What's Hot in Weddings : Fantasy Accents and Elaborate Detailing

guest blogging with The Wedding Salon

So happy to have The Wedding Salon joining me today as they reveal the latest trends for weddings - which includes crystal ball cake toppers, engagement ring centerpiece accents and Era engagement shoots. Just wait until you see the photos from one of these engagement shoots - you are going to love it. And, now, here's The Wedding Salon . . .

Magical Weddings are All the Rage with Fantasy Accents,
Elaborate Detailing and Celebrity-Style Wedding Gowns

Brides' fantasy weddings came to life at The Wedding Salon at The Gansevoort, Miami Beach. The nation's finest designers including Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, Ana Paz, Chic Parisien and Grande Affaires showcased the ultimate trends for the months ahead. "Brides are always looking for unique and never-before seen ideas to add the glam to their big day.  We were thrilled to showcase the most intricate detailing, new concepts and ways to add a personal touch to any wedding," says Wedding Salon Founder and renowned Celebrity Event Planner, Tatiana Byron.  

Ana Paz "Blinged-Out" Cake, Ana Paz Crystal Ball Cake

Left: Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings diamond-accented rosette table
Right: from Miami-based Trias Flowers {showing that crystals and candles are still a huge trend}

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings showcased a new way for brides to flaunt their engagement rings with a fantasy rosette table display filled with engagement ring diamond accents that mirror the bride's perfect bling. Staying with the bling theme, Ana Paz created a one-of-a-kind four-tier layered cake with one layer created entirely with a crystal ball. Embellished with mosaic crystals and diamond-shaped glass, the crystal ball can bring wedding cakes to a new realm with tea-light electric candles glistening in the crystal layer.

Left: criss-crossed sloped-ceiling chuppah, dripping with crystals & orchids designed by Grande Affaires.
The gown underneath is by Chic Parisien.
Right: Marchesa mini, recently worn by Tori Spelling at her vow-renewal {carried by Chic Parisien in Miami}

Chic Parisien brought celebrity weddings to a whole new level with Tori Spelling's very own Marchesa gown worn at her recent vow-renewal.  The chic strapless short mini-dress with tulle overlay and crystal embellishments is the perfect gown for a vow-renewal or even for a quick dress change at the reception. As for hair? Crystal headbands and orchid hair pins will be the perfect accent to add drama to the perfect mini.

Chuppahs, dripping with crystal and garlands of orchids, by Grande Affaires showed a new trend of a criss-cross designed ceiling. This criss-cross design gave a sloped effect of a 12- foot ceiling raining crystals and orchids over the bride and groom. Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings additionally played with shapes by using embellished linens and tied sashes to create an hour-glass shape on their cocktail tables. With accents that emulate a wedding gown, this hour-glass table takes cocktail hour décor to a whole new level.

As for Photography, In Focus Studio revealed the newest trend in pre-wedding photo shoots, Era Engagement Shoots. Paying homage to WWII and modern-day classic films, such as The Notebook, In Focus Studio creates the ultimate time-piece photos with real props including WWII war planes, old railroads and rowboats. Attention to detail is key for these Era Engagement Shoots as every detail from the bride-to-be’s attire and jewelry to nail color and makeup must match the Era illustrated in the photo shoot.

All Photos above courtesy of In Focus Studio