Frozen Wine Smoothies

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Cool down during your wedding this summer with these frozen wine smoothies!  This summer trend is perfect for your cocktail hour and a great treat to all of your guests who attended. Frozen wine smoothies consist of a wine of your choice blended with ice and any combination of frozen fruits!



Unique Lighting Fixtures

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Do you know how you plan to light up your wedding? This year, unique lighting fixtures are what set the mood for your summer wedding this season. String lights are taking the lead with the top chosen lighting fixtures for summer weddings which means receptions this season will be full of various unique lighting fixtures!

Engagement Ring Trends

These romantic and round inspired brilliant cut diamonds are resurfacing as a popular trend both with celebrities and people around the country, While they are unique in their look, they are close in sparkle and feel to a traditional round diamond. This helps the engagement ring stand out. These shapes are also less expensive than the round and look larger within the same carat range.



Wedding Dress Shoe Trends

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Beading is definitely on the rise these days. This season, a lot of wedding designers offer richly embellished wedding gowns. Hand-beaded flats have the perfect match for your wedding gown. It only takes one look at these splendid shoes to fall in love with them! Soft pink, champagne or light blue are trendy wedding colors for your wedding this season.



Industrial Styled Wedding

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We went rustic for a while – barns, raw wood benches, burlap, baby's breath and chipping paint – but now the wheels are turning again, and brides will be going for more industrial style spaces and pieces. 2019 will refine rustic to an industrial elegance, which means that barn weddings will be outranked by raw metallic spaces like refurbished factories and old warehouse-style buildings. This trend will also include more raw metal and exposed brick and concrete in decor. It’s out with the gold and in with the new; copper, bronze, chrome and silver will replace the gold and rose gold accents of 2018. Old meets new and country meets city with industrial updating rustic and redirecting next year’s wedding trends.



Ball Gown Styled Wedding Dresses

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Straightforward ball gowns still (and will always) have a place in bridal, but the biggest skirts on the fall 2019 runways had an extra hint of volume, thanks to asymmetric tiers of tulle and satin that gave them the rippling effect of a waterfall. From Theia to Hayley Paige, these dresses are perfect for making an entrance.



Flowers Are IN

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Greenery has been adorning weddings for several years, and often it is used in lieu of flowers or with minimal floral accents. This year, say goodbye to pale accent flowers and grab a bright bouquet. Flowers are in and they are gonna be big! From sunflowers to peonies and dahlias, 2019 flowers will be bigger and brighter than before, and while the greenery garlands are here to stay, they will be coexisting with these large, bright blooms.

Bridal & Wedding Expos in 2019

Yay! You’re engaged and now you’re drowning in options for your wedding. Here are a few local wedding expos happening this year to help you and your partner pick the best options for your wedding.

North Carolina Bridal & Wedding Expo;

Admission Cost; $10

Date; November 17th 2019 from 12pm-5pm

Location; Raleigh Convention Center - Hall A

500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

This expo will have a plethora of live bands and DJ demos throughout the day as well as many wedding professionals there to help you with all of your wedding needs.

https://www.ncbridalexpos-rc.com/?_ga=2.259097290.1967956052.1545850189-919941585.1544646265


Forever Bridal Wedding Show;

Admission: $8 Online & $10 at the door

Date: Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th, 2019 11am to 4pm both days

Location: Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Road

Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The Forever Bridal Wedding Show & Expo, on August 10th & 11th, will showcase the Triangle area’s top wedding vendors that are ready to help plan your dream wedding. As with every Forever Bridal Productions show, the August Wedding Show & Expo features fashion shows with the newest styles for your special day. You might just spot your dream dress or the perfect suit for your handsome husband-to-be.

https://www.foreverbridal.net/southern-wedding-show-expo-summer/



Don't Show up Empty Handed this December

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Christmas time is an extremely popular time of year for people to get married, and if you’re going to a bridal shower or wedding reception, consider some of these particularly unique Christmas wedding gift ideas that are a twist on the original ones most people buy.

One of the loveliest and most unique Christmas wedding gift ideas I’ve seen so far involves buying the bride and groom especially nice embroidered stockings, made of fine material like silk. Have their initials or just their last name’s first initial on the stocking, in a big, pretty design.

If you’d like to help the new couple celebrate their first Christmas together, buy them champagne glasses. Have either their wedding date placed on them, or a nice saying such as the year with “First Christmas Together” imprinted into the glass. Do be sure to buy high quality glasses so they hold up well, and even consider adding a nice bottle of champagne with them as well.

f you’re not too close to the bride and groom and don’t want to buy anything too expensive, try buying some upper end glass ornaments. Clear ornaments look the most elite and elegant, much more so than colored. Have their names or initials placed on the ornaments, along with a special date or sentiment of their wedding. Most couples that get married will get several of these, but they’ll always appreciate another ornament to hang on their tree as a reminder of their special day.