Once again wedding season is upon us, folks, and the chatter is that classic chivalry and old time romance is back. Huffington Post has stated that ‘ 2014 will be the year of true romance.’
As for color choices, the word is PINK. No fear, ladies, I do not mean Pepto Bismol pink. I’m talking soft shades of pink here. According to Tara Guerard, a renown event designer in the world of weddings, says the call is for nudes, blushes, and soft shades of peach.
There seems to be a new found love for the romance and formality of days past. Folks are looking once again for the fairy-tale wedding, the romance, and grandeur. There is an upsurge in the desire to be swept off their feet. Bridalguide.com says this inspiration is being sent from Hollywood.
People going for the look of “The Great Gatsby.” Brides are looking toward the elegance found in the Twenties. And they will be taking their inspiration from the 1920s with dramatic veils, cap sleeve gowns, fur wraps, hair embellishments, and mixing in shades of gold. The classic bow tie is also slowly making a comeback for the men as a popular choice over the longer tie.
Covered lanterns and candles are popular this year as well. Beth Helmstetter of Beth Helmstetter Events in Los Angeles says that candelabras are huge this year, and lanterns done in clusters of different sizes.
According to Rebecca Dolgin, editor in chief of TheKnot.com. Weddings are going bigger and more blown out. She tells us that formal portraits are also back in style. Going mainstream is the Southern bridal portrait tradition, as are formal bridal party portraits and family shots as well.
Bridemeetswedding.com says that rustic is in. Information from experts there state the one of the hot trends we’ll see for 2014 is that couples are mixing barn weddings with touches of lace and romantic florals. You can go rustic without going redneck.
Lace is still the rage going into 2014. From lace wrapped bouquet handles to lace gowns and napkins, everyone remains in love with the seemingly timeless and romantic touch that lace can add to wedding details.
Another big trend this season is the look of invitations. These are going small, almost to the point of being tiny, smaller than the standard 5×7 that has been customary.
According to Melinda Morris of Lion In the Sun, a paperie boutique in Brooklyn, NY, brides are leaning toward petite invitations adorned with freehand illustrations. She says the invitations are completely custom, designed by the couple. If they can dream it, she has artists available to bring them to life. Couples are looking for something little, dainty, and precious. Something unique to them.
New York’s Ariella Chezar, whose work has been seen at the White House. Amber Gustafson of Los Angeles Amber Events says that the flower of the year is the tree peony or a sweet-smelling garden rose. She adds to this by saying the arrangements themselves are very touchable. They are full, loose groupings of garden roses, anemones, poppies, and lilac. As for the greenery, 2014 will see soft vines, geranium leaves and maidenhair fern.
There you have just some of the hottest trends in wedding styles on the block for the 2014 season.