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Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2013

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Every year, the bridal industry brings new and exciting wedding trend inspirations. Get ready for the top 10 Wedding trends of 2013. We hope you enjoy it!

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1 - Mint your Love! The colour mint was on every runway in 2012, and the experts say it will be seen in many weddings this year. Mint is a refreshing colour, very delicate and can be mixed with a variety of other er colours. The best part about utt mint is it can be incorporated into almost anything your 2013 Wedding — bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewellery, centrepieces, wedding cake, flowers … Anything you can imagine !

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2 - Braid and Brides are Back With a little research, we can see that in 2013 a lot of brides will be wearing braids again! The good news is that with such a wide variety, every bride can find something she will love to wear for her wedding and still be different. So make note for your hairdresser before you talk about wedding hairstyles, and don’t forget a beautiful braid.

3 - Backdrops A backdrop adds a nice touch of decor to any wedding, and can be customized to any size, colour or style. Remember to personalize your wedding to your inditaste, and make it truly you! For this reason, the backdrop can be the perfect compliment for head tables, gift tables, wedding cake displays, altars, photo booths, or even speakers’ podiums. 4 - Mini menus Consider having appetizers and desserts of mini sizes, which look cool and stylish. Believe me, your guests will appreciate the idea of eating the small sandwiches, beverages and desserts. Amaze everyone by presenting the food the original way. The same principle works for the cakes. 5 - Beer !? You shouldn’t avoid serving the symbolic wedding cocktail, yet with the great range of microbrews and craft beer offered on the market, you will easily find the exclusive ones to serve to your guests. You may even custom make the labels!

9 Fabulous Florals For spring 2013, we’ll see soft shades of yellows mixed with gray and pastels for the romantic look and feel. Summer, get ready for oversized and brightly coloured blooms. Lush coral or hot pink peonies tied together with lots of pretty ribbons. Let’s not forget to use lots of texture by incorporating fruits, grasses, pods, p berries and succulents. For the DIY bride, let’s not forget all the vibrantly coloured summer blooms at the farmer’s market. To tie the look together, put lots of pretty ribbons and lace around the bouquet q handle

6 - Birds Usually called the lovebirds, these sweet creatures have been always associated with romance and love, so it is obvious why they perfectly suit all those wedding p attributes like the decorations, invitations, cake toppers and centrepieces. Expect to see an increase in bird-themed everything 2013, particularly in the spring. hi throughout h Some examples include tossing bird seed, bird cages as card holders, bird-themed invitations, and bird’s nest favours 7 - Virtual Guests In 2013, technology will playy in huge role in how couples will share their most precious moments with friends and family lyy around the world. Live-stream weddings are continuing to gain n popularity and next year will bee a defining year for this type of service. If a loved one cannot attend a wedding, couples will opt to “broadcast” their event and allow front-row access to anyone, anywhere. It’s real-time streaming of a real-life event. 8 Localized Weddings As we are planning and prepping for extraordinary 2013 weddings, we look ahead to the localized i wedding. You needn’t look too far past your hometown for gorgeous wines or fresh bounty from g farmers or bakers. Caterers will see an increase of delectable menus that t are thoughtful and sourced locally, showcasing the best of what’s to offer where their creativity can truly shine.

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10 Vintage The biggest wedding trend for 2013 will be a 1920’s vintage look. The decadence and gayety of the era make it a perfect inspiration for a celebration like a wedding. The style of 20’s fashion is very romantic. Hallmarks of this look includee dropped waist dresses and lacee in soft colours of ivory. Insteadd of a traditional veil you could wear a cloche style headpiece or a beaded headband with art deco details. Vintage is often used in the weddings, but this year it is going to reign not only in the wedding dress styles, but will also become a big trend in the wedding themes in general. We will probably see the 30s and 40s-inspired themes along with the 20s mark.

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AWARD WINNING WINES

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2013

for the Bride for the brideand and Groom groom

Every year, the bridal industry brings new and exciting wedding trend inspirations. Get ready for the top 10 Wedding trends of 2013. We hope you enjoy it!

• Kitchen Rental

Hall Rentals

• Dishes Rental

• Bar Rental

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #96 1940 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC Phone: (250) 378-5631 or (250) 315-9148

Bride on a Budget?? EMBRACE THE BARGAINS! 444 Seymour Street, Kamloops

250-374-6609

1 - Mint your Love! The colour mint was on every runway in 2012, and the experts say it will be seen in many weddings this year. Mint is a refreshing colour, very delicate and can be mixed with a variety of other er colours. The best part about utt mint is it can be incorporated into almost anything your 2013 Wedding — bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewellery, centrepieces, wedding cake, flowers … Anything you can imagine !

in

2 - Braid and Brides are Back With a little research, we can see that in 2013 a lot of brides will be wearing braids again! The good news is that with such a wide variety, every bride can find something she will love to wear for her wedding and still be different. So make note for your hairdresser before you talk about wedding hairstyles, and don’t forget a beautiful braid.

3 - Backdrops A backdrop adds a nice touch of decor to any wedding, and can be customized to any size, colour or style. Remember to personalize your wedding to your inditaste, and make it truly you! For this reason, the backdrop can be the perfect compliment for head tables, gift tables, wedding cake displays, altars, photo booths, or even speakers’ podiums. 4 - Mini menus Consider having appetizers and desserts of mini sizes, which look cool and stylish. Believe me, your guests will appreciate the idea of eating the small sandwiches, beverages and desserts. Amaze everyone by presenting the food the original way. The same principle works for the cakes. 5 - Beer !? You shouldn’t avoid serving the symbolic wedding cocktail, yet with the great range of microbrews and craft beer offered on the market, you will easily find the exclusive ones to serve to your guests. You may even custom make the labels!

9 Fabulous Florals For spring 2013, we’ll see soft shades of yellows mixed with gray and pastels for the romantic look and feel. Summer, get ready for oversized and brightly coloured blooms. Lush coral or hot pink peonies tied together with lots of pretty ribbons. Let’s not forget to use lots of texture by incorporating fruits, grasses, pods, p berries and succulents. For the DIY bride, let’s not forget all the vibrantly coloured summer blooms at the farmer’s market. To tie the look together, put lots of pretty ribbons and lace around the bouquet q handle

6 - Birds Usually called the lovebirds, these sweet creatures have been always associated with romance and love, so it is obvious why they perfectly suit all those wedding p attributes like the decorations, invitations, cake toppers and centrepieces. Expect to see an increase in bird-themed everything 2013, particularly in the spring. hi throughout h Some examples include tossing bird seed, bird cages as card holders, bird-themed invitations, and bird’s nest favours 7 - Virtual Guests In 2013, technology will playy in huge role in how couples will share their most precious moments with friends and family lyy around the world. Live-stream weddings are continuing to gain n popularity and next year will bee a defining year for this type of service. If a loved one cannot attend a wedding, couples will opt to “broadcast” their event and allow front-row access to anyone, anywhere. It’s real-time streaming of a real-life event. 8 Localized Weddings As we are planning and prepping for extraordinary 2013 weddings, we look ahead to the localized i wedding. You needn’t look too far past your hometown for gorgeous wines or fresh bounty from g farmers or bakers. Caterers will see an increase of delectable menus that t are thoughtful and sourced locally, showcasing the best of what’s to offer where their creativity can truly shine.

tthe

10 Vintage The biggest wedding trend for 2013 will be a 1920’s vintage look. The decadence and gayety of the era make it a perfect inspiration for a celebration like a wedding. The style of 20’s fashion is very romantic. Hallmarks of this look includee dropped waist dresses and lacee in soft colours of ivory. Insteadd of a traditional veil you could wear a cloche style headpiece or a beaded headband with art deco details. Vintage is often used in the weddings, but this year it is going to reign not only in the wedding dress styles, but will also become a big trend in the wedding themes in general. We will probably see the 30s and 40s-inspired themes along with the 20s mark.

Merritt Civic Centre

• Accommodate up to 500 guests • Staging/projector/screen for that special slide show • Round or rectangular tables • Commercial kitchen

A First Class Venue for your First Class Event Ph: 250.315.1050 • Fax: 250.315.1075 • Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm • 1950 Mamette Avenue PO Box 189 Merritt BC V1K 1B8

Make Make youryour own wineown with onewine or more batches “Brew on Premise” wine for with one or more batches. your wedding and receive a “Brew onWITH Premise” FREE GIFT THIS AD. for your wedding.

Proud sponsor of

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250-378-6622

250-378-6622 2865D Pooley Ave., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C2 2865D Pooley Ave., Merritt BC

PLANET HAIR & SPA Your wedding should be exciting, not hectic. Let the professionals at

PLANET HAIR & SPA

help you make a memory that lasts forever. Award Winning Sylists Make up Artistry Nail Enhancements & Pedicures Tanning Packages & Spray Tans Spa Packages Wide variety of Bridal Accessories 2040 Granite Ave.

(250) 378-5558

WINE & H’ORDERVES SERVED WITH BRIDAL PARTIES


Design your own wedding To make that special day absolutely amazing and exactly like your childhood dreams, personalize your wedding to your individual style and make it truly you! Don’t settle for common and traditional wedding ideas just because everyone else is doing it. It is your wedding day and should reflect your style, your ideas, and only your persona. Why settle for a traditional limo, white wedding cake, or common wedding dress? Use your imagination and create a truly unique wedding! Have your guests says with a smile, “This wedding was truly her, and I would never confuse this with anyone else’s!” Every bride and groom wants to personalize their wedding, but many of us do not have the time between our busy schedules, work and kids. If you’re planning a do-it-yourself wedding, make sure to take some advice from brides who have been there with these helpful hints. • If you don¹t have a wedding planner, enlist a friend who isn¹t in your bridal party to help you prioritize and plan! • Keep reality in focus by knowing your budget

and sticking to it! It is easy to get wrapped up in having an extravagant wedding, but remember the day is really about you and your partner. • Choose a theme or symbol first to solidify the vision of your wedding, and it will make the party planning process easier. • If you’re thinking of a specific colour, keep in mind what flowers are available during the time of your wedding, and note that flowers in season are less expensive. • If you have older wedding guests, make sure there are plenty of places for them to sit. • If you’re having a large number of guests aged 10 and under, hire a babysitter to watch kids during the

ceremony. Or set up a children’s table or room at the reception, complete with crayons, colouring books, small toys and games. • Be cognizant of guests and their dietary restrictions — shellfish, vegetarians, gluten, vegan/vegetarian by making sure there is something for everyone. • Seat people with similar interests and ages together, and put an even amount of people at each table, as people tend to pair off in conversation! You don’t want to leave anyone out. • Thank-you notes are as important as your invitations. A great time to write them is on the plane ride to your honeymoon destination while the memory is still fresh.

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January 22, 2013