Prints and Patterns Galore
One very hot trend we are seeing more of in 2012 and predict to stay very hot in Spring 2013 is printed bridesmaids dresses. Brides are veering away from the traditional, matchy-matchy bridesmaids looks and opting for a look that is much more unique and fun! Here are some of our top patterned looks that we forsee much more of in the new year!
Striped Supporting Ladies
If you are going for a sleek and preppy look for your bridesmaid bunch, stripes are an excellent choice. They allow for brides to play with the idea of separates and are very slimming if the correct pattern is selected. We love the look of these navy and white striped dresses this bride has chosen below or the black and white polka dot and stripe combination. Another one of our favorite looks is a simple top and a peppy striped skirt. This look will keep your ladies feeling comfortable and they might actually even have a chance of sporting the ensemble again!
Floral and Fabulous
Perfect for a spring or summer garden wedding, a floral dress presents a nice graphic quality to your bridesmaids dresses while still being fresh. A full-length floral gown is a bit more formal but is a far cry from black tie. Or, for a more casual daytime wedding, a shorter floral-patterned frock is casual and cute.
Mixed and Matched Maids
This prints trend we are seeing is definitely open for interpretation and use of your artistic eye. For a more relaxed look, incorporate prints and solid-colored dresses together for an effortlessly chic look. This will also allow your bridesmaids the option of being more fashion-forward or traditional with their wedding ensemble!
The British Are Coming!
Nowadays, it seems like British influence is everywhere. British aesthetic and traditions are seeping into wedding culture and are making quite a splash! So let’s take a trip across the pond and look at some of our favorite English influences.
Whether you did a study abroad program in Oxford, come from an English descent or just have an affinity for all things British and want to make your wedding the new royal wedding, we have some great ideas for you. To transport your guests to and from the event, rather than choosing the standard limosine, opt for a double decker bus! To further the English theme, choose subtle Union Jack decor, so as to not mistake your wedding for a Heathrow gift shop. Other decor options include old English tea sets and newspaper influences.
Tea Time Treats
If you are going to have a British-themed affair, food must be carefully selected. For fare reminiscent of foggy Londontown, select individual portions of fish and chips wrapped in newspaper cones to please your attendees. Other bites that are perfect picks include crustless finger sandwiches and fresh scones with jam and Devonshire cream. These selections will have you feeling like you are across the Atlantic faster than the speeding Concord.