• Kristen Rocco

What Are The Top Southern Bridal Trends Next Year? I found out.

I know it’s only November, but is it ever too soon to get the DL on next year’s top wedding trends? I always like taking a peek ahead so I sought out some wedding experts to see what I could find out. Their insights don’t disappoint. From watercolor patterns to ornate adornments and effortless elegance, these wedding trends have something for every bride.

Bridal Gowns

Who sees all the bridal trends before anyone else? Bridal magazine editors of course. I asked Scottie Key, Editorial Stylist and Social Media Director of Southern Bride Magazine, to give me her thoughts on the top 3 trends for southern brides in 2016 and this is what she said:

"My top three bridal trends are: 1) Crowns, beautfiul head pieces. Not so much the big floral crowns that we've been seeing so much of, but beautiful ornate crowns; 2) Watercolor dresses. Beautiful in bright colors; 3) Illusion necklines. Sweetheart necklines have been such a staple, but we're seeing more and more designers shy away from them and really focus on illusion necklines."

Illusion neckline and orante crown

Watercolor-inspired wedding gown

Bridal Jewelry

"While the wedding dress usually takes center stage, finding the right jewelry to accessorize is just as important," Melissa Jacobson of Cumberland Diamond Exchange said. "We've noticed that many of our brides are opting to go bold with their jewelry on their wedding day. Statement cuffs and eye-catching earrings are the most popular trends among our brides."

Photo Credit: Cumberland Diamond Exchange

Chandelier Diamond Earrings 14kt White Gold Approximately 4 Carat Total Weight

Photo Credit: Cumberland Diamond Exchange

Floral Motif Diamond Bracelet (intricate designs that mimic the details of fine lace or florals) 18kt White Gold 504 Diamonds Totaling Approximately 9 Carats

Photo Credit: Cumberland Diamond Exchange

South Sea Pearls

Approximately 15.5 Millimeter Approximately 5 Carat Total Weight Diamonds 18kt White Gold

Wedding Decor

Lindsey LaRue of Lindsey LaRue Photography is on the front lines, taking beautiful wedding photos of each element on the wedding day and when it comes to decor, she’s noticing that brides are beginning to “incorporate natural elements into the wedding day that are unique, but also understated, like asymmetrical florals, textured fabrics, and local food,” she said. “Brides want their weddings to feel effortlessly elegant even if the details were planned carefully and precisely. These natural and organic elements help convey that feeling.”

Photo Credit: Lindsey LaRue Photography

Photo Credit: Lindsey LaRue Photography

Photo Credit: Lindsey LaRue Photography

What trend do you have your eye on to incorporate into your wedding day?



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