Guest blogger: Rosanna Casper, co-founder of Idojour.com, a new wedding website where brides, grooms, family and friends can purchase a stylish and affordable mix of beautifully curated pieces. Designed to make wedding planning all the more inspiring and enjoyable, Idojour offers accessories and apparel for your wedding weekend, complemented by both inspirational and practical content. Rosanna oversees content, among many other things, and makes sure that everything comes together beautifully on the site.
Here, Rosanna shares the top trends she's seeing right now.
Spring is a season of color and life; from the runway to the red carpet to the aisle, we're seeing vivid pops of color, as well as soft neutrals, vintage style and glamour. Brides are mixing classic and elegant qualities with bold, unique and, of course, personal touches. Here, Idojour's top 10 trends as we head into spring and summer.
1. Head-turning Hairpieces
Brides are becoming more fashion-forward when it comes to their headpieces, opting for fascinators, masked cage veils, forehead headbands, and large flowers in lieu of traditional veils.
Left: Andria Bird Charlotte Headband; Right: Idojour Double Flower Faschinator Comb
2. Statement Jewelry
From chunky necklaces to large cuffs, make your wedding-day jewelry memorable. What better time to add a pop of color than a spring wedding?
Left to right: Cayetano Legacy Lorraine Necklace; Tammy Spice Crystal Earrings; Cocktail Bling Earrings
3. Bold Pops of Color
We expect to see bright hues, such as tangerine, lime green, and royal blue, in brides' jewelry, shoes, invitations, bridesmaids dresses, and g décor.
Left to right: Paris Hilton Selene Shoes; Joanna August Claire Dress; Invitations from Timeless Paper
4. Mix & Match
In keeping with the vintage theme, many brides are favoring more variation and less symmetry, from textured linens on their tables to mix-and-match bridesmaids dresses, all tied into a central theme.Photo Credit: Shannen Norman Photography
5. Natural Elements
Environmentally-friendly weddings are here to stay, bringing locally-sourced food and florals like succulents, wildflowers and baby’s breath.Photo Credit: Pico Soriano
Feathers are hot this year (even as the weather gets warmer); they add a unique and elegant touch to any wedding-day look.
Photo Credit: Garrett J. Poortinga; left to right: Sue Wong Ostrich Feather Dress' Sondra Roberts Feather Clutch' The Wedding Dresser Ostrich Feather Mini Cape
7. Belts & Sashes
Play around with different widths and styles to match your spring style. It's a perfect way to add sparkle, texture and a personal touch to your wedding-day look!Left to right: Ali B. Ruffled Grey Belt (Coming Soon to Idojour), A.B. Ellie Charlotte Sash
8. Feminine Dresses
Brides are choosing gowns with layers, texture, and soft fabrics, such as chiffon, organza, and tulle, for a more romantic look.Left to right: Matthew Christopher Uma Gown, Watters Jeanne Gown, Theia Couture White Collection Gown
9. Long Family-Style Tables
Give your wedding a more casual. intimate feel with square or long, family-style tables. It makes guests feel like they're at a giant dinner party!Photo Credit: Jennifer Roper (left), Gene Higa (right)
10. Impressive food & cocktails
Food creativity and presentation have become quite popular, and we are loving the innovative ways that brides are incorporating specialty cocktails, food stations (mashed potato bar, anyone?), and color-coordinated dessert tables with gourmet candy, cookies and other delectable sweets into their wedding menus.Photo Credit: Cocktails Details (left); Idojour (right)