2012 Wedding Trends
Couture cakes continue to be a favorite of Brides and their Guests.
Fashion based -Haute Couture- designs resemble luxurious fabrics,
and are rich in textures, colors and adorned with details like pearls & gems.
Opulence – thanks to the beloved Royal couple, William & Kate, we all want a touch of regal elegance!
Along side these decadent creations, you’ll find the Minimalist, where less is more.
Cakes will be blank canvases where cake artists along with the Happy Couple, let their imagination take over and anything goes, even an intriguing graphic!
Ultra Romantic. Vintage. Romance will never go out of style and inspiration can be had from all things meaningful…your beloved wedding gown, a beautiful china pattern, grandma’s brooch, invitations, fabrics, nature…
Look for cakes that are mostly neutral, but rich with vibrant colors. White or monochrome designs are chic and sophisticated, while a touch of black gives the cake a sleek modern look. Hand painted accents and details are HOT!
For the On-Trend Bride, Hydrangeas, Roses, and Calla Lilies are passé, replaced with more “modern” flowers like Magnolias, Wild Roses, Tulips, Ranunculus and Peonies. Whites, soft pinks, and jewel tones will be standouts.
Taller cakes make a strong appearance. Oversized, or double height tiers are used to create a non-traditional look. Whether as a juxtaposition of one tier in a classic cake, or used in every tier, they create a cake that makes a bold statement!
Red velvet was The Flavor amongst couples in 2011.
In 2012, enter more exotic, and fresher flavors.
Vibrant Chai, Pomegranate, Passion fruit, Wild berries & Fig will stimulate your palette! It’s your wedding, make it reflect who you are as a couple!
Cool pairings continue with combos like Coral & Hot Pink. With Neutrals & romance big on the scene, so are tranquil, soothing color combos, such as beige and pale blue.
Beyond the Wedding Cake:
Grooms cakes have become an essential part of the dessert course, going beyond sports-themed treats and becoming nearly as elaborate as the primary wedding cake. Want to impress your guests? Offer them anything on a stick! Full-on Dessert tables are another major trend this year, with the appearance of grand displays of patisseries like French Macarons, home-style pies, cupcakes, and mini-dessert treats.
The Good Night Station. At receptions end, many couples are incorporating additional good night treats for their guests’ enjoyment either as favors or in addition to.
The Krispy Kreme Donut favor send-off (a trend set by Gwen Steffani,) still remains popular, but there are many variations on this theme. For several years running, the biggest trend has been the Candy bar and Viennese buffet. Color coordinated to match your wedding, you can include all your favorites, capitalize on your theme, and Guests love them! Who wouldn’t appreciate such a thoughtful send-off?
Classically, a Good Night Station will include a display of fresh hot coffee, hot tea or an ice cold bottle of water together with a small favor bag of cookies or chocolates. This works year round by changing from a hot-to-cold beverage & seasonal treats. Think mini donuts and a Gourmet hot chocolate station in the Fall or for a Summer, ice cream sandwiches and lemonade. For couples having a Saturday evening reception, you can include the early edition of the Sunday paper.
2012 Wedding themes
All-out themes are back in 2012! Embrace your theme and incorporate it into everything from your wedding invitations to your wedding favors. Just make sure to keep it YOU and your theme will work!