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Updated: January 11, 2013 1:30 PM
What's hot! New wedding trends for 2013

Take a look, get excited and then steal one of these for your wedding day.



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Move over, Kate Middleton -- Lady Mary's wedding (and dress!) in Downton Abbey's third season will have a huge impact on weddings over the next year.

Fashion: We'll see lots of long, billowy sleeves and tons of lace backs with illusion necklines all over the bridal salons this next year. Those long sleeves and lace will be accompanied by long, traditional veils, cloche veils and even pretty braided headbands. Within this trend, we're also seeing some unique uses of sheer elements in gowns.

Tablescapes: Think: English-flower-garden-themed centerpieces, low and lush displays that are sophisticated and carefully arranged. Gold candelabras and lots of ornate charger plates and overlay linens will finish the look.

Food and cocktails: For dinner, traditional main courses and meats like ham, Cornish game hen and even quail are all favorites for the next year. On the drinks menu: gin cocktails and specialty liqueurs like elderflower, served up in pretty cut-crystal glassware.

--Anja Winikka

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Jan 30, 2013 1:16PM
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Gorgeous photos!!! and its their day, not like they will ever wear it again except maybe to renew vows.. even then its not a necessity... they paid for their dress, if they want to ruin them to get AWESOME photos... all the power to them!
Jan 30, 2013 12:14PM
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yeah I remember hearing about the one that drowned while taking the trash the dress pics... it's such a shame, a newly wed and life cut short! But so careful, each pic that I saw in the water that's all i was able to think about! 
Jan 30, 2013 10:30AM
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There was a girl in Montreal that drowned in her gown last year because she wanted a beautiful shot in the water. Ladies don't forget.. a gown is heavy enough as is it.. soaking it in water will make it impossible for you to swim or get out of the water. Please think of a different scene. We don't want to hear another tragedy.
Jan 30, 2013 3:04PM
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If these women want to trash their dress thats their option. The worked for the dress therefore they can do as they please. The pictures are amazing.

Jan 30, 2013 3:00AM
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When there are people who can't afford to feed their children ans people living in cardboard boxes,it must be nice to have enough disposable income that you can waste money on trashing an expensive dress. 
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