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Friday, May 6, 2011

How will the Royal Wedding influence wedding trends?





As they say, “everything old is new again” and what is likely to reverberate from the April 29, 2011 wedding is a revival of traditional wedding touches. Among the trends you may see in the next couple of years are:

Lace and Sleeves:

For years sleeveless gowns have overshadowed their less popular, more modest cousins, regardless of the season. With her Grace Kelly-inspired gown by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, however, Kate (who will henceforth be known as Catherine) has certainly popularized the sleeves once more. She’s also restored sexy-but-demure lace to its former glory, making “classic” new again.

Understatement:

From her own sophisticated gown to her meaningful, understated bouquet which included myrtle planted by Queen Victoria, to her sister’s breathtaking yet sleek dress, Kate selected understated and stylish elegance over drama at every turn. Even the couple’s first kiss was quick and delicate. While the scale of the overall wedding was royal and epic, the details were personal; just the way a wedding should be.

Natural Beauty

Natural looking make up can be just as glamorous as a smokey eye. The people’s new princess proved that your wedding day look can be perfect without being over the top.

Big Bouquets Be Gone

Quite the opposite of Princess Diana’s elaborate cascading bouquet, the new princess carried a modestly sized and simple wired bouquet of sweet lilium, myrtle, and lily of the valley.

Living Ceremony Decor

Beautiful trees that lined the aisle of Westminster Abbey, as a symbol of commitment and longevity, were an elegant alternative to the popular candelabra aisle pieces.

Return to Tradition

Welcome back heavenly choirs, understated and simplistic elegance, and traditional ceremonies. It’s no longer about the bling but rather the love shared as two lives combine.

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