Shocking-pink roses play beautifully off black-and-white linens.
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.
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.