2010 Wedding Trends


Every year I follow, find and predict what the next years Wedding trends will be so that my brides can have a fresh new trend to incorporate into their Wedding if they would like!! Here is the list I have compiled over the few months!

Shorter Engagements ~ I think the standard year is on it's way out! Brides are more eager than ever to get married sooner!! If brides are open to dates for their Wedding day I think they will have 9 months or shorter engagements. There will still be those brides that have the perfect date in mind and will stick to it!! Fridays & Sundays will become more popular than ever based on the cheaper rates and the couples who are looking to save a buck.

Letting the Maids dress themselves ~ While this was on the rise in 2009 I think brides will take it a step further in basically allowing their bridesmaids to pick out their own styles and color (but with in "some" guidelines of the bride) I recently had a wedding where all of the bridesmaids had handmade dresses that were all sorts of styles and colors and were made of the crushed iridescent fabric. They were absolutely adorable!

Iridescent and unique fabrics ~ See ya plain satin and organza material make room for a iridescent Taffeta, metallic colors, chiffon's and lace. You will see more bridesmaids wearing these fabrics as well as more veils in a lace or vintage look on the bride!

Photo booths or Photo Guest Book ~ Throw out the classic Guest book with a guest name, address and short message. The common theme most couples look for is personalized and lasting fun memories. What better way then having all of your guests individually photographed and writing you a fun personal message in a scrapbook that can easily be displayed on a Coffee table. Contact CME and we can refer an awesome photo booth or help you set up your own guest photo area!!

Natural Centerpieces ~ Expect to see more natural or landscape type themes on your guest tables this next year!! Think tree bark, moss, willow branches, fresh herbs, potted plants, or wild flowers!!


Grooms Cakes are back!!! ~ Ask you groom for his very own opinion on a cake that resembles him the most!! Ladies this is be the one decision he definitely gets to make on his own! Have fun with this southern tradition and anticipate what your husband to be will choose = )

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Hot Colors ~ Metallic, Vibrant Oranges, yellows, pinks, blues, greens and as always the staple color Black!


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Backyard Weddings ~ More couple will be choosing to have their celebrations either in a family members back yard or a more private outdoor location. This promotes more togetherness and personalization.


Fondant is out - Bring back the tasty butter cream frosting!! Because most bakers can now create cakes in the design that only Fondant used to offer expect to see butter cream make a prominent comeback.

Jennifer & Darius - August 15th


I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer & Darius to help execute their Wedding day according to all the plans they had made over the last year. They hired me for Day of Coordination and a few decor rentals! The Day of Coordination qualified them to participate in CME's Charity Campaign where we donate $50 to a charity or organization of their choice!! CME was very excited to donate to such a great school such as Face 2 Face on their behalf.

Both the bride and groom were full of energy and smiles which was highly contagious amongst their guests!! They had a very unique guest book as it was a Polaroid camera and scrap booking materials for their guest to help create their personalized guest book.

The Cinema Ballroom in St Paul has such a gorgeous setting for your Wedding reception, the ball room is surrounded with mirrors, hard wood floors throughout and a balcony to over look all of the action. They also throw in dance lessons to help make your first dance perfect, and a dance instruction for your guests if you would like. Ask for Dustin he is awesome!! I highly recommend this location if you are looking for a stunning ballroom that lets you bring in your own cuisine and alcohol! Candlelight and dimmed lights is the way to go with this location!!

Wedding Vendors!!

Wedding Coordinator - Christina Marie Events
Reception Location -
Cinema Ballroom
Caterer - Taste of India
Kid's Meals - TST Creative Catering
Photographer - Melissa Zimmerman
Florist - Lorel Street

Baker - Cupcake (love them!!)

Thank you Jennifer & Darius for having CME help coordinate your special day!! We are so excited to be donating $50 such a great organization such as Face 2 Face Schools on your behalf!! You both rock =) Many congrats to the Mr. & Mrs !

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