Hottest Wedding Trends for 2015

If you’re planning a 2015 wedding, we’ve got the insider tips you need to orchestrate a celebration that will be talked about for years to come! From dress design to flower arrangements, take a look at some of these hot 2015 trends:

• Off the Shoulder Sleeves—The Royal Wedding (almost three years ago!) sparked a flurry of sleeved gowns. The bare shoulders, covered arms look is coming in style in a big way, with off the shoulder sleeves of various lengths, made of lace and other peekaboo fabrics.
http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/fashion-beauty/wedding-gown-trends-2015

• Crop Tops—We’ve started to see lots of cut-outs in the backs of gowns, but it looks like 2015 may be the year of the crop-top wedding dress! Designer Hayley Paige debuted this look with a lilac gown, and several other designers are already following suit. If you like the crop-top look but it isn’t your style for the wedding day, it can also be perfect for pre-wedding events like the bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner. http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/fashion-beauty/wedding-gown-trends-2015

• Pops of Color—last year, blush was a big bridal trend. While it looks like blush will remain a popular alternative color for bridal gowns, even more unexpected shades like pistachio, silvery blue, and lilac are making their ways off runways and down the aisle! http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/fashion-beauty/wedding-gown-trends-2015

• Wild(erness) Flowers—While the flowers you pick will often change by season, a trend we are noticing throughout the year is a turn toward more messy, less together bouquets. From spring, garden-like collections of sweet peas, garden roses, and tulips to bright fall woodland sprays including foxgloves, ferns, even moss, the natural look is in. http://www.bridebox.com/blog/wedding-trends-2015/

• Headpieces—As mystical woodland trends seem to be picking up speed, 2015 is going to be all about the flower crowns. The type of flowers in your garland is really up to you; some people prefer more delicate flowers like pansies or gypsophila, while others enjoy fuller, higher impact blooms like roses and hydrangeas. http://weddings.usabride.com/wedding-planning-advice/10-wedding-trends-need-know/

• Roaring 20s—the roaring 20s theme is one trend that’s still going strong, and everything from flapper-inspired gowns to retro cars and big-band style music look like they’ll continue to be popular well into the next wedding season. http://www.brit.co/bridal-market-2015/

• Frozen—Remember the mega-popular “Let it Go”? Well, this wedding season, expect to see plenty of Elsa-inspired braids, long trains, and delicate details. Icy blues are also gaining popularity as part of a sophisticated wedding color pallet.
http://www.brit.co/bridal-market-2015/

Planning a Rustic Outdoor Wedding?

Rustic weddings in rural outdoor settings are in vogue and, from the experience to the pictures capturing your special moments, are beautiful events.

If you’re searching for inspiration and tips planning your rustic outdoor wedding, look no further:

• The rustic touch. Little rustic touches can really pull your look together. Natural, wooden place card holders or cards strung on lines with wooden clothespins are great ways to pull your rustic wedding feel into your reception. Mason jars, for everything from flower vases to drinking glasses, are also handy.
• Rustic writing is another great, small way to bring together your rustic vibe. Typewriter-like typefaces are a subtle nod to nostalgia and rustic life. For a more handmade look, chalkboard signs with distressed frames make great rustic signs.
• Incorporate rustic fabrics—burlap, chambray, lace, or linens can be used for anything from bouquets to tablecloths, centerpieces to chair covers.
• Alternative guest books. Make your guest book channel your rustic wedding feels. Consider interactive options like having your guests snap polaroids of themselves, or ask them to sign a larger object like a keepsake canvas.
• Exciting send-offs! Using sparklers or fireworks as you leave is a great night twist on birdseed or rice.
• Outdoor amenities. Last, but not least, your rustic outdoor wedding might want just a few polished amenities. In more rural venues, easy access to restrooms may be an issue. We have a variety of restroom trailers that could fit the needs of you and your guests.

If you’re still looking for the perfect rustic outdoor wedding venue, consider barns, farms, wineries, or even picturesque open fields. Any of them could be your ideal wedding spot!

Hottest Wedding Trends

Whether you’re in last minute wedding prep or just getting started planning your big day, here are some of this year’s most popular wedding trends:

1. Retro elegance
There’s a big return to formality and old fashioned romance this wedding season, and you can thank Hollywood. Smash hits like The Great Gatsby have brought the Roaring Twenties back in vogue, and this nostalgic look is manifesting in weddings with concepts like big bands, crystal candlesticks and fine china, and more formal wait staff.
Here are some fantastic ideas from Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/vividexpression/classic-vintage-or-retro-weddings/

2. Think pink
Shades of pink are increasingly popular in wedding color schemes—think nudes, blushes, and warm peach tones for bridal party attire. Pink flowers are also making a comeback, with peonies and garden roses as popular choices.
Here are some pink wedding ideas from the Knot: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-colors/pink-wedding.aspx

3. Unique invitations
Couples are spending more time customizing their invitations. From completely original designs and freehand illustrations, paperie boutiques are helping couples create wedding invitations that channel their unique personalities. Invitations are also getting smaller—smaller even than the standard 5×7 letter.
Red Orange Weddings do some lovely work: http://www.redorangeweddings.com/

4. Spicy, family-style foods
Two trends in feeding the loved ones you’ve invited? Think spicy and intimate. Chili oils and sriracha are spicing wedding menus up, and the trend towards formality isn’t holding true for meal presentation. Though wait staff are likely to wear black dinner jackets and white gloves, more weddings are presenting food family-style, rather than plates. Family-style presentation seems more approachable, and allows guests to be more interactive, than the tradition plated option.
Family style wedding ideas from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/02/family-style-wedding-menus_n_4855547.html

5. Seasonal cake flavors
According to wedding experts, cake flavors tend to be driven by season. Summer weddings often have cakes with light, fruity flavors like lemon or orange vanilla. In the winter, richer cakes like chocolate with accents of caramel or mocha become more frequent. This season, many wedding cakes are beginning to glitter, too—as faint as a fine fairy dusting or as bedazzled as a disco ball.
Some yummy ideas from YumSugar: http://www.yumsugar.com/Wedding-Cake-Flavor-Ideas-30442542

Remember, this special day is unique to you. Whether you go with the trend or stick traditional, be sure it feels good to you!