Fall Wedding Trends

Considering a fall wedding?  It is a lovely time of year to get hitched.  The humidity is low, and the colors of changing leaves are brilliant.  While nature helps your ambiance, here are a few trends and tips for tying this beautiful season into your wedding details.

Deep, Rich Colors

Add accents of color to your cake, table settings, and overhead décor to include the rich tones of autumn. Some brides also like to add their favorite fall color into a hairpiece or other jewelry to stay extra festive.

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Seasonal Food

Comfort foods are a hit this time of year.  Consider soups, casseroles, and some macaroni and cheese on the menu with other savory choices.  Alongside your fall festive wedding cake, add a dessert table with s’mores, pumpkin pie, and some hot apple cider to wash it down.

Rustic Vibes

Whether you are hosting your events outside or in, keeping it rustic helps a fall motif.  Wood accents, fall flowers, and candlelight offers a cozy and intimate setting for fall weddings.

Take advantage of all that autumn has to offer when planning your wedding. Anything that brings a warm and cozy atmosphere is sure to be a hit!

 

 

 

 

 

Hottest 2018 Summer Wedding Trends

This summer is all about going “natural.” Here are a few 2018 trends to help you with your dress selection, cake choice, and reception décor.  Let’s give your guest a taste of the summer season!   

Casual Dresses

While this summer welcomes a flowing and natural look, adding an oversized bow is also a hit. Many weddings this season are held on the beach, mountains, or other tranquil outdoor setting. Keeping a smooth and casual look is the perfect way to tie in nature with romance. 

Summer Dress

Colorful Cake

This summer, details and selection are what stands out at your dessert table.  Giving your cake a facelift with beautiful tiered décor, unique shapes, and add-on elements are sure to he a hit.  Be creative with your color and design to allow the sweets to become a focal point at your reception.

Summer Cake

String Lighting

String lighting is a beautiful and affordable way to make your wedding reception elegant with little effort.  It is also a perfect for adding just the right amount of illumination to an outdoor summer wedding reception.  These lights can be used as a back drop or a spectacular addition to your reception tables.  The possibilities are endless! 

Summer Lights

Make your summer wedding one to remember.  A mix of warm weather and a natural outdoor setting will create a perfect mix for your special day!

Hair and Makeup Trends for 2018

From wispy waves to muted lip tones, this year’s hair and makeup trends suggest the 70’s have made a comeback. Now is the time to gather those vintage wedding albums from the basement and take notes!

Hair

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The relaxed looked has returned for 2018. Say goodbye to elaborate up-do’s and hairspray, and hello to loose up-do’s and natural waves. You will also see more brides wearing their hair down as they walk down the aisle this year.  This trend is easy, beautiful, and much healthier for your locks.

2018’s effortless trend also makes way for the return of braids and natural head pieces.  Flowers and baby’s breath are a beautiful way that brides are choosing to accessorize their style with natural elegance.

 

Makeup

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No need to spends hours applying makeup for your wedding this year.  In fact, for 2018, less is more.  Soft pink lips, and natural eye shadows are more desirable.  If you prefer to make a statement, smoky eyes are still the way to go.  No need to be too elaborate, just a simple dramatization in the corners will do.  Also, toss the blush and apply bronzer instead on your cheeks, chin, and forehead to give a sun-kissed glow and a smooth finish.  Finally, keep the brows full to frame your face.  Over-plucked thin brows are no longer a must.

 

 

Although hair and makeup trends for 2018 welcome a more natural tone, keep in mind that you still want enough style and color to appear flattering in your wedding photos.  Try to avoid colors and styles that will make you look washed-out and up-kept.  Still take time with your look, even though the goal is to appear effortless.  You will be pleased with the results!

 

Hottest Wedding Trends for 2016

New year, new creative ideas for your dream wedding! Everything from colors to decorations to favors we’ve got you covered for the hottest wedding trends of 2016!

Colors

2016 is the year of daring pastels that go perfectly with the landscape of your outdoor wedding. Mix them between bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen suits, flowers, and even your wedding cake! Below are the top 3 colors from Elegant Wedding Invites for the 2016 year.

Serenity

 

Blue is one of the most calming of all colors, reminding you of the peaceful sky and ocean. This light shade of blue will make your guests feel at ease while helping you celebrate your big day. Pair with more natural pastels such as pale yellow and peach to enhance the colorful, but not overwhelming, effect.

Serenity

Centerpiece-Aaron Delesie Photographer via Fab Mood/Bridesmaid-Sylvie

Gil Photography via SMP/Cake-Anneli Marinovich via B Loved Blog/

Limpet Shell

 

More a shade of aqua than any other color, limpet shell is perfect for brightening up any spring wedding. Giving a “fresh” and “crisp” look and feel to your wedding ensemble and décor, this color is sure to make a pop for 2016. Pair with cream and pale coral to give that “something blue” a little something extra!

Limpet Shell

Cake-Hunter Ryan Photo via Artfully Wed/Bridesmaids-Whitney

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Lilac Gray

 

Neutral doesn’t have to mean boring! Especially not this elegant shade with a hint of purple. Lilac gray is one of the edgiest colors of 2016 to incorporate into your wedding, giving a more mystical feel. To enhance this enchanting color try pairing it with mossy greens and pale lavender, keeping with the natural outdoor color scheme of your outdoor wedding!

Lilac Gray

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Photos as Favors

The key to giving out a great wedding favor is to make it something your guests will either actually use or cherish. For 2016, Wedding Shoppe Inc. has determined the ideal photographic favors for your guests that will always help them remember celebrating your special day.

Moving Pictures

Weddings are getting more of a technology upgrade than ever this year! Especially through these memorable photo flip books from flipclips.com. Turn any 10-30 second video into a memory your guests can keep in the palm of their hand.

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Selfie Stations

Pictures are a great keepsake in general, but who can resist taking a silly group picture with a bunch of wacky props? Have an on-the-spot printer available and your guests can happily walk away with their personal memories of your big day.

Photobooth

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Decorations

2016 is the year of giant photographic signs and props. What better way to take advantage of this trend than through your wedding? Below are some fun ideas from Deer Pearl Flowers for incorporating massive letters into your decoration mix.

Balloons

Standard latex balloons are a thing of the past. This year large foil balloons are a great way to make a statement, of which many can match your color scheme easily. They are also a fun way to mix up the rest of your decorations as well!

Balloons

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Upright Signage

If balloons aren’t necessarily your thing, consider a sturdier option of giant block letters. To make even more of a statement, add lights for a more glamorous effect!

Block Letters

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We love these creative ideas for 2016! Remember, your wedding day is all about you and what reflects your personality  – be expressive and have fun with it!