Here’s the latest by our Mpls.St.Paul Weddings contributor and guest blogger, Nicolle Westlund:
In the six months I’ve been at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, I’ve been keeping my ear to the aisle about this summer’s top wedding trends—and thanks to Twin Cities experts, I’ve compiled them all just for you. Here’s how to make your summer 2010 wedding classically you.
1. Your engagement ring and wedding band are forever, so they should reflect your taste. “Pretty” rings with lots of sparkle are in right now, says Robert Foote, of Robert Foote Jeweler in Edina.
2. For memorable bouquets and floral accents, mix bold color combos with individual flair, says Jackie Just, owner of Just Bloomed in Minneapolis. Take bright colors from your wedding palette—such as plum and chartreuse—and add a nostalgic element, such as an initial sewn onto the ribbon of a bridesmaid bouquet.
3. Personalize your cake, says Jim Jurmu, co-owner of Wuollet Bakery. Professional decorators can work their frosting magic to craft almost any scene or theme, he says.
4. Shereé Bochenek, creative director at Après Party and Tent Rental in Edina, says this year’s tabletops feature avocado greens and blush pinks, with gray as “the new neutral.”
5. Choose music that will get your guests dancing such as swing, motown, rock, blues, and jazz. Says George Faber, band leader and lead singer of George Faber & The Icons, “The classic material is the most universal.”
6. Ellen Hertz, owner of the Minneapolis gift shop Max’s, says the perfect bridal shower or wedding gift is something the recipient will actually use. If you’re unsure, says Hertz, stick with the basics: Either choose something off the couple’s registry, or select a gift in neutral colors.