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Peacock Bridesmaid’s Looks!

Creating the perfect peacock ensemble for a bridal party has never been so fun!  As modern brides start pulling away from traditions like all-matching bridesmaid’s dresses and black simple suits, it allows a newer market of young and fun bridal party attire to make it’s debut!  Modern brides love using different styles for each bridesmaid dress.  Finally, brides are considering their bridesmaids and letting them select a figure flattering dress that is as unique as they are!  When done right, this idea of mismatched dresses coming together can create a beautiful wedding party.  Using one of our favorite bridal attire designers, Jim Hjelm, we put together some unique bridesmaid looks inspired by this month’s theme: peacocks!

When you are creating a collage of gorgeous dresses there are many ways to do it!  One simple way to make sure all your dresses look great together is by sticking to one length and one fabric!  This dress combination is inspired by peacock feathers and the metallic hue they have.  Also, the common trait of a black accent on each ties the whole look together.   By having two dresses in the same color and two dresses in accent colors all with different necklines, it really emphasizes a fashionable approach to dressing your bridesmaids!

Bolder peacock hues and a burst of volume make these mismatching bridesmaid dresses strike a cord together.   What makes these dresses mesh?  Each dress is above the knee with a similar shine and fabric in different jeweled tones.  Also, each dress has a different section of volume to give your girls that extra pop!  These dresses are sure to give your wedding a unique yet fashionable twist.

Two colors, four amazing Jim Hjelm dresses.  This is a simpler color palette for a peacock wedding but what it pulls from the theme is drama.  Each dress is distinctive and dramatic ensuring you to have four stunning bridesmaids!  The length lends a sense of formality.  Not to mention, the length would help keep your girls warm during the cold winter month of January!  Since these dresses are so dramatic, sticking to two necklines and simple up-dos will really let the dress speak for itself.

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

Like our blog?  Then you’ll love our Facebook page!  Make sure to “Like” us while you’re checking out all our wedding photos!  We also have a Twitter, so follow us at @TTTWeddings for updates and everyday wedding topics.  One last thing… Remember to enter our January peacock linen contest!  We just enhanced the prize.  The winner will get to see their design used in a real mockup wedding tablescape!  Winners are picked at the end of January so email your designs straight from our linen tool to socialmediattt@gmail.com.  Check out this blog post for more info!


Peacock Wedding Invitation

We all know how important the design aspects of a weddings are. You want to have linens that wow and lighting that transforms your space.  But what about the very first thing your guests see?  No, we don’t mean the ceremony décor… We’re talking invitations, and how they set the mood and tone for your whole wedding!  The invitation you choose will tell your guests just what your wedding is all about.  This is your chance to show guests how formal the wedding will be, what your wedding colors are, your personal style, and of course, the event details.  Modern brides are having more and more fun with their wedding invitations!  They are breaking the chain of formality and flowers by making bolder and fun choices.  Here are some cute invitations to fit our theme!

This fun yet subtle peacock invite is literal and whimsical all at once.  Each card is unique with turquoise peacock silhouettes and feathers accented with bronze.  This cute invitation is tea-length and comes in different color combinations!  A great invitation for a simple and chic peacock themed wedding.

We love this bold yet classy take on the peacock theme.  It sticks to two simple and rich colors with text in a ribbon like font.  Simple and unique, you set the tone for a stylish and fun wedding.  This is definitely a wedding invitation worth saving

If you’re looking for a less literal interpretation, try something like this invitation, above.  The swirls and paisley design resemble a peacock and the colors are fitting as well.  This is a bright white, tea-length invitation that is sure to inspire your guests!

But before you go jumping to conclusions… Of course we didn’t forget about  save-the-dates!  These are a great little way to send a heads up about your big day, especially when you’re expecting a lot of out of town guests.  Which one is your favorite?

Like our blog?  Then you’ll love our Facebook page!  Make sure to “Like” us while you’re checking out all our wedding photos!  We also have a Twitter, so follow us at @TTTWeddings for updates and everyday wedding topics.  One last thing… Remember to enter our January peacock linen contest!  We just enhanced the prize.  The winner will get to see their design used in a real mockup wedding tablescape!  Winners are picked at the end of January so email your designs straight from our linen tool to socialmediattt@gmail.com.  Check out this blog post for more info!