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In a recent article by Harmony Walton, founder of the Bridal Bar, she describes the fading fascination with the shabby chic and vintage trends of that came in so strong over the past 2 years. This shift was strongly supported among many of the best wedding planners and event designers at Engage 11 in May 2011 – calling for a shift away from the formulaic look so pervasive in event design and wedding photography. While I think there are still many brides that will want to still bring some vintage elements into their weddings as the trend softens, it is more likely to have a stronger air of sophistication.
[Thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate's wedding, in 2012 we'll see a shift away from that nostalgic tradition to a more formal and sophisticated style. Say hello to detailed French lace and lavish tufted furnishings. A more carefully curated and less-cluttered, old world glamour meets modern sophistication wedding trend has emerged.
A couture gown might still give a nod to history, yet shows the fashion-forward side of today's bride. Dare I say Ralph Lauren and Alexander McQueen even have a shot of knocking Anthropologie off its wedding high horse? Julie Sabatino, founder of The Stylish Bride in New York, has also been noticing the shift. "I'm seeing a return to classic style and glamour. Surprisingly, this is translating into bridal fashion through brides' renewed interest in fuller A-line skirts. It's so refreshing, and perhaps on trend because of Kate Middletown's gown and the influence of the royal wedding. I think we will see a greater number of brides wearing a veil as she did, and considering long sleeves."
And that regal style has found its way into event design, too. The new flavor is infused with rich textures, lots of white (and even some metallics) and grand traditional settings.][Excerpt from Harmony Walton article in brackets.]
What do you think? Are vintage-styled weddings a things of the past? What style will you be inspired by for your 2012 and 2013 weddings?
Without going too formal, personally…I’m in love with Bohemian Glamour…or Boho Chic..it still offers the eclectic flavour with a big dose of glamour to boot! I think it’s a glamourous transition from the more traditionally earthy vintage. Local wedding venues that would be perfect for a this style of formal meets old world romance and sophistication would be the Chateau Laurier, Eighteen Restaurant and the Side Door Restaurant.