Monday, March 23, 2009

with being Trend-E for Spring 2009

Calling all Savvy brides- to be! It’s that time of year again, the Savannah 2009 wedding season is underway! There are so many trends emerging for the season, from patterns to feathers to décor, Oh my! Excited to dial in on this years trends? Read further to find out my 7 fav’s of what’s going to be hip, hot and chic!

From farms to barns to gardens, an outdoor wedding can set the perfect backdrop for an event any bride dreams of. Rustic signs are a fantastic way to give your venue some charm & character and are a personal favorite of mine. It can even be a family project, invite your dad to help out or have your husband- to-be get hands on! Backyard weddings are becoming popular and are a great way to make your guest feel comfortable by giving off that laid back vibe. Remember that by starting with a blank canvas, you have the opportunity to get creative and the outdoors is a great place to let it all out!

 barn wedding Photos: The Knot

Tired of seeing the old disposable click and shoot camera sitting on the guest tables when you walk into a wedding? Dare to be different! Get your guests super involved and having a blast by setting up a “photo set”. Photo sets are a unique twist to any wedding and will leave your guests laughing it up. You can ask your photographer to take the shots or leave out a Polaroid camera. Put out some fun, colorful costumes and props, and look forward to later seeing the pictures of your friends and family on your big day.

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Hiring an artist to paint a portrait of your ceremony or reception is a great way to take home a piece of your big day. It will be a memento, something you and your husband can look at and cherish daily. You could even set it out at your 50th wedding anniversary!

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Portraits by Greg Kalamar and Nicole Herzog 

Long gone are the days of clear simple vases. If you are looking for a way to make your centerpiece unique, consider putting your flowers in a vintage tea can or a mason jar. Check out your local antique store or flea market for some great finds. In keeping with your theme, it’s important to add touches throughout so that it ties together. For example, if you are having a garden themed wedding and are looking to make it whimsical & fun, consider putting your flowers in a teapot or cover a tin can with patterned paper. The possibilities are endless and the sky is the limit.

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Vintage chic is the new trend we are seeing popping up in all details of weddings. You can be inspired by a pattern for your tablecloth, for your cake, or even for your dress. A great way to bring a vintage feel to your wedding cake is with the cake topper. You can ask to borrow your mother or grandmother’s cake topper to really add that “something old” to your day.

vintage weddingPictures:The Knot, MS, BonneFete

Stripes, Stripes, Stripes! This clean line pattern is the new polka dot for the 2009 wedding season. We are going to be seeing this on the wedding dress, invites, & décor. This pattern brings that fresh & contemporary feel to your ceremony or reception.

striped wedding Photos: BHG, The Art of Inviting

Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw’s hip fashion feather hairpiece in the Sex & the City movie, feathers have made a big comeback. You can have them everywhere from your centerpieces, to your cake and everywhere in between. Peacock feathers add a great pop of color to any bouquet or arrangement and are going to be seen this season.

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Stay Stylish!

Holly K.