There are certainly mixed reviews about what the wedding trends and bridal themes will be in Spring/Summer 2013. However there does seem to be a noticeable link to the change in the seasons encompassing colour, organic textures, natural elements and ecofriendly elegance!
A real natural feel featuring trees and branches, olive greens, duck egg blue, warm oranges and effortless shades of brown. ‘Love Birds’ will also be seen quite widely this spring – with silhouettes of two little birds frequenting on personalised invitations, serviettes, chocolate wrappers, aisle runners stubby holders and koozies. Along with little tweeting figures added to bird nest bowls and decorations, bird houses for the centrepiece on the table, birdie themed cake toppers and fancy cages as a fun place to collect the cards from your guests.
Elegant and ecofriendly is definitely on the cards for this season, if you are planning to include some more organic and natural elements to your theme, then you could consider using stones as your place name holders for your tables, fill little gift bags with seeds that can be planted or scattered for the birds!
Why not create the perfect pot-plant for the bridesmaids to carry instead of the usual posies or bouquets as a fun way to really bring the spring garden to your wedding, choose a flower that suits the colour scheme of your wedding so that they can become the table centre piece decorations and then be replanted after the event – why not match it with a flower pot style cake too!
Here at Coolaz we have made every effort to create our coolers using products and materials that are better for the environment - we use water based inks that have no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and water based acrylic glues instead of the heavier rubber glues used in the standard neoprene types. We also use a toy and food grade foam for the interior of our coolers and have a lovely bright carrot orange or spring green that could be great for an organic theme.
The waterproof protective laminate to the outer of our cooler can easily be wiped clean, this means that we can create simple designs with mostly white in the background to use less inks and offer a clean organic feel to your design. Also, because our coolers are made with a light-weight foam and pack flat they are very economical to freight, plus all of our products are designed and made in our factory in Mornington, VIC resulting in a lower carbon footprint!
Completely opposite to the natural elements of spring comes the bright a bold colours of a summer rainbow! Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue Purple, Pink … all of these colours are acceptable this summer and you guessed it … all at once!! You can keep everything else simple with white, cream or even black bridesmaid dresses for the wedding and then a bold choice of shoes and flowers to match – each girl can have a different colour of the rainbow for a fantastic look!
Dress up a simple cake with bright decorations, and choose decorations, ribbons and flowers to match – each table at your reception could have a different colour theme!
SURPRISE…!!! This is a huge thing this year and there are so many ways that you can bring an element of surprise into your wedding. Why not show your individuality and add a truly personal touch - if you are a fan of flats and not big on heels then why not wear a bridal gown that falls right to the floor and hide a pair of sneakers underneath?! Or perhaps you are known for a favourite colour or have a nickname that can be represented by a particular colour – then your surprise could be your bridal shoes … with some bright killer heels under your white dress – you could even match into your bridesmaid colours or flowers!
Wedding Dresses in Fashion
Some particular styles of bridal gowns this season include the Peplum – this modern style has a real retro feel to it. Peplum dresses look stunning in both short and long styles and have an additional short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline.
Short dresses will be big this summer, so if you’ve got great legs then show them off! If you prefer a longer look for your wedding then perhaps it wold be nice to have a shorter version for the reception as a second dress!
Black and white dresses are showing up every season and will continue to be loved. The contast of dark and light is simply exquisite and will be seen for a very long time.
Of course with the Royal wedding still hanging fond in our memory, the cowl neck dress will be really popular for the next few seasons – this inspiration comes from Pippa Middleton’s stunning look at the wedding of Kate & William!
One big difference this year is the coloured wedding gown... this won’t be a trend that will suit everyone however if it is the way to go for you then there are so many styles and colours to choose from - check out our coolers to match each colour too. some favourite colours include;
Red, Maroon, Deep Burgundy, Midnight Blue, Navy Blue, Spring Green, Olive Green, Aqua Blue and Duck Egg Blue along with the Classic White and Ivory Wedding Dress.
Happy Wedding Planning!