IN 2013, BACKGROUNDS TOOK THE LEAD

In 2013, backgrounds became stars just by being such incredible supporting players . It wasn’t only the backgrounds for the photo booths that stood out by their originality and whimsy, but also the ceremony and cakes backgrounds.

For the ceremony

Entire walls of light can give a magic feel to any ceremony.BD Lights1BD Lights2

Fabric backgrounds are a bit more traditional, but if you play with very sheer curtains, ribbons or even garlands, you can create a wonderful decor.BD TISSUBD Tissu 6BD Tissu 16

Fabrics with graphic patterns can achieve an interesting and unconventional visual impact.BD Motifs 5BD Motifs 13

Flowers adds loads of charm and romance.
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A very popular trend, especially in country themed wedding, are backgrounds made off old doors and windows, which brings a rustic originality to any decor.BD DW 2BD DW 3BD DW 8

There are so many uniques ideas, you can go in all kinds of directions, following your imagination, your theme and your budget. Projections, hearts, decorative elements, old suitcases, books, anything can be used to create a surprising or traditional background.
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A trend that I really like is the one with written words, simply because I just love words and they allow us to put a lot more meaning in our ceremony. Be it a renown poem, your favorite song, a quote that touched you, a love letter, these words bring a very personal touch to the decor that will surely delight your guests.BG WRTING 1BG WRTING 3

For the photo booths

Photo booths are now a fixture in trendy and traditional weddings. One thing they all share, they are FUN! Crazy ideas are now the norm and they are the basis for unforgettable pictures!BG PB1BG PB2BG PB3BG PB4BG PB5

For the Cakes

Wedding cakes have become more than just deserts, they are now very important in the whole concept and look of your wedding. With this new importance, come a key location and an appropriate decor.BG CAKE 1BG WRTING 2BG CAKE3BG CAKE5BG CAKE4

Here’s my favorite background, it’s so elegant and dramatic, it takes my breath away!BD Autre 15

After a very exhaustive research to find these beautiful examples on Pinterest, my conclusion would be this: there are no more rules or limits when you are choosing a background. You let your imagination guide you and the results will simply be amazing!

For more examples of all kinds of exciting and unique backgrounds, just visit my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/unique-backgrounds/.

ART NOUVEAU: WEDDING CAKES, Part 5

HAND-PAINTED CAKES ARE THE NEW TREND

Hand-painted cakes are very popular, it is even said that they will be THE new trend for cakes in 2104. More than ever, they are becoming real works of art.

Their creators get inspired by everything they love, be it a Parisian dress from the 20s…

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…an Indian piece of fabric…

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… stained glass…

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… Tuscan Majolica ceramic…

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… art deco…

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… a tatoo…

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… the Dia de la Morte…

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…an invitation…

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… la Bohème…

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… Picasso…

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… Monet…

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… or Van Gogh.

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They can be so very romantic, covered in delicate roses.

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And they can also be colorful and fun, with beautiful bold flowers.

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Sometimes, a three-dimensional detail will be added, giving the cake a really interesting visual impact.

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And here’s my favorite one, so unique and adorable!
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For more examples of amazing hand-painted cakes, go to my Pinterest, at http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/like-a-work-of-art/.

BEST 2013 WEDDING TREND #13: PRETTY GARLANDS

One of the most charming trends of 2013 has been the garlands. They invaded ceilings, tents, stairs and chairs. The were luminous, home-made, colorful, orignal. They gave a lot of punch to every kind of decor!

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Bunting was really in, with or without pattern.

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They even found their way to cakes!

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Luxurious and colorful flower garlands have always been very popular in Indians weddings. And some blogs are annoucing them as the new trend for 2014.

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They can also be very romantic, soft and pretty, composed of roses, baby’s breath or call lily and decorate the ceremony area, the stairs, the chairs.

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Paper hearts were also trendy, in all colors and shapes.

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You can use all kind of shapes and objects to make these beautiful garlands that will amaze your guests: stars, sea shells, butterflies, etc. Just follow your imagination and inspiration.

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Here’s my favorite, it’s sooooo pretty!

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For more examples of these charming and unique garlands, go to my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/hanging-around/.

BEST 2013 WEDDING TREND #12: BOLD CAKES

Before the 2014 wedding trends are announced, I’m trying to publish my last posts on the 2013 trends that I really loved.

When I started to get interested in weddings and all they entail, cakes were not my thing. But then I got hooked while exploring Pinterest and I fell in admiration with this very creative art.

In 2013, cakes were quite bold, which really speaks to me. They were either very simple, one color with a big detail or covered with colorful appliques.

The first trend is more modern and plain. The detail that is put forward can be a multitude of things: a bow, a flower, a heart. Anything that inspires us or illustrates our theme.

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Appliques are more in your face and festive. They give a lot of personality to the cake.

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They can also be very romantic, with pretty flowers and pastel colors.

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For more examples of the trend for the cakes in 2013, go to my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/2013-cake-trends/.

BEST 2013 WEDDING TREND #14: LOUNGES

In 2013, a new wedding trend took over reception halls and venues: the lounge area. These little living rooms installed indoors, under the tent or outdoors, can assume all kinds of ambience, for the great pleasure of your guests. They are the perfect place to enjoy your cocktail, to rest in between dances or to chat at the end of the night. Taking on your wedding theme colors, they can look modern, vintage, cozy or rustic, following your inspiration.

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For more examples of all sorts of lounges, visit my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/lounging-around/

BEST 2013 WEDDING TREND #15, PATTERNS, Part 3

PATTERNS

Lots of patterns, aside from polka dots and stripes, have become popular in the last years: the rustic plaid, the graphic chevron, the elegant damask, the psychedelic paisley, the modern lattice and the original animal print. You can be demure and use them just as accents and details or go for broke and DARE!

One thing is sure, nobody will remain indifferent and your wedding will be unique forever in their mind.

Dare with plaid!

If you want to display your Scottish roots or to give a little country twist to your wedding, plaid is the perfect choice!

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Dare with chevron!

Chevron is like the stripe’s excentric cousin, it surprises with its boldness, it updates everything with its fashion sense, it gives more punch with its vivacity.

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Dare with damask!

If you are dreaming of elegance, the damask’s curves and decorations are custom-made for you.

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Dare with paisley!

Choose the charming paisley to express your romantic side, it will delight with its bright colors and its festive demeanour!

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Dare with lattice!

For a very contemporary look, pick the structure and the class of lattice.

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Dare with Animal Prints!

To expose your wild side, go for animal prints!

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For more examples of this colorful and fun trend, go to my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/colorful-surprising-patterns/.

 

BEST 2013 WEDDING TREND # 15: PATTERNS, Part1

STRIPES

There’s so many types of prints and patterns, all more interesting than the other, I will have to write a blog on each of them, so you can see all they can be.

Stripes are a pattern with multiple personalities. They are classic in black and white. They can feel nautical or Parisian in blue. They can be so pretty in pink or red. They can be thin and delicate, bold and dynamic, oblique and contemporary. They’re always daring and know how to make a visual impact. Actually, they can adapt to all wedding elements.

They become demure on wedding dresses.
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They dares to show off bouquets.

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They give playfulness to bridesmaids.

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They wake up mens accessories.

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They attract attention during the ceremony.

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They allow decor elements to stand out.

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They charm on tables and chairs.

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They render centerpieces interesting.

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They help napkins to be striking.

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They give bite to menus.

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They modernize table numbers and seating cards.

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They update cakes.

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And finally they play with angles and words on invitations.

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It’s obvious with all of these images that you cannot be shy with stripes, you have to embrace them, show them off and use them in all of their graphic potential.

For more examples of this fun trend, go to Pinterest:

http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/versatile-stripes/.

2013 BEST WEDDING TRENDS

Time goes by so fast! Christmas is nothing but a glitter in our minds, summer has come and gone (just kidding, it’s just a bit cold right now) and the Wedding Season is upon us. For those who decided on a Spring Wedding, you’re dealing with the last details, your theme was chosen way back. But for all of the others that will get married in 2013, maybe you’re still looking for inspiration. A few experienced bloggers have told us that there are many very interesting trends in 2013. I chose 15 of those trends that I particularity like and you can find pictures that illustrate them perfectly just by selecting the links to their boards on my Pinterest.

15. Cool Patterns & Prints

Stripes, polka dots, chevron, black & white, colours, pretty little flowers, on dresses, accessories, bouquet, tables… This trend surprises and charms us, makes us smile and most of all, distinguishes itself with loads of personality.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/lovely-romantic-prints/

http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/colorful-surprising-patterns/

14. Cosy Lounge Areas

Small islands of tranquility & privacy are spreading all over venues, for animated conversations or just to catch your breath. Elegant, romantic, modern, vintage, these lounge areas show many enveloping moods.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/lounging-around/

13. Fluttering Garlands

Colorful, with paper, flowers, hearts, garlands gracefully invade ceilings, ceremonies, decor.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/hanging-around/

12. Split Personality Cakes

Modern with a pop of embellishment or bright  with all over appliques, cakes are astonishing and mouth-watering.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/2013-cake-trends/

11. Backgrounds Take the Lead

For ceremonies, pictures, cakes, backgrounds are full of creativity, they shine brightly, they glitter, they drape, they play a supporting role in the show.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/unique-backgrounds/

10. Green is this Year’s Colour: in Emerald & Mint

Green gets romantic, tender, reserved but charming with its mint tone or it exudes elegance, with its rich and sumptuous emerald version.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/fresh-mint/

http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/precious-emerald/

9. Covered Centerpieces

Glass bells, birdcages, lanterns fill up with flowers, candles, surprises.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/covered-centerpieces/

http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/birdcages/

8. Brilliant Paper Lanterns

Monochrome ou multicolored, small or big, round or square, paper lanterns flourish in clusters or in garlands around the bridegrooms.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/paper-lanterns/

7. Radiant Rainbow Colours

Completely out there and filled with humor, this trend is in a class of its own with its bright audacity. It puzzles with its multicolored accents that show up on bridesmaid feet and under brides’ dresses, it seduces with its flowers and its lights that brighten up tables, cakes, spaces.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/a-rainbow-wedding/

6. Enchanting LoveBirds

Two interpretations of this theme are coming back strong with a multitude of superb or delightful details. Feathers, nests, garlands, lovebirds liven up dresses, tables, halls.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/peacock-feathers/

http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/love-bird-wedding/

5. Charming 20s

The roaring 20s influence is transforming events with its Great Gatsby atmosphere, its distinctive dresses, its particular hairstyles, its feathers, glitter and pearls and Art deco accents.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/the-roaring-20s/

4. Bold Flowers

Flowers are showing off bright colours, they explode in sumptuous arrangements, they fall over in cascade out of the brides hands and they turn the spotlight on peonies.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/big-bold-flowers/

http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/a-cascade-of-flowers/

3. Revealing Lace

Everlasting symbol of romance, lace is forsaking simplicity for richness, it wraps tenderly heads, hands, bodies, chairs, tables, invitations, flowers.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/lace-lace-and-more-lace/

2. Elegance is back

With diamonds, draping and chandeliers, elegance is taking a unique place in the heart of the bridegrooms. It relaxes, reinventing and surrounding itself with superb elements, luxurious textures and brilliant ideas.

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http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/an-elegant-affair/

1. Do whatever you want!

Bridegrooms are paying no attention to trends and breaking with traditions, they are bursting with formal or outstanding ideas, they are surrounding themselves with personal and characteristic details, they are creating their wedding in their image.

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BONUS: Beer for everyone!

I couldn’t forget that timid little trend, less widespread, but so laid-back and refreshing in my eyes. Beer takes on successfully a very distinguish aura, it offers itself as a gift, it flows freely making its  often forgotten fans, so happy!

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Got you interested? Come back soon, I’ll develop some of these trends, tell you why they got my attention and which ideas I find particularly creative.

If you want to know more right away, you can click on the links below and read all the references I used to base my opinion.

http://www.weddingblogs100.com/2013-wedding-trends.html

http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-reception/wedding-trends-for-2013

http://www.refinery29.com/wedding-trends

http://eventadore.com/site/2013-wedding-trends/

http://www.weddingelation.com/wedding-reception/wedding-trends-for-2013-colors-decor-theme/

http://www.societybride.com/tag/wedding-trends-2013/

http://www.bridaltweet.com/page/2013-wedding-trends

http://weddingrepublic.com/blog/2013-wedding-trends-ideas-inspiration-for-this-years-bride/

ART NOUVEAU: WEDDING CAKES, Part 4

VERY TRENDY: CUPCAKES & MINI CAKES

In the last few years, one of the biggest trend in bakery has been cupcakes. Cupcakes shops have multiplied in Montreal, as everywhere. Cupcakes can be perfect interpretations of wedding romanticism, because their frosting can become a rose, a pearl, a heart, anything that represents love and the union of two people.

These are one of my favorites… what woman can resist shoes?

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What is also very trendy is to create a beautiful small cake, to put it on a tall display and to surround it with cupcakes of the same colours and theme. You can go for romanticism or colour. I think it’s brilliant, since every guest gets his or hers own cupcake. And the visual impact is very interesting.

Mini Cakes

If you like the cupcake idea, but you want to be different, you can go for mini cakes, those exquisite little creations, delicate and elegant. They also can be the reflection of the wedding colours and theme.

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The visual impact is as interesting when you display a normal shape cake with all of his little reproductions. Once more, details are in fashion, be it small bows, pretty little flowers or vibrant colours.

Of all of the trends I’ve seen up until now in wedding cakes, I must say that the cupcakes & mini cakes are the ones that really charmed me the most. I love the idea of individual portions and the many shapes and details made me, more than once, gasp “Oh my God!”.

You can find all of these little wonders on my boards, http://pinterest.com/francemo, in “Delicious Cupcakes” and “Gorgeous Mini Cakes”, with their links to their own websites. You’ll also find many other beautiful examples!

Can you believe that I’m only halfway done with the kinds of wedding cakes I want to show you? I’m amazed at the quantity of ideas that I found on that subject and if, like me,  your appetite is still unsatisfied, my next post will fulfil you plenty!

To be continued…

ART NOUVEAU: WEDDING CAKE, Part 3

BOLD COLOURS & A DASH OF WHIMSY

If you want to get away from convention and make a big impression, you can choose a wedding cake with bold colours or a surprising shape or with unique decorations. And when you go that way, that is where the master bakers creativity really take flight!

Bright Colours

A few years ago, it was uncommon to see wedding cakes in bright colours like fuchsia, orange, red or yellow. Even if it’s so beautiful!

You wouldn’t have dared combining such a bold colour as fuchsia with orange (trendy!) or…

… lime green (surprising!) or …

…black (modern!) or even…

… purple (brilliant!).

And who would have thought to add some lime green as a third colour (inspired!).

Because lime green was usually used as an accent colour, never with beautiful hues as purple, like these.

Purple was more often classic or romantic, it would go with white or pale pink. By combining it to pops of bright colours, like red, you make it vibrant!

Blue were more reserved, in pastels or navy. They never took the beautiful shade of turquoise and they never dared to mingle with fuchsia or lilac.

These days, there’s no limits to colours combinations, you can go all out,  be daring, you can stun and have a blast, and the results are simply breathtaking!

Unusual Shapes

It’s not only the colours that have evolved, the cake shapes also became innovative, unusual and so creative!

A Blast of Shapes, Colours & Ideas

It is now the new normal to play with colours and shapes and to dare to be different. There’s no limit to whimsical, cakes have become the reflexion of the bridegroom’s personality. Innovation is in, for everyone’s pleasure!

Here’s my favorite! This cake shows its creator’s sense of humor and it’s the perfect conclusion to this whirlwind of colours and shapes!

You can find all these cakes, and more like them, on my Pinterest boards at http://pinterest.com/francemo, with the links to their own websites.
And I’m not done surprising you with gorgeous wedding cakes… my addiction to them led me to discover real treasures of creativity…
To be continued…