2013 Wedding Trends: Pearls

You can never go wrong wearing pearls on your wedding day.  They never go out of style and are truly timeless.  In 2013, you will see pearls showing up for weddings not only in pearl jewelry but in other aspects of the wedding as well.

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 In fashion, wedding gowns featuring pearls are on trend for 2013.   You can choose a traditional gown with a pearl bodice like the one below or a form fitting gown with strands of pearls down the back of the gown.

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Of course pearl jewelry looks great with almost any dress.  Try a statement necklace for a modern look!

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A gorgeous new way to “wear” pearls is to carry them as your wedding bouquet. L-O-V-E!  Guys can even wear a few pearls too!

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If you love pearls think about continuing this theme in to the reception.  Guest table centerpieces are a great way to showcase pearls!

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And don’t forget about the cake!  Look at these modern wedding cakes using pearl accents!

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Let us know what you think about pearl themed weddings?

Happy Planning!

Five Alternative Wedding Bouquets

Some brides are choosing to forgo the traditional flower bouquet for bouquets made out of original materials.  There are many reasons to choose an alternative wedding bouquet.  Not only are these alternative bouquets eco friendly but they are also economical!  For all my crafty brides who are on a budget these bouquets can save you hundreds of dollars.  Choosing an alternative bouquet is also very unique which is why this trend is probably not for the traditional bride.   Below are my top five favorite alternative bouquets.

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You have probably seen a brooch bouquet before and although these bouquets are a beautiful alternative to a traditional bouquet they can be a little pricey.  A more economical version is buttons!  Layering buttons on top of each other gives a very similar look.

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Another great alternative bouquet is using beads, crystals and pearls from a craft shop bundled together. How chic and beautiful are these bouquets?  To me, these are the perfect bouquets for a Winter wedding!

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Fabric is another great alternative to a traditional bouquet.  Use different fabric colors and textures to give the bouquet more interest.  I really love the crocheted “flower” in the bouquet below!  I wonder what a bouquet of all crocheted flowers would look like?!

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Felt is another great way to make “flowers” for a wedding bouquet.  You can create all different types of flowers with felt including sunflowers and roses.  Felt is super inexpensive and comes in all kinds of colors!

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Paper is another great way to make flowers and can be made to look extremely realistic to real flowers. If you aren’t a crafty bride don’t worry. Many of these bouquets can be purchased from handmade Etsy shops for pretty inexpensive.

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Which bouquet is your favorite?  Would you carry an alternative bouquet?

We want to know!