Ah June…spring air, fresh flowers, sun shining, the perfect month for a wedding! Over two million couples wed every year in the US. That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day. Ten percent of those weddings take place in June, making it the most popular month to say “I Do! And, Los Angeles certainly sees a large number of June weddings, too. In fact, Los Angeles wedding planners and venues are often booked up for the entire month. If you are in a June wedding in Los Angeles or attending one, here are a few of the top bridal gown trends you’ll be seeing coming down the aisle.
Whether set in an outdoor garden, romantic church, or event hall, the bride will surely be the center of attention. Drawing inspiration from nature, history, and current events, wedding dresses in 2011 reinvented the classic notions of romance and modernism with dynamic shapes and luscious fabrics.
Nothing evokes freshness, and beauty more than flowers. This year, Los Angeles brides are paying homage to the season with wedding gowns with floral details. Tiny embroidered silk flowers, lacey panels, and subtle appliques are some of the pretty and delicate details you’ll see all over this summer’s gowns. But, brides need not be subtle with their floral details, for a bolder statement, bigger is definitely better! Gowns for the season will showcase many oversized floral appliqués, entire cascading petal like skirts, and big and bold whimsical and colorful blooms. You may also see entire corsets or gown bodices made of 3-dimensional floral appliqués and big rosettes. Floral is fresh, flirty, and a wonderful choice for a spring wedding.
Vintage is Modern
Vintage doesn’t just belong in the past. Vintage and vintage-inspired weddings are a hot Los Angeles wedding trend right now and into fall 2011. Nothing says sweet and proper ’50s era-lady like a tea length dress. Flapper-inspired dresses from the 20’s, Hollywood glamour fitted gowns from the 30’s, and 50’s high waists and full skirts all serve as inspiration for wedding gowns today. For an authentic vintage dress, some brides may choose to scour a number of local vintage shops or their own mother’s closets to score their once in a lifetime vintage gown. Luckily for everyone else, modern designers have transformed something old into something new with a vintage spin, and retro-inspired dresses can be found at every bridal store.
It’s hard to turn on the television or open a magazine and not catch a glimpse of a Hollywood celebrity wedding. Through the years, wedding trends have always had a celebrity influence, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, and Grace Kelly set trends for years beyond their weddings. This year’s Hollywood brides were no doubt influenced by what Princess Catherine wore to her royal wedding. Kate’s white long-sleeved wedding dress with a surprisingly-plunging neckline has ushered in the return of lace, sleeves, and simplicity. Royalty may be the ultimate celebrity, but brides are also finding inspiration from the red carpet: After the 2011 Golden Globe awards, a wedding white version of a green Monique L’huillier gown worn by Catherine Zeta Jones was a hit. Other celebrities, known for cutting-edge style inspirations for wedding gowns are Gwen Stefani, Reese Witherspoon, Ivanka Trump, and Portia De Rossi, whose Zac Posen backless pink dress with a Cinderella tutu has been a heavily copied style for the past few years.
No matter what style or trend is chosen, hopefully Anoush Catering is part of the special day, ensuring a flawless and delicious event for all.