2012 Wedding Trends: My Top 10 Forecasts

With everyone recapping the top wedding trends of 2011, I thought I’d flash forward to forecasting what I think will be the Top 10 Trends of 2012!  So as we said goodbye to 2011, the year of the “DIY vintage wedding”, I’d like to say hello to 2012: the year of ELEGANCE.

{Photographed by Norman Jean Roy via Vogue}


Now, I don’t think vintage is going away anytime soon, but instead of the crafty DIY vintage, I think we’ll see a more elegant, feminine and classic vintage style in what I like to call “vintage remixed: inspired by the decades.”  From 1920s Great Gatsby inspired to old Hollywood glamour to 1970s disco glam to elegant black & white affairs (tuxedos!) to feminine touches (lace, pearls & long veils) to outdoor elegance and more!  In addition we’ll see influences from the media & pop culture, such as the Twilight wedding, Gossip Girl wedding, Kim Kardashian‘s infamous wedding & the very Royal Wedding.

… and as they say in Hello Dolly (and because I love musicals) ~ “We got elegance, If you ain’t got elegance, You can never ever carry it off”

Without further ado…


{inspiration boards & details to follow (click on each title to see more!)}

#10: Feminine Wedding Dresses

{Image courtesy of JLM Couture, via Weddings Unveiled}

#9: Bright and Bold Colors

{image via design*sponge}

#8: Goodbye Cupcakes, Hello Tiered Cakes

{image via Ruffled}

#7: Gold Tones

{image via Breaking Dawn Movie}

#6: 1970s Disco “Sparkle & Glam”

{image via Wedding Chicks}

#5: Old Hollywood Glamour

{image by Krista Mason via Wedding Chicks}

#4: Outdoor & Nature Inspired

{image via Inspired by This}

#3: Black & White

{image via Smart Bride Boutique}

#2: 1920s ~ The Great Gatsby

{image via Much Love by Julia Galdo}

#1: Traditional Wedding Elegance

{the beautiful Kathryn of Snippet & Ink by Elizabeth Messina}


I can’t wait to see what trends really do come true… stay tuned for more detailed 2012 trend inspirations

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