These are the wedding trends that I see coming up on 2011.
Charcuterie, Olives and Antipasto Table ~ Forget about that old cheese display. Go for a gourmet and upscale salumi and antipasto table during the Cocktail Hour. If you must have cheese (I love cheese too), incorporate an artisinal cheese course during the seated meal. Ask you caterer to pair the cheese with the wine.
Whoopie Pies ~ What’s old is new, and this one is an old classic. Think red velvet whoopie pies, pumpkin whoopie pies or chocolate whoopie pies. Yum! You can create a dessert station or pass them later on in the evening.
Sweet Table Displays a la Amy Atlas ~ Dont be fooled by many (and there are many out there) who say they “created” these beautiful displays. Amy Atlas is the authority behind beautifully displayed sweet tables. Go to her website for lots of eye candy and inspiration.
Old Style Cocktails ~ I’m actually quite happy about this one. Appletinis are out! Bring on the Old Fashioned, Tom Collins, Harvey Wallbanger and a Manhattan.
Gemstone Engagement Rings ~ This wil be a big trend this year after Kate Middleton and Prince William Engagement. Although I love a good gemstone, I’m a traditional girl at heart and still think Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, plus they go with everything.
Brooches for the Bridal Bouquet ~ Adorn your bridal bouquet with a beautiful brooch which can become a family heirloom after the wedding, or better yet ask your Mom to lend you one for the occasion.
Vintage Inspired Jewelry ~ Seeing more and more vintage inspired jewelry designs for the bride.
Floral & Decor
Dahlias, Garden Roses, Anemones, Dusty Miller, Silver Leaf and Brunia ~ Dahlias have been pretty hot for a few years now and will continue to be along with garden roses and anemones. Seeing a lot of accents of dusty miller, silver leaf and even brunia on a lot of bouquets and centerpieces.
Colors Combinations of Aqua & Red or Pewter & Mustard Yellow ~ I know that Pantone said their new color for 2011 is Honeysuckle but I’m not a pepto bismol pink kinda girl. I actually look elsewhere for my color inspiration. For me aqua and red or mustard and yellow will continue to be popular colors this coming year.
Vintage Milk Bowls, Mercury Glass Containers, Votive Cups & Candle Holders and of course, Colored Glass ~ Enough said!
What 2010 trends are you hoping will vanish forever? For me, it’s those side buns. Leave it for the rehearsal dinner, for your wedding day go with classic and elegant. It never goes out of style.
What hot new wedding trends do you expect to see in 2011?