Trends for Summer 2011 -- as seen at the Wedding Salon

In celebration of the Royal Wedding last week, The Wedding Salon hosted a premier bridal event by showcasing the hottest trends for the Summer 2011 from some of the top names in the bridal industry.  Mismatched florals, classic mixed with modern & cocktail style receptions are amongst the hottest trends for the season ahead.  The one trend that was seen throughout the event was the mix of modern and classic which in my mind means one thing... Kate Middleton!


"We were thrilled to be able to celebrate such a memorable occasion with some of the top names in the industry including Sylvia Weinstock, Shawn Rabideau, Le Cirque & Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings in addition to over 1000 New York Brides!  We look forward to seeing all the trends from The Wedding Salon come to life in the season ahead," says Wedding Salon Founder and renowned Celebrity Event Planner, Tatiana Byron.


The ultimate trend that was seen at The Wedding Salon was a mix of classic and modern a true homage to Kate Middleton. Flowers by Topaz showcased this perfect mix with a display of roses for the ultra classic bride mixed with orchids for the ultra-modern woman. Shades of black, yellow and white were another modern twist on a classic look. Shawn Rabideau (of Bethenny Getting Married fame) also embraced the mix of traditional with modern by accenting antique china over an organic burlap linen.  Rabideau further highlighted the modern twist my mixing a variety of flowers including pansies, hyacinth and tulips underneath a cascading willow centerpiece.


David Tutera designed a table fit for a modern queen for Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings that additionally embraced the classic mixed with modern by mismatching tulips, roses and hydrangea with orchids & lilies. These mismatched florals cascaded over a classic display of china with floating candles and tea lights over regal silver linens.


Le Cirque revealed that although brides will always go for a classic sit down dinner, a huge trend in Summer 2011 will be the cocktail reception with passed mini-meals - Lobster Ravioli, Mini-Short Ribs, Mini Tuna Tartare and all the classic plates a bride and groom love but in a more informal setting. As for dessert, Le Cirque explained that brides are opting for more simplistic cakes, but instead choosing elaborate dessert displays with truffles, chocolate treats and macarons. Events by Devi of Top Chef fame reiterated the huge trend of cocktail style receptions with brides opting for more Asian flavors.


Another modern twist on a classic, the sleek silhouettes in the couture fashion show by The White Gown with figure fitting gowns showcasing the bride's gorgeous figures.  Jaehee Bridal additionally showcased these sleek silhouettes with classic Jenny Packham and Claire Pettibone gowns, a perfect fit for a classic but modern royal bride.


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