Weddings Magazine October Newsletter: Fall Wedding Trends and Bridal Events in NC
Vendor Spotlight: The Purple Poppy Florist
The Purple Poppy Florist of Wake Forest has graced the pages of Weddings Magazines for nearly a decade, and is known throughout the Triangle as one of the most talented wedding and occasion floral designers in the area. Recently, Doug Odom and is team was once again named the “Best of the Best” Florist in Wake Forest.
Not only is he an incredibly gifted florist for weddings, but Doug is also known for his skills in home and interior design. The Purple Poppy Florist is your one-stop-shop for Fall and Holiday Decor and wreaths, so be sure to visit them for a show-stopping centerpiece or door hanging for your holiday season!Most recently, Doug and his team created a stunning array of florals for one of our styled shoots for the 2014 issue, offering not only his flowers but also his keen eye for design and detail. Be sure to visit them online and in their store to see just a few of his stunning creations!
What We’re Excited About: Fall Wedding Fashion
Fall weddings means unique wedding trends that are specific to the season, and this month, we’re excited to feature just a few of our favorite Fall Wedding Gown Trends for 2013. This year’s Bridal Market showcased scores of gorgeous gowns, featuring everything from beaded details to soft pastel hues. As research, we browsed the Fall 2013 collections of the beautiful bridal lines from our favorite gown boutiques, Traditions by Anna and Maggi Bridal Boutique.
1. Retro. This Justin Alexander Gown features the short, sassy styles of the 50′s, but retro could include anything from Old Hollywood Glamour to a 1960′s Flower Child feel. Every decade has it’s own signature style, and designers are embracing the trends that made each generation unique. There is something for everyone in this nod to the styles of our mothers and grandmothers! Justin Alexander is a line carried by Maggi Bridal.
2. Victorian. This trend is even more of a throwback than the first. Defined by high necklines, lots of lace and traditional silhouettes, Victorian bridal gowns like this Rivini gown embrace the elegance and opulence of the times and a perfect for the bride opting for a classic feel. Rivini is a line carried by Traditions by Anna.
3. Long Sleeves. This trend is perfect for the cool-weather bride that doesn’t want to cover up her gorgeous gown with an extra capelet or bolero. Sleeves are fashionable and refined, and a departure from the sleeveless gowns that have dominated the bridal runways for years. We have Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to thank for this chic bridal trend. Mikaella gowns like this one are carried by Maggi Bridal.
4. Simple and Sleek. Designers are finally starting to realize that not all brides care for intensly ornate gowns with intricate details and lots of “bells and whistles.” Perfect for the modern and sophisticated bride, simple and sleek gowns such as this Caroline Castigliano gown were a breath of fresh air on the runways this year. Caroline Castigliano is a designer carried by Traditions by Anna.