With New York Fashion week now over, we are all inspired and excited for the new trends and more affordable versions to start hitting the racks of our favorite shops in Spring 2013. The Bridal Runways are also exciting offering a glimpse into the great trends that will be guiding bridal fashion for the year to come.
Three of our favorite wedding couture designers offer a great insight into three inspiring trends!
Extreme Mermaids from Vera Wang
Short Styles by Marchesa
Dreamy Lace and Gauzy Tulle by Monique Lhuillier
What are your favorite trends of this season?
Veils are a defining feature of bridal couture, historically women used to wear their hair flowing down their back for their wedding to show their purity and the veil came to symbolize this and has become synonymous with bridal wear for many hundreds of years!
Here is a quick guide to help you choose the perfect veil for you!
Bird Cage veils don’t cover the whole face usually or just barely cover the face, and are usually part of a barrette or head piece.
Blusher Veils just cover the face and are often lifted up to revealed the bride either at the beginning or end of the ceremony.
Elbow Veils come to the elbows and are less formal.
Finger Tip veils fall to the hips or the finger tips and can be used in a variety of wedding settings from semi-formal to very formal.
Waltz Veil is knee length and sometimes called Ballet style.
Chapel Veils fall to the floor and usually are worn with dresses that have a brush or chapel train.
Cathedral Veils are worn with very formal dresses that have equally long or longer cathedral trains.
Royal Cathedral Veils, you’re marrying Prince Harry – congratulations!
Tiered Veils incorporate drama into simple dresses and often just add blusher veils to traditional veils.
Are you going to wear a veil in your ceremony?
This year some of the hot trends of 2012 are getting a revamp or a new edge to them! The hi-low hemlines are getting more dramatic and the peplums are get getting more pop! Get educated on some of the new and renewed trends for 2013!
Short and Sweet – the shorter wedding dress is seeing a comeback, but with a full skirt for a vintage 50s style flair!
Peplums are still the talk of the town – and it seems like the more unique the less understated the better!
Feathers are becoming the must have embellishment for not just wedding dresses but all evening dresses!
High -Low or Asymmetrical hemlines are becoming ever more dramatic this year with subtlety out the window!
20s and Art Deco inspired fashion is all the rage this year! With details in beading and tailoring.
Convertible or Two-In-One dresses are a hot item this year as you move from ceremony to after-party!
Which is your favorite wedding dress trend for 2013?
Continuing our exploration of different wedding styles, I am personally really excited to present the different ways you can have a playful wedding. This is very popular right now and spans all sorts of budgets, from home-hosted DIY to near amusement park proportions. There are different themes and interpretations for having an off-beat, playful or stylized wedding; take a look at some of our favorite trends!
Circus or Carnival Style – celebrate your inner child with these playful ideas that can add flare to a small affair or be the biggest thing in town since the State Fair!
BBQ Style – these can be stylized vintage affairs or a simple backyard BBQ – perfect for post-elopement or a tight budget!
Geek Chic! – bust out your inner nerd with weddings that are not serious and will bring a smile to all your guests’ faces and serious embarrassment to your children in the future!
Have you been to a super unique and playful wedding? Tell us what it was like!
A hot color for weddings which started late last year and will continue to this year is MINT! Whether you call it Sage or Mint, this pastel green color is being used in accents or in large swaths to make a feminine dreamy feel to weddings! Vera Wang even released a Mint colored wedding dress! So get inspiration on how to include the hottest color in weddings into your decor this year!
Mint Color Combinations
Mint bridesmaids are playful and feminine!
Mint Place Settings
Have you been to a mint wedding? SHARE your ideas in the comments!