Celebrity marriage Trends in todays contemporary society

In any specified year certain trends emerge among the rich and famous particularly when it comes down to marriages. So what’s been ‘hot ‘ in 2012?

One surprising trend is a movement towards what could be called a country touch. When Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied they included a vegan banquet and wildflower seeds as favors. Accompanying that were wildflower decorations. In a similar way Drew Barrymore kept it easy by hosting her marriage in a garden bursting with roses and other pink flowers.

We’ve also seen assorted stars going for the casual look at their wedding. Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Dawn Porter, for instance, wore tracksuits for their reception. Actually comfortable (maybe they are preparing to run from snappers). Jake Own and Lacey Buchanan went for shoes-off and khakis for their beach front wedding. Here’s hoping no sand got in the cake!

A third trend in celebrity marriages can be described with one word: colour, and lots of it. By a long way pink has been the new white this year. Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway and Gwen Stefani are three outstanding faces in the new color trend. Having designers like Vera Wang bringing pink into her line definitely doesn't hurt its renown. Also having magazines like Brides creating the ‘Something Pink ‘ initiative for breast cancer research, and you have the perfect recipe for seeing pink for a few more seasons. Mind you it isn't just romantic pink making an appearance. We are seeing more and more wedding outfits in purple and red. Amber Tamblyn of General Hospice fame wore a bright yellow dress for her marriage.

The 4th marriage trend among celebs isn’t truly anything new it just has not disappeared: the giant engagement band. While meant to make a statement, a few of these rings look like mountains on tiny hands. Kim Kardashian received a diamond that weighed in at over 20 carats. Overcompensation did not seem to help that wedding, so perhaps less is really better.

Eventually it might seem that celebrity weddings are going to the dogs literally. Adam Sandler brought his bulldogs who walked up the aisle with the rest of the marriage party. In a similar way Gavin Rossdale (Gwen Stafani’s partner) brought his sheepdog carrying the wedding ring in a tote bag. Warning: this is not an option that all venues support.

Mind you all of these style statements do not mean the modern bride can’t return to conventional white and reasonable jewellery. The concept of a faster reception actually holds appeal from a budget standpoint. Put simply, take these ideas with a pinch of salt. It is, of course , your wedding and you can host it without the Hollywood glitz and glam.

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