The Arrangement, Elements and Location -
Museums, gardens and estates are popular locations for more contemporary weddings. Lounge areas with couches and pillows may be found in the reception venues. Modern lines and shapes will replace the soft romantic décor of traditional weddings. Cupcakes and other pastries may replace the traditional wedding cake and dollar dances may replace the bouquet and garter
tosses. Monogrammed cake toppers may replace the traditional bride and groom.
The Attire - Modern brides are adding color to their wedding day attire. Short wedding dresses are also in style for the modern bride. Veils and tiaras are being replaced by hair combs and flowers. Hand tied bouquets replace cascades and flowers like calla lilies replace the traditional carnation and rose boutonnieres.
The Favors and Gifts - Lollipops tied with ribbon with a gift tag make great favors for a modern wedding. Plated usb key chains may replace pocket watches for groomsmen and bubbles and birdseed will replace tossing rice.
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