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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
Top Left – Michael Novo Photography
Top Right – Robyn Rachel Photography
All other images gathered from Pinterest.