Fall 2014 Bridal Wear and Decor Trends By Suhani Patel
For any bride, choosing not only a look appropriate for the occasion, but also one that showcases your personality, can seem like a daunting task. You “oooh” and “aaah” over glamorous shots in glossy magazines, but reality is there lurking in the background. Will I be able to wear this for 5 hours while bending, stretching, and dancing? Will these colors make our wedding pictures lasting memories?
With so many aspects to think about, here are a few tips to help you get started for your fall wedding:
Major Trends Colors of the season: White and gold was a predominant combination this spring. This fall, try pairing gold with darker hues such as deep reds and burgundies. The sparkle of gold embellishments and embroidery is sure to emphasize any bride’s natural beauty on her wedding day.
Simple statements: The spring was all about soft fabrics and heavy jewelry, but this fall, an outfit comprised of rich velvety fabrics in exquisite colors with elegant embroidery paired with minimal jewelry will be sure to make you – and only you – stand out on your big day. You don’t want to appear overwhelmed by layering ornate jewelry over heavier fabrics. Keep it simple!
The Wedding Day
Materials: Heavy silk and embroidered borders are a perfect way to make a striking presentation.
Cuts: Embrace the flare! Full flares are in full fashion this year. Embrace the sleeves! (Or not) Try a bold look with either a long-sleeved blouse or a blouse with no sleeves at all. If you prefer the traditional short sleeves or elbow sleeves, style up the sleeves with some stitched embellishments.
Colors: This year is all about extremes. Put a little twist on traditional fall colors by embellishing with bright reds, hot pinks, vibrant yellows, and royal blues.
The Reception and After-parties
Materials: Reception outfits that are light and full of movement will allow for maximum dancing capability! Since most receptions are held in the evening, feel free to play it up with plush fabrics like velvet and embroidered chiffons. Don’t go too overboard on the velvet though – it might weigh you down!
Cuts: This fall, opt for sleek fitting Anarkalis for your reception. Their movement and stylish presentation will make you look like an old-timey Bollywood heroine!
Colors: Don’t be afraid of dark colors – always elegant and perfect for an evening statement. And black is always in style! Change things up with deep navies and rich mahoganies.
This season luscious golds, a mix of fabrics, and bold statements rule the bridal fashion world.
Fall Foliage: It doesn’t matter if it is spring or fall, a bride will always feel divine adorned in flora. Pretty pinks may be for the spring, but for the fall, deep reds, yellows, oranges, and browns are the way to go. Make use of multi-colored maple leaf arrangements as centerpieces or get creative and style them into your hairstyle! Take it a step further and incorporate musky floral scents such as cinnamon and sandalwood as aromas in your wedding or reception hall.
Place settings: Simple white plates with bold and colorful napkins and tablecloths will give your special occasion just the pop of seasonal color it needs. If you’re going for more of an elegant feel, choose cutlery with gold accents.
Lighting: Twinkle lights and lanterns are sure to give your wedding or reception a romantic and picturesque feel. Adding votive candles to your centerpieces will give your event venue an all around delicate glow.
About the Author
Suhani Patel is an alumni of The University of Georgia, where she majored in Microbiology and minored in Spanish. Suhani aspires to become a physician’s assistant. She is currently applying for graduate school while also working as a pharmacy technician. Suhani enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants and has a weakness for local coffee shops.