a ll brides capping off the decade, wondering what’s hot to trot down the aisle for the 2010, need not look any further. Oh-nine standbys, like the vintage craze, hold fast at number one, reigning in updated newcomers, like the all-drama, no-cumber birdcage veil. Couture cupcakes, retro invites and monogrammed everything have yet to lose their mojo, so if signature drinks float your boat, don’t let them drift past your reception for playing passé. As for the new kids on the block, the trend amongst trends is all about personal details and local flavors, forcing even the most avid fad-follower to unleash her true lo
a s a kid, the pool party totally clobbered the ice rink birthday, the scavenger hunt and the pizza party in the awesome department. It even thwarted the decorate-your-own-cookie party, and that involved unlimited frosting. So what better way to celebrate a mature commitment to the cultured man of your reveries than to backslide to the days of polka-dot bikinis, crazy straws and iced tea yore? Maybe replace the ginchy two-piece with a white cocktail dress and add some rum to that lemony brew. The crazy straws need no improvement. Pool party receptions can go one of two ways, the Hollywood panache road, or the
h ome has so many lovely connotations and delightful clichés to its name, the word practically puffs fresh baked cookie scent. If committed love gives you warm, fuzzy feelings akin to those spurred by holiday traditions and childhood photo albums, if you’re a true daddy’s girl or self-described homebody, if you want a wedding that’s vintage in concept without the irony of trend, then a beautiful, intimate wedding ensconced in balmy, familial affection is yours to call home. After all, it’s where the heart’s at, it’s syrupy sweet, and there’s just no place like it.