Every new year comes with a fresh crop of couples planning for one of the most highly anticipated and special day of their lives: their wedding day! Such an important event requires months of plans and preparations so, when it comes to a day that will be documented in a couple’s lives for many years to come, attention to detail is key. This year, wedding trends have hit the refresh button, and have taken inspo from the movement of conservation and self-care. So, whether you are newly engaged or planning to attend a wedding this year, we’ve rounded up the top trends we’re excited to see this “I do” season!
This year, it’s time to let Mother Nature take over your wedding décor because greenery is the new floral! We love the idea of lush, green trees framing your ceremony setting and then topping off your centerpiece arrangement with fragrant sprigs of eucalyptus. This look is perfect for couples who love a neutral look because it gives the fresh and organic appeal of traditional florals to a venue without having to add any over-the-top color to your arrangements.
The most memorable weddings that guests can attend are ones that provide them with a unique experience where they can truly take the time to celebrate and enjoy the newlywed couple. Smaller weddings are becoming a trend for couples getting married this year because it allows them to spend more time with their loved ones while also being present in the event of their nuptials. Make extra room for special wedding details by condensing your guest list as much as possible. Having an intimate wedding also provides couples with the added bonus of saving more for the honeymoon destination of their choice!
The tradition of incorporating “something borrowed” into your ceremony takes on a whole new meaning this year as we predict eco-friendly weddings will rise in trend. Reducing waste in small ways for a wedding can mean simply going paperless for your Save-The-Dates or reducing energy use by selecting an outdoor venue. Finding vendors who prefer to work with sustainable resources will not only reduce the carbon-footprint of a wedding but couples can feel more at ease knowing that their wedding materials can also be repurposed.
When it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress for a bride’s aisle debut in 2020, bigger is better! Wedding dress designers have embraced the ballgown silhouette this season when creating new gowns for a look that embodies a modern princess. Skirts made out of layers of soft tulle are considered to have a “frothy” effect as they move and ruffle details add texture and dimension to dresses. Because all eyes are on the bride, we encourage our brides to make a statement in the new decade when choosing their big day style.
Photography: Veronica Cook (local photographer)