Kim Kardashian and Kanye West kicked off the 2014 wedding season with an extravagant Memorial Day weekend destination wedding in Italy. We'll leave it to other sites to go over the gossip and all the extravagant details. When we come across a celebrity wedding that makes the news, we like to look at it for how it can help you plan your own wedding.
As over the top and gorgeous as the Kimye wedding was, it's fun to note that some of the details are the same trends everyone else is doing! Exhibit A: A black and white photo booth. Sure, you may not have Chrissy Teigen and John Legend kissing (is that what they're doing?) in your photo booth, but everyone loves a photo booth, and having one with black and white or sepia options gives the photos a special feel. Also, notice how many of these photos make their way to us via Instagram and social media? Definitely a 2014 trend.
Rumor has it that the couple served a fabulous four course sit down dinner and a seven layer wedding cake. Our own research on 2014 Wedding Season Trends showed that couples are evenly split between sit down and buffet style meals, and that the alternative wedding cake trend may be running out of steam. Rumor also has it that Kim and Kanye provided transportation between locations throughout the weekend. Although your wedding may not have the security needs of superstars, providing transportation is a great way to keep your wedding guests on time and feeling like they're truly part of an event.
Entertainment for the evening was a mix of DJ and live music, and just like ordinary folks are doing these days, the groom and several guests took to the stage throughout the evening to perform the guests. Your guests may not be multi-million album selling artists, but ths idea of having the bride and groom as well as the guests be part of the entertainment action is right on trend.
Also on trend, the luxe indoor-outdoor hybrid surroundings. Ever since Kate brought trees in to Westminster Abbey at the real royal wedding finding ways to create woodland wonderlands no matter where your wedding is being held has been popular. This gorgeous wall of flowers is one way to do it. Talk to your florist and your venue manager about ideas for creating a more reasonably budgeted effect like this.
Finally, the New York Post greeted the wedding with this nasty little write up. Your wedding might not be covered by major newspapers, but it may still attract major snark from those near and (less than) dear to you. Keep your plans focused on making sure your loved ones have a great time and ignore the haters!