Monday, May 12, 2014

Wedding Dresses 2015

The fashion runways are still steaming from the sizzling styles that walked down them fashion week in April.  We've compiled some of the hottest trends that showed up.  There have been many fresh takes on older styles this year and the trends are great on all types of silhouettes.

OFF-THE-SHOULDER NECKLINES

The first trend is off-the-shoulder necklines.  Not strapless, but dress with sleeves that highlight those collar bones.

Via Oscar de la Renta


Via Jenny Packham
Via Oscar de la Renta

Via Allure Bridal



SLEEVES

Dresses with sleeves were popular in the past, but they are being reinvented when combined with other current trends.

Vera Wang never does anything halfway and her combination of lace overlays, a statement back, and abnormally long sleeves are an edgy way for a bride to express her individuality.

Via Vera Wang

Carolina Herrera mixes sleeves with lace overlays and a modest neckline make this simple silhouette stand out in a sophisticated way.

Via Carolina Herrera
This dress mixes lace overlays, sleeves, and a collar for refined elegance.

Via Allure Bridal



MODESTY TOPS

Dresses with lace overlays that create a modest bodice for brides are a hit this upcoming season!  They are showing up in capes, collars, and higher necklines.  I think this is a fantastic fresh take on the sweetheart neckline that has been done for the past few years.  It's also a great way to use the lace remnants from your mother/grandmother's dress.

Via Carolina Herrera

STATEMENT BACKS

These dresses have a classic simplicity in the front that allows the bride to be modest and elegant but gets peoples' jaws dropping when she turns around.  These dresses play well for brides with longer torsos.


Via Vera Wang

Via Hayley Paige

via Hayley Paige


NONTRADITIONAL COLORS

One of the biggest trends that appeared on the 2015 bridal runway was the existence of colored dresses.  Today's brides are wanting to stand out and show a bit of their personality through the use of color.  Many of these dresses have a modern silhouette, such as this paloma blue dress from Hayley Paige.  Other dresses may have a risqué bodice, like the Hayley Paige sequin top.  Other dresses were just born to stand out, like the brilliantly metallic gold dress from Jenny Packham. 


Hayley Paige via Wedding Wire


via Hayley Paige

via Jenny Packham


TULLE OVERSKIRTS

Tulle overskirts have the advantage of being two dresses in one.  For the ceremony you wear the more formal, long train dress that is elegant, but once the reception starts, you are able to take off the top layers of tulle and have a shorter, party dress underneath.  The bodice of the dress remains the same, but the shorter skirt allows for more freedom on the dance floor!  Plus, perhaps you could dye your dress later on and still wear it on dates (Anniversary dinner in your wedding dress? Yes, please!).

Via Pinterest


LITTLE DETAILS - BIG IMPACT

These dresses have simple silhouettes but an extraordinary amount of little details that make the dress stunning.  From pearls to beads to crystals and bows, this attention to detail can make even an inexpensive dress feel custom.  Make sure that your dress is going to fit both the venue and feel of the wedding, you don't want to have a glitzy dress if you are having a barn wedding.


via Hayley Paige
We understand that your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, and we want to help you make your dreams reality.  While we won't be shopping for your wedding dress with you... we will help make your venue, decorations, and mood match the dress!

The Goldmoor is equipped to handle many different types of weddings from intimate elopements to large weddings with upwards of 150 guests!  And, with the season picking up, we are down to fewer and fewer dates within the months of May to October.  If you would like to save your date with us, feel free to call (815) 777-3925.  We would be delighted to help you with your special day!

Monday, May 5, 2014

2014 Wedding Trends: Spring/Summer Colors

Goldmoor Inn Galena, IL

Throughout the month of May, we will be displaying some of our favorite wedding trends for this upcoming season.  One of the first decisions that a happy couple will need to decide is the color palette for the wedding.  From bold jewel tones to neutrals, there are many different colors that can lead your wedding down it's destined path.  We have compiled some of the most popular trends for 2014 in one easy place for you to see their different possibilities!  It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight, and now we invite you to relax, just pull up a chair as the Goldmoor proudly presents...your wedding color trends of 2014:


Hemlock is a versatile color that can be accented with both bright colors, such as coral, and neutrals, such as blush pink.  One strength of this color is that it really allows the floral arrangements to have their shining moments.  Ombre of green that includes hemlock and mint is definitely a trend.

Via Tulle & Chantilly
 Glittering Gold is stepping out of it's accent role and moving in to a more prominent spotlight.  This warm color is great on most skin tones and can create a glitzy wedding!  Also, can you imagine those gold stars as a Photo Booth backdrop?!
Via Elegant Wedding
By using Paloma as your base color, you have the option to layer on different accent colors without things feeling busy and uncoordinated.
Via Tulle & Chantilly
 Placid Blue is a great spectrum of colors.  It allows you to add in jewel tones such as Orchid and Dazzling Blue without having to commit large amount of decorations in these colors.  It also lends itself to the trend of having a non-white wedding dress.  A bride could be wearing Placid Blue while her bridesmaids are wearing complementing jewel tones.
Via Tulle & Chantilly
 Sand is unique in that it adds both color and texture to a ceremony.  Sand is a great choice for bridesmaids with fair skin.
Via Tulle & Chantilly
 Celosia Orange is a bold choice for a wedding, with just a hint of pink undertones it is flattering on many different skin tones! It also pairs well with green, blue, pink, and neutrals.
Via Tulle & Chantilly
For those who want that pop of color, but want to stay away from harsh colors, coral is an excellent option.  Coral and Glittering Gold would be fantastic for a fresh, spring wedding.  You are also able to incorporate the trend of adding fresh citruses into your table settings and creating a signature drink!
Via Elegant Wedding

Freesia Yellow is fun and whimsical, this primary color adds a hint of playfulness to your ceremony.  (And if it rains, your wedding party can be your own personal sun!)
Via Tulle & Chantilly

Dazzling Blue incorporates different shades of blue such as the navy trend and the peacock. It works well with both white and yellow flowers.  If you choose to venture in the dark spectrum with navy, it's a classic color that complements all skin tones.  Little black dress, move over, the little navy dress is in!

Via Tulle & Chantilly

For the brides who love the color purple, both Radiant Orchid and Violet Tulip are excellent, forgiving colors.  I really like the option of ombre purples from lilac to jeweled vibrant violets.  (Now if we can just get the guys to want to wear purple!  Side note: I think a dark grey suit would complete the vibrant purple look).
Via Tulle & Chantilly

Via Tulle & Chantilly
I love the color Cayenne for a summer wedding.  The undertones give the ceremony a hint of warm spice and works with all complexions.
Via Tulle & Chantilly
So what do you think about these colors?  Did you have any of them in your wedding?  I'd love to talk about it down below!  Just drop me a comment :)


The Goldmoor is equipped to handle many different types of weddings from intimate elopements to large weddings with upwards of 150 guests!  And, with the season picking up, we are down to fewer and fewer dates within the months of May to October.  If you would like to save your date with us, feel free to call (815) 777-3925.  We would be delighted to help you with your special day!