Follow by Email

Monday, November 15, 2010


Vintage, Garden, Spring, Rustic, Whimsical...whatever your theme, birds are a huge wedding decor and theme trend. Perhaps a bird cage to collect your gift cards or house your table arrangements. Your ring bearer can carry the rings (not the real ones!) in a nest, and the flower girl can toss petals from a nest.  Kissing bird cake toppers can adorn your cake.  Below are some images and links for inspiration and ideas. Enjoy!

We love how this bride incorporated "To Kill A Mockingbird" into her wedding. If this is your favorite novel, why not?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2011 Wedding Trends

Something Old and Something New are definitely part of 2011's Wedding Trends.

Hawaiian Island Wedding Planners has been working on its inventory to provide some amazing decor items for our clients. We also have a variety of resources to get our clients everything they want for their weddings.

Going "green" will be even more popular. For some ideas on how to make your wedding ecofriendly, visit our site at "Green" Eco-friendly Wedding Ideas
Wedding Gowns:
Wedding Gowns will be feminine and romantic. Expect to see appliqué, sequins, tulle overlays, and beading on streamlined trumpet and mermaid gowns. Designs from last year that will stay include ruffles and asymmetrical designs. Visit this blog for some info and photos.

Wedding Invitations:
In 2011, expect more contemporary and personalized wedding invitations-Mod, Nature, Vegas!-nothing is off limits. Expect the couple’s personality to really shine through. Damask and paisley will be popular patterns. Going "green" will be even more popular, using "online" or emailed save-the-dates, recycled paper, soy ink, etc.
You may also see a growing number of letterpress wedding invitations and RSVP postcards.
Visit our site for some resources and ideas on invitations.

Wedding Cakes:
Cakes in 2011 will be of brightly colored fondant, creative designs, using lots of flowers. You will also see some very creative wedding cake toppers.
Check out some details about wedding cake trends for 2011 at Colors:
Reds, yellows, and gray will be popular. Brown is on its way out. Black, white, and light green will still be popular. You will continue to see metallics used in a vintage will see "more metallics and metal-inspired finishes — an Old World feel presented with a New World sensibility— gold leaf, silver leaf, bronze and copper combined with an underlying color of unexpected hue: turquoise, magentas, yellow, kelly green."
Visit these link for more info on color trends

Wedding Decor:
According to the, 2011 event decor trends include: New colors, beautiful table top decor, new linen textures, alternative centerpiece and feature table "Wow" factor options. One of the big trends for 2011 is creating effective minimalism using effective & well-placed design elements, effective floral statements, washes & patterns of lighting, & focusing the energy & design into the heart of the party.

Other resources tell us that wedding centerpieces will continue to be more contemporary. Centerpieces of branches, floating flowers, and candles will continue into 2011. Also look for other pops of color in hanging lanterns, table covers, and clothing accents (sashes, flowers pins, shoes, etc.).

New catering trends for 2011 to consider for your wedding: Family Style Dining, Using foods from Local Farms, Tapas for appetizers or a meal, Deconstructed salads,Uncommon ingredients, Pasta, Nostalgic foods (including comfort foods & childhood favorites...hello mac and cheese!), Cupcakes & Candy, Colorful Wedding Cakes, and Architectural food.

Ultimately your 2011 is to be a reflection of you as a couple, your interests, and your personal tastes. It should also reflect your venue selection. So, have fun with it and don't stress too much over the details. Hire a competent wedding planner to help you with that so you can enjoy your event!