A new year, a whole new world of wedding style opportunity. Here we present some great new wedding trends for 2011, via The Knot, so take a look, steal an idea or two, and make it your own awesome wedding adventure!
Roaring 20’s Style: Take a wedding style cue from the dapper fashion of the 1920s. Think dusty nude and lace dresses for your bridesmaids and wing-tip shoes for the guys. Dancing the night away to the cool strains of jazz. And of course the Prohibition era vibe wouldn’t be complete without alcohol, such as “moonshine” and Prohibition “bathtub gin” in your very own speakeasy bar.
Redefined Princess: Put away the ball-gown skirts, because the new princess silhouette will be body-skimming with a bold train. Tiaras are back as the new statement-making headpiece, and so are cathedral-length veils. Sophisticated sequins and beading add royal elegance to everything from the wedding dress, to the floral arrangements, and the wedding cake.
Sultry Ballerina Vibe: Think pale pinks paired with black, feathered headpieces, shredded fabrics, airy plumes, candlelight. This look is all about ambient romance (think Black Swan), where everything happens after 8 p.m.
Preppy Chic: On the other hand, you could go the Ivy League route. From Fair Isle sweaters to Vineyard Vines ties and Tommy Hilfiger blazers, wedding fashions aren’t to be left out! Incorporate Ivy League-chic details like plaids and stripes for the perfect remix of retro, preppy sensibility.
Exotic Indian Inspiration: India is definitely the “it” country for wedding inspiration. It embraces a vibrant color palette like purples, reds and golds, with lavish embellishments such as rich drapery and beading. Exotic, spicy dishes make it an authentic Indian experience.
Man Caves: For the men who can’t leave their PlayStation for even one evening, we have the Man Cave. The man cave has officially moved from the home to the wedding, so create your own enticing retreat complete with Blackjack tables, brandy bars, PlayStations and stogies. Just don’t be surprised if all the male wedding guests disappear into the new “groom’s corner” at the reception.
Food Truck Fun: Embrace your hunger for gourmet food trucks by requesting makeshift sidewalk carts during the cocktail hour or food trucks for the wedding after-party. Waffles, tacos and dumplings — you can have it all!
Video Guest Books: We all love the wedding photo booths, so now we take it up a notch and create a confessional-style video booth for your guests to say a few words in front of the camera. You could even dress up your iPad as a guest book for guests to “write” you well wishes. And of course, for those who feel nothing ever really happened until it’s shared online for all to see, you can easily upload your guest book online via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Vimeo.
Surprise Honeymoon: Take a cue from Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and leave it up to your groom to plan a surprise honeymoon. You get to have all the fun, but none of the hassle and headache you get planning it!
Visit The Knot for more wedding planning ideas and tips!