In any given year certain trends emerge among the loaded and famous particularly when referring to weddings. So what’s been ‘hot ‘ in 2012?
One surprising trend is a movement toward what might be called a country touch. When Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied they included a vegan banquet and wildflower seeds as favours. Accompanying that were wildflower decorations. In a similar way Drew Barrymore kept it simple by hosting her wedding in a garden bursting with roses and other pink flowers.
We’ve also seen various celebrities going for the casual look at their wedding. Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Dawn Porter, as an example, wore tracksuits for their reception. Actually cosy (perhaps they're preparing to run from photographers). Jake Own and Lacey Buchanan went for shoes-off and khakis for their beach front wedding. Here’s hoping no sand got in the cake!
A third trend in celebrity weddings can be described with one word: colour, and lots of it. By a long way pink has been the new white this year. Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway and Gwen Stefani are 3 notable faces in the new color trend. Having designers like Vera Wang bringing pink into her line certainly does not hurt its popularity. Also having magazines like Brides creating the ‘Something Pink ‘ initiative for breast cancer research, and you have got the perfect recipe for seeing pink for several more seasons. Mind you it isn't just romantic pink making an appearance. We are seeing a lot more and more wedding dresses in purple and red. Amber Tamblyn of General Surgery celebrity wore a sunny yellow dress for her marriage.
The fourth marriage trend among celebs isn’t actually anything new it just hasn't disappeared: the giant engagement band. While meant to make a statement, a number of these rings look like mountains on tiny hands. Kim Kardashian received a diamond that weighed in at over 20 carats. Overcompensation did not appear to help that wedding, so maybe less is truly better.
Finally it would appear that celebrity marriages are going to the dogs literally. Adam Sandler brought his bulldogs who walked down the aisle with the remainder of the marriage party. In a similar way Gavin Rossdale (Gwen Stafani’s husband) brought his sheepdog bearing the wedding band in a tote bag. Warning: this is not a choice that all places support.
Mind you all of these fashion statements don't mean that the modern bride can’t go back to standard white and reasonable jewellery. The idea of a simpler reception certainly holds appeal from a budget viewpoint. Put simply, take these concepts with a grain of salt. It is, after all , your marriage and you can host it without the Hollywood bling and glam.
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