Check out brides.com Top Ten Best Wedding Style Details of 2010. I have to say, I couldn't agree more!!!
Brides have been pinning vintage brooches to their bouquet handles for a few years now—it was only a matter of time before brooches became the main affair.
Photo: Courtesy of Fantasy Floral Designs
Here's an idea involving cupcakes that feels fresh and new: A cupcake topping bar, designed by Southern California-based Enjoy Cupcakes that allows guests the opportunity to doll up their cupcakes with a variety of sweet accompaniments. Vintage syrup dispensers are filled with house made sauces and syrups; toppings including sprinkles, fresh fruit, nuts, and candy are served up in hollowed-out pumpkins.
Photos: Jennifer Young Photography
Colorful paper lanterns don't have to be hung from the ceiling. For Maryland couple Alex and Laurice, a sprawling lawn outside their historic wedding venue was an opportunity to scatter paper lanterns in their wedding colors at random—a modern, playful touch that photographed beautifully.
Photo: Vantage Pictures
"Handmade and crafty" is a look that many brides still love, exemplified here in our favorite ring pillow of the year—the charming wool-felt flowers were a huge hit with our editors. $48, heymiemie.etsy.com
Photo: Steven Torres
We've decided that black and white stripes are the new damask, making practically anything from bouquets to invites to bowties look instantly more jaunty and cosmopolitan—the pattern pairs extremely well with bright colors.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Erin Hearts Court; Robert Mitra; Erin Hearts Court; Allison Gootee; Beth Beljon Photography
If your wedding has a theme, a unique escort card display is the best place to go all out without descending into cheesiness. Our favorite escort card ideas this year: a couple who loves to travel wrote their guests' names and table numbers on paper planes which were pinned to a World Map; for a wedding at the Boston public library, one couple used books with personalized "Ex Libris" tags as escort cards/favors; and inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, we had the idea to attach hand-calligraphed cards featuring guests' names to antique pocket watch faces (position the watch hands to correspond to each table number).
Photos (clockwise from top left): Christine Farah, Courtesy of Steampunk Supply, Studio Atticus/David Wittig Photography
The award for "best bargain" goes to these colorful paper lantern votive holders, which are ideal for an outdoor wedding or cocktail hour, and are only $14 for seven. Jurianne Matter NL, Linda Ferrol Studio
Photo: Courtesy of Jurianne Matter NL
Way more rich and festive than black, navy became the "new neutral" this year, showing up on everything from bridesmaid dresses to invitations.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Condé Nast Digital Studio, Steven Torres, Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography, Jamee Photography
Photo: Garrett Nudd Photography
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We couldn't resist including this ingenious guest "book" idea—guests are invited to press their thumbprints on the branches of a tree to create "leaves." (Plus, it helps avoid that "What do I write?" anxiety). Small Wedding Tree (includes printed 11"x 14" poster, 4" x 6" instruction card, and two ink pads), $40, lovliday.etsy.com
Photo: Courtesy of Lovliday