Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 Bridal trends

Monday, January 10, 2011
Whoooh - back to work and delighted to be sitting at my desk, surrounded by beads and full of ideas for new designs which I'll be sharing with you shortly.

Part of my design research involves keeping up to date with the latest in bridal trends so today I am sharing an idea that is going to be huge in 2011 weddings! Succulents - I love them for their crazy forms and variety of colours. They are sculptural yet simple and can be used in lots of creative ways.

This first photo is the one that wowed me - how about a headpiece made from a succulent that has been sprayed gold? This piece was designed by Clarissa Jones, who is an event planner in California. Her business is called JLDesigns - check out the other succulent ideas from this shoot.

This is a bouquet that I have featured before and was found via Style Me Pretty. I love the colour mix of soft greys and greens with yellow.

And here's a striking cake made by Erica O'Brien. The flower decorations are made from fondant sugar paste. I love when things are not what they appear to be. Totally scrumptious!

In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing 2011 bridal trends for everything from dresses to hairstyles. In the meantime, I need to get back to my design desk!


Christina Brosnan said...

I really love this! It's going to look super on Irish brides.

Unknown said...

Thanks Christina - big floral themes are definitely still big for 2011 and it's lovely to see something with a bit of a twist!

Jeanine said...

Absolutely in love with this post & everything in it. Beautiful work and I've linked to it on my facebook page as well as couture weddingista facebook page too. Bravo!

Unknown said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Jeanine and for linking it to your facebook page too! Are you based in Turkey?

maneeno4 said...

I'm in the US - Colorado! Would love to visit sometime though. I photograph weddings world-wide.

Unknown said...

Thanks Maneen - I hope you get to make that trip some day!