Brides, we know you are the queen at your wedding, but let's discuss the showpiece of your reception...The Cake. Twenty years ago, most cakes had multiple tiers, usually separated by columns, stairs, flowers, a colored fountain...or all of the above! Plop a figurine on top, add some frosting roses and there was your cake! We've come a long way, baby, with fondant replacing frosting, and the traditional cake topper a thing of the past. Here are some of the trends we're keeping our eye on for Wedding Cakes in 2014:
Fondant Flowers add romance to a wedding cake, gracing styles from modern to rustic....and everything is completely edible!
Instead of a smooth surface of glistening frosting, more cakes are sporting textured surfaces, including the modern ruffle.
Just as 2014 wedding gowns are featuring more beading and jewels, so are cakes. Metallic frostings, glitter trims, brooches and rhinestones all make a sparkling statement of formality.
Ombre' shaded frosting (varying from light to dark) in the color of the wedding is a new trend we love! Also, frosting roses in an all-over pattern mimic the romantic fashions of the year.
Romance, romance, romance! Vintage-style lace reflects the appliqués adorning a bridal gown, with Shabby Chic styling. Include an antique brooch, old-world roses and display on a ornate cake stand for added va-voom!
The "Naked Cake", with frosting found only between the layers, is the height of Rustic Chic! Add fresh flowers for a natural, Bohemian vibe.
Photo by Peta Rudd www.petarudd.com
Custom-made cake toppers reflect the bride and groom's personal style, and the theme of the wedding. Love birds, bunting, animals, words of love, initials, succulents and toys all can be displayed on the top of your cake...making it a showpiece!
Make sure that your wedding cake is a reflection of your wedding style! For more great wedding tips, come see us at The Bride's Shoppe or give us a call at 761-6338. We love to talk about All Things Wedding!
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Wedding Trends for 2014: THE DRESS
2014 promises to be an exciting year in weddings! Bridal fashions embrace a wide range of silhouettes, colors, fabrics, trims and accessories. Themes reflect a couple's desire to express their individuality throughout their wedding experience. Although there are great changes in styles and celebrations this season, there is a strong sense of tradition that underplays this year's weddings. This week, we focus on the most important article of clothing you will ever wear...your bridal gown! Here are the key looks we saw on the fashion runways for 2014...
COLOR - While white and ivory in (in 20+ shades, from diamond to magnolia!) remain the favorites for bridal gowns, this season's emphasis on color…pink, blush, light gold, pale gray, café, alabaster, black…give brides a broad palette from which to select their look.
FABRICS- Lace remains the number one fabric this year, as well as gowns in silky satin, sheer chiffon and tulle.
TRIMS - Bridal gowns are boldly beaded and carry metallic touches. Feathers appear on many gowns. Jeweled necklines and dramatic back interest (ranging from keyholes to sheer backs accented with gorgeous beading) are the stars for 2014. For many designers, "bling, glitter and glitz" are their main emphasis. Floral appliqués range from dainty and delicate to massive fabric roses adorning full ball gown skirts. Lace appliques are featured on both traditional and modern styles.
SILHOUETTES- Brides want to show off their curves, and the dropped waist and trumpet styles are the perfect fit! Slip dresses with beaded overlays have a vintage feel we love. Ball gowns are classic and romantic. Mermaid silhouettes feature ruffles and Hollywood drama.
NECKLINES- Favorites include the strapless sweetheart, off the shoulder, and even the plunging V! Glamorous sheer necklines are becoming more popular as well.
SLEEVES- Gowns once again feature sleeves, whether small caps or long and sheer. Hooray! Detachable back drapes, flutter sleeves or beautiful bolero jackets are elegant options.
CUSTOM ELEMENTS- Brides are customizing their gowns to suit their personal style or carry out the wedding theme. Jeweled belts add glamour and define a waist. Colored sashes are fun and flirty, and there is even a bridal belt in Mossy Oak camo!
SHORT LENGTH-There are short dresses in all price ranges, ideal for destination weddings, informal celebrations, rehearsal dinners or the perfect little dress to change into at your wedding reception! Many brides are opting to purchase a “little white dress” for such an occasion. For the "stylistas”, there are gowns with feathers, retro styles and even wedding pantsuits and jumpsuits!
Whatever your style, we would love to help you find the dress of your dreams! Contact us to make an appointment to look at gowns and talk about all things wedding! We look forward to working with you!