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The Top 10 Wedding Trends For 2014

04/02/2014 | 1

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Wondering what’s coming up in the world of weddings, looking for new ideas for your wedding, wanting to see what’s on trend and what we will all be seeing more of this year?

 

From woodland wedding themes to flower crowns and the use of social media, here’s ‘The Top 10 Wedding Trends For 2014’ to inspire you and your big day… 

 

Destination days

 

According to a report published in 2013 by LV= travel insurance, one in six married British couples tied the knot abroad in the past five years, which is an increase of almost 20% compared to a decade ago. That’s a whole lot of wanderlust weddings!

 

Many couples are seeking guaranteed sunshine (or snow), or a more unique wedding experience, others are lured by the temptation of a more cost effective big day, or the appeal of a less complicated and scaled down wedding.

 

If you’re looking for some inspiration for getting married abroad, take a look at these Destination Guides for the who, what, when, where and how to getting married in locations such as the island of Ibiza, New York City, Morocco or beautiful Bali!

 

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Go social

 

Social media continues to play a key role in weddings. From planning and inspiration via the plentiful supply of pretty pictures on Pinterest, to creating personalised hashtags for guests to tag their Instagram and Twitter posts, social is here to stay for your big day.

 

Let guests who can’t make it to your nuptials aware of your wedding hashtag, they can then follow updates and share in the joy of the day as it happens.

 

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DIY details

 

DIY done right can add a unique, highly personalised and handmade feel to a wedding. Couples are continuing to add their own personal stamp to their day, so DIY detailing is definitely here to stay!

 

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BHLDN SS14 Bridal Collection

21/01/2014 | 0

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The BHLDN SS14 Bridal Collection is brimming with gorgeous gowns that are ideal for a destination wedding. 

 

When you are choosing a destination wedding dress you need to consider the climate you’ll be in on your wedding day. Lightweight gowns in chiffon or silk are perfect for keeping a fly away bride cool and comfortable in the summer sunshine, as well as being easy to pack and transport, with minimal creasing.

 

The floaty, feminine styles in the new BHLDN Collection are everything a destination bride could dream of; not only are they created from destination-ready delicate fabrics, but each one features exquisite detailing too and they all come with a price tag that won’t break the bank.

 

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Phase Eight SS14 Bridal Collection

14/01/2014 | 0

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The new season Phase Eight Bridal Collection has arrived and it is exquisite! Inspired by the glamour of vintage Hollywood, the sleek and sophisticated styles are simply perfect for a destination day or a wedding closer to home.

 

Here to tell us more about the collection is the Phase Eight Bridalwear Designer:

 

What was the inspiration behind the wedding dress collection?

  • “The collection was inspired by glamorous Hollywood looks of the 1930’s and 1950’s with embellishments taken from exquisite vintage embroidery and beadings.”

 

  • “I would describe the collection as ultimate femininity, with a glamorous and whimsically beautiful vintage feel. Real wedding dresses that are soft and special to wear with delicate detailing, lots of beading, fringing and lace.  Each bridal gown, accessory and bridesmaid dress has been created to ensure that you can customise and personalise your look with beaded belts, lace edged veils, coloured sashes to link in with your bridesmaids and capes in feathers and beading to give glamorous coverage.”

 

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Wedding Theme Inspiration – Hemlock Pantone Report SS14

13/12/2013 | 2

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Throughout each year the global masterminds of colour at Pantone deliver delicious reports on the hot hues for the seasons ahead. Having studied the SS14 catwalk shows of New York Fashion week, Pantone produced the palette featured above which highlights the central colours for spring next year.  

 

If you’re looking for some stylish ideas for your big day theme, these fashion forward colour combinations are guaranteed to tick all of the trend boxes. Plus, there will be a plentiful supply of wedding day pretty hitting the shops in these pastels early next year as predicted by Pantone, making it super easy to find the perfect pieces to match your theme.

 

Introducing Hemlock, a refreshing colour tone which will perfectly compliment any wedding day:

“Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.” – pantone.com 

 

Check out some colourful ways to incorporate cool, calm Hemlock inspiration into your wedding…

 

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Wedding Theme Inspiration – Freesia Pantone Report SS14

25/11/2013 | 3

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Throughout each year the global masterminds of colour at Pantone deliver delicious reports on the hot hues for the seasons ahead. Having studied the SS14 catwalk shows of New York Fashion week, Pantone produced the palette featured above which highlights the central colours for spring next year.  

 

If you’re looking for some stylish ideas for your big day theme, these fashion forward colour combinations are guaranteed to tick all of the trend boxes. Plus, there will be a plentiful supply of wedding day pretty hitting the shops in these pastels early next year as predicted by Pantone, thus making it super easy to find the perfect pieces to match your theme.

 

First up for inspiration from the Pantone palette was Violet Tulip

This week, let cheerful Freesia brighten your big day.  

“…a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage…”

“Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.” – pantone.com

 

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

 

Check out some colourful ways to incorporate fresh floral freesia inspiration into your wedding…

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Wedding Theme Inspiration – Violet Tulip Pantone Report SS14

14/11/2013 | 5

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Throughout each year the global masterminds of colour at Pantone deliver delicious reports on the hot hues for the seasons ahead. Having studied the SS14 catwalk shows of New York Fashion week, Pantone produced the palette featured above which highlights the central colours for spring next year.  

 

If you’re looking for some stylish ideas for your big day theme, these fashion forward colour combinations are guaranteed to tick all of the trend boxes. Plus, there will be a plentiful supply of wedding day pretty hitting the shops in these pastels early next year as predicted by Pantone, thus making it super easy to find the perfect pieces to match your theme.

 

First up for inspiration from the Pantone palette is Violet Tulip:

“A romantic, vintage purple which evokes wistful nostalgia.”

“Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.” – pantone.com

 

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

 

Check out some colourful ways to incorporate versatile violet tints into your wedding…

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