Summer is the season known for steamy new romances and a time for traveling to those hot destination spots. It’s also the season for weddings, as couples join together creating a union intended for a lifetime.
Getting married is another milestone in a couple’s life. From the bride’s wedding gown, to the bridal bouquet, décor, and invitations, most couples are tasked with planning every detail of the ceremony. However, there are certain trends for the summer that are sure to inspire your creativity.
Wedding experts all agree that 2014 sees the return of timeless romance and classic trends, and the trends for a summer wedding are no different. One major wedding inspiration this summer is the return to elegance; incorporating the Roaring Twenties style of “The Great Gatsby,” into your ceremony is sure to impress.
Wedding Dress Trends
Lace: Exquisitely glamorous and graceful, the romantic silhouette of lace, worn by royalty like Princess Kate Middleton has seen a resurgence. Wedding gown designers like: Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier showed off their Spring/Summer 2014 collections at Bridal Market and lace ruled the runway.
Sparkle: For the bride that desires glitz and glamour, hints of sparkle on your dress and accessories will provide the perfect amount of bling.
Bridesmaid Dress Trends
For your bridesmaid dresses opt for a mint color, as it’s the shade of the season and compliments a variety of skin tones.
Flower Décor Trends
No wedding is complete without flower arrangements; after all, flowers help set the mood. Lush and soft flowers like the tree peony, the flower of the year, or the garden rose, can help give an ethereal quality to your ceremony.
Color Scheme Trends
This summer’s wedding trends are all about neutral colors: nudes, corals, and blushes which are the perfect hues to create a calming and inviting color palette.
Wedding Cake Trends
For the summer months, lighter flavors are best. The light and tangy flavor of the season is lemon. Choose a lemon flavored tiered wedding cake with accents of your choice. You can opt for a more traditional lemon cake, or add accents of almond flavor and buttercream.
Wedding Invitation Trends
Custom and dainty invitations are all the rage this summer. In fact, invitations smaller than the standard 5X7 are the most requested by the bride and groom. Just be sure and chose an artist that will bring your vision and personality to life.