Fall Wedding Trends at Wedding Salon Chicago

Engaged couples, bridal entourages, and family arrived at The Hotel Chicago on Monday to plan future luxury nuptials. The top vendors servicing the Chicago area gathered to show off their best designs, wedding services, and trendy point of views. Chicago’s top vendors revealed wedding trends for both local weddings and destination weddings.

Hot Wedding Trends Emerging from Wedding Salon in Chicago:

1. Tall Statement Centerpieces:  Resorts and designers alike featured noticeably tall centerpieces with elegant elements that caught and the attention of anyone walking by. The elongated base of the centerpieces allows for a larger and eye-capturing floral design without interrupting the space for the guests.


Photo by Eminjayin Productions

2. Pastels and Jewel Tones: In lieu of the fall season, the popular colors have shifted to pastels and jewel tones. Veil Designs and Navjot Design showcased stunning floral arrangements and table designs that unveiled the beauty of this season’s tones.


Photo by Eminjayin Productions

3. Shred for the Wed: The “shred for your wed” trend has been amplified by the heightened awareness of health benefits. Couples are joining together to make lifestyle changes by finding fun activities to get fit for their weddings. Pure Barre, The Bar Method and Mira Fitness showcased new, innovative ways to keep couples motivated in their fitness regimen.

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4. DJ Throwback Playlists: More often, couples are incorporating old-school music with new material. We heard many throwbacks layered with modern music, leading to a successful mix for all ages and guests. Who doesn’t love a classic 90’s song layered with a top hit?


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5. Destination Wedding Pavilion: Luxurious destinations for weddings and honeymoons continue to stay popular for the affluent couples. Creating an intimate experience for their friends and family, couples use destination wedding packages as an escape from their busy lives at home. Wedding Salon showcased AMResorts, Aruba Tourism Authority, Aspen CVB, Mexico Tourism Board, O’ahu Visitors Bureau, Puerto Rico Tourism Board, The Villa Group and more.


Photo by Eminjayin Productions

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Hot Wedding Trends in Washington D.C.

Brides, grooms, parents and friends alike all gathered at The Loews Madison Hotel in Washington D.C. on Monday to plan their weddings. Guests were presented with the modern trends of the season; including cascaded beading, artful foods, white and gold color pallets, and textured linens that could electrify any wedding.

Hot Wedding Trends Emerging from Wedding Salon in Washington DC:

1. Cascaded beading: The featured Ava Laurenne gowns scattered throughout the show were absolutely stunning. Cascaded beading is the hot wedding gown movement; with the most dazzling beading just pouring down the gown, your gown is sure catch the lighting perfectly in every photo.

Cascaded Beading Bridal Gown _ Ava Laurenne

2. Artful foods:  Food at events is a crucial part of your guests’ experience. Who wouldn’t want to make it enjoyable to look at as well as eat? Maison Culinaire provided samples of a few colorful hors d’oeuvres that caught everyone’s eyes (and taste buds). Yum!

Maison Culinaire Food at Wedding Salon

3. White and gold color pallets:  Trying to decide on your wedding colors? The white and gold combination was a huge trend. The simplicity and tradition of white, blended with the elegance and royalty of gold, stands for a beautiful masterpiece.

Keswick Hall Centerpeice Setting White and Gold

4. Textured linens:  Yes, we said textured linens. A great way to spice up your wedding reception area is covering your tables with textured linens. They can still match your color scheme, and there are plenty of textures and designs you could choose between. From elegant to bold, your guests are sure to notice the details!

Camilion Events Table Setting Textured Fabric

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Washington D.C. Wedding Salon | September 21st 2015

Washington D.C. couples, we are officially one week away from our amazing event. We are proud to feature to TOP wedding vendors serving the Washington D.C. area. The evening of luxury will be filled with cake tastings, cocktails, gown previews, mini makeover, and much more.

 September 21st 2015 – Loews Madison Hotel – 4 PM -8 PM

THE KNOT  | WeddingWire  | BRIDES Magazine


Charm City Cakes

Charm City cakes

Ava Laurenne Gowns

ava laurenne

Beauty trials with Style Me Bar and Beauty in a Beat
Fitness inspiration for “shredding for the wedding” by Pure Barre
Beauty and health enhancement from Philips Zoom and The West Institute
Entertainment by DJ Angie D Entertainment and Washington’s Best Musicians, Photo & Video
Tasty cocktails and beverages by The Cocktail Guru and Travelling Bean-Specialty Beverage Catering Co.
Desserts and tastings by Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings, Better Event Catering, Maison Culinaire and Charm City Cakes
Photo opportunity fun with  ShutterBooth and Weddings By Lee
Venues and Travel for your wedding locations and honeymoons including Aruba Tourism Authority, Hills of Africa, Honeymoon Islands, Mexico Tourism Board, O’ahu Visitors Bureau, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Ronald Reagan Building and International Center, Fort Myer Officers’ Club, Shoals Club on Bald Head Island, Goldstone Inn & Restaurant, The Ritz Carlton Aruba, Sandals Resorts and The Cove Atlantis, Paradise Island


Wedding Salon Swag Bag includes: Acure, Caress, Cold-EEZE, Cosnova, Gold Ink Tattoo, Grand Central Beauty, Honest Tea, Johnson’s Popcorn, My M&M’s, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, POND’s, Udderly Smooth by Redex, Suave, VIP Sparklers,

+ Magazines: The Knot, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Perfect Wedding Guide, Premier Bride DC, Modern Luxury, Wedding Location, and more!

 Want to Come? Register here


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Bow Ties vs. Neck Ties for the Groom

The biggest current argument in men’s wedding fashion, bow tie vs. neck tie.  We honestly cannot pick which we like better. There are just too many amazing combinations to totally rule one out. If you weren’t confused before, you might be now, because these men are really rocking their wedding day fashion.

Men's Wedding Neck TiesLeft Picture: Bryce Covey Photography on Style Me Pretty
Top Right: Kristilee Parish Photography on Wedding Chicks
Bottom Right:  Anna Rosell on Love My Dress

s Wedding Bow TieLeft Picture: KT Merry Photography via Style Me Pretty
Top Right: Alix’s photography  on 100 Layer Cake
Bottom Right:  Bryce Covey Photography via Style Me Pretty

The good part is, you might be able to have your cake and eat it too, if you can’t decide. Separating the groom from the groomsmen is very often done through the differentiation in bow tie or neck tie. The bow tie translates into a more formal look and is usually reserved for the groom, but traditional is waning so throw the rules out the window and go with your heart. Any other inspiration you want to throw our way is welcomed with open arms.

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White Dress, White Tuxe.... & White Teeth

Of course everyone wants sparkling white chomps for everyday life. But for your wedding day… it’s necessary! Here are the top five reasons why getting your teeth whitened for the big day is an absolute must:

Photo credit: Adams & Cheek Dentistry

  1. If you are wearing white, it is going to be way more noticeable if your teeth are not just as bright and healthy.
  2. You will feel super awkward if your photographer has to Photoshop your yellow teeth for your wedding photos.
  3. Meeting your new spouse’s family members for the first time? You HAVE to look your best.
  4. You’ll look, and feel, absolutely stunning on your honeymoon. No professional photographer to whiten up those teeth!
  5. …Who doesn’t want white teeth?

Wondering when you need to start the teeth whitening process?  If you should do it yourself at home or go get it done professionally?  How much you should expect to spend? We recommend that you turn to the experts, Philips Zoom. They have every option you can imagine available so you can get an idea of whats best for you in your price point.


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5 Bouquets for the Nature Loving Classy Bride

Classy does not have to be the perfectly round bouquet anymore. Go SUPER lush to create the classy feel that nature offers. This Romantic Ojai Valley Inn Wedding is a must see for couples planning to have a high end wedding with natural elements.

super lush bouquet

It’s simple with the sophisticated edge. All white bouquets with textural greenery create a expensive look. We are adoring the attention this pretty MODERN meets RUSTIC CLASSY  is getting in a Wyoming wedding . It’s a collision of wonderful, don’t you think?

All white classy bouquet

Creating a natural element is all about featuring the SOFT elements with textural elements in your bouquets. Take this stunner as your shining example.

soft pink bouquet

Dress those pretty flowers up with some ribbons and bows. Bouquets tend to become even more beautiful when you add flowing elements. This bouquet features  greens such as silver dollar eucalyptus and plumosus fern to tie in the natural element with the classy feel. It’s all in the details after all! And don’ forget to stop and see the rest of this gorgeous wedding on  Style Me Pretty.

bouquet with ribbon

Do it, we dare you! Grey Likes Weddings features this insanely rich colored bouquet in the most gorgeous lakeside wedding. SWOONING…. are you?


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