Last week’s Wedding Salon, held in New York City, was a huge success. Dozens of vendors featured the latest trends in bridal and event planning, from reception and honeymoon locations, dress styles, flower and table arranging, and cake displays. Several trends managed to stand out. According a The Wedding Salon representative, “Brad & Angelina, Justin & Jessica, Halle & Olivier are not the only ones planning big weddings in 2012! At The Wedding Salon in New York City, brides’ fantasy weddings came to life with the hottest trends for Summer 2012 unveiled.
“We were thrilled to be able to celebrate the launch of Summer Wedding Season with some of the top names in the industry including Colin Cowie, Carlo’s Bakery of Cake Boss & Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings in addition to over 1500 New York Brides! We look forward to seeing all the trends from The Wedding Salon come to life in the season ahead,” says Wedding Salon Founder and renowned Celebrity Event Planner, Tatiana Byron.
Larger-than-life reception tables will be a focal point of weddings this summer. Ariston Flowers and Events showcased this trend with sky-high tiered cylinders filled with all-white calla lilies, dripping with orchids and crystal. David Tutera also opted for larger-than-life with his reception table designed for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings complete with weeping willow branches, hanging glass orbs and floating candles, creating a truly whimsical effect. Extraordinary Productions revealed that all-white tables with crystal accents will be the ultimate trend for Summer 2012 by creating branches encrusted with crystal surrounded by white tulips and hydrangea. Flora Design revealed that brides will opt for over-the-top canopies complete with white ostrich feathers, dripping with orchids.
Pantone’s prediction that Tangerine will be the color of 2012 was seen at The Wedding Salon, where Betty’s Total Events utilized shades of tangerine and coral over exotic coral linen to accent their luxe all-white tiered reception table with striking pops of color. Priam Vineyards also looked to Pantone’s prediction by accenting their rustic reception table with tangerine and coral florals.
In terms of Wedding Day Couture, Jaehee Bridal Atelier revealed that brides will look to Princess and Vintage Gowns by showcasing classic Kenneth Pool ballgowns and Jenny Packham’s sleek silhouettes with crystal and sequined accents. As for wedding day beauty, Kiss explained that red nails and fake eyelashes will be a hot trend for brides this upcoming season.
The Morris Truck showcased a key trend for late night weddings – grilled cheese as a late-night favor before the guests head home, while Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs revealed that finger food and cocktail-style receptions will be a huge trend with brides opting for finger foods including Roquefort-crusted grape hors d’oeuvres. As for dessert, brides are looking for new treats for their guests such as cake-cups from Bee’s Knees Baking Company showcasing “Comfort-Food” flavors such as Peanut Butter and Jelly & Honey Bourbon.
Showing that a Beach Wedding will never go out of style, The Wedding Salon featured the biggest names in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons including St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico Tourism Board, Palace Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean and Mexico, The Islands of the Bahamas, and The Leading Hotels of The World highlighting their amazing properties as the go-to destinations for Summer 2012.”
See their website at www.weddingsalon.com to find more trends, photos and where to attend future events.