January marked the beginning of a new year, new decade, and new style of wedding. And we’ve never been more excited! As couples begin planning their perfect day and peak wedding season quickly approaches there are a few trends that we can be sure to see in 2020.
Showing off the bridal party’s unique style and personality. Gone are the days of girls in matching, ill-fitting dresses that scream “BRIDESMAID.” We’re seeing a new wave of unique and personalized styles that give your bridesmaids the chance to feel comfortable, and look beautiful. These are the girls you love the most! Each of them is different, so let their dresses represent that! Our personal favorite for spring and summer weddings is an all white bridal party! Which also looks amazing for our second trend of 2020… bright, beautiful and locally grown flowers!
The whimsical bouquet has become the norm for weddings over the past couple years. But the movement has shifted from a soft, muted, blush and cream palate and we’re now seeing bright beautiful blooms filling the bouquets of our 2020 brides! Whether you choose flowers that are meaningful to your relationship, spark memories of summers spent outdoors, or just love the pop of color, these arrangements are sure to bring excitement and splendor to your perfect day!
Locally sourced and sustainable options. Along with the bright floral arrangements we’re also seeing couples opt for locally grown and in season flowers! What a beautiful testament for the love of the area you’ve chosen for your wedding. Flowers aren’t the only locally sourced options to enjoy. Farm to table food makes for a fresh, delicious and memorable menu that your guests are sure to enjoy! Favors (and flavors) from the local area- apples, peaches, homemade jams, or soaps made at a local farm are all wonderful favors that your guests will actually enjoy! They add a special touch to your wedding and are a beautiful way to say thank you to guests and pay homage to resources in your area.
Incorporate meaningful and fun aspects into your wedding! It can be a favorite song while you walk down the aisle, a special aspect in your ceremony, like taking communion, handfasting or having a guest read a beloved poem. Pick a signature drink for cocktail hour, or sneak in your favorite hors d’oeuvres. During the reception, invite guests to join you in a fun dance, or pass your rings around and ask for blessings from your guests. Remember, this day is about you as a couple! Invite the people you love the most, and enjoy those precious moments as they come to celebrate and support you as you begin your life together as Mr. and Mrs.
Most importantly, your wedding day should be your own! Often times brides get bogged down with feeling like they need to check every box on the traditional list of wedding to-dos. Or worse, they need to please or change their dream to fulfill the desires of loved ones and friends. Please don’t! Your wedding day is meant for celebrating the beautiful love between you and your partner! Out of everyone in the entire universe, you found each other! You’ve spent time growing, learning and falling deeply in love with one another! Your relationship is unique, and precious and your wedding should be a radiant display of who you are and what your love means.