Contemporary Bride

Do you envision your wedding in a hip new location? Do you frequent the trendy nightclubs? Does vibrant color make its way into your home? You must be the social butterfly within your group who knows what is going on with everyone else! When you got engaged did you envision yourself with a wedding that is like no other? You are The Modern Bride.

Venue Choice

You definitely want to be different, so start looking around at possible places. Art galleries, city lofts or a minimalistic restaurant might be the location for you. An ideal location would be a place where you can just let loose…bring in some lighting that will really set the mood. Think white drapery hung from the ceiling that has a pop of color from the lights!


A fresh new look is the fit-and-flare trumpet gown. It adds an air of drama with the exaggerated bell skirt. Picture taffeta, silk satin, embellished belts and color accents. Your hair can be styled with an oversized flower behind one ear, or a feather worked into your up-do. Dangling earrings and a sparkly necklace add that bit of pizzazz to your chic look.


Traditional flowers can work as long as they are mixed in with some exotics. Using a monochromatic color scheme will really make your style new and impressive. Imagine a jewel tone like orange to really help your day stand out. Single flowers within a slender vase really say modern minimalistic. Or, go for a single colored rose at every place setting.

Your Bouquet

A slender bouquet of exotic flowers would be simple and beautiful. Use some bouquet jewelry with just a hint of sparkle to make your bouquet eye-catching and different. Stick with one color, whether it be bright orange, fuchsia, or stark white. Also don’t forget to allow your floral stems to stick out, don’t cover them up with ribbon!

Wedding Cake

Geometric shapes work great for you! Think of square or hexagonal shapes. Again, work with a monochromatic color scheme and use royal icing for any flowers. A highlight of a metallic color would be hot. Stay with the untraditional route and you will have tons of options.


The favors you give out should be something that your guest can use, but yet send out that contemporary vibe. Consider Glass Coaster Gift Set, Chrome Heart Bottle Stopper & Gift Box, or the new monogrammed votive candle holder.