Monthly Archives: December 2015

How to Use Pantone's 2016 Colors of the Year in Your Wedding

In an unprecedented move, the color experts at Pantone chose not one but two “Colors of the Year” for 2016: Rose Quartz (a soft pink) and Serenity (a muted periwinkle blue). Leatrice Eisenman, Pantone’s Executive Director, explained that these pretty pastel shades represent “connection and wellness, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace” — a lovely sentiment for any couple’s big day.

  

50 Dazzling Mermaid and Fit-and-Flare Gowns

The mermaid silhouette tightly hugs the torso, then flares out from the knee or just below it, creating a glamorous, dramatic look. Unapologetically sexy, it’s perfect for confident brides who want to show off their shape.

A trumpet or fit-and-flare is a fitted gown that flares out at the knee; it’s similar to the mermaid silhouette but more subtle. It’s an especially flattering choice for petite brides or those who want to add curves.