….and other ideas and thoughts from us before a wedding season starts.
New year, new trends! We love that! There are many trends and we have chosen to write a little bit about the wedding trends 2014 that we heart the most.
Well, after a long time with vintage trends we now see a sway towards organic, rustic and heartfelt weddings. Think lush, soft and exquisite. Think flowers! Sure, flower arrangements show up in almost all weddings we shot, but this year floral arrangments have definitely been upgraded. Yes!! We love that. Oversized bouquets and big floral centerpieces with green branches and of course lush flowers. Not to forget fresh flower arches or flower decorations hanging from trees.
Smaller venues, more intimate weddings and woodland weddings are getting more and more popular. Ceremonies out in the nature as opposed to church weddings and fun and quirky venue as for example a zoo feels very 2014. For the organic green inspired bride and groom, a woodland wedding is a great way to go. Not to forget eco-friendly. There are a ton of fun and personal wedding venues out there where you can have both ceremony and reception. More ideas for the green eco-bride are linens, organic food, eco-friendly transports such as biking or riding. No one should forget about lights when planning a wedding. Get some pretty lanterns or decorative hanging string lights to make it more festive and beautiful. Did we hear barn wedding? Sure, having your wedding reception in a beautiful barn and the ceremony outside will get you a killer backdrop for your wedding photos and it will provide a relaxed feel to the whole affair.
Wedding dinner and meals are going towards family style, instead of having waiters serve the food. As for family style dinner, it’s great if you’re looking for a relaxed, casual day, where guests can interact more.
And let’s talk about the cake! Skip on the sugar paste and have a yummy and pretty naked layer cake. Decorated and filled with fresh berries, both good and a bit more healthy. Also the ruffled multi-tired cakes with accents in light pastels such as blush and neutral tones feels fresh and very up to date.
As for brides and what to wear, not every bride chooses a white dress. We will see more of that in 2014. Wedding gowns in neutrals, peaches, blushes and soft pink are big. Our guess is many brides will be wearing a pink wedding dress this year. Oh and hair, hair is important! We don’t see quite as many tight up do’s. More loose, soft flowing hair styles decorated with everything from flowers, feathers, colorful ribbons and pearls. You decide!
Wedding invitations are be inspired by calligraphy, art paper and watercolor. More and more are hiring a invitation designer to make those personal and delicate invites as well as having the menu on a gorgeous handmade sign.
What are the hottest wedding trends 2014 and where can you find the inspiration for your wedding? Our tip is to check out these amazing designers below to see what you might like for your wedding. There are something for everyone and even if this post is about the stuff we like, it doesn’t mean that they are the only trends. Thankfully there are many many more, go out there and get inspired!
where to find it…
Wedding trends 2014
Unique bridal and bridesmaids dresses:
Signature styled bridal accessories:
Twigs and Honey
Erica Elizabeth Designs
Invitation Calligraphy & Design
Julie Song Ink
Signora E Mare
Wedding Planner and Stylist
Maria Ahlin – Weddings at Vidbynäs
Cake and Pastry Design
Floral Design and event styling
Downey’s Florals by Madelin Downey
Enjoy and don’t be shy, you can always get in touch with us if you have any questions about this blog post. Just send us an email at info[@]2brides.se