There were some OUTSTANDING weddings that showed up this year on the little and silver screens. Some were completely over the top and others were subdued, but they all had impact! We hope to see some aspects of these famous nuptials play on in 2012!
The Royal Wedding
What we loved: Being the most anticipated wedding of the year, there was so much to be excited about! The pomp and circumstance, tradition, new designers and trends– Kate managed to bring forth her own personality in a very public wedding that was laden with time honored traditions. Her gown was absolutely amazing. It breathed new life into the wedding gown industry, being a bridal throwback of the beautiful Grace Kelly’s wedding dress. The long sleeves and beautiful lines were gorgeous and flattering. Not to be outdone, her sister Pippa’s dress was equally divine– also appearing as a throwback to sleek bias cut Old Hollywood gowns in white! Everything about the wedding was beautiful and brought forth the return of glamour.
What we want to see in 2012: More glamour, please! Having been quite through with the overdone with the rustic, vintage trend, I am SO happy to see more classic, ornate details in 2012.
Bella and Edward :: Twilight
What we love: The ethereal, garden feel of this wedding was amazing! As a wedding planner, I sat in the movie theater absolutely giddy for all the wrong reasons. While most of the tweens, teens and their moms were swooning over Edward Cullen in a tuxedo, I was losing my mind over the ferns, petal aisle and curtains and guests sitting on logs! Even Bella’s victorian-esque gown was divine with its detailed lace scrollwork on the back and wrists.
What we want to see in 2012: More florals and non-traditional decor for outdoor weddings! It adds to the experience and if it is the same place as your reception can always be repurposed. Even if it is at a local park, garden, or residence– make the space your own.
The Kim Kardashian Wedding
What we loved: This is probably the most notorious wedding of the decade– from its (un)predictable demise to its over the top price tag, Kim Kardashian definitely made headlines with her wedding. Nevertheless, it was absolutely beautiful. Taking a cue from Kate, Kim had the ultimate “all white party” her sisters and mother adorned in white gowns, who also carried white bouquets down the aisle.
What we want to see in 2012:
The Hangover 2
What we loved: First, this movie was just absolutely hilarious. But the wedding scene!? Ah-mazing. From the gorgeous outdoor ceremony by the water with gorgeous florals EVERYWHERE to the open air receptions with live music to the beautiful lantern send off– there were so many great wedding inspirations here.
What we want to see in 2012: More open air weddings! Love the feel of the ceremony and reception being out in the open– be it surrounded by twinkling lights, tiki torches or uplighting, it is absolutely divine!
Once Upon A Time
What we loved: This is one of the few times I’ve seen elements of “bringing the outside in” and actually liked it. I also loved the the chuppah being in the middle of the room with guests standing around to join in. We’ve done standing only ceremonies and they were just as intimate, if not more, than traditional ceremonies.
What we want to see in 2012: One of the things I love about this show (and yes, I am a huge fan), is the opulence and detail in the clothing and jewelry. I am hoping we see more of this in fashion this year. Feathers, layers, ruffles, jewels– all of it! Give me more!
What have been some of your favorites? What would you like to see in 2012?