The Spring/Summer 2012 bride wants to go back to feeling like a fairytale princess, but still keep her fun and individual style. With hot spring and summer colors for 2012, you can achieve this magic no matter where you celebrate your special day. The color of the year is a vibrant tangerine orange that is perfect to pair with turquoise, sea foam green or aqua. Blast it with sunflower yellow to heat up your looks, too! These colors can be incorporated into your centerpieces, place settings and other décor to lift the spirits.
We will continue to see the DIY trend for brides, celebrating individuality by incorporating subtle touches of her personality into all aspects of the reception. Get friends and family in on your planning by having them help make table decorations from simple objects that can be found around the home. Mason jars filled with your color scheme can be achieved through various outlets, from flowers to paper images and so much more. Turn an old dress into your something new by adorning it with crystals or embellish the skirt with delicate beaded flowers to turn a simple look into a fairytale dream. Blush your dress with baby blues, pinks or fern greens to give it more fantasy feel.
This season is all about crystals for your jewelry. Chandelier-style earrings are always a favorite for brides, which are perfect to pair with a handmade crystal necklace and delicate shoes accented with touches of glittering ice. Incorporate your enchanted dream into the jewelry with leaf themes or more whimsical accents like flower petals. Braids are popular in hairstyles this season, especially when you can thread a colorful ribbon into the strands. The low chignon style sparked attention in Hollywood as part of one of the most anticipated weddings of the year, due to its quiet elegance and relaxed feel. This quick hairstyle will still make you feel like a princess, but is so easy you could do it yourself! Finish your hair with the perfect headpiece you can make at home accented with pearls or sparkling crystals.