Top 5 Glamorous Wedding Trends 2016


We welcome 2016 with excitement as we can’t wait to see what kind of gorgeous trends will be hitting the wedding scene. With Pantone’s announcement of Rose Quartz and Serenity, we foresee a lot of weddings to have this soft pastel color scheme. We partnered up with the experts at La Belle Fleur Events to forecast some glamorous wedding trends for the new year and we can’t wait for you to discover the top 5 wedding trends 2016 they shared with us!

Trend 1: Lucite Accents

A unique touch that can carried through many design aspects of the day. The best part about lucite is that it is unexpected which always adds a wow factor. Acrylic materials allow the words that mean to most to pop, but be sure the font color don’t blend into the background of whatever the piece will be laid against.


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Trend 2: Cascading Florals

Say goodbye to traditional circular floral centerpieces! 2016 is all about cascading flowers that mix in textures to create pieces that move. Ways to incorporate this trend? Bouquets, centerpieces, suspended florals and wedding cakes.

Ashley La Fleur, owner of La Belle Fleur Events, recommends couples host design ideation sessions with their floral or design team to inspire creative ways to embrace florals within various aspects of the day. “Often couples get stuck thinking that they have to have the cookie cutter wedding reception look, but nowadays, anything goes! Meeting with a design team early in the process allows the couple to understand that most design teams want to brainstorm and execute glamorous new ideas! Cascading florals is definitely my favorite trend hitting the scene.”

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Trend 3: Champagne Escort Cards

An escort card table is an excellent way to add a personal touch. After all, this is the official welcome into the reception, therefore it should be something to stand out. Welcome your guests with a bubbly table of champagne for a glamorous entrance.


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Trend 4: Jewel Toned Accents

From emerald to navy and amethyst, jewel tones make for stunning accents especially for fall and winter weddings.

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Trend 5: Wedding Dresses with Dimension

The 2016 bridal runway showed us that next year is all about adding dimension to wedding dresses through appliques. Some of our favorites included beading, floral appliques and feathers.

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016, October 2015, New York

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016, October 2015, New York


Getting A Great Fit In Gals’S Bikini Swimwear And 1 Piece Swimwear

Do you sleep very well at night? No? Then perhaps you need to do something about it. Did you know that rest is the amount one element of your daily life that affects your wellbeing? Eight hours of rest may perhaps appear hard to get when you are going through university, operating difficult to get that new position at your work, or staying an insomniac, but there are approaches to beat it. You have to have a superior nights rest to feel greater the following day and assure your future health and fitness.

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When it comes to the reduce, you have to consider three things: comfort, style, and coverage. What may well look excellent on the model might not search very good or feel cozy on you. Yet again, test the Swimsuit on and then come to a decision. Test your self in the mirror and choose one particular that definitely seems to be great on you. This way, you won’t end up with a thing that you definitely don’t fancy. Preserve this in thoughts – invest in only the plus size swimwear nz that you really like, for the reason that there is a broad variety of Swimsuit for plus sized girls these days and it’s pointless to settle on anything you don’t like.

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Petite girls will want to go with push-up tops. Don’t put on the bandeau tops that flatten you like a pancake. Look for a a lot more triangular appearance for the upper entire body. Truly feel cost-free to dress in Bikinis with patterns, poka dots and flowers.

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Evaluating your entire body with other people today is a misplaced trigger mainly because everyone looks to be made distinct. You can do as lots of lunges as you need to have, your bum is not going to look like JLo’s. And that’s Okay. Do the job on your self-esteem and know that you are worthy and delightful just the way in which you are. And drill it in your ideas that everybody is absolutely distinctive – and it’s all wonderful.

wedding cake tips secrets from pros


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Wedding cake is yummy: That’s something you would rarely hear 25 years ago, when wedding cakes were pretty, but had a reputation for being dry and boring. Now wedding cakes are far more than pretty — they’re exciting, creative, and sometimes even electric (think Ace of Cakes or Cake Boss). A talented pastry chef can copy almost any design a bride or groom can think of, and most of the time it still tastes great.

But just in case you’re worried, most bakeries invite potential clients to participate in a cake tasting, so you can make certain that your wedding cake is something you want to eat, not just look at. There are a few things that wedding professionals know that would make life easier for engaged couples who are choosing their cakes. Check out these four tips below before you select your own.

1. If you choose a fancy cake design, chances are the cake has to be covered in a fondant frosting.
Fondant’s consistency has been compared to that of a rolled-out marshmallow, and most people think it’s too sweet to eat. To get the look you want, and ensure the guests still want to eat it, choose a moist cake and opt for filling between the layers. Also, ask to have the cake frosted with buttercream before they add the fondant. Most guests will eat the cake out from the fondant shell, but that way, they’ll still have edible frosting in every bite.

2. Adding fake layers to make a cake taller doesn’t really save much money.
The cost of a wedding cake, per tier, has more to do with the time it takes to decorate it perfectly than it does the cost of the actual cake itself. The taller the cake gets, the more complicated and expensive the assembly, even when some of the tiers are made out of Styrofoam.

3. Nobody needs to see every piece of cake being cut chinese qipao.
In fact, at many venues, the cake is on a rolling table that will disappear into the kitchen after the bride and groom do their official cutting, and served from behind the scenes. For really big weddings, it’s far less expensive to do a simple two or three-tier wedding cake, and have backup sheet cakes in the kitchen to be cut and served to half of the guests. Trust me, nobody will even notice any difference.

4. The type of cake — and its weight — affects how many tiers you can stack on top of each other.
Something very wet, like a tres leches cake or a rum cake, cannot be stacked as tall as something more lightweight. Likewise, very lightweight delicate cakes like those sporting fluffy mousse between the layers cannot support much weight. A heavy cake topper may actually sink directly into the cake unless the chef has hidden a supporting base for it under the frosting.

Sandy Malone is the owner of Sandy Malone Weddings & Events, a full-service traditional and destination wedding planning company and Do-It-Yourself wedding planning consulting service for DIY brides and grooms based in the Washington, DC area. Sandy is the star of TLC’s reality show “Wedding Island,” about her destination wedding planning company, Weddings in Vieques. Sandy’s book “How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional,” will be released on March 1st, but is available online for pre-orders now where books are sold.

10 Biggest Mistakes Couples Make When Planning a Winter Wedding


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There’s is an important thing winter wedding brides can (and should) do as often as time permit; it will help avoid mishaps, and it goes like this: “Making a list and checking it twice.” Here are the top 10 mistakes brides make when planning a winter wedding:

1. Not realizing that most things will be more expensive in the winter.
Destination hotels are higher, airfare is higher, florists are higher. Be sure to prep for that when planning your budget.

2. Not planning around football games.
Especially in the South, football rules fall and winter.

3. Not thinking of effects of weather — from snow to rain,  a bride needs a backup plan.
Always have a plan B, C, & D. Weather can play a big part in your guest getting to and from your ceremony. See if local hotels will offer discounts for an extra night, and encourage you guest to come early and explore the area.

4. Not thinking of transportation.
From riding to the venue to your fabulous ride off into the sunset, weather needs to be considered. It could be raining and 20 degrees. Make sure your guests know what time the shuttle is running and if they can walk, if weather permits, to and from ceremony and/or reception.

5. Not thinking of their wedding dress seasonally.
If it’s cold, a bride might want to opt for sleeves or add a beautiful removable jacket to her bridal ensemble. Also, make sure you have a trial run with both hair and makeup. Double check all zippers and hems. Lay out shoes and jewelry so you have a complete inventory of yours and bridesmaids ensemble.

6. Not thinking of the wedding party seasonally.
I attended a winter wedding once it was 20 degrees out. The bridesmaids were in short strapless dresses — they were freezing and looked miserable. Make sure you have a wrap for the bridesmaids in case they forget. Their gowns and dresses are most often strapless and made of thin material.

7. Not thinking of the wedding guests comfort ball dresses nz.
I seriously have seen brides get married outside in the cold winter and expect the guest to come dressed formally to suffer — think of your guest and their comfort. Again, more information is better than none. A simple note at the bottom of your invitation on attire will keep guests from guessing and Aunt Betty from showing up in her sweats. Make sure you guest know what’s expected of them. A reminder as they check in or email before the big day of the time of the ceremony, dress code, and forecast is always helpful.

8. Not embracing the fact its winter in their décor.
What a perfect time for candlelight, twinkling lights, and fabulous rich flowers —

9. Not embracing comfort foods
Winter weddings should have warmer heavier foods — your favorite hot drinks, warm soups, etc. Remember, it’s cold outside, so welcome your guests into the reception with a cup of warm cider or hot chocolate and blazing fire.

10. Not embracing winter in the favors.
From inexpensive ornaments to tiny fir trees, winter needs to be recognized.

All and all, a winter wedding with its rich colors, fabulous comfort foods, and fun favors can be a wedding that tops all others — embrace it and enjoy!

—Monte Durham and Lori Allen of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

On the new season of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta, premiering Friday, January 1st at 9/8c, Lori and Monte step out of the salon more than ever to help brides find the dress of their dreams, even taking a road trip to Nashville. With surprise brides and last minute dress hunts, the team at Bridals by Lori has their hands full. Also, in a special episode this season, Lori helps her future daughter-in-law find the dress (or dresses) of her dreams. Then, viewers get to follow along as they prepare for the big day and get an inside look at the wedding itself.