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Peacock Inspirations

This January we are focusing on the very popular peacock themed wedding!  With all the different color palettes and inspirations how could we not dedicate a whole month to it!?  No two peacock themed weddings look the same.  The rich colors and jeweled tones look amazing with the white backdrop of winter.  Flowers pop in bouquets embellished with peacock feathers.  The different combinations for bridesmaid’s dresses are unlimited.  Follow our blog all month long for more peacock inspired posts!

Bridesmaid Dress: Jim Hjelm Occasions Spring 2012
Table Linen: Wildflower Linens



Think you’ve got what it takes to design a peacock inspired tablescape? Make sure you enter our peacock table linen contest!  Just visit our new linen tool on the Trends to Tradition’s website and start creating!  Submit your designs to us and yours could be selected as our favorite!  When you’re done playing with all the different linens select “email” and send it to traditions@zoominternet.net.  We will be choosing the winner at the end of the month and announcing them on our Facebook page. Make sure to “like” us while you’re there!


Jim Hjelm Occasions Spring 2012

Many of you may not be familiar with Jim Hjelm, however, to those of us who live in the wedding world, Jim Hjelm is a very well known designer for bridesmaid dresses.

Within the last month, Jim Hjelm’s Spring 2012 Occasions dresses were released to distributers (including us, here at Trends to Traditions!) Now that the collection has been published online and can be viewed by anyone and everyone, we wanted to give you our official review of these new dresses.

Half of this season’s collection is made up of short, fun dresses. These dresses look similar to what you would wear out for a night on the town.  His dresses are not drab, dull, or something you would want to hide in the back of your closet. These dresses are fashionable and a breath of fresh air in comparison to bridesmaid dresses of years past.

A personal favorite is the Ivory pointe d’espirt strapless A-line bridesmaid dress; this dress is simple and elegant, with no potential of upstaging the bride. The belt around the waist saves the dress from being shapeless and gives it gentle definition. Even though the dress is a bit on the minimal side, with its simplicity, it is one which definitely could be worn again whether to another wedding or perhaps a semi-formal work party.

Whatever dress you end up choosing, know that if you go with one of Jim Hjelm’s Spring 2012 Occasion dresses, you won’t be limited to wearing the dress only once.

Don’t forget that here at Trends to Traditions, we are available to order any of the Jim Hjelm Occasion dresses! If you are interested in ordering one of his dresses, call us at 412-267-2108; mention this blog post to receive a 10% discount on your bridesmaid dress!

Jim Hjelm 2012 Occasions collection can be accessed here (http://www.jlmcouture.com/Jim-Hjelm-Occasions/Bridesmaid/Spring/2012)