Jan. 3, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Wedding Cakes

TAGS: WEDDING TRENDS 2012, WEDDING CAKES, EXPERT TIPS, SPARKLE & SHINE

Tall, Delicate & Beautiful… Wedding Cake Trends for 2012!


Choosing a wedding cake can seem like an overwhelming task, and you may be tempted at times to just toss that tradition aside. But it doesn't have to be that way. Cakes have come a long way over the years, and the trends for 2012 are fresh and exciting!


wedding cake trends 2012
Photo Credit: April Reed Cake Design


This year we're looking at cleaner palettes, with a play on height and textured finishes.


2012 is all about white on white.


Whether you choose to go with a smooth and matte fondant, intricate piping and scrollwork, or layers of small sugar blossoms; the colour should be clean and the focus should be on the texture.


Another option to consider is whether you want fondant at all. We're seeing beautiful sweeping finishes in buttercream, royal icing and meringue which offer a rustic elegance of their own.


Now how do you fit that ...

Jan. 12, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Wedding Registries

TAGS: EXPERT TIPS, DEPOSIT A GIFT, WEDDING REGISTRY, WEDDING TRENDS 2012

Register for Honeymoons, Homes and More!.....Wedding Registry Trends for 2012


Like many wedding traditions, the gift registry has evolved to better suit the needs of today’s modern couples. As people get married later in life or live together before marriage, many already have all the household ‘stuff’ they need before the big day, which is why the latest trend in registries is all about the cash registry!


Deposit a Gift Honeymoon Registry


Here are 4 trends Deposit a Gift is seeing when it comes to cash wedding registries:

Jan. 19, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Honeymoon Wedding Registries

TAGS: EXPERT TIPS, WEDDING TRENDS 2012, WEDDING REPUBLIC, WEDDING REGISTRY, WEDDING GIFT


Got the travel bug? .......Wedding Registry Trends for 2012


To honeymoon or not to honeymoon? If you’re footing the bill for the wedding yourselves you might be tempted to forgo a honeymoon, but have you considered a honeymoon wedding registry?


Honeymoon wedding registry


One of the big 2012 trends that couples are adding to their registries are honeymoons. In fact, a honeymoon wedding registry is ideal if you’re already living together or are combining fully furnished households and have enough “stuff” (and really, will you ever use that floral china set?)


Why is it so popular? It’s win-win scenario. Couples get to plan the trip of their dreams while guests get an easy and convenient way to give.


Here are a few tips for creating the perfect honeymoon wedding registry:

Jan. 5, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Bridal Accessories

TAGS: WEDDING TRENDS 2012, BRIDAL ACCESSORIES, WEDDING HEADPIECE, EXPERT TIPS, LILLIPUT HATS


Alluring, luxurious and colorful…..Bridal Accessories Trends for 2012!


One of the most exciting trends to emerge in bridal accessories has to be the fascinator, and not just because of the Royal Wedding!


Small, perched and delicate, accented with handmade flowers, wispy coque feathers, Swarovski crystals and pearls, the fascinator has a modern, youthful appeal as well as old Hollywood style glamour.


Bridal Fascinator


Elements of these new bridal headpieces include birdcage style veils that dip alluringly over one eye, rather than mask the entire face.


Bridal Fascinator


Even the colour palette has shifted from traditional stark white to softer more pastel tones, incorporating peacock feathers, and other bright and pastel shades. Adding colour lets you transition from your ceremony to the evening reception with some additional flair!


Want to add the style and sophistication of a fascinator to your wedding look but are worried about what a bespoke, handmade creation might cost? Lilliput Hats offers these tips to ...

Jan. 31, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Engagement Photo Sessions

TAGS: EXPERT TIPS, WEDDING TRENDS 2012, AMBIENT STUDIOS, ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY


Get creative and think outside the box……Engagement Photo Session Trends for 2012


Let's be honest - the one wedding vendor decision that will live on with you for years to come is your photographer. Their style, expertise and vision will be the one element with tangible remains once the Big Day is over, so you want to be sure you get it right!


Wedding Engagement Photography


How? Consider an engagement photo session. This is the perfect way to help you get to know your photographer, become comfortable and ensure your personalities mesh prior to the wedding. After all you’ll be spending just as much time with them at your wedding as with your bridesmaids!


When it comes to trends for engagement photo sessions – 2012 is all about creativity!


This year, couples are choosing a location or activity that has some meaning for them. So think outside the box - it's great for photographers to explore a new location, and keeps things fresh and ...