Trend: Feathers

 

Why it’s hot: Oscar favourite Black Swan has created a buzz for pretty plumage. Feathers (or feathery motifs) can fit into all aspects of your wedding day, from your dress to your accessories, bouquets and cake.
Alison McGill,
Editor-in-Chief


Trend: Creative backdrops

 

Why it’s hot: The whole crafty/DIY look is now trending. Favours, stationery and centrepieces are key, but romantic backdrops in the form of paper flowers and fabric can transform any venue.
Rosesanne Dela Rosa,
Associate Editor

 

Trend: Photo booth props

 

Why it’s Hot: Last year the revival of the old-school photo booth at wedding receptions was huge. This year, we anticipate it to be even bigger. Expect to see a surge in personalized booths filled with custom decor tailored toward the couple’s personality.
Rosesanne Dela Rosa,
Associate Editor


Trend: Local cuisine


Why it’s hot: Serving food found close to home is not only trendy, but environmentally and budget-friendly, too. Plus it can be a great way to play up your destination. Having your reception in Niagara-on-the-Lake? Serve local wine or have an ice cream bar made by the nearby creamery.
Stephanie Gray,
Online Editor


Trend: Sapphires


Why it’s hot: Kate Middleton’s spectacular blue sapphire engagement ring ignited a passion for this vibrant gemstone.
Nicole Keen,
Associate Editor

Trend: Chic bridesmaid attire


Why it’s hot: Designers now understand you want to choose a dress your girls will love wearing — just look at the fashionable creations from Melissa Sweet, Wtoo and Lela Rose.
Stephanie Gray,
Online Editor


Trend: Honeysuckle-tinted lips


Why it’s hot: The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2011 is a perfect choice as your wedding-day shade, but we particularly love it as a lip colour selection. Our lippy pick: Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Honeysuckle ($25).
Alison McGill,
Editor-in-Chief


Trend: Pastel bridal gowns


Why it’s hot: Soft peach, blush pink and baby blue are all fresh and elegant alternatives to traditional white and ivory.
Nicole Keen, Associate Editor


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