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Top 6 Bridal Trends for 2014

Wedding Spot is the premiere source for finding your wedding venue – think Kayak for wedding venues. In a Wedding Spot three-part series, San Francisco wedding dress designer Trish Lee gives her expert advice on all things bridal. Once you’re familiar with the wedding dress silhouettes out there, (and if you’re still unsure, check out 7 Timeless Wedding Dress Styles piece) the next step is to think about the style of your gown and the details of your outfit. Over the last few years, I’ve seen trends come and go, but these are the top 6 trends with staying power.

1. Vintage inspired details

Celebrity icon: Kate Bosworth


Kate Bosworth had two dressings. The second by Chloe (left picture) is a beautiful vintage number she wore to her reception. I’ve seen brides build a wedding day look that honors a vintage aesthetic by incorporating family heirloom pieces such as a classic veil with lace, jewelry passed down through the generations, or re-purposing items like the pearl buttons from a mother’s or grandmother’s dress. This trend certainly adds an air of elegance and significance to any bride’s ensemble. Other ways of channeling this trend include wearing soft pastel toned satin ribbon or silk sashes with rhinestone brooches with antique metal finishes, finding a gown with intricate beading, or incorporating feathers — on the dress, or in your hair.

2. Sleeves

Celebrity icon: Audrey Hepburn



One of the enduring trends I predict for this year is lace sleeves: cap sleeves, long sleeves or three-quarter length sleeves. This style adds a touch of old-world romance as well as offering a little coverage. Plus, you can’t get much more elegant and timeless than Audrey Hepburn — as if you needed more than that to convince you.

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