tiara’s, drank blush champagne and snacked on royal tea cakes while pausing for an entire day in front of our big screens – while one of the most decadent and royal events of our time took place. The wedding industry also paused momentarily as they watched for the influences and trends that would not undoubtedly begin appearing days after the royal affair. So, one year later, are we still seeing influences garnered from the royal wedding? We believe there are a few details that have made it through the “trend” period and are continuing to hold steady in the coming year.
#1: A growing number of wedding ceremonies have returned to the church. Tradition, faith and family have seemingly moved back up on the priority list.
#2: Kate’s Sarah Burton designed Alexander McQueen dress was stunningly classic with simple lines, ornate lace and beautiful full sleeves. Although we aren’t seeing a lot of full sleeves and high necklines, we are noticing cap sleeves, ruffles, lace and ornate beading with voluminous hemlines.
#3: Beautiful, multi-tiered wedding cakes of art are making a comeback as well. Couples are starting to look at this traditional wedding detail in a different light…it’s not just “cake”, it’s edible art and can be an amazing focal point in the overall wedding design.
#4: Wedding decor is ever changing with the seasons. However, we’ve seen more full sized trees, doors, stained glass windows, lighting and other large backdrops incorporated into the ceremony decor.
Overall, couples are shifting back to a higher level of formality and level of personal attention provided to there guests. We love all of these influences and hope they are here to stay.