Guest Post: 2014 Wedding Trends

So as you know, I’m getting married in 2 months, 0 weeks, 0 days…not like I’m counting down or anything. Anyways, I started wondering what are the top wedding trends of 2014?? What the heck are other girls planning for their big day?!

I knew I had the perfect person to ask!!! No one else but my friend Leah who writes for a local wedding magazine and has an adorable blog herself called The Organized Chicken.

Thanks Leah and take it away!

Hey y’all! I’m Leah, a 24-year-old newlywed living in Chapel Hill, NC. I write for a local wedding magazine, so when Lauren asked me to do a guest post about weddings, I was thrilled. I absolutely adore everything about weddings, they’re just one of my favorite things!

Here are the five top wedding trends for 2014 that I’ve seen popping up on runways and in bridal collections lately.

Colored Gowns

Blush gowns have been gaining popularity over the last several years, and while they’re still cropping up on bridal salons, many designers are starting to embrace bolder, more vibrant colors – think bright pinks, glamorous golds, and even color-blocking in dramatically different hues, like black and white gowns from Vera Wang Spring 2014 Collection.

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Metallic Details

For brides who aren’t quite ready to commit to a colored gown, dresses with metallic details are an absolutely gorgeous alternative. Now that 1920s style is back (thanks to the remake of The Great Gatsby), gold is reaching a level of popularity it hasn’t seen in years. I love how gold detailing, like elaborate beading, can evoke vintage glamour and add wonderful texture. You’ll definitely steal the show under the lights at the reception!

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Illusion Necklines

Illusion necklines are here to stay! These can be as simple or as detailed as you like, but all can elevate a run-of-the-mill gown to something soft, romantic and demure.

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Lace Sleeves

Thanks to Princess Kate, sleeves are back in full force. Not only are cap sleeves gaining popularity, but full lace sleeves have been popping up in many designers’ new collections as well. Sleeves add unparalleled class to a dress, and can be an incredibly romantic detail – not to mention they’ll keep you warmer in the fall and winter months!

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Eye Catching Backs

This is one of the biggest (and in my opinion, the best) trends of the year. Designers are going with simple, clean lines on the front of the dress, only to reveal plunging backs, lace overlays, cut outs, and beaded details in the back. This is a fantastic way to make a statement with your wedding gown while still being classic and elegant.

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Happy Love Day!

I’m about to get real cheesy on y’all but what’s a better time to get all gushy than valentines day?! I’m marrying the love of my life and best friend in less than 3 months. Here’s a little montage of our relationship:

 As you can tell:

  1.  We obviously love to sing to Luke Bryan.
  2.  We love summer and being on the water.
  3.  Brian loves his Gamecocks.
  4.  We are goofy as hell.
  5.  I love him.

 Have a happy love day tomorrow! Xoxoxo

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Don’t forget to stop and smell the freaking roses.

We all are well aware that life gets so busy. My life gets crazy and sometimes it feels like it is just passing by way too quickly. It’s insane how fast it goes if you really think about it.

Work gets busy, planning a wedding, trying to be active, it all makes everything just fly by almost in the blink of an eye. I can’t imagine how it’s going to be when I become a mom someday. I mean you not only have your life to worry about, but someone else’s too! Hats off to the moms and dads out there, for real, I don’t know how ya do it. I think life is crazy now, BUT I know some day in the future, I’m going to be thinking this is nothing! Don’t get me wrong…I can’t wait for that day. I truly believe that you aren’t given anything you can’t handle.

Sometimes when life gets hectic, it’s easy to forget to stop and smell the freaking roses. There are things we all want to accomplish but they get put on the back burner and just put them off till tomorrow. It’s so dang easy to say “I really need to do more of …..” and then never do it. These are some things I’m determined to do more of:

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Happy hump day!

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