Brides have enjoyed expressing themselves in shades other than white for years. At Occasions we sell more than 90% of our brides an Ivory gown opposed to white. Shades of blush pink as well as champagne are also very popular choices. We have even sold soft shades of silver and blue
So we ponder are brides looking for a bolder statement? After all, the color black is a color of elegance and class in evening wear so why not in Bridal?
I wonder if black can overcome it’s negative connotation of being an eerie color, can we look past the thoughts of funerals and sadness?
Is black an unusual choice for a bride? Are Black dresses here to stay?
Here at Occasions, we enjoy watching the trends in wedding invitations. Right now, papers pressed with leaves or petals, rifer ribbons, botanical drawings, tropical watercolors, abstract floral sketches, flowers including orchids, lilies, hydrangea, or sunflowers, seashells and butterflies head the top of the list. How neat to have seashells on invitations when the wedding will be at the beach, or perhaps for the couple who met at the beach. For the artistic, an abstraxt floral sketch is perfect.
Trends come and go and they often edge in quietly. “Plain Jane” white or ecru, with formal wording is gradually coming back.
Many invitations depict rich similarity – pearlized white, gilded edged, metallic accents, layered, often vellum over colored flat panels, and many fold-over styles are popular.
Save-the-date announcements are so popular some companies are introducing books showing noting but these informational cards. So there is a style for everyone. Do come in and see for yourself. Occasions is your one stop shop for all your wedding needs.