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2020 Wedding Trends To Bookmark: Part 2

2020 Wedding Trends To Bookmark: Part 2

2020 Trends Roundup 99

I’ve got one word for you today: C-R-E-A-T-I-V-I-T-Y. Earlier this week, we shared Part 1 of our favorite 2020 wedding trends to look forward to in the new year. And today we are thrilled to present the rest of the unique + distinctive wedding ideas that have made us do a double take lately. From acrylic terrarium seating charts and ceremony backdrops to painterly shard cakes, modern brides are certainly keeping us on the edges of our seats! So let’s continue our stroll down wedding trend lane, shall we?

See the rest of our favorite 2020 wedding trends below!

11. Shimmer Chic

Let’s begin with one of the boldest statements of all: shiny metallics. Today’s couples are embracing all things sparkling as they approach fashion and decor… It’s like a gilded Anthro Christmas exploded with lustrous energy! And we gotta say, the finished products are stunners every time.

dyed metallic wedding backdrop for a beach wedding with tropical palm fronds
Photo by Zhenya Swan Photography with planning by Mrs. Maxim Wedbureau and florals by Flowers Lovers

metallic silver wedding dress
Photo by Retro with dress by Retrofete

metallic one shoulder wedding dress
Photo by Nicole Leever with bridal fashion by Halpern

metallic gold bridal heels
Photo + shoes by Loeffler Randall

metallic embellished wedding dress
Photo by Zibetti Photo + Film with gown by Natalie Wynn Design

12. Folio Wedding Invitations

Next on the docket is folio wedding invites. Paper goods are getting 3D these days with intricately decorated boxes or folios to hold all the paper goods together in an artful way. We love the way each folio is unique and couples can customize everything from pocket placement to texture to their names or crest!

folio wedding invitations with blue velvet
Photo by Braedon Flynn with planning by Stefanie Miles and paper goods by The Idea Emporium

lime and lemon folio wedding invitationsPhoto by Rebecca Yale with planning by Kate Siegel Events, florals by Max Gill Design and paper goods by Underwood Letterpress

folio wedding invitations in neutral hues
Photo by Larissa Cleveland with paper goods by Yonder Design

folio wedding invitations with tartan wool fabric
Photo + paper goods by The Idea Emporium

folio wedding invitations
Photo + planning by Kaleb Norman James and paper goods by The Idea Emporium

13. Terrarium Wedding Decor

If you thought the terrarium wedding trend just applied to flowers, then friend, let me take you on a journey. There are so many ways to utilize acrylic boxes or pedestals to create that terrarium effect that our heads are swimming with the possibilities. From seating charts to dessert displays to centerpieces to ceremony backdrops, we’re gonna make like Shia Labeouf and aggressively tell you to just do it!

terrarium wedding centerpiece
Photo by Lacie Hansen with planning + design by Angie Chaves and florals by Jenn Sanchez Design

acrylic pedestal wedding seating chart
Photo by Daniela-Zoccarato with styling + stationery by Greta Betton and florals by Giorgia Peri

terrarium cake table
Photo by Maria Lamb with planning by Kaleb Norman James and cake by Sainte G. Cake Company

terrarium dessert display
Photo by Ashley Ludaescher Photography with planning by A Lovely Creative, florals by April Flowers and desserts by Paper Cake Events

acrylic pedestals filled with flowers for wedding seating chart
Photo by Tess Follett with planning by Wanderlust Creative and florals by Botanica Fresh Flowers

14. Statement Bridal Crowns

Bridal tiaras may not be a new thing, but they are getting bolder and bolder every year. Gone are the days of delicate princess tiaras, as brides today are embracing their inner QUEENdom. Our roundup of 2020 wedding trends wouldn’t be complete without shouting out a few of our faves below!

boho bridal crown
Photo by Rosie Kelly with crown by Verbena

gilded gold bridal crown
Photo by Michele Beckwith with planning by Erica Strada Design and hair + makeup by Priscilla Francine Makeup

gilded gold bridal crown
Photo by Dan Cartwright Photography with planning by Be Designed

gold bridal crown with jewel toned bridesmaid dresses
Photo by Adam Levi Browne Photography with florals by Signature Floral Design and crown by Amaroq

flower girl tiara
Photo by Keisy and Rocky with accessories by Verbena and gown by Immaclé Novias

15. Brushtroke Wedding Cakes

Call ’em brushstroke cakes or shard cakes, these confections are seriously sharp (..pun intended). We love the way they defy gravity with sugary fragments pointing towards the heavens. Hey, extra layers means extra cake and we’re all for that no matter how it’s served up!

brushstroke shard wedding cake
Photo by Sarah Libby Photography with planning by Aisle Be With You Weddings and cake by Amy Cakes

colorful red and blue wedding cake with brushstroke shards
Photo + cake by Kalabasa

neutral wedding cake
Photo by Amy Kate Photography with cake by AJ Creating Moments

red and gold wedding cake
Photo + cake by Don’t Tell Charles

citrus brushstroke wedding cake
Photo + cake by Kalabasa

16. Disco Fever

Lovers of Mamma Mia/ABBA culture, we have some treats for you. Shiny, iridescent wedding inspiration in the form of disco moods! We love the practical uses for disco balls in modern weddings from cake corners to tablescape decor, so if you’re not saying “I do” in a venue where you can suspend one over the dance floor, you’ve got plenty of alternatives.

disco inspired wedding table with neon signage
Photo by Kelly Giarocco with planning by Clover Event Co. and florals by Belovely Flowers

disco wedding table with dyed baby's breath
Photo by Bethany Small Photo with planning + design by Mae & Co Creative, florals by Brier + Ivy and rentals by Vintage Meets Modern

disco wedding with bride and groom
Photo by Jessie Jean Photography with planning by Crowned Events at Sandbox Venue

disco inspired wedding table
Photo by James + Jess Photography with planning + design by Wild Heart Events

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Photo by Lauren Miles Photo with planning, design and florals by Sea of Roses and cake by Dream Cakes

17. Watercolor Wedding Details

Watercolor weddings are making a comeback – and for good reason! From sweet treat packaging and crest embroidered linens to creative seating charts and reception entertainment, these next five ideas are living proof that watercolor artwork doesn’t belong solely to the invitation suite.

watercolor wedding table numbers
Photo by A Sea of Love with planning + design by Wild Heart Events and calligraphy by Sophia Loves Letters

watercolor packaging for macaron favors
Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning + design by Greenwood Events and paper goods by Aerialist Press

watercolor crest wedding napkins
Photo by Brittany Jean Photography with custom linen by The French Table and watercolor artwork by Boarding School Collective

watercolor live painter for a Charleston wedding
Photo by The Happy Bloom with planning + design by Willow & Oak Events, florals by Floressence and live painting from Paint by Chloe for Ruffled Styled Social

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watercolor wedding menu with dog artwork
Photo by SMS Photography with planning by Brock & Co Events and watercolor menu by Boarding School Collective

18. Grazing Tables

Ah yes, the magnificent grazing table. There’s something so alluring about a tableau overflowing with fruits + charcuterie. Not to mention, it instantly engages guests and just looks so pretty! Warning: Below images may cause immediate drooling.

wedding reception grazing table
Photo by O’Malley Photographers with catering by The Hardware Store Restaurant

wedding dessert grazing table
Photo by Alexa Ann Photography with desserts by Ruffled member, Bijou Sweet Treats

wedding grazing board
Photo by Design Love Fest with grazing platter by Sorella Collective

grazing table with a view
Photo by Ashleigh Haase with grazing table by The Innocent Owl

breakfast grazing table
Photo by Opal Imagery with breakfast bar by KaraKara Lavish Catering

19. Rattan Lanterns

Of all the 2020 wedding trends, this one is the most shady… no, not that way! I’m talking about the latest alternative to twinkle lights, market strands and candlelight – lanterns! Suspended pedestals with a rattan texture are probably the most popular type to take effect, and boy are we loving the dimension they add to a space. Who says wedding decor can’t be an interior design paradise?

rattan lantern wedding reception decor
Photo by Nicole Leever

rattan lantern wedding reception decor
Photo by Alexandra Elise Photography with planning by Events by Jen

rattan lantern wedding reception decor
Photo by Margherita + Carlo with planning by Benevent and florals by Evelina

rattan lantern wedding reception decor
Photo by Rebecca Yale with planning + design by Amorology, florals by Siloh Floral and rentals from Tableset Rentals

rattan lantern wedding reception decor
Photo by Sotiris Tsakanikas with planning + design by Splendid Events and rentals from Mint Event Finds

20. Second Line

The good ole second line has basically said sayonara to the New Orleans borders that have secured it in the past. Now, couples all over the world are embracing this parade tradition that celebrates newlyweds with music, cheer and invitations to whoever wants to join the march!

new orleans second line
Photo by Nancy Ebert with planning + design by Michelle Norwood Events and fashion from Johanna Ortiz

second line wedding at Alys Beach
Photo by Charla Storey with planning by Birds of a Feather Events

Second Line wedding tradition in Mexico
Photo by Lilly Red with styling + florals by María Limón

Day of the Dead Second Line
Photo by Design Love Fest with planning + design by Ruby & Pearl Events and Sapphire Events

new orleans second line
Photo by Ruffled member, Ed & Aileen with planning by A Fresh Event from this New Orleans destination wedding

We can’t say we’re surprised that wedding vendors have gotten so darn creative. Everyday we’re spotting ideas to bookmark left and right, so you betcha we’ll be keep sharing 2020 wedding trends with you throughout the year. Always remember that the foundation of creativity is your own story, so let your personalities + families + relationship together be the biggest inspiration, with a little extra design inspo coming from the marvelous ideas you’ve seen on the ‘gram. Blaze the trail with your own one-of-a-kind wedding details, and watch the world celebrate your genius, friend!

Til then, follow along on Pinterest and Instagram for more wedding inspiration!

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