Greetings to all wonderful brides (and grooms)! As this year is coming to an end, we’re finding ourselves looking ahead to what’s in store for 2014. And we know our brides are on the look out for that unique idea to style their dream Greek Island Wedding. We always keep our eyes open for the next big thing, and sifting through gorgeous bridal shows and photos of real weddings has given us some great insight on what’s to come. The trends for 2014 weddings are playful yet elegant, spectacular (somewhat dramatic) and fun. Here’s what happening this year! 1 ) Wedding Décor We spotted a tendency to move away from the ‘everything matching’ style in favor of a much more eclectic decor scheme. Mixing elements of contrasting styles creates a look that’s fresh and truly unique. You might be pairing vintage style lounge furniture with sleek modern chairs, for example, or use linens with bold patterns: from chevrons and quatrefoils to florals and geometric shapes. Patterns are a great way to bring color and dimension into the reception decor scheme. Think about the spectacular contrast of these patterns against the 'white washed' venues whilst planning your wedding in Greece.
photo The Nichols Studio
photo Bella Sposa Bride
photo Ashley Ludaescher via 100 Layer Cake
2) Wedding Dresses Dramatic veils, 1920’s-inspired & and open-backed gowns and lush Lace; the season is about statement makers. Wedding dresses that sit just above the knee are also having a moment under the bridal fashion spotlight. With the use of lace, draped tulle and striking necklines, they still have that much sought after ‘wow’ factor; just perfect for destination weddings!
source by: Marchesa
source by: Angel Sanchez
source: Yasmine Yaya Couture
3) What about the Groom? The classic bow tie is slowly making a comeback for grooms as a popular choice over the tie. There are some great modern bow ties out there that ‘adventurous grooms’ will sure find inspiring.
4) Pantone Color of the Year Perfect for your “something blue,” Pantone has selected it’s top color for 2014 — Dazzling Blue! We think it resembles the blue in our logo and are loving it. From your wedding shoes to linens, bridesmaids dresses & wedding cakes, there is no shortage of ways to incorporate this dazzling shade into your wedding palette!
source: Lady Clever
source: Charm City Cakes
source: Corbin Gurkin
And remember: Don’t incorporate a trend because it’s hot. Think outside the box and incorporate a trend that is a unique reflection of you and your tastes. Sooo looking forward to our upcoming weddings! Warm Island Greetings,