2010 bridal trends – embellishments, florals and feathers

2010 brides are following the trends of 2009, but with more feminine details.

Expect to see pops of black on the gown – like this Vera Wang. Actually, many dresses in Vera Wang’s 2010 collection had a bit of black, typically as a sash or gloves.

The most popular 2010 wedding dress embellishments include:

  • floral appliques or a floral belt
  • feather trim
  • a single large bow
  • metallic details
  • asymmetrical neckline

Anything goes in 2010, with the exception of the basic strapless. A mix of details, folds or layers make dresses seem more artistic and anything but boring.

Brides will be wearing dresses that range from the traditional (floor length, with or without a train) to the mini-dress. Made popular in the last 3 years, short and mini wedding dresses are going to continue to be seen in 2010 – anything from retro-style dresses to super-sleek. If you choose a short or mini dress, make certain to invest in show-stopper shoes.

For bridesmaids and wedding accent colors, pink is super-popular in 2010, in hues ranging from blush to bubblegum, from dusty rose to fuchsia. Bridesmaids can also be seen in lavender, green and blue – popular colors from 2009.

Another top color for 2010 is orange – but brides beware. Orange looks good with a select few skintones, and can make the bride and her maids look a bit ill if the color is wrong.

Beautiful Bird Cake Topper

I promise I won’t show you an Ann Woods bird (they are SOOO lovely, but beyond my cake topper price range) in this small gathering of adorable cake toppers.

Here are some of my very favorites, right now. design_sponge

This handsome pair was discovered on Design*Sponge — and comes with a tutorial!


I stalked this pair of cuties online for months, preparing myself to buy them (I even got approval from the FI), only to have someone else buy them. Sigh. But, the lovely designer will custom make a pair for you with your colors, choice of fabrics, etc. Check out Cornflake Girl’s Etsy store.

mojomble1 This little cutie is so darling, and inexpensive. Find it at Mojomable’s Etsy shop.

A cute, ceramic pair of birds and nest that can chill on your bookshelf after the wedding! This pair comes from RedLightStudio on Etsy.

Here’s the darling duo that will probably grace our cake (also with the blessing of the Mr!) emilie_friday This pair is so freaking cute and lovey, it makes me feel giddy! Birds from emilie friday’s Etsy shop!

And just for fun, how cute and lively is this little bird from Soduel’s Etsy shop? soduel1

I am Loving Aisle Pomanders

I adore Martha Stewart poms and plan to figure out a way to use them for our wedding.

But there’s something so spectacular about pomanders, that I figure I will need to use them as well, for a nice color *pop* at our reception.

However, with our meager budget, pomanders made of real flowers are SO not going to happen.

VintageGlam Blog, however, has the solution!

Check out these awesome tissue paper pomanders that Amanda used at her ceremony. They were fairly inexpensive and stunning, when seen in succession.

pomander_vintageglamblog (images from {snippet & ink}

Here’s the link to Amanda’s tutorial on her {VintageGlam Blog}, so you can do them yourself.

Wedding Flower: Option 3, Simple, Fresh

bouquet-hydrangea.jpgHydrangeas are a popular choice for brides, and for good reason. they are full, don’t require a lot of attention, they are hardy and beautiful.

Two or three stems/branches of hydrangea can create a fab , rounded bouquet.

Or, you could use hydrangea as a base and insert sweet pea, roses, calla lilies, even irises to the mix for a variety of texture and a beautiful bouquet.

Wedding Flowers: Option 2, Simplicity

bouquet-rust-calla-lilies.jpgSearching for your perfect flowers for your wedding can be tricky. Lots of women cut out photos and bring them to their florist for consideration and help.

Knowing what’s in season can cut costs dramatically (if you’re looking for lowered costs).

I, being a DIY-er, am leaning toward creating my bouquet myself. Sounds difficult, I know, but if you decide on a lovely bunch of calla lilies like this bouquet, you could easily create the bouquet yourself.

Image from Flickr.

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