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Top Wedding Trends of 2019

Top Wedding Trends of 2019

Our wedding was planned, almost entirely, within 4 months of our engagement. And then we waited for over a year (and are still waiting) to actually put those plans in place and execute the biggest party of our lives - no pressure. But I realized that once we decided on colours, flowers, menu, etc. my endless scrolling on Pinterest came to a halt and I wasn’t up to snuff on the new and exciting trends predicted for the 2019 season. So I started doing some research and found some really fun and unique shifts that are happening in the world of weddings.

I’ll preface this by saying that your wedding can be whatever the hell you want it to be. A mountainside elopement, a 200+ guest banger in a large hall or maybe something somewhere in between. The point of your day is simply to celebrate love and I think you can do that in so many different ways. We, for example, are NOT fans of formal so we opted for a cocktail party and dancing rather than a formal plated dinner.

Regardless of how you do your big day, I think most people look for inspiration somewhere as a jumping point so let’s get into it.

Image from Brit & Co.

Image from Brit & Co.

Image from Hannah Woodward Photography

Image from Hannah Woodward Photography

1. Geometric Decor

Geometric shapes are present in many centerpieces, arbors, and even place settings or name cards. Think Art Deco shapes and lines and mirrors, glass and metal pieces.

Image from Style Me Pretty

Image from Style Me Pretty

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Image Source Unknown

2. Feathers and Large Fluffy Blooms

I noticed that feathers and large flowers were quite prevalent as I scoured the internet for wedding decor trends. Again, I’m getting a vintage, Art Deco/Gatsby vibe. I find these sort of shapes pair nicely with the more structured elements of the geometric lines and shapes, adding some contrast in textures.

Image from Martha Stewart Weddings

Image from Martha Stewart Weddings

Image from Junebug Weddings

Image from Junebug Weddings

3. Jewel Tones and Dusty Colours

Pastels like blush and grey and lavender are OUT and emerald, mustard, and magenta are IN, and not exclusively for the Fall. Dusty colours like Rose and Windsor blue are also on the rise for those who prefer a more muted palette.

Image from Green Wedding Shoes - Location: Tuscany

Image from Green Wedding Shoes - Location: Tuscany

Image from Brides.com - Location: Iceland

Image from Brides.com - Location: Iceland

4. Unique Destinations

Many folks are still opting for destination weddings but beachy Carribean ceremonies might be on the way out in favour of unique places like the mountain tops of Colorado, the deserts of Arizona, the brisk air of Iceland or even various European spots (because we could all use a little more Europe in our lives, TBH). Could it be that people are just doing it for the ‘gram? Whatever the case, one thing is for sure - the photos are OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Image from Meristem Florals

Image from Meristem Florals

Image from Mary Lennox

Image from Mary Lennox

5. Focal Florals

Flower walls have been all the rage in recent years and that trend just seems to get better. Elaborate floral displays are seen in arbors, statues and even tablescapes and simple greenery may not cut it anymore.

Image from Junebug Weddings

Image from Junebug Weddings

Image from Wedding Forward

Image from Wedding Forward

6. Industrial Spaces

Rustic weddings at barns or vineyards led the charge for unique venue spaces but more and more people are leaning towards industrial spaces like art galleries, distilleries/breweries or warehouse style event spaces. Think white spaces, exposed pipes and ductwork, and lofty ceilings. The skeleton of the venue provides the perfect contrasting backdrop to elegant florals and bold colours.

Image from The Wedding Playbook

Image from The Wedding Playbook

Image from HOORAY!

Image from HOORAY!

7. Neon Signs

Custom neon signs can be found in various parts of a wedding. From being integrated into the arbor or ceremony space or being found near the bar, these kitschy lights are all kinds of wonderful.

Image from Wedding Chicks

Image from Wedding Chicks

Image from Refinery29

Image from Refinery29

8. Cocktail Parties and Family Style Dinners

Less structured, less formal and less dry chicken is a product of ditching formal plated dinners in favour of finger foods, massive charcuterie boards and big dishes being passed from guest to guest. These relatively informal affairs lend room for mingling and dancing, and just a generally better time, if we’re being real about it. I’d like to think I paved the way on this one, but I am just one gal so I can’t take all the credit.

Image from Sweet Violet Bride

Image from Sweet Violet Bride

Image from Stylecaster

Image from Stylecaster

9. Pies, Ice Cream and Donuts, OH MY

Listen, this may piss some people off but I’m not in the business of giving a damn so with that in mind… wedding cake is so done. No one watches you cut the cake, no one wants to see you put the cake in your partners face and kiss it off, no one wants cake when they’re half in the bag, and no one and I mean NO ONE should be freezing their cake to eat on their anniversary. Gross. So do yourself, and your guests a favour and hop on the new dessert bandwagon that is pies, ice cream bars or donut walls; sweet temptations!

And those are the predicted 2019 wedding trends. Leave me a comment below and tell me what you love, or hate!











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