Autumn is quickly becoming the new spring, as a favored time of year to get married for brides-to-be. Here's our hit list of unexpected wedding trends for this season.
Bright Bridesmaids' Dress
This fall, short dresses are in, especially in sexy jewel tones. (Think amethyst or teal.) Combine this gorgeous look with a pair of metallic shoes for a stylish statement that can be worn even after the wedding day.
Dress: Lela Rose Bridesmaid
Tiered, Sexy Wedding Dress
A racy yet romantic trend for wedding gowns is the corset-top dress, with its flirty and fun attitude. Also popular is the tiered, ruffled dress that's both fancy and classic. Chilly fall day? Try adding a fur scarf (go faux, if you're on a budget).
Dress: Rosa Clara
Autumn is the perfect time to think spicy global. A textured, tribal table runner made of ikat fabric is an exotic touch on dining tables, and jewel tones mixed with rich hues in the centerpieces and flowers tie it all together. For the finishing touch, incorporate regal-looking peacock feathers into the napkin holders.
Table linens: Similar style available at Party Rental Ltd.
We've seen lots of pie served at weddings as an alternative to the traditional tiered cake, but you'll probably be the first on your block if you serve pie in lollipop form. Pie pops come in favorite seasonal flavors, like apple or pear, and can be given to each guest as the end of the meal or wrapped with a bow as a favor (so you can still have your gorgeous white cake).
Pie pops: Peter Callahan Catering
—Taryn Berkowitz, BRIDES magazine