While beautiful and joyous, planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful. Wedding Salon is the nation’s #1 premier luxury bridal show, and connects brides with the top names in bridal in five markets across the country. I had the opportunity to attend the opulent event held Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City and get an up close look at the all fabulous vendors ready for this years bridal season.
Immediately guests were greeted by a romantic canopy produced by Décor Galore and strolling table by Athena Entertainment. It was impossible not to admire the array of gorgeous gowns from designers like Jenny Yoo, Yumi Katsura, Glamour Closet, M&J Bridal Salon, Book a Taylor and Steed & Wall.
I browsed row after row of breathtaking center pieces and table settings from event stylers Décor Galore, and artfully designed wedding cakes and menus from Tuthill House House at the Mill.
The highlight of the show is the reveal of the biggest wedding trends, and gives insight into what we should expect to see for the 2015 season:
1. Headpieces Instead of Veils: Top designers, including M&J Bridal and House of Trends, featured glamorous headpieces rather than traditional veils. Head pieces have increased in popularity as brides feel that a lavish head piece is really only suitable for a special day such as a wedding.
2. Earthy Tones: Wedding Salon vendors including Big Dawg featured the Garden Style Farm Tables that have become popular all over America. Having originated in the South West, New York City put its spin on this style with vintage china, chandeliers, soft romantic flowers, and candles.
3. Men & the Wedding Planning Process: In 2015 men are getting more involved in wedding planning. As the tradition of parents paying for weddings fades, men have become more involved in the planning process as they are footing more of the bill. This has resulted in a growing pale blue and navy blue accent trend.
4. Location of the Destination Wedding: Destination Weddings are expanding to include both “local destinations” as well as “travel destinations”. Local destination weddings take place at beautiful resorts just a drive away from home, providing couples with venues for their large weekend weddings. Couples with smaller destination weddings are flocking to the Caribbean and tropical resorts as they hop on a flight with their closest friends and family.
Before leaving, I was treated to an AWESOME swag bag filled with various bridal essentials from: Essie Nail Polish, Gold Ink Tatoos , Acure Organic Skin Care, merArmore Sample Suite, Essence Lip Liner, Inova Professional Hair Care Sample Suite, Kenra Hair Spray, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar and more!
Are you or any of your friends planning a wedding? Are you or your friends interested in attending the Wedding Salon Bridal Show?