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Hot Trends: Bridal Trends

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 --- 4:27 a.m.

Styles change constantly and that's true for weddings.

Who wants to see them same thing?

In this week's Hot Trends we show you the latest trends you can find right in the Madison area.

Looking at these wedding and bridesmaid gowns you can see the trends are changing.

But its not just about the gowns...even the wedding cake is no longer traditional white. Smooth frosting and color are taking cakes from classic to contemporary...

"contemporary this year. this beautiful cake from Suzanne's sweet artistry uses a type of frosting called fondant which can get that nice, smooth look on your cake. "

Purple is a hot color this year....but inside...your classic chocolate.

Flowers are changing too with crystal detailing. They can cost over 5-hundred dollars, so here's some advice...

"one way to save on flowers is buying flowers in season and locally grown this time of year. So peranese, roses or lilacs. Flowers such as that. "

The gowns are also evolving with the current styles, this bridesmaid dress has the very in "bubble hem" and the color blackberry is big this summer and fall.

"Dresses are so unique. You'll see these gowns here there's lace and embellishments and cascading ruffles and asymmetrical. Its really everything. "

The ruffles came into style last year and designers are using more of them.

The tradition veil is also gone. Brides are instead choosing headpieces with feathers to compliment the smooth ruffles and other fabric on the gowns.

The gowns are from New Glarus, the cake from Belleville and the flowers from ....

They can all be found in the Wedding Planner and Guide.

There is also a wedding show Wednesday at the Madison Marriott West.


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