8 Fun Wedding Trends for 2014

8 Fun Wedding Trends for 2014
POSTED IN: Inspirations

As we begin a new year, there will be an entire array of upcoming wedding trends for couples to watch and follow while planning their big day.  Wedding dresses, décor, color schemes, and even cakes have stylistic trends that vary from year to year.  Some couples choose to follow these big trends of the year, while others decide to take their own individualistic approach during the planning process.  No matter what your approach is, these trends of 2014 are sure to make your wedding unique and memorable.

 

Style Me Pretty, Oak Hill Wedding, Illinios

Style Me Pretty Eagle Ridge Resort Wedding Illinois, Bride and Groom

 

 

TREND 1 | RADIANT ORCHID

The pantone named Radiant Orchid is the 2014 Color of the Year, and for good reason! This enchanting shade of purple adds a gorgeous pop of color and coordinates well with various color schemes. In this upcoming wedding season you will see variations of this color appearing in centerpieces, decor, floral arrangements, bridesmaid dresses, etc.

 

Radiant Orchid Bridal Bouquet

Radiant Orchid Centerpiece

Radiant Orchid Center Piece

 

 

TREND 2 | DECADENT DESSERTS 

Couples have started to explore different options in addition to the traditional wedding cake in order to satisfy their sweet tooth on their big day.  Cupcakes, cookies, candy, or even doughnuts can all be personalized according to the couple’s favorite sweet treats!

 

Candy Table

Wedding Cookies

Wedding Cupcakes

 

 

TREND 3 | RUSTIC

You don’t have to live in the South to have a rustic theme for your wedding!  Mason jars will continue to be a popular décor item this year to add some country flair. Try adding some elegant details for a rustic chic vibe.

 

Mason Jar Floral arrangement

Rustic chic wedding reception

Wedding decor, mason jar floral

 

 

 TREND 4 | THE GREAT GATSBY

The Roaring Twenties will be making a strong appearance at weddings in 2014.  This classy and elegant theme is the perfect way to incorporate glitz and glamour into your big day.

 

Great Gatsby Wedding, Black and Gold Wedding

Great Gatsby Cake

Great Gatsby Wedding, Feather Centerpiece

 

 

TREND 5 | ALTERNATIVE GUEST BOOKS

Couples have started to get more creative when it comes to their guest book.  Why not have your guests sign something you’ll look at in the future? Message in a bottle, signed quilt squares…. oh the ideas are endless.  Here are some cool ideas for inspiration!

 

Wedding Guestbook

Wedding Guestbook

Wedding Guestbook

 

 

TREND 6 | SIGNATURE COCKTAILS  

Serving signature cocktails at your wedding is a perfect way to add a personalized touch.  Choose drinks that are significant to you as a couple, and be sure to give them a fun and clever title! Many couples create their own special recipes and incorporate their colors/theme of the day. More of a beer connoisseur? Incorporate unique brews, and give them fun names.

 

Signature Cocktails

Signature Cocktails

Signature Cocktails

 

 

TREND 7 | EXTRAVAGANTLY DETAILED DRESSES

Beautiful and dramatic necklines are extremely popular this year. And what about a unique back for your gown? Wearing an elegant strapless gown, while lovely, is no longer the growing trend. Brides are saying yes to dresses with lace, bling, and elegant detailing.  How gorgeous are these three looks?

 

Detailed Wedding Dress

Detailed Wedding Dress

MAGGIE SOTTERO DESIGNS Bridal gown, detailed back

 

 

TREND 8 | UNPLUGGED WEDDINGS

Many couples are choosing to follow the new trend of “unplugged” weddings.  They want their guests to enjoy the day without the many distractions technology brings.  Often times guests are physically present, but their attention is focused on updating Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram instead of living in the moment and enjoying the events going on around them.

 

Unplugged Weddings

Unplugged Weddings

Unplugged Weddings

 

 

PHOTO CREDITS:

Top Left – Michael Novo Photography

Top Right – Robyn Rachel Photography

All other images gathered from Pinterest.