Flattering Tiers: Rich layers in an array of fabrics and styles are turning heads this season as fashion savvy brides opt for tiered gowns that flatter a variety of figures.
Sweeping Skirts: Many a bride will be the belle of the ball this summer in storybook gowns that are fit for a princess. These sweeping sensations with their voluminous skirts are a must for making grand entrances.
Textured Details: Dresses take on gorgeous new dimensions this season as textured appliqués and three-dimensional embellishments add style and drama to summertime nuptials.
Take Two: With interfaith and cultural marriage ceremonies on the rise, some brides are opting for two wedding gowns. One is worn to the interfaith/cultural ceremony and the other to the traditional one.
Shades of Summer: It's all about color as nature-inspired green, blue, pink and yellow pastels and a garden variety of deep reds, hot pinks, rich oranges and chocolate browns hit the wedding circuit this season. Whether worn as the main attraction or as an eye-catching accent, everything comes up roses with these lovely summertime hues.
Merry Maids: Bridesmaids have never looked more stylish and beautiful than they do in today's fun and flirty fashions. From the rising hemlines of brightly colored sundresses to elegant evening gowns in dark, rich hues, today's bridesmaids really do have good reason to kick up their heels at weddings.
Mod Moms: This season's moms will wow the crowd in stylish and sophisticated designs that range from sexy halter gowns to flattering short suit ensembles. Champagne hues, which contrast nicely in photos against white and ivory gowns, are the color of choice, followed closely by ice pinks and light lavenders. Designs made of lightweight fabrics, such as micro-crepe and chiffon, and chantilly and alencon lace are also popular with moms right now.
Gorgeous Grooms: In addition to classic suits, morning coats and traditional tuxedos, summertime grooms will look great tying the knot in khaki pants with a navy blazer, in a linen suit or wearing a dress shirt and slacks. Some fashion forward grooms are replacing their black tuxedo jacket with a white dinner jacket this sultry season, while others are wearing black or gray morning coats (also known as cutaway coats) at both day and evening weddings.