The Wedding Salon Reveals 2011 Ultimate Bridal Trends

Are you wondering what the the trends will be next year in the wedding industry?  Today we are thrilled to share with you some of the inside secrets that were revealed by the wedding industry’s leading vendors, all of which were released a couple weeks ago at the The Wedding Salon.  For those of you who haven’t heard about The Wedding Salon you must familiarize yourself with this fabulous bridal showcase that is held annually in several cities across the nation.  If you have the luxury to attend this prestigious event, you will be blessed to meet some of the hottest wedding vendors along with some amazing ideas and products.  

So are you ready for the BIG REVEAL!!  According to the experts we will be seeing a lot of Earthy-Tones, Gorgeous Woodwork, Larger-than-Life Centerpieces, Aerial Performers and Pop Art Sculptures.  

The ultimate trend for 2011 weddings will be new forms of entertainment and visual displays. Brides will look for that out-of-the-box element to surprise their guests whether it is aerial performers dancing from the ceiling above the dance floor, or walking chandeliers that greet guests on sky-high stilts.  

See below for some gorgeous creations that were revealed at the event. 

Artison Florist


Flowers by Topaz


La Bella Cakery


Earthy tones will be all the rage in table décor. Shawn Rabideau of Bravo’s Bethenny Getting Married reveals that natural table displays with sky-high branches and unique accents such as tulip bulbs and floral combining elements of all four seasons, will be a huge trend for the year ahead.  

Shawn Rabideau


The team behind Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’ wedding, david beahm design, created an elaborate table display with sand-blasted grapevine, This larger-than-life wooden cage-like centerpiece dripping with all-white orchids, roses and peonies took on a new play on wooden centerpieces showing that wooden structures will be used in new ways in the year ahead. Beahm additionally, predicts an alternative to chiavari chairs for 2011 by opting for porcelain woodland stumps, straight from the scene of a Disney classic. 

David Beahm


Bridal Reflections



Michelle Rago, revealed that brides will opt for less linen opting for gorgeous farm tables with a classic linen runner, letting the beauty of the wood shine through. Brides will look to nature for gorgeous accents whether it is seashell bouquets for a destination wedding or mason jars filled with seashells for centerpieces, accented with candles. 

Michelle Rago


Elegantly Iced


Brides will additionally look to pop art by choosing massive structures and sculptures to enhance their décor and wedding lounges, such as Mark Tamayo’s “Heart Sculpture” with “Katy Loves Russell” inscribed in homage to the most recent celebrity wedding.

Mark Tamayo


Brides will opt for playful favors such as Venetian Masks that will showcase places they’ve traveled together or where they will honeymoon.  


Venetian masks from Villa Foscarini Cornaro


We are super excited for 2011 to arrive!  Weddings are going to be spectacular!! 

Photography by:  Joseph Lin Photography 

xo, Jenn