Trend Alert: Backless Bridal Dresses

Alright, so this trend isn’t brand new but it’s seeing a huge upturn this year! We’ve long been admiring backless dresses, but they weren’t making their way into your real life weddings until recently. And let’s be honest, we’re so glad they have! They pack all the va va voom in the back and pure class in the front. We love that they can be structured, traditional, lace, boho, even fit for a tropical wedding. Here’s some looks we’ve spied on Pinterest we’re loving:

We're loving the backless wedding dress! These are some awesome ones

LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM:

ONE: Isn’t this photo what dreams are made of? We love that this lace number is completely traditional in the front (long sleeves and all!) while wowing us when she turns.

TWO: This dress is more sleek and traditional (no lace here!), but the dipping backline is really all the detail this satin number needs!

THREE: This lace is SO beautiful! the sheer back helps it to fit like a glove without taking away from the backless look. Plus, who wouldn’t want a photo like this to remember their big day?

FOUR: This dress is couture! Seriously fashionable, friends. If you’re wanting to make a statement with your dress, this is a fabulous way to do it!

FIVE: This boho number is simply gorgeous. We love the long sleeves and sectioned lace skirt.

SIX: This lace gown features barely there straps which will make you look twice. And can we point out that lovely crown?

SEVEN: Talk about an up and down! What we love most about this dress (other than the love she’s getting in it) is that it’s structured and modern! Most backless dresses we see are lace and a bit boho, but that’s not the only option!

 

Tell us, what is your favourite? I’m still dreaming of the first one, but it could be because I wish I was there right now.

DIY Watercolour Banner Cake Topper

DIY Watercolour Banner Cake Topper- I love the torn edges, it's perfect for a wedding shower. Also, it's so nice to have a video to learn from instead of pictures

DIY Watercolour Banner Cake Topper- I love the torn edges, it's perfect for a wedding shower. Also, it's so nice to have a video to learn from instead of pictures

Before we get started with all of the inspiration boards to share the trends we’ve been loving on, we thought we should sneak in a fun DIY for you! We know that watercolour is much loved and lettering is pretty popular around here too. We had our DIY’er put together this little video to show you how you can make your own topper that is perfect for that bridal shower cake, and if you practice up, a wedding cake!

 

For reference, the video shows a Pentel Aquabrush, Tombow Dual Brush Pen, and Studio G gray brush pen.

DIY Watercolour Banner Cake Topper- I love the torn edges, it's perfect for a wedding shower. Also, it's so nice to have a video to learn from instead of pictures

DIY Watercolour Banner Cake Topper- I love the torn edges, it's perfect for a wedding shower. Also, it's so nice to have a video to learn from instead of pictures

Our favourite parts of this topper are the organic torn edges and the deep greeny blue watercolours! Put the brides new last name on the cake, initials, or even the word ‘love’. To add the watercolour banner to a cake, simply use skewers or coffee stir sticks and tape to the back of the banner.

If you use this DIY and make your own watercolour banner cake topper, we’d love to see the photos! Tag us on social @bespokedecor

Wedding Trend Spotting 2016

We’re halfway into wedding season (somehow!?) for 2016 and we’ve been challenged to share some wedding trends we’re spotting. We thought we’d take that one step further and not just share them, but for the next few weeks, roll out roundups six that we’ve been spotting! Since we’re part way through the season and seeing these in our consultations as well-we’re thinking they’ll be big next year too.

wedding trends 2016

We can’t wait to share all the beautiful inspiration images we’ve been gathering featuring these wedding trends. Before we share them all- have you spotted any wedding trends this year? We’d love to hear about them!