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2017 Wedding Trends

Happy New Year & Happy Wedding year to all you brides tying the knot in 2017!

Thinking back to the trends of 2016 weddings--metallics, sequins, long-family-style tables, that rustic barn venue, budget-friendly centre pieces, and more personalization in the details. Are these trends going to continue into the new year and what are we going to see more of? We have compiled some of the top predicted trends for 2017 weddings.

Garden-Inspired Florals

"With florals, we're going to keep seeing garlands, as well as organic bouquets and centrepieces, all of which have had tremendous staying power among brides."
—Jamie Chang

Virtual Planning

"Couples have gone fully mobile with their wedding plans. Millennials are all about instant gratification, so they want their wedding planning right at their fingertips at any given moment. There's going to be a continued increasing in seeing the whole planning process online." —Li Zhou

Going paperless has many benefits; not loosing documents, carrying one mobile device instead of a whole stack of papers, etc. We suggest you keep a folder in your email of all wedding related conversations, along with a folder on your desktop dedicated to wedding ideas and documents! We are seeing a lot more people buying their accessories and decorations online; more options than what you could possibly visit in person.

 

Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

"...with the current '90s revival in fashion and trends, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that velvet has started to make a reappearance. And just in case you're too young to remember the '90s let me tell you - velvet dresses were big. They actually work pretty well for bridesmaids dresses in a classic, wintery way, and the colours are rich, from emerald to sapphire to ruby to classic black." -The South Bound Bride
We don't have any velvet dresses in our store, but we have plenty of other options to choose from to fit your personal style!

We don't have any velvet dresses in our store, but we have plenty of other options to choose from to fit your personal style!

Guest Interaction

"Couples are looking for ways to engage their guests throughout the wedding day. Interactive food stations and lawn games are great for fostering engagement, as is unique entertainment (think fire eaters or contortionists!), which will give everyone something to talk about. We also love the idea of guests walking into a photo wall, either stationery or as a slideshow."     —Fabrice Orlando

As a family boutique we are loving this trend! The buffet style appetizers, serve yourself refreshments, and fun lawn games! This really helps keep your day laid back and inviting for your guests if that's what you're going for!

Doubly Gorgeous Gowns

"One thing I've seen for the first time this year that I expect to see more of are removable skirts. The bride can have a sheath dress look and a ball gown look for much less than the cost of two dress." —Ann Oleinik
 

We LOVE our two pieces here at Once Upon A Time Weddings! We have multiple different skirts and tops that can be mix and matched along with the option to put a skirt over a tighter fitting dress to give you two different looks on your wedding day!

DIY

From DIY guest gifts to watercolour place holders, we are loving this trend that allows brides to put their own special touches on their wedding.

First Looks

"These are a keeper. I love first looks, I think they're brilliant. It takes me forever to convince a bride and groom to do that, but they're more personal -- I love them." -David Tutera

This is the perfect time for your fiancé to see you in your dress and not hold back his emotions; just you and him for a moment on your wedding day.

 

 

We can't wait to see all the trends you follow and all the ones you set on your own this wedding season!

Click here to book your 2017 appointment with us!

Inspiration and quotes pulled from: BRIDES, Pinterest

 

Spotlight On A Wedding Vendor - Beauty by Mallory.

On this Spotlight On A Wedding Vendor, I got the opportunity to discuss hair & makeup with Mallory Antone, owner of Beauty by Mallory. One of the biggest mistakes we both see in wedding planning is brides thinking they don’t need to hire a hair and makeup artist. Often, it’s something that brides think they can cut out of their budget or sometimes it’s just not seen as a necessity. This often leaves brides scrambling at the last minute trying to find a professional hair & makeup artist who is still available for their wedding day. Unfortunately it can be one of a brides biggest regrets after the wedding. After all, it’s wonderful to start your wedding day feeling pampered. Having your hair & makeup professionally done will also make a huge difference in your photographs, which are your only keepsakes from that day.

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Beauty by Mallory, provides on location hairstyling and makeup artistry to brides and their bridal parties. She is also a fully trained and licensed salon hairstylist. The best part of her job Mallory says is that she, “loves meeting people and creating a fresh look that makes them feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside“.

Mallory says there are three mistakes she sees too many brides making when it comes to their hair & makeup for their wedding day.

1.) Not booking a trial or not leaving enough time for a full trial. She says, “trials are important for us to get to know each other and find the perfect style for your big day.” She likes to book trials about 3 months before a bride’s big day so they can enjoy the process and not feel rushed.

2.) Not bringing the essentials to your hair trial. She recommends bringing your earrings, veil, hair clips, necklaces, headbands or any other accessory that you would like to incorporate so you can see the finished look with your and makeup done.

3.) Not making an educated decision on who your stylist should be. Mallory suggests that you shop around and know what to look for in a safe and professional stylist. Ask for their training background and ask to see photos and read reviews of their past work. Cheaper is not always the best bet, but there’s no guarantee that the most expensive service provider is the best fit for you either.

Mallory adds that her favourite part of doing hair & makeup for weddings is that “it's incredible being a part of such a momentous day! Knowing that I'm helping a woman achieve her picture perfect day.”

If you have any other questions or would like to book Beauty by Mallory’s services please contact her.

www.beautybymallory.ca

www.facebook.com/beautybymallory

Phone: 519-697-1384

www.instagram.com/beautybymallory

On location services for bridal parties and special occasions. Salon services performed at Style House Salon 292 Dundas Street, London ON 519-432-6888