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by Kelly Curtis

Here at Wedding and Party Network we want to give you inspiration for your wedding and party details. The details are what sets your wedding and party apart from anyone else. The colors, theme, detailing and style all creates your wedding day style and conveys your party theme. So, today's Inspirational Friday will focus on wedding dresses.

When choosing your wedding dress, make sure you find one that fits your style and you. Your wedding dress is one of the most memorable parts of the day and you'll look back still being in love with your dress. There are many styles and ever-changing trends, so pick the one that you are absolutely in love with.

by Kelly Curtis

When planning your wedding, you always see what's on trend. There could be new and emerging unique trends that will truly tell the story of your wedding. So, are you planning a fall wedding? What are the new wedding trends for 2012? Wedding and Party Network has a few fall wedding trends that might be perfect for your wedding.

Where to have your wedding – One popular wedding venue that you may not even think of is hosting your wedding at a ranch. You may think that isn't your style at all. You're not an outdoor kind of girl or even enjoy that style. However, ranches can truly be transformed into something truly amazing. You can bring in a dance floor, elegant table and chairs, beautiful lighting and gorgeous wedding flowers as well to create an amazing setting. However, use the location to your advantage by featuring the beautiful characteristics of the ranch. The 200-year-old wood or the beautiful landscape is definitely enough to create an amazing ambiance.

What to wear – What are the wedding dress trends? Long sleeves and lace are what's on trend. Long sleeves have definitely grown to be a popular style within wedding gowns, especially since Kate Middleton and The Twilight Saga featured it. You can definitely see more coverage, yet add a backless dress for a bit more appeal. Sheer sleeves & backs with details of lace all combined to create an elegant bridal gown.

Watercolor designs – There are various prints that were popular that were bold, bright and colorful. This seasons trend is featuring a more subtle, elegant print, which is watercolor. You can create beautiful designs with watercolor and combine amazing colors.

Panoramic wedding shot – Steer away from the overused effects within wedding photography. Sure, they're unique and fun, but it's definitely great to have some more formal portraits. One that comes to mind is a panoramic wedding shot that captures the entire wedding party, including guests. How fun is that?

Tell your story through video – Video is becoming extremely popular within weddings now. Fun wedding videos are being created with songs that represent their wedding and that show off the most important moments, instead of a 4 hour-long video. Also, couples are sending out fun videos that serve as their save the dates or even wedding invitations. They come up with creative story lines or re-enact their wedding proposal. These are so fun and guests can get a better understanding of the couple and their fun style. So, find a wedding videographer and create your own movie!

When planning your wedding for fall, keep these wedding trends in mind. They may fit with your style or they may not. Whatever your style is, make sure and always show that through your wedding.

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by Kelly Curtis

It's important that you always plan your outfits ahead of time. If you're a fashion forward bride, you already do this with any type of outfit. It's common for most brides to change before they are whisked off on their honeymoon. However, what do you wear? Wedding and Party Network has a few suggestions that will get you noticed as you're leaving your wedding.

Wedding White – Of course, stick with the traditional color. White is your always go to color, especially for a wedding. You can go with a little sheath number, vintage inspired lace dress or a sweet little skater dress. Going with white is a classic way to go. However, if you think it's too traditional for you. You can always add a bit of color with your shoes or add a statement necklace.

Floral Frock – If you want to stray a bit from the traditional path, going with a little floral number is a great way to go. Floral prints are still a classic print, yet they stray from white. You can go with pastels and a lighter pattern or go with big, bold floral prints. This just depends on what your own personal style is and what goes best with your wedding theme.

A Bit of Metallic – Why not be on the hunt for a metallic little number? These are truly great dresses for your going away. You can go with bronze, gold a silver dress that are all great colors for a wedding. Going with a metallic colored dress definitely makes a statement and it's actually very elegant.

Go Dotty – Who doesn't love a bit of polka dots in their life? Polka dots are such a fun print to incorporate into any type of clothing. Don't think of polka dots being too much. Honestly, this is a classic and vintage pattern as well. You can go with a white dress and black polka dots or the other way around. However, you can also find some colorful and bright polka dot dresses that will make a true fashion statement.

Summer Affair – If you're planning a wedding during the summer, you want to change into something that is light and airy. So, go with a little beach number to say your goodbyes in. A beautiful maxi dress or a flowy, pastel dress would definitely work for your going away.

When it comes to your going away, think about your own personal style, as well as the style of your wedding. Find the dress that fits you and that you are comfortable in, yet makes you absolutely unforgettable.

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by Kelly Curtis

When it comes to planning your wedding, you look towards the latest trends. You want the latest styles, yet something that suits your personality and wedding. This goes for every little detail that you feature in your wedding. However, the biggest trends you look for are within wedding gowns. You want what's in style and will set you apart from everyone else. So, Wedding and Party Network has the latest trends in wedding gowns for your spring and summer wedding.

Lace – This is a huge trend right now throughout the entire fashion industry and the wedding industry is no different. Lace is a gorgeous accent to any wedding dress and brings in a romantic feel to your wedding. Having an all lace wedding gown or just having your dress feature lace sleeves or back are all beautiful details to to incorporate this trend.

All About The Sleeves – Sleeves are making a comeback within wedding dresses. For awhile, it was all about the strapless neckline. However, now even long sleeves, cap sleeves are one shoulders are making their appearance within wedding dresses. Gorgeous lace sleeves or beaded sleeves are all great and add a little retro element to the dresses.

Light & Refreshing – Skip out on those heavy materials that just weigh you down and go with something light and refreshing materials. Having lighter fabrics, such as chiffon and silk bring such an elegant feel to your wedding. They're even better since it's so warm and in the spring and summer time, which keeps you a bit cooler on your wedding day.

Dimensional Petals – Add a 3 dimensional look to your wedding dress with unique floral detailing. Beautiful mermaid styled bottoms with dimensional floral details popping up truly makes a breath taking look on your wedding day. When you walk down that aisle, you will definitely turn heads with this gorgeous detail added to your dress.

Pop Of Color – Instead of sticking to traditional white or ivory, add a pop of color to your wedding dress. You can go with full on color, like a pastel pink or even gray colored dress. However, if you're not that bold, add a colorful sash or beaded detailing to your wedding dress for that pop of color.

All of these fun little details are great to incorporate into your wedding dress design, however, just remember find the dress that you love. This is your wedding day and you want to stand out and be utterly breathtaking.

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by Kelly Curtis

Are you recently engaged or starting to plan your summer wedding? There are so many unique and great ideas for a summer wedding. The weather is gorgeous, sun is shining, beautiful bright colors and just some wonderful ideas come with planning a summer wedding. Are you looking for new ideas and some great inspiration that you will definitely want to incorporate into your wedding? Wedding and Party Network has some inspiration for your summer wedding.

Wedding Color Trends – Summer colors are all about being bright and bold and these color trends are no different. Pantone even named their color of the year Tangerine Tango, which would be a wonderful color to incorporate into your summer wedding. However, lets not forget about mustard yellow, lilac, navy, mint gray, margarita and hot pink. When using these bright colors, stick to two hues, otherwise you may end up with a circus wedding. Think sophisticated brights. Stick with having the same colored centerpieces and using the other color as an accent.

Style Trends – When it comes to your wedding dresses, think romance. Think v neck lines, high slits, lace, sparkle, draping and ruffles. All of these gorgeous details truly make a statement within your wedding gowns. For the bridesmaids dresses, think about non matching dresses. Keep them within the same color palette, however, they don't have to be the same exact color and style. Remember, not every girl is built exactly the same so different dress styles look better on each girl.

Wedding Hair – Keep your wedding hair simple, especially with a statement wedding dress. Remember, it's summer, so keep the hair light and refreshing, especially if your wedding is outdoors. Stick to a unique braid or just a messy updo.

Keep It Laid Back – Of course, music comes into play at any wedding. However, keep the music laid back. Lighten it up with steel drums, ukulele or a singer singing your favorite songs. Even find musicians that can play classical or swing music, something from each genre to keep it fun and refreshing.

Fun Wedding Invitations – Put an unexpected twist on your wedding invitations. Letterpress invitations are still as popular as ever. However, put a fun twist on your invitations by using pattern or having it on colorful paper with cream lettering instead of the normal ivory paper with colorful lettering. Even opt out on paper and create a fun wedding video invitation or cd.

When it comes to planning your wedding and keeping up with all the latest trends, make sure to incorporate unique elements that represent you and your groom. It's important to show off your personality is the most important part of planning your wedding.

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by Kelly Curtis

With every wedding season, comes different wedding trends. Brides love to know what's going on, what's unique and finding accessories that will help their wedding stand apart and make it their own. All of the tiniest details make a difference on your wedding day. So, staying on top of the trends will help your wedding stand out and you might even find a unique way that helps let your personality shine through. So, Wedding and Party Network has the latest spring wedding trends that you'll want to incorporate into your wedding.

Pop Of Color – It's all about color this season, after all, Tangerine Tango was named color of the year by Pantone. Think bold and bright for your wedding colors. It's even making a fashion statement within the fashion world. So, why not include that in your wedding? However, if that's not your style, you can choose a bright color and pair it with a pastel. Colors are seen throughout everything, so you must make sure you find the right color combination that is perfect for you. Your colors are everywhere, such as, your wedding flowers, bridesmaid dresses, centerpieces and even your wedding cake. Always think about your color choices because they are the starting point of everything.

Your Wedding Dress – Deep v-neck wedding gowns, high slits, lace, sparkles and ruffles are all making a glamorous appearance. Making bold statements in an elegant way are the trends we're seeing within wedding dresses.

Hairstyles – Hairstyles are truly making statements throughout weddings now. Normally, everyone would either do some sort of up do or let their hair down. Braids are making a comeback, however, not in the normal way. They are more elaborate and done up with the hair. Hairstyles are being seen as a touch of imperfection, a bit on the "messy" side, yet still sleek and elegant. Hairstyles are more loose, instead of tight ringlets.

Wedding Cake – Wedding cakes are truly being taken to the next level with new heights and being true works of art. Different shapes, sizes, layers and gorgeous designs are all being incorporated into wedding cakes. Brides and bakeries are really starting to think out-of-the-box and turning cakes into a real work of art.

When it comes to wedding trends, we're seeing bright, colorful and glamorous. When planning your wedding, try to incorporate some of these wedding trends into your wedding and make it special.

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by Kelly Curtis

With a new year, comes along new wedding trends. For each season, things change. It could be something extravagant to the changing of the simplest detail. Colors change, themes change and so do wedding dress styles. So, what's in trend for 2012? There are various styles that capture every bride's personality. The new wedding gown trends are just simply amazing and Wedding and Party Network has the latest styles.

Illusionary Necklines – A gorgeous and unique trend that is starting to take shape is dresses that feature illusionary necklines. This is created with sheer fabric. Imagine a one shoulder gown, off the shoulder or a higher neckline created with sheer fabric.

Exposed – Another big trend we're seeing a lot of is having the underlay fabric exposed. Most gowns have some sort of underlay underneath the gown, which is then hidden by fabric that lies on top of it to create a beautiful dress. Exposing some of that fabric underneath creates a unique contrast between the two fabrics. It gives it an edge, yet keeps it soft and romantic.

Blush – Instead of the traditional white, brides and switching it up and actually leaning towards color. Nude or blush are a great alternative to the traditional white wedding gown. When you think of color, it doesn't have to be full-blown, in your face color. Taking on a neutral hue for your wedding dress will add something unique to your wedding, yet not make it over the top.

Lace Sleeves – Taking a style note from the royal wedding, lace sleeves are a big trend. It adds a sense of elegance and royalty to the gown. You'll find different styles of lace that can best represent your style. This dress is great, especially if your wedding is in the cooler months.

Two-In-One – The trend lately has been for brides to wear their wedding gown and then change into another dress for her wedding reception. So, why not choose a dress that is two-in-one? Some gowns are now being made where you can take the longer layer off and you'll end up with a shorter version of your dress. You don't get to wear your wedding gown as long as you'd like to, so some brides are hesitant on buying a reception gown because they want to wear their wedding dress as long as they can. Plus, it might not be in your budget. A two-in-one wedding dress solves both these problems. You'll get more use out of your wedding dress and it'll help with your budget.

Open Backs – A great way to show off some skin in your wedding gown is with an open back dress that is absolutely stunning. A beautiful circle open back or even a low-cut back adds a great accent to a simple gown. It adds just enough to create romantic, whimsical and elegant dress.

These bridal gowns are sure to make an amazing statement at your wedding. All of the beautiful details make these dresses truly stand out.

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Every Friday, Wedding and Party Network will be choosing a theme or color and give you inspirational photos. We want to help give you inspiration for your next event, wedding or party. So, take a look and we hope to give you a bit of inspiration when planning your wedding or party. Our inspirational board will give everyone inspiration on wedding gowns! 2011 wedding gowns have taken a turn for the botanical gardens. Capturing the delicateness of the flower petals and elegance of chiffon in every detail, fall 2011 wedding gowns are truly blooming!

Between Vera Wang, Prina Tornai, Rivini, Watters & Watters and more, the fall 2011 wedding gown catwalks were covered in blooms, blossoms and buds, over-sized cabbage roses, silk petals and lace. Each dress taking a new spin on the essence of flowers. Not only is the bride carrying flowers, but now she is wearing them in an elegant and romantic new way. The look for fall 2011 is form-fitting bodices, defined waists and voluptuous skirts. Tulle, chiffon, light weight taffeta and organza flow seamlessly down the bodice of each gown. The look is airy, sheer and delicate with special attention to details.

Another big influence on the cat walk is chic head wear. Brides are clad in sparkling tiaras, headbands with super-sized chiffon flowers, half veils and eccentric hats. A vintage shape with luxe textures such as lace, feathers, and beads hug the brides curves as they seem to float down the aisle. Now, it's your turn to embrace the beauty and elegance of this Fall fashion trend with your very own botanical inspired wedding gown.

Thank you to Absolute Haven The Bridal Boutique, andyleophotography and lee ann belter bridal for their inspirational photos via flower shop network and flickr.

by Kelly Curtis

Every Friday, Wedding and Party Network will be choosing a theme or color and give you inspirational photos. We want to help give you inspiration for your next event, wedding or party. So, take a look and we hope to give you a bit of inspiration when planning your wedding or party. Our inspirational board this week features the beautiful color purple. This color is such an elegant and royal color to feature in weddings. Plus, you can do so much with it! So, receive inspiration this week through the color purple.

The color purple is such a beautiful color. You can use it in the spring, summer, fall and winter! Plus, it pairs so nicely with a variety of colors. If you're planning a spring wedding, use pastels. For a summer wedding, you can use bright and bold purple colors. Also, for the fall and winter months, choose a deep colored hue that will set the tone within these months. You can incorporate these colors into your bridesmaid dresses, wedding cake, wedding reception and basically anywhere you'd like! This color is just simply amazing! So, go ahead and gather inspiration from the color purple.

by Kelly Curtis

If you are planning a wedding, you want to go with the trends. You want to see what's new and exciting to see if that wedding trend fits into your wedding. It looks like the new trends that started up in 2010 will be with us for another year, and it's exciting! Beautiful pastels, vintage touches and social media influences will make your wedding absolutely stunning.

Vintage Appeal: Beautiful wedding dresses will revert back to beautiful vintage styles with a bit of a modern twist. Beautiful lace, romantic detailing and pretty textures will make your wedding dress so whimsical and romantic.A lot of brides will be incorporating beautiful brooches, possible heirlooms, into their wedding for that added personal touch.

Natural outdoor settings, simplicity and beautiful detailing will be in. Rustic chic, simple menus with quality food and rustic wedding cakes will go perfectly with the vintage inspired wedding. Of course, it's all in the details that make a wedding truly stunning.

Eco-Friendly Chic:Recycled invitations, programs or even a wedding dress will be in with these Eco-friendly weddings. Think vintage, second-hand items. There are tons of ideas when using this idea, such as finding beautiful glass bottles or lanterns which would be great for centerpieces. Have your florist arrange a rustic reception centerpiece in one of your glass bottle finds.

When it comes to favors, you can offer your gifts flower seeds or charitable donations in their names. Even DIY weddings are becoming more and more popular. Anything to make the world a better place.

It's All In The Details: None of your wedding details should ever go unseen. The tiniest details should be planned to exactly fit your wedding theme. Hire a wedding planner if you're not into details, but they should all be covered.

Everything from place cards, menus, chairs, table linens, wedding cake and grooms cake should all have those special finishing touches. Paying close attention to all these details will pull everything together and make your wedding absolutely flawless.

Get Social: With society becoming more social media savvy, that's the ideal way to let everyone stay in the loop on all of your wedding details. Facebook, Twitter and wedding websites are great ways to keep family and friends in the loop. They'll feel more involved in your wedding and most likely won't forget any important dates or times.

Create a wedding website to tell the story of your proposal and wedding. You can showcase your bridal party, wedding details and where you're registered at. Getting social will just help your guests be in on all the important details and to feel more apart of your wedding. So go on and get social!

These 5 wedding trends for 2011 are beautiful little touches that will set any wedding apart from the rest. Your wedding should focus on everything, from the biggest details right down to the smallest. Wedding trends that are here to stay will provide you with one fantastic wedding!

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