Spring 2012 Trends Spotted at The Wedding Salon New York!

On Monday night we had the pleasure of hosting the most luxurious bridal event of the year at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City!

Brides’ fantasy weddings came to life when they entered the room and were greeted by a bride and groom under an exotic canopy complete with feathers, by Flora Design! It served as the forefront to gowns displayed by Jaehee Bridal Atelier and opened up the way to larger-than-life reception tables and booths presented by vendors from every aspect of the wedding industry!

Guests tasted cocktails from Hpnotiq, Qream and ONEHOPE Wine bars as they met top names in the industry including Colin Cowie, tried treats from Carlo’s Bakery of Cake Boss fame and were inspired by a reception table designed by celebrity event planner David Tutera himself!

We saw some of the biggest trends for this year’s spring and summer weddings in action with décor from touches of hot pinks and tangerines on shades of white with calla lilies and orchids, to floating crystal orbs accented by glamorous silver! A common thread through all of them was obvious over-the-top dramatic elegance.

Ariston Flowers and Events showcased this year’s trends perfectly with sky-high tiered cylinders that were filled with all-white calla lilies and dripping with orchids and crystal accents. Design House Décor also brought together the concept of sky-high centerpieces and floating crystal. They incorporated silver accents in their linens for a truly glam look!

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings created a whimsical display with glass orbs and floating candles that hung from dramatic weeping willow branches.

We saw even more use of branches iced with crystal and gorgeous flowers with Extraordinary Productions, who focused on the concept that all-white tables are the ultimate Summer 2012 trend.

In-Tents Rentals gave us a great display of this all-white idea with their breathtaking canopies complete with white ostrich feathers and of course the touch of elegant orchids.

Despite loving all of the white, Pantone’s prediction that tangerine would be the “color of the year” was displayed perfectly by both Betty’s Total Events and Priam Vineyards, who both used popping shades of tangerines and corals on their reception tables for a striking presentation.

We saw so many gorgeous ideas and unique use of trendy materials like branches, feathers and crystals, and while some stayed with a traditional look, everyone was on their a-game when it came to reception décor on Monday!

Special thanks to our lovely hosts at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Ryan Brenizer Photography for the gorgeous photos, and all of the amazing brides and vendors that came out to The Wedding Salon!