Making even the most traditional of events an individualized affair
Preeminent footwear designer Stuart Weitzman’s expanded bridal collection gives chic brides even more options to find their own signature look for their trip down the “wedding runway” (a.k.a. the aisle). With beauty in every design, the designer’s namesake label proves a kitten heel is as sexy as a sky-high stiletto. Fitting that a man who proposed to his future wife not with a ring, but with a shoe, has come to be an icon of bridal style.
Cutting the Cake?
The pursuit to personalize all elements of a wedding leaves nothing sacred — not even the cake. While the quintessential wedding cake is not entirely dead, it no longer stands alone as the only option to bring the event to a sweet ending. The reasons for mixing up tradition abound, from dietary restrictions to themes (honeymooning in France? Macarons it is!) to simply searching for unique alternatives. The fondant’s no longer the limit.
Turning Inspiration Into Reality
Today’s couples are blessed with countless online resources to guide them to a wedding that matches their vision. Taking things a step beyond an online ideaboard, Borrowed & Blue offers customizable searches of real weddings based on key elements (theme, season, color, etc.) to not only inspire but also connect couples with vendors to execute the vision — a platform dubbed “actionable inspiration” — and then share the finished “product” with future brides.
Receptions For The Win
As weddings grow more casual, a budding trend in the reception world is bringing even more fun to the party: games. Not only do outdoor games like bocce and croquet keep guests entertained during the inevitable “in-between” times that occur over the course of the day, they get people, well, outside, where they can fully enjoy the venue that couples so painstakingly chose for the big day. Tosso.com will even custom-craft a cornhole board for the blessed event. Deanna Murphy
Macarons: Photo by Chloe Pedersen Borrowed and Blue ~ Beach: Photo by Romi Burianova; Lake: Photo courtesy of Freas Photography All other photography: Courtesy Photography