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Wedding Trends 2012: Neon Touches

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Via Sania Pell | Oh Happy Day | Oh So Beautiful Paper

Neon has appeared on the catwalks for some months now, and is slowly seeping into weddings, too. With all things vintage still being fashionable, incorporating neon pink, yellow and green can give that little, fresh pop of colour. To avoid it becoming too glaring and tacky, I see it best incorporated as subtle touches in stationery and decor: as painted edges on wedding invitations or string wrapped around favours, softened with neutral colours and romantic fonts.

How would you incorporate neon colours into your wedding?

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Wedding Trends 2012: Typography and Letterpress

Category: Details, details, details   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   2 comments |

Lately, it’s been fashionable in Scandinavian decor – and decor in general – to showcase quotes and beautiful typography framed as graphic art. Both romantic scripts and modern fonts, sometimes mixed in beautiful balance. This trend is easily translated into all sorts of wedding stationery – invitations, placecards, menus and ceremony programs. For a real, luxurious result, there’s the option of printing in letterpress.

Top two images from Letterpress Workshop – thanks to Liselotte for sending image no. 2. Bottom 2 images from Göteborgs Tryckeriet

Letterpress is nothing new in the wedding blog world, but the scarce availability of good, old fashioned letterpress printers (and know-how) in Scandinavia has meant that in reality, very few brides have had the letterpress option without it being extremely costly. Luckily, letterpress printers seem to finally be dusted off and in use. Letterpress printing is still a relatively costly option – but the result is also unique and tactile.


Wedding Trends 2012: Juliette caps and cap veils

Category: Details, details, details   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   3 comments No colors

Sources: Jannie Baltzer‘s 2012 collection sneak peak preview | Twigs and Honey | Stephanie Allin via Vintage Bride

We’re continuing our Wedding Trends 2012 compilation!  This time, it’s the veils’ turn…

Veils will be moving further and further towards the forehead and be wrapped tighter around the head, inspired by the french, 1920s bridal head adornments. These are in the shapes of juliet caps (with or without a long veil attached) and “pirate veils” – veils wrapped tightly around the head, like we saw in the beach shoot we featured a while ago.

We noticed lace caps springing up in 2011 and wrote about them back in March – since then, Kate Moss and Lily Allen both wore a Juliet cap at their weddings, and looked absolutely stunning. I’m confident that we will see even more brides with these lovely veils in 2012 – I really love the look!


Wedding Trends 2012: Wedding Gown Details

Category: Details, details, details   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   2 comments No colors

By no means do I have a crystal ball – but I really do hope that these expected trends will pick up – exciting dress designs and wedding details ahead! Let’s kick off with the dresses, shall we? They are rather divine, to say the least!

Pronovias – model Peral | Claire Pettibone – model Mademoiselle | Claire Pettibone – model Bridgette | Jenny Packham – model Aspen | Stephanie Allin – model Martine | Claire Pettibone – Sophie

Pronovias – model Edecan | Jenny Packham – model Elm | Jenny Packham – Dalia | Claire Pettibone – model Sophie | Rikke Gudnitz – model Aphrodite | Pronovias – model Biarritz

Wedding dresses in 2012 will continue to follow the vintage trend which has been apparent for a number of seasons now. However, we will see a shift in the decades from which we derive our inspiration from. Instead of the 50s and 60s strutting tea length dresses, the tendency is to derive inspiration from the surrounding decades: The bohemian glam from the 1900s – 20s and the 70s.

This means blouson tops and slinkier shapes. Lace has been in fashion for some seasons now, and will still be everywhere… this time however more apparent on long sleeves, and on sheer, illusion necklines rather than overlays. Coloured, especially blush dresses are appearing more and more often, and glam details like jeweled belts will be popular accessories – replacing the coloured sashes. Finally, we will also be seeing a larger focus on the backs of the wedding dresses, either low, plunging backs or delightfully ornate on  illusion backs.

Other wedding trends that are mentioned around the web are corsets, disco glam (sequinned dresses) and high, frontal slits.


I’d love to hear what you will be wearing – will you stay classic, follow the trends or start your own? :)



Competition: Win a Full Day Wedding Photographer

Category: Give-away   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   27 comments No colors

I have been so, so excited to announce this contest! Remember Annelie Johansson, who photographed this lovely, unique and earth friendly wedding? Well, one of you very lucky brides has the chance to win her to capture your wedding day + a pre-wedding shoot.

About the photographer:

Annelie comes from Sweden, and describes herself as the following:

I love contrast, shadows, tilted frames, dynamic backgrounds and my style is always changing, always evolving with each client. I won’t slap you into a photo that doesn’t suit your personality – I aim to create a unique style on every shoot that matches each clients individuality. I want you to feel something when you look at my photos. If I can do that, I’ve succeeded.

I’m here to take beautiful photos of beautiful things in life and share it with those who appreciate the true art of photography. I appreciate the decision that someone makes when they choose me to be with them on their special day.

Sounds pretty good, don’t you think?

The fabulous prize:

♥ Annelie will capture your full wedding day – from the morning preparations to the party.
♥ You will even get to meet Annelie before your big day, as the prize includes a 2 hour pre-wedding shoot (or engagement shoot, or love shoot, if you will).
♥ From the wedding, you will receive 350-450 images in full high-resolution files on DVD, as well as prints of the best ones gathered in an Asuka album.
♥ The pre-wedding shoot will result in about 50 images and a small Asuka album with the best images.

How to enter:

We like to promote individuality and creativity, so simply leave a comment on this post, describing how your wedding will stand out. Will you be having a beach wedding? A farm or 70s inspired wedding? Are you a same-sex couple, or perhaps a multicultural couple?

The contest will end on Sunday, the 15th of January, where the winner will be picked by Annelie.

Please note: Only couples living in Denmark, Sweden, Norway or Finland can enter the contest. The wedding must be planned for 2012 or 2013. The photographer retains the right to have the images published on websites, blogs and magazines, including Pretty Chic Blog.

Right – we simply can’t wait to drool over your wedding – get going, and tell us what makes your wedding a reflection of you!

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