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• 2014 WEDDING TRENDS4
• WEDDING RINGS 5
• SO LONG 2013
The colour blue -- especially navy blue and royal blue -- may
reign once again as one of weddings' most prevalent colours.
The "colour of trust" has gained in popularity in previous years
in shades of blue-green, teal, peacock, and turquoise, but we
expect to see more monochromatic schemes of mid-tone
blues in 2014 weddings.
Grey is the cornerstone of eclectic design...diverse with ei-
ther warm or cool combinations; the colour lends itself to
unique patterns, which will be even more prominent in 2014
weddings. It sits side by side extremely well with a kaleido-
scope of clashing colours, some intuitive and some more off-
This will also take the forefront during 2014 wedding sea-
son. Cool reds are steadily losing ground to ones with warm,
yellow undertones. Oranges and yellows are becoming more
and more prominent showing no signs of slowing down. The
most predicted varieties of pink are more sophisticated ver-
sions of the raspberry and "ballerina" pinks. Next year, brides
and grooms will offer more mixes of magenta with paler
pinks, creating an elegant blush.
Given the popularity of outdoor weddings and growing in-
terests in sustainability and nature, green is also leading in the
charts. Traditional palettes of avocado will remain popular, but
expect mint, whose popularity has skyrocketed for 2013 wed-
dings to make a return in 2014.
Though we are just a few weeks from ringing in
the New Year, many brides and grooms-to-be are
already planning their 2014 nuptials.
Since choosing the perfect colour scheme is an
integral part of any wedding process, this issue of
Wedding Bells is sharing a sneak peek on possi-
ble wedding colour trends for 2014.
Smile and the world will smile with you. The saying is true...a
smile is contagious. And the one thing your going to be a lot of
on your wedding day is smiling. There will be cameras every-
where capturing every special moment for posterity.
1. Zap stains at your dentist's office
The quickest, most dramatic way to whiten is to get an in-
office bleaching at a dentist's office. Using professional-
strength hydrogen peroxide and special lights or lasers, your
dentist can remove even deep stains in about an hour. It'll cost
you, though and it's not totally painless for most people; the
bleach can cause a significant burning sensation.
2. Use whitening strips or trays at home
Another effective way to whiten: at-home products de-
signed to hold a (milder) hydrogen peroxide solution against
your teeth as closely as possible for an extended period of
time each day. You can get custom-made trays from your den-
tist that fit your teeth exactly (plus stronger peroxide), but if
that's too pricey, generic trays and stick-on strips are also
great options. In fact, for many people, they can yield the same
results as in-office bleaching, only over a longer period of time
(around six weeks). Even if you get an in-office bleaching, it's a
good idea to maintain your results at home with a tray or
strips, especially if you've got a while to go before the wed-
3. Remove new discoloration before it sets in
You've probably also seen tons of touch-up whitening pens,
dissolving strips, rinses and ampules in stores. These probably
won't whiten your teeth dramatically on their own, as saliva
quickly washes them away, but many dentists recommend
them for use after you've consumed dark-colored foods or
drinks (think marinara sauce, spinach). They'll help ensure that
pigments don't sit on the surface of your tooth long enough to
stain, so it's a good idea to toss some in your purse.
4. Drink with a straw for a while
It sounds (and looks) silly, but drinking highly pigmented
beverages--coffee, red wine, soda--through a straw in the
weeks leading up to your wedding helps prevent them from
coming into contact with your teeth and mucking up the
whitening work you've been doing. You could also swear off
those drinks--but that might be even tougher to keep up!
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