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What Are New Bridal Trends for 2014?

Spring has sprung, which means wedding season is official open! Certain bridal trends are already emerging as the most popular for 2014.

Seasonal

Wedding planners are paying a lot of attention to which season and time of year of the wedding. For spring weddings, brides are choosing light colors, outdoor settings and citrus flavored cakes. For fall and winter weddings, brides are wearing fur capes and boots and serving deep flavor like chocolate with indoor décor which is rustic and candlelit.

Fall Wedding Inspiration
Fall Wedding Inspiration image via Rock My Wedding

Themes

Vintage continues to be an inspiration in many forms. Tea length dresses and sweet romantic details recalls mid-century celebrations while full-on gilded glamour references the Gatsby era. Weddings can also have a specific book, genre, or movie theme with everything from the music to the table decorations adhering to that idea.

Gatsby Color Scheme
Gatsby Color Scheme images via Green Wedding Shoes

 

 

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What Is The Best Way Wear Layered Necklaces?

One trend which is perfect for gifting this holiday season is layering and stacking delicate necklaces and bracelets.

Both Anne Hathaway and Kourtney Kardashian among many other celebrities have embraced these latest trends to gorgeous effect! Whether the look is casual or glam, we can all agree we want to start layering asap!

Kourtney Kardashian wears her Sideways Diamond Cross Necklace Layered with Other Dainty Charms
Kourtney Kardashian wears her Sideways Diamond Cross Necklace Layered with Other Dainty Charms

A great way to start a layered look is with a versatile diamond solitaire necklace. A solitaire pendant worn alone is elegant, classic look, but when paired with multiple other necklaces

Layered Necklaces, New by Adiamor, Diamond Solitaire, Sideways Diamond Cross and Pyramid Stud Necklaces
Layered Necklaces, New by Adiamor, Diamond Solitaire, Sideways Diamond Cross and Pyramid Stud Necklaces

A trend we’ve be seeing recently is symbols like diamond accented crosses or initials set asymmetrically in mixed metals like white and rose gold. This gives off a charming, effortless effect while being perfect for layering. One pendant can sit off to one side while the other necklaces are centered.

Adiamor’s new bracelets and necklaces are an ideal way to try the layered look. Featuring symbols like crosses and pyramids, the new styles come in white, yellow and rose gold.

All of the necklaces featured at left are under $500.00 at Adiamor.

 

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Spring Wedding Trends in 2013

Easter is this weekend, and Spring is finally here! We’re seeing a profusion of fantastic new wedding trends to be on the lookout for this year. We’ve compiled a short list of our favorite Spring Wedding Trends in 2013 to keep in mind when planning your wedding this year!

Going Gatsby

The Roaring 20’s have come roaring back, and not a moment too soon! Think deco-inspired designs, old Hollywood glamour, tweeds and tons of sweet details evoking that by-gone era…

Gatsby Glamour, image courtesy of love my dress.net
Gatsby Glamour, image courtesy of love my dress.net

Asscher, Asscher, Asscher

Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor
Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor

Continuing the Vintage love, some of the hottest diamonds right now are Asscher cuts; these distinctive diamonds feature it’s signature X in the center, and their tiered faceting creates a Hall of Mirrors effect that is simply irresistible! Adiamor recommends sticking with a high clarity grade when selecting an Asscher cut diamond engagement ring, as these cuts showcase the clarity and transparency of the diamond much like an Emerald cut.

 

 

Minty Sweet

Bella Cupcakes Mint Green Wedding Cake, Image courtesy of Bella Cupcakes
Bella Cupcakes Mint Green Wedding Cake, Image courtesy of Bella Cupcakes

 

From cakes to flowers, bridesmaid’s dresses and  more, we are totally, utterly in love with Mint this year. A fresh, romantic spin on Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald, the pastel shades of mint is perfect for Spring weddings, especially when paired with shades of pink and gold to provide a gorgeous contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Rose By Any Other Name…

Rose gold is still going strong as a favorite engagement rings and wedding bands. A

Rose Gold and Diamond Pave Engagement Ring from Adiamor
Rose Gold and Diamond Pave Engagement Ring from Adiamor

gorgeous alternative to the traditional yellow and white gold and platinum metals couples usually select, rose gold glows with a distinctive luster and is a beautiful way to showcase your dazzling diamond!

 

 

 

 

 

The Bouquet

Bouquet with Vintage Brooch and Lace - Image Courtesy of Style me Pretty.com
Bouquet with Vintage Brooch and Lace – Image Courtesy of Style me Pretty.com

We’re seeing TONS of peonies as the bloom of choice to use this year, and brides are mixing it up in a big way by incorporating feathers, wheat, succulents and even kale into their bridal bouquets. The perfect finishing touch is wrapping your stems in ribbon or lace and finishing with a special charm such as an antique brooch, cameo or other item that has special significance.

Backdrops and Photobooths

Fabulous Fabric Backdrops - Image courtesy of weddings by lily.com
Fabulous Fabric Backdrops – Image courtesy of weddings by lily.com

Whether they’re DIY or made to order, these draping, fluttering backdrops add a dash of whimsy to an otherwise very formal occasion.

Love Birds

Love Birds - Image courtesy of online wedding help.com
Love Birds – Image courtesy of online wedding help.com

Birds are everywhere this Spring, and we couldn’t be happier to tweet about it! Details like feather headpieces, birdy cake toppers, invitations embossed with sweet silhouettes and more continue to pop up everywhere!

 

What do you think of the Spring Wedding Trends for 2013? Would you incorporate any of them into your wedding? If you could do your wedding all over again, which trend would you love to include? Leave a comment and let us know what you think! 🙂

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Appropriate Jewelry for a Summer Wedding

Although diamonds and pearls are pretty standard fare at weddings, you’ll want to tailor your pieces specifically to a summer wedding style if you plan to say “I do” during the months of June, July, or August. But what does such a process entail? It’s really not too hard to figure out if you consider that wearing large or heavy accessories will almost certainly be uncomfortable in the heat of the season. Here are a few easy, breezy pieces you may want to consider.

For starters, you’ll have to figure out what you’re doing with your hair. If it’s up, as most summer brides prefer, you should opt to place the emphasis on your exposed earlobes with a pretty pair of pearl drops. Why not diamonds? There’s a method to the madness. While it’s nice to have a little sparkle near your face, a large pair of diamond studs could detract from your natural glow come photo time. So unless you want to take all your snapshots in the shade, go for some gorgeous pearls. If you want just a bit of glitz, get a pair that has diamond accents or opt for small diamond studs or hoops with inlaid stones.

If you opt for a half up-do instead, skip the earrings (or go for small pearl studs) and add some attention to your neckline. The look of the summer bride is often spare in the area of décolletage (as in lower necklines). Accentuate this look with a diamond pendant. Since it isn’t too close to your face, you can go a bit bigger on the stone. A strand of small pearls that falls just above the neckline of your dress is equally good (and sure to stay neutral in photos).

You may also want to go with a spare, bare neck to show off those gorgeous collar bones (you never know), in which case you could bring some glam to your ensemble with a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet. This is a great way to add some sparkle to your outfit without having it anywhere near your face. No matter what your personal style, a summer wedding demands that you tone down the jewelry. So opt for pieces that are smaller, and keep the stunners away from your face. You don’t want to spoil the photos with flashy jewelry and your groom should be blinded by your brilliant smile, not the glare from your accessories.

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Royal Wedding Trends Emerge

With millions of people watching around the world, it should come as no surprise that the royal wedding has spawned a whole host of trends, from dresses and veils to flower, cakes, jewelry, and even venues (at least this time we won’t see the copycat trend of trains a mile long). But whether or not you were one of the many watching as William and Kate exchanged vows, you’re bound to witness many of the trends they’ve already made popular. Here are just a few to be on the lookout for in the coming months.

1. Retro dresses. The style of Kate’s Alexander McQueen dress (designed by Sarah Burton) was loosely based on the wedding gown worn by Grace Kelly (also married into a royal family – she became the Princess of Monaco). The lace bodice, sweetheart neckline, and full, flowing skirt are all decidedly classic and 100% flattering to just about every feminine silhouette, so don’t be surprised if you see a resurgence of this “retro” look.

2. Spare jewelry. It would be pretty hard to get your hands on an antique Cartier tiara, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a lot of girls out there won’t go for the glittery replicas. And when you’re wearing that amount of bling on your head, you really don’t need too much in the way of other jewelry. Kate kept it simple with a pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings that were gorgeous and understated. Let’s hope this is one trend that takes off!

3. Bridesmaids in white. It has long been the tradition that only the bride wears this chaste color on her wedding day, but Kate flouted tradition by surrounding herself with a sea of white dresses. Traditional girls may not want to copy this risqué move, but it certainly does provide for some balanced photos (with black tuxes on one side and white dresses on the other).

4. Hats galore. This has more to do with the guest list than the wedding party, but after seeing so many high-society ladies donning hats for the ceremony, girls everywhere may be giddy to get to their local millinery (that’s a hat shop, for the uninformed or anyone under the age of 80). Let’s just hope they go for some of the softer, simpler sort (a la Joss Stone and Mrs. Beckham), rather than the ones that look like they’re about to attack your face (William’s cousins Eugenie, Beatrice, and the Spencers provide prime examples).

5. Outdoors indoors. Most people are content to line the pews with garlands or strategically place a couple of vases near the altar. But not William and Kate. With the royal gardens at their disposal, they lined Westminster Abbey with enough greenery to make it look like they were having an outdoor wedding, including not only flowers, but maple trees lining the aisle.

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Diamonds for Your Wedding: The Latest Trends for the Big Day

Diamonds and pearls are the classic combo for the traditional bride. But do you really want your wedding ensemble to look like it came from your grandmother’s generation? Wedding jewelry for the modern bride is no longer the simple affair that it once was. There are now a diverse range of options when it comes to how you will bedeck yourself for the big day, so don’t feel like you have to settle for the tried-and-true colorless combo that previous generations were limited to. In fact, there are quite a few trends that can spice up your ensemble with sleek sophistication or ostentatious dazzle, so here are a few that you might want to consider.

1. Diamond and platinum jewelry. If you pay any attention to celebrity style trends, you have probably noticed that platinum is returning in a big way. Although it was last considered fashionable by our great-grandmothers, this super-metal is a natural fit with diamonds considering that they are both so resilient (and beautiful).

2. Chunk-a-licious. There’s no doubt about it, bigger is better on the red carpet this year. Just remember, you should wear the jewelry, not the other way around. If you want to attempt to pull off this hot trend, you’re going to have to cut back on the number of pieces you display. Go with chunky diamond drops or a large pendant, but not both. Also, a bracelet is fine as long as you wear it on your right arm. And avoid large rings that might outshine the star on your ring finger.

3. Colored diamonds. The modern bride need not be held back by a lack of color. With diamond trends leaning towards pink, yellow, and even black, you can choose a color that compliments your wedding décor and speaks to your personal style. Just remember that color trends come and go, while you will be forever stuck with the photos, so consider carefully before going this route.

4. Avant garde. One trend that is rocking the diamond world is the rise in avant garde pieces. Forget symmetrical diamond necklaces and perfectly matched studs. Many women are choosing to go with a signature piece that defines their personal style (and won’t be seen at the local jewelry counter).

5. Classic with a twist. You really can’t go wrong with a timeless display of colorless diamonds, but if you want to spice it up just a little, consider a twist on the classic. Instead of studs or drop earrings, try diamond hoops. Or skip the traditional diamond necklace and opt for a collar-style. Even a tennis bracelet can be reborn if paired with a cuff or the addition of colored stones. Whatever your personal aesthetic, there are plenty of ways to keep your look chic and understated while giving your adornments a modern twist.

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Celebrity Engagement Rings: The Hottest Trends of 2010

In many ways, the general public has for generations based modern style on what celebrities are wearing. It’s no surprise, considering they have access to the latest and greatest offerings from highbrow designers. Even if there are times when we shake our heads and ask, “What were they thinking?!” by and large they manage to wow us with their clever coifs, modern makeup, daring dresses, and most of all, their giant leaps in jewelry trends. So if you’re on track to get the one-knee treatment any day, you may be interested to know about some of the latest trends the celebs are sporting on a particularly significant finger of the left hand.

1. Carat. You might think that bigger is better, and celebs certainly have the money to go ginormous when it comes to blinging out the engagement ring. But recent trends have tended towards smaller rocks. Just check out the modest 1.5-carat ring that Keith Britton slipped on the finger of long-time girlfriend Zoe Saldana. Simple and small (if you compare it to some of the stunners from the previous few years), it is nonetheless classic, chic, and totally legit (with a price-tag estimated in the $15,000-$20,000 range).

2. Cut. When it comes to cut, celebrities have been bucking the trend in recent years with a plethora of pear, emerald, and other cuts. But 2010 has taken celebs back to basics with the traditional round cut that best displays a diamond’s brilliance. Celebs like Kelly Pickler and America Ferrera (among others) have been seen flashing this cut.

3. Color. Canaries and pinks have been a particular fave for the central stone in many modern celebrity engagement rings. But this year it seems to be colorless stones all the way, with both central and surrounding stones supporting the trend. If you don’t believe it, just look up the rings worn by every girl listed in this article!

4. Embellishment. Pavé settings with a circlet of diamonds surrounding the central stone (as well as a row on the band) seem to be in vogue this year. Supermodel Miranda Kerr received a stunning example from boyfriend Orlando Bloom, as did Niecy Nash, who recently said yes to Jay Tucker’s “very important question”.

5. Setting. Pavé settings and platinum bands seem to be all the rage. Just take a gander at the $60,000, 2-carat stunner that Brian Austin Green gave ex-fiancé Meghan Fox to re-seal the deal (after their split last year). Also of note, this gorgeous ring was a vintage 1930s piece, so if you were wondering about rumors of a retro resurgence, you can rest assured that it is well underway.