Modern Classic

Understated impact

Inspiration comes from many sources, and the wedding trends for 2019 are no exception.

First, there’s the dress. Professed Anglophile or not, the Royal Wedding kicked off a return to simple and classic gown designs. Meghan Markle’s bateau-necked dress was low on bedazzling but high on style with its clean lines and tailored shape.

Then, there are the flowers. Pantone deemed Living Coral its color of the year, and bouquets are following suit. But, flowers aren’t the only foliage gracing receptions. Grasses, especially the beautifully freeform pampas grass, are a nontraditional approach for anything from handheld arrangements to largescale installations.

And, lastly, there’s the ambiance. Metals are chic, with golds and coppers leading the pack. Candles lend a romantic mood – choose a favorite scent to really create a personalized space.

All in all, whether you follow the trends or buck them is secondary – what’s important is to enjoy your day and the people around you.

Rya Collection ivory silk ROBE/CHEMISE, available at Lillies & Lace

Vera Wang TUXEDO, available at Jos. A. Bank

Enzoani Logan GOWN and Giselle VEIL; both available at The Wedding Dress Shoppe


Model: Chloe Puckett & Trevor Wilson (UC Models)

Hair: Brandy Alexander (Groove Jet Salon Co.)

Makeup: Michael Alejandro Stevenson

Styling Assistants: Tyler Moore & Gabriella Vitagliano

Wardrobe: Lillies & Lace 1900 Eastwood Road #4, Jos. A Banks 860 Inspiration Drive, The Wedding Dress Shoppe 1616 Shipyard Boulevard, Ste. 1

Florals: Eco Chic Blossoms, 713 N Fourth Street #100

Furniture: Relic Vintage Rentals

Table, Settings & Linens: Party Suppliers & Rentals, 4013 Oleander Drive

Location: Bakery105, 105 Orange Street


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Categories: Style