While white is still the most popular color of the bride’s dress, scarlet red, black and other less conventional colors have begun to emerge as bridal gown choices.
Dress styles are also trending more towards the ‘less is more’ approach. A-line skirts and strapless/off-the-shoulder gowns are ever prominent, with an emphasis on showcasing ornamental jewelry and the figure of the bride.
Shorter trains and veils, such as a birdcage veil, are increasingly popular for brides in 2011. Shawls and wraps are perfect for those colder months, but also serve to protect the shoulders from sun exposure in warmer seasons.
Beautiful crystal brooches adorn the hair, the dress and even the bouquet. Bridal jewelry trends have also emphasized, pearl, crystal or rhinestone styles.
So-called ‘green weddings’ are those that bring awareness to the consciousness of the bride and groom, with many of the fabrics and items made up of eco-friendly materials. Indeed, even the bouquet can consist of feathers, pine cones and berries. The food, paper items such as invitations or party favors and the very clothing worn by wedding party are organic and drive home the point that the Earth is of utmost importance.
Party themes have been around for a long time; some have been popular for over decades. Timeless themes that continue into 2011 include beach, Country Western, royal to 1940s Hollywood movies. If the idea of a special moment encapsulated in a dream sounds good to you, rest assured themes will be a great enhancement for your wedding.
These are some of the most popular wedding trends emerging and continuing in the year 2011 and hopefully this inspires you to dream high and plan well your own wedding.