Friday, September 24, 2010

Hot Details for Cool Weather: Top picks of the hottest details for an autumn wedding

Here at Verragio, we have engagement on the brain. Inevitably this leads to thoughts of weddings, and just as the seasons change, so does what is hot or not. So having combed through the latest wedding trends that the industry has to offer, we have narrowed down our picks of the hottest details for an autumn wedding.

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Hors d’oeuvres: Mini Grilled Cheese Panini There are any number of possibilities that you are your caterer could dream up. Try asiago and goat cheese, smoked gouda and prosciutto, or parmesan and sundried tomato pesto. The possibilities are endless and delicious.

Groom Accessory – Classic Bowtie
Retro is making a comeback in a big way, and nobody was more dapper throughout the ’50s and ‘60s than Cary Grant. Celebrate his style with a classic black bowtie.

Bride Accessory – Birdcage Veil
Open any bridal magazine and you’ll see this hot trend for the fall. The modern style isn’t for everyone, but if you’re dress is a little more slink than poof, this short veil will suit you just fine.

Flowers – Dahlia Arrangement
There are 36 different species of Dahlia flowers that come in just as many colors, a few of which are bold, striking, and dark for the fall. Mixing and matching several types can give you an eclectic, unique bouquet while keeping it in the family.

Cake – Oreo
Slightly heavier foods are called for when the colder weather sets in, so put aside the almond cake and lemon frosting and think outside the box. A chocolate cake and Oreo crumpled buttercream filling makes for a delicious surprise when you cut through the fondant.

Bridal Gift: Ballet Flats
Every couple wants to make sure that their guest enjoy themselves and dance the night away, especially the support staff; your bridal party. However, that’s no easy feat when they’ve spent the day in high heels. With a slight chill in the air, going barefoot isn’t an option. So gift your bridesmaids with ballet flats that match their gowns, that way they can stay stylish when their soles get tired.

Honeymoon Destination – Oregon
If you’re not looking to break the bank with an overseas vacation, consider only going as far as Oregon wine country. Being touted as the new Napa, the wine producing region of Oregon, which mostly lies in the valleys between the southern Cascade Mountains, offers a cooler climate that produces wine varieties like Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. Willamette has particularly beautiful views, warm days and cool nights in the fall.

Wedding Colors – Burgundy, Olive, and Cream
Keeping within the rich, bold colors that encapsulates autumn, a deep red and rustic green are a perfect combination for the season. Not only will it be easy to match your flowers, but if the leaves are changing, you just might match your venue too.

Registry Items – Eco Friendly
Going green is no longer considered trendy; it is now a way of life. When you and your groom to be are getting ready to exchange those wedding rings, try registering for some eco-friendly gifts. There are a variety of classic appliances that now come in energy saving options. And using accessories made from recycled products are both trendy and environmentally sound.

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