Month: February 2016

2016 Wedding Trends!

Who’s ready for some new wedding trends to steal?! The Knot just released their 2016 wedding trend report, and I must say their wedding cake video projection idea is catching our attention.

Here is what we can look forward to this wedding season:

Two-in-one dresses-These offer more bang for your buck and can take you from ceremony elegance to reception party ready!

Floral dresses- Not sure if I’m the only one who paid attention to upcoming spring trends during bridal fashion week recently, but florals are in (and I’m loving every little detail of it). Not only are floral printed gowns taking the stage and altar, but we can also expect traditional dresses with 3-D floral details flooding bridal runways. Pretty cool right?

(Photo above is Hayley Paige’s gown at Hayley Paige’s actual wedding)

Satellite bars- Sometimes one bar just isn’t enough. Couples are setting up two (or more) bars to accommodate guests, but keeping the usual mixed drinks, beer and wine setup at one bar and using the “satellite” bar for a designated signature cocktail, spirit, or wine tasting ☺

Contemporary choirs and late-night karaoke- Now this is a new and fun one! You may be thinking choir?! And trust me, so was I at first, but picture this: 20-person marching band or gospel choir performing your favorite rock ballad for the walk down the aisle or an a cappella version of your first dance song. Talk about show-stopper. If an after-party is in the works, karaoke and some photo booth props make for a fun night cap.

Dessert upgrades- If you’re looking for a new twist on sweets, but still want a wedding cake, you can now use video projection onto wedding cakes to give them an entirely new look. The plain tiers of the cake act as a canvas for projecting video displays. Also heating up are donut displays and mini icepops with the couple’s name on the stick.

Total personalization- Weddings are beginning to tell the story of a bride and groom’s life together. Some examples include serving their favorite dish from a local restaurant, having an ordained family member officiate the ceremony, or decorating tables inspired by their favorite movies.

Locally sourced food- Wedding menus are mimicking the offerings at your local farm-to-table restaurant. Today’s wedding menu goes far beyond the standard chicken or fish choices as more and more couples are opting to serve guests high quality farm-fresh local ingredients.

Food-inspired floral elements- bouquets and centerpieces are transforming from more than just beautiful floral arrangements…fruit and vegetables are making their way into the floral scene. Berries in bouquets, Kale or artichokes in centerpieces, you name it!

Stylish grooms- If us ladies can have two dresses and look absolutely stunning in each, it only makes sense that guys want unique reception looks too. Custom suits with embroidered monograms, velvet loafers and personalized cuff links give guys more style options than ever before. Some ideas include switching to a dinner jacket for the reception or making a wardrobe change to a different bow tie or pocket square. Another fun idea is rounding up the groomsmen and having a preceremony shave, guaranteeing a well-groomed wedding party and the opportunity for some fun photo-ops. Just be careful with the sharp razors!

So what do you think of these new trends?! We would love to hear if you plan on incorporating any of them into your big day!