In New York City this past weekend, bridal designers debuted their 2014 Spring/Summer bridal collections. Though each designer had his or her individual spin, you will find a touch of Great Gatsby-Glam in almost every collection. Whether it be in jewelry, necklines, fabrics or even headpieces, designers incorporated roaring ‘20s fashion into their designs. Here are the top five bridal trends that caught my eye on the runway at this year’s Bridal Market.
1. Beading and Sequins
Gowns were embellished from head to toe in beads, sequins, and pearls.
Sleeves are in! Long sleeves and cap sleeves were all over the runway. Perfect for a trendy bride still looking for that classic bridal look.
3. Metallic Accents
If you’re looking for a subtle hint of color, metallic is the way to go. Fabrics, from lace to tulle to chiffon gowns, were covered in metallic shine on the runway this weekend.
4. Open Back
Backless is back! A perfect way to add a little sexy touch to a classy bridal look.
The trend of ruffled skirts continues – a nice way to add a little something extra to your gown if you’re not about the sparkle.
What are your favorite bridal trends?
As event planners, we are constantly pulling inspiration from design trends in home décor, designer runway shows, and the beautiful world around us in order to create the most unique and savvy event designs. One trend for the 2013 wedding and event season that has been sweeping the event industry (and has even made its way onto the Big Screen) is Art Deco. And we’re in love.
Pulling inspiration from The Great Gatsby, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and the later half of the 1920’s, we love how the Art Deco theme offers both a romantic and a masculine palette to incorporate into the design of your Big Day.
Everything about this style is fabulous, decadent and over-the-top, so it’s important for us to make our Art Deco décor unique and catered to the personalities of our fabulous clients! Events are the perfect opportunity to turn up the volume on the glam, and pay homage to an era of extravagant style.
Picture a cascading champagne fountain as guests enter your reception, a live brass band playing during the cocktail hour, candelabras lining your dining tables, and giant chandeliers over the dance floor. Add some ostrich feathers, and of course pearls, and you are well on your way to an event to be remembered.
We are incredibly excited to be heading to Chicago today to attend the world’s largest trade show and conference for event professionals, The Special Event 2013. For an entire week, this conference will allow us amazing opportunities to network with our peers, attend classes on the latest trends in event design, technology and business operations, and see new products and design elements implemented and on display. In addition to the many educational classes and trade show events, we will also be attending The Wedding Galleries & Event. With keynote speaker, Sasha Souza and awe-inspiring decor and design galleries, this show stopping event is sure to be the highlight of our trip.
Most importantly, we’re really excited to be bringing back new tools, ideas and inspirations to share with you all.
See you in Chi-Town!
Dana and Chelle
This past December, we once again experienced that special time of year, when Pantone announces the ‘hot’ color for the upcoming year. In case you missed the big news, they proclaimed the radiant color Emerald as the 2013 winner. “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
In our world of weddings and events, we love designing with this deep jewel tone highlighted with vivid accent colors. Emerald is such a multifaceted color that the complimentary color pairings are almost endless. So we’ve paired up the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year with the following previous Pantone winners: Blue Iris (2008), Turquoise (2010), Mimosa (2009), Honeysuckle (2011), to show how stunning and complimentary Emerald can be.
(Source: Snippet & Ink)
Dana & Chelle
Oh, where to start? Should I begin with the peonies in August? Or the beautiful, subtle palette of pink and taupe? Or perhaps the gorgeous stylings of the bride?
Let’s begin with the photography. Jody and Zach of Zorn Photography did a fabulous job of capturing the day. Every photo is magazine worthy. It was so hard for us to choose between the photos when creating this post- there was simply too much eye candy!
Kelley moved to Colorado a short time before she got engaged to Randall, but they decided to marry in Colorado and chose the same church that Kelley’s grandparents married in, First Baptist Church. They chose the Oxford Hotel as their reception location because they love the hardwood floors and exposed brick in the ballroom. Cori Cook did a lovely job on the flowers, making sure to find Kelley’s favorite flower, the peony, in a month when it’s typically out of season. For anyone getting married in Colorado, I can honestly say that Rachel from Intricate Icings simply makes some of the most beautiful AND delicious cakes (including fondant you want to eat. Really). Check out the bow on the cake. Simple and beautiful. The guests, who included many of Kelley’s and Randall’s sorority sisters and fraternity brothers, danced the night away to the stylings of Matt from Elite DJ.
Ceremony Location: First Baptist Church
Reception Location: Oxford Hotel
Photographer: Zorn Photography
Videographer: Lupher Arts
Floral: Cori Cook
DJ: Elite DJ
Cake: Intricate Icings
Linens: Chair Covers and Linens
Guest Transportation: Arrow Stage Lines
Bridal Party Transportation: Denver Limousine
Childcare: Wedding Sitters