While the basics of a wedding ceremony flowers, cake, music stay the same over the years, wedding fashions come and go. Sarah Black, owner of high-end bridal salon Belle Couture Bridal in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., offers the following tips for whats hot when it comes to the 2009 wedding fashion scene.
Hot in 09 Feathers Feathers are a great accessory for a wedding, says Black. They add some flair to a gown or as a hair accessory without being overstated. Bridesmaids Get Bold - When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, its all about being bold. According to Black, striking colors such as canary yellow, cobalt blue and Kelly green will be popular to create a dramatic effect. Unconventional Fabrics Say goodbye to silk and get creative, she says. Think cotton lace and embroidered tulle, for example
Not in 09 Bold Bridal Gowns Leave the bold colors for the bridesmaid dresses, not the wedding gown, says Black. Boring Bridesmaids Colors - Avoid champagne-colored bridesmaid gowns and go for attention-getting colors, she notes. Tiara While you might want to feel like a princess, skip the tiara as a wedding day accessory, says Black.
Brides shouldnt be afraid to have some fun with color and accessories in the coming year, says Black, whose bridal salon just outside historic Charleston, S.C., features nationally-renowned wedding gown designers. While versions of white are always best for the wedding gown, selecting a bold accent color for the wedding party can add a real spark to those wedding photos.
About Belle Couture Bridal Belle Couture Bridal is a high-end bridal salon featuring nationally renowned wedding gown designers as well as bridal shoes and accessories. Owned by Sarah Black, Belle Couture Bridal is the only South Carolina boutique that offers a selection of bridal gowns, as well as debutante and bridesmaid dresses from designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Melissa Sweet and Ramona Keveza. Belle Couture Bridal is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 280 W. Coleman Blvd., Suite O, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 843-881-3449 or visit www.bellecouturebridal.com.