Spring Fever: Happy Wedding Season

Wedding ceremony at the Waegwoltic Club in Halifax

Along with the arrival of Spring comes the arrival of wedding season. Love is in the air, and the wedding experts at Atlantica Hotel Halifax are always keeping an eye out for the newest wedding trends.

Dress like a princess

According to Brides.com there are a few new wedding dress trends for the 2012 season. Lace sleeves, inspired by the dress Kate Middleton wore at her Royal Wedding last April, have popped up by several designers. The Duchess of Cambridge has certainly made her mark on wedding fashion (and fashion in general) since walking down the aisle almost a year ago.

Blush-coloured wedding dresses are on the scene this year. Gowns that are not the traditional white have become popular and more widely accepted over the last few years. Expect to see many blush and pink shade dresses coming down the aisle this season.

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A few other dress trends include two-tiered skirts, horsehair trim and illusion-style necklines.

Pinterest takes over the world

The do-it-yourself (or DIY as most people call it) scene has exploded over the past year. Sites like Pinterest allow brides-to-be to share ideas on their walls in this online community, and pass on brilliant DIY wedding ideas.

Everything from fashion to hairstyles to handmade invitation ideas (hundreds of them) can be found on Pinterest. There are so many wedding ideas you can even categorize into 2012 wedding trends and go from there. Look for tons of great decor ideas for the crafty bride-to-be.

Colour and shine

Every new wedding season comes with a new trendy colour palette. This year, weddings are using beautiful warm orange and yellow tones like tangerine tango and solar power, along with cool colours like sodalite blue, bellflower, margarita and cockatoo.

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Metallics have made their mark on the 2012 season, showing up not only on invitations, but throughout decor and even on wedding cakes. The cake scene is seeing an explosion of the use of colour trends, instead of the traditional white fondant.

A royal occasion

Spring weddings mean spring anniversaries. To celebrate the upcoming first royal anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Mattel will be releasing their William and Kate dolls. There will also be coins minted in the UK to celebrate the occasion.

We still feel like we’re winding down from the fantastic Royal Wedding Breakfast we hosted last year during the wedding. Because we love all things royal, we’ve decided to do a fantastic giveaway on the royal anniversary. Stay tuned for the announcement, the contest begins on Tuesday April 3rd. Details coming soon!

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Happy planning to all those busy brides getting married this season, and happy anniversary to all you former spring brides!

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