The first trend is vintage glamor. This style of wedding would be hosted in a warehouse with twinkling lights hung above. Think rustic and industrial, but elegant and beautiful.
The venue a couple choses is always important. But instead of picking a beach or beautiful ballroom, consider the simple option of a large plot of land and/or a distinct building. With no limitations from the chosen scenery, couples are able to “really personalize their wedding and help them tell their unique story,” says Amy Cagginello, founder of Amy Champagne Events in Connecticut.
An obvious trend is flowers! This year, peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias and other “soft-petal” blooms are in high demand because “they epitomize romance,” says Zoe Gallina, creative director of Botanica international Floral Design in Florida. At the other end of the spectrum though, pink-ice protea create a natural yet elegant arrangement.
The fourth trend is to celebrate where you’re from! More and more couples today are taking pride in where they’re from and choosing to host their wedding in their hometown. So, local specialties are taking the spotlight. This makes the celebration increasingly special for the bride and groom and more exciting for the guests.
While creativity is new and fun and cake pops or cupcakes instead of cake creates a memorable twist, tall tiered cakes are back in style. In other sweet news, dessert tables allow a second cocktail hour and provide guests with more ways to mingle and keep the energy going for longer and later in the night.
Another popular trend is capturing the day with flare! Photo booths are being used in new and creative ways: there is a slo-mo booth, an animated GIF booth, a flip-book booth, and more. These photo booths also send content directly to the guest’s smartphones. They also keep the energy flowing and is another way to connect guests. Additionally, many couples chose the Instagram package from videographers to create a 60 to 90 second trailer of their day. Drone footage is also an option for couples who want another unique perspective of their day.