Ultimate Trends for 2011 from the Leading Names in Bridal

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On November 15th, The Wedding Salon hosted one of their latest Luxury Bridal Tradeshows in NYC at the Manhattan Center Studios and the trends that emerged as being hot for 2011 include: Earthy-Tones, Gorgeous Wood Work, Larger–than-Life Centerpieces, Aerial Performers and Pop Art Sculptures. These trends are sure to capture the personalites of the fun-loving bride and groom. And, now here's the scoop on these trends from The Wedding Salon . . .

Left: Shawn Rabideau Wedding & Event Design | Right: Ariston Florist

"We were thrilled to showcase some of the most over-the-top and never-before seen trends in weddings at The Wedding Salon! Manhattan Center Studios came to life with over 3000 brides, joined by some of the top names in the industry including Sylvia Weinstock, David Beahm, Michelle Rago, Shawn Rabideau and Colin Cowie," says Wedding Salon Founder and renowned Celebrity Event Planner, Tatiana Byron.

The ultimate trend for 2011 weddings will be new forms of entertainment and visual displays. Brides will look for that out-of-the-box element to surprise their guests whether it is aerial performers dancing from the ceiling above the dance floor, or walking chandeliers that greet guests on sky-high stilts. Brides will look for never-before seen elements for their wedding days.

Earthy tones will be all the rage in table décor. Shawn Rabideau of Bravo’s Bethenny Getting Married reveals that natural table displays with sky-high branches and unique accents such as tulip bulbs and floral combining elements of all four seasons, will be a huge trend for the year ahead. Michelle Rago, revealed that brides will opt for less linen opting for gorgeous farm tables with a classic linen runner, letting the beauty of the wood shine through. Brides will look to nature for gorgeous accents whether it is seashell bouquets for a destination wedding or mason jars filled with seashells for centerpieces, accented with candles.

Above: Michelle Rago Wedding & Event Design

The team behind Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’ wedding, david beahm design, created an elaborate table display with sand-blasted grapevine, This larger-than-life wooden cage-like centerpiece dripping with all-white orchids, roses and peonies took on a new play on wooden centerpieces showing that wooden structures will be used in new ways in the year ahead. Beahm additionally, predicts an alternative to chiavari chairs for 2011 by opting for porcelain woodland stumps, straight from the scene of a Disney classic.

Venetian Masks from Villa Foscarini Cornaro

Brides will additionally look to pop art by choosing massive structures and sculptures to enhance their décor and wedding lounges, such as Mark Tamayo’s “Heart Sculpture” with “Katy Loves Russell” inscribed in homage to the most recent celebrity wedding. Brides will opt for playful favors such as Venetian Masks that will showcase places they’ve traveled together or where they will honeymoon. 

Left: Flowers by Topaz | Right: Mark Tamayo Heart Structure

All photos courtesy of Joseph Lin Photography

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