2. Personalized bridal wear[caption id="attachment_8250" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Blue sponge necklace - also available as hanging earrings -- imported from Italy by Rue Pigalle. "] [/caption] This year, brides-to-be are keen on breaking up an all-white look with a touch of colour. Think dresses accented with gorgeous silk sashes, gem-coloured shoes to peek out from under full skirts, and showstopping coloured jewelry. 3. The sweets table [caption id="attachment_8252" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Decadent sweets table, Truffle Cake & Pastry. Truffletoronto.com"] [/caption] Wedding cake no longer stands alone. This year, expect to see an entire spread of toothsome treats: gourmet, colour-coordinated bowls of candy alongside baked goodies like cupcakes in regular and mini sizes, meringues, madeleines, macarons and cookies. Mmmmm.
4. Hand-crafted stationery[caption id="attachment_8253" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Calligraphy by Rajiv Surendra, Letters in Ink. Lettersinink.com"] [/caption] Wedding stationery was a huge part of the show. This year, couples have plenty of options when it comes to their save-the-date notes, wedding invitations and thank-you cards. Many of these items are uber-personalized, featuring quirky block letters with custom graphics and colours, or sophisticated, hand-drawn calligraphy.
5. Communal dining tables[caption id="attachment_8254" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Communal table setting, Gorgeous Events. Gorgeousevents.ca"] [/caption] Long, communal dining tables are perhaps an unexpected trend at the show. This year, couples are embracing intimate receptions. Get the look by setting up a long, straight table, adorned with low floral arrangements to allow for unobstructed chatter between your guests. Which of these top five wedding trends is your favourite? Least favourite?