The Wedding Salon at The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Last week I gave you a glimpse of some trends for 2011, presented at The Wedding Salon’s Chicago launch at The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. However, with the best in the wedding industry there is always more to share.

Vase by The Registry @Bloomingdale’s
Vase by The Registry @Bloomingdale’s

A popular trend for 2011 is the use of textures. Textured detail applied to more than couture gowns, with paisley linens, textured linens and intricate textures on centerpieces throughout the event. The Registry @ Bloomingdale’s showcased the amazing trend of mosaic accents with their mosaic vases filled with cascading purple tulips and white roses.  Additionally, centerpieces showed that the go-to choice for floral in 2011 will be orchids, hydrangea and roses in various shades of purple and white with green accents.

Cake by Truffle Truffle
Cake by Truffle Truffle

Brides are no longer looking for the traditional white wedding cake and are turning to alternatives, such as cupcakes. Truffle Truffle showcased their unique alternative, a multi-tier truffle tower. Truffle Truffle created the ultimate chocolate ‘cake,’ with tier upon tier of decadent bite-sized truffles in exotic flavors such as mocha, elderflower, champagne and even chili truffles.

Tatiana Byron and Stacey Roney of Beauty on Call
Tatiana Byron and Stacey Roney of Beauty on Call

The Wedding Salon’s successful Chicago launch brought the best of the wedding industry and on November 15 we will unveil the best trends for 2011 at The Wedding Salon held at New York’s Manhattan Center Studios.