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The 2019 Wedding Trends To Watch

The 2019 Wedding Trends To Watch

honey colored tablescape with drippy petals

Wedding trends may come and go, but we’ve got a pretty everlasting love for THESE 12 wedding trends of 2019. Keep ’em on your radar and hold ’em in your heart because we’re confident every last one of them will make you do a triple take. Don’t you feel so glad we live in a day and age where color reigns supreme? 2018 may have been all about delicacy and minimalism, but 2019 is bringing back some punch through vibrant hues, flirty fashion and mixed textures all around. Find a cozy place and settle in for the wedding whimsy ahead!

2019 Wedding Trends Roundup 1 Lorelymeza
Photo by Lorely Meza with floral design by Lavenders Flowers

1. Stretching Petals

We’ve seen loose, organic floral design in the wedding world for a while, but brides in 2019 are putting a whole new twist on this already ahead-of-the-curve trend. They’re stretching petals further through drippy, linear designs that take up just as much space, but not as much depth. Translation? That same drop-your-jaw result with fewer blooms so you can allocate that $ elsewhere… designer wedding dress perhaps?!

pink wedding dress with drippy flower backdrop
Photo by Sally Pinera with planning by Chloe + Mint and floral design by Siren Floral Co

drippy flower table runner with honey colored table linen
Photo by Morgan Franklin Creative with planning by The New Eclectic

minimalist flower wedding backdrop
Photo by Live View Studios with gown by Antonio Gual

2. Layering Textures

Texture is nothing new, and quite often, we’ve seen it blossom throughout the fashion industry with every new collection release. But does texture have to be reserved for this category alone? Heck no! One way that couples are shrugging off a static color palette is layering unique textures that invite the eyes to dance while simultaneously awakening all the senses.

textured place setting with sheer ribbon and cloth napkin
Photo by Sposto Photography with design by Borrowed Blu

terracotta place cards with handwritten calligraphy
Photo by Kayla Barker Photography with calligraphy by Blue Eye Brown Eye

clear charges, wood colored napkins and amber glassware wedding place settings
Photo by Sposto Photography with design by Borrowed Blu

3. Wearable Flowers

Brides today amaze us with their creativity – namely in the accessories sector! We’re seeing more and more couples embrace living hair accessories, wraps, arm cuffs… If you’re having a summer wedding and want to achieve that layered look without the *ahem* inappropriate attire for the season, take a cue from the fashionistas below and let your guests be wowed by these subtle statement pieces.

wearable flower wrap
Photo by Elizabeth Messina with floral design by Tulipina

floral arm cuff
Photo by The Day Weddings with styling by Pop-Up Planning Co.

4. Unique Lighting

Candles have always been a great way to set the mood, but even better? Unique lighting fixtures to really set the mood. Move aside, string lights! Receptions in 2019 will be LIT with mixed pendants, exposed bulbs, fringed masterpieces, mini lampshades and capiz shell chandeliers. How will you illuminate your space?

outdoor wedding cabana reception with unique capiz pendant lights
Photo by Brandon Kidd with planning by So Happi Together

Mexican star wedding lights
Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning + floral design Penzi Weddings

mixed chandelier wedding lights
Photo by Lacie Hansen with planning by Alexandra Kolendrianos

5. Ruffles in Fashion

The ruffly gown has been one trend that’s easy for us to spot – it’s all in the name, people! Brides + their ‘maids are choosing flirty silhouettes that are double the ruffles, triple the fun. Even better where color is involved! We’d love to see any of the gowns below when the DJ plays Twist N Shout!

sherbert colored wedding dress with ruffles
Photo by Sally Pinera with planning by Chloe + Mint and floral design by Siren Floral Co

ruffled wedding dress with gold tint
Photo by Lucy Cuneo with gown by Mark Ingram

ruffled gold bridesmaid dresses
Photo by Nicole Castonguay Photography with floral design by Shindig Chic

ruffled train bridal gown
Photo by Dana Fernandez Photography with floral design by Mibellarosa and gown by Sachin & Babi

6. Rise of the Monoflower

This is one modern wedding idea we didn’t know we needed until now… and yes, we’re coining the phrase monoflower 😉 I mean, what an incredible impact one flower type can make when arranged in bulk. From bouquets to escort card displays to floral headpieces, this wedding trend has room to grow! Pun intended.

lunaria bouquets
Photo by Elizabeth Messina with floral design by Sarah Winward

hydrangea tree escort card display
Photo by Tec Petaja with planning by Calder Clark and floral design by Blossoms Events

pink babys breath floral arch
Photo by Kelly Brown with planning by Sara Simmonds Design and floral design by Of the Flowers

7. Celebrations in the Round

Now, we’ve always been suckers for the unconventional, and the more we’ve seen ceremonies or receptions in the round, the more we grab every member of our families to show them. A little agressive, I know, but LOOK AT HOW COOL! We love the way these intimate setups create an atmosphere of infinity and invitation – plus, what better way to show off every angle of your epic wedding dress than this?

circular wedding ceremony inside an old chapel
Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning + floral design Shannon Leahy Events

round wedding table outdoor reception
Photo by Jenny Quicksall with floral design Percy Sales Events

round wedding ceremony with white flowers
Photo by Erich McVey with planning by Laurie Arons and floral design by Hart Floral

8. Velvet Everything

Ahh velvet, our love language. There may be no greater way to elevate a scene than by incorporating this rich, plush texture that comes in every color under the rainbow. While we’ve seen velvet linens on the rise for a while, it’s making a comeback in fashion too! We’re even starting to see embossed velvet in invitation suites or as a modern twist on day-of-paper goods, and we are here for it!

velvet bridesmaid dresses in fall colors
Photo by Jieru Photography with bridesmaid gowns by Bella Bridesmaids

teal velvet wedding tablescape
Photo by The Ganeys with design + florals by Gather Design Company

velvet flower girl dresses
Photo by Ryan Ray

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9. Overgrown Garden Vibes

Like I said, 2018 blew us away with wispy, minimalistic decor vibes across the board, but there’s nothing like a space that blooms from the inside out. Couples today are going for enchanting indoor gardens to create a romantic atmosphere like no other. The first reception pictured is inside of a sail tent – can you believe it?! We had to squint a few times because the lush autumn “trees” are just that good.

oversized flower garland wedding decor
Photo by Lauren Fair with planning by Shannon Wellington Weddings

10. Colorful Groom Attire

FINALLY! Grooms are showing their true colors through wedding day fashion that’s non-traditional… and that much more dapper because of it. No longer does the fun have to be saved for the socks (which are hidden) or the jacket lining (which again is hidden). We’re mentally preparing ourselves for the “Parade of Handsome” that’s sure to ensue in 2019, and you should too 😉

rust colored groom attire with fall floral arch
Photo by Tamara Gigola Photography with floral design by Loft Flowers

traditional Indian groom attire
Photo by Sally Pinera with planning by So Happi Together

green velvet groom jacket
Photo by N Barrett Photography with floral design Bows and Arrows Flowers

11. Colorblock Decor

The color block trend is going strong this year through dessert displays, tablescape installs, mixed linens and even the bridal party attire! Such a simple way to make a big impact and pay homage to those colors you love.

color block place settings wedding decor
Photo by Anna Delores with planning by Wild Heart Events

color block ribbon wedding table
Photo by Redfield Photography with planning by Rabbit Rabbit Crew

color block dessert display wedding idea
Photo by The Venue Report with planning by Layered Vintage and desserts by Hey There, Cupcake

12. Epic Bridal Gown Sleeves

All hail wedding dresses with sleeves! The Royal Wedding may have showed off more classic silhouettes and graceful structure, but brides this year will be pushing all the boundaries with their gowns. Off-the-shoulder sleeves with billowing fabric + embroidered detailing, sleek, twisted satin, tinted beading and feathers to boot… there’s nothing we don’t love about the way modern bridal sleeves are stylized.

oversized sleeve wedding dress with off the shoulder silhouette
Photo by Tali Photography with gown by Galia Lahav

offtheshoulder wedding dress with satin sleeves
Photo by Greer Gattuso with gown Studio Viperine

feather sleeve wedding dress
Photo by KT Merry with gown by Marchesa

So there ya have it! The top 12 wedding trends to look forward to in 2019. Which ones do you love the most? For us it’s anything with color… or texture… or shape… Oh, who are we kidding, we love them ALL!

billowing wedding dress with big off the shoulder sleeves
Photo by Kseniia Aranovskayay with gown by Rara Avis

If you’re a fan of what we shared today, be sure to follow along on Pinterest and Instagram where we’ll keep the creative wedding inspiration coming!

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