With designers showing their spring 2013 collections at Barcelona Bridal Week, New York Bridal Week and at the White Gallery, I decided to put together a blog post on bridal trends for 2013. And who better to turn for advice on the matter than the UK's foremost wedding and event planner, Mark Niemierko?
With over ten years experience in the events industry, Mark's name has become synonymous with knowledge and expertise, and with an unfailing commitment to excellence. His signature style is chic and luxurious.
Over to Mark for an authoritative rundown of that to expect in 2013:
Gold is seriously in. Last week alone we signed off 3 sets of client
invitations - all 3 of them have gold lettering.
We are even
having gold cutlery at one wedding.
Done in a subtle understated way,
gold doesn't need to be brash or ostentatious. It can actually look
retro and chic.
Love or hate her, Kim Kardashian's wedding had a huge impact on weddingtrends.Brides are constantly making a reference to her monochromewedding ceremony.I'm a fan of putting black and whites withsilver or greys to soften the harshness.So for example, silver tablelinen with white flowers in black vases is a chic take on themonochrome look.
Another celebrity, or Royal, influence I should say.the Duchess ofCambridge's choice of a lace wedding dress last year has heavilyinfluenced 2012 brides.
His and Her Desserts
Have 2 different desserts for your final course.Something fresh andlight for the ladies such as sorbets,to a more rich and heavy dessert for the gentlemen.
It makes for a fun talking point and I'm sure someflirting may take place as couples share their desserts!
Help your guests get over their hangover with some essential items intheir hotel rooms.
We love high street favourites Topshop and Reiss for buying in bulk
45 Park Lane
The perfect location for a gentlemanly stag that Don Draper would beproud of: 45 Park Lane
Bite By Bite
Peter Callahan's book Bite By Bite, inspiring miniatures
favourite dishes from New York's favourite catering expert: Peter Callahan
A huge thank you to Mark for so generously sharing his time and expertise with me! You can see more of Mark's incredible work online, and follow him on his facebook page and twitter account.