Its that time again, I get to predict (coerce) bridal trends for the coming year. Last years list saw the 20s, orange and mismatched bridesmaids. Whilst I think the first will continue strong in to 2013 (which I am pleased about) there will be some sauntering in to the 30s jazz era also. This year will see the rise of glitter power, food in finger form, and 2 very different approaches to style. Oh, and farewell to the cupcake there’s a new bun in town.
Whilst I appreciate that a lot of people follow what Pantone dictates, I haven’t really been inspired by their ‘Colours for 2013‘. I think the only one that may be worth pursuing is emerald. A wonderful colour for bridesmaids because it looks fantastic on every skin tone/hair colour.
Metallics (is that a colour?)
Gold, silver and bronze. Straight up or mixed. Metallic elements will be big in 2013. From glitter bridesmaids to gold charger plates and cutlery. Embellished dresses from Jenny Packham lends itself well to 20s styling whilst feathers dipped in gold glitter mixed with rustic hessian make for perfect rustic-luxe. More on this oxymoron tomorrow.
Mint green, peach and pastel blue will also still be popular this year. As will grey. And you all know my love of grey.
There will be more on flowers tomorrow but there are two main trends: the wild and wonderful or simple and elegant. Of course, flower crowns will still go strong. Major high fives for this.
Simple and Elegant – subtle colours, pastels and frothy foliage
Wild and Wonderful – everything. EVERYTHING. Do it. Seeds, leaves, blooms, pods, unicorns.
Floral creations can all be found on my pinterest board
The SYGM approved florist list –
Middle-ish – Miss Pickering
Want to grow your own flowers? Then talk to Common Farm Flowers and Higgledy Garden
On the blog tomorrow – themes and styling. What do you think so far?