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.
Photo + shoes by Loeffler Randall
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!
Photo + 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!
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!
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!
Photo + cake by Kalabasa
Photo + cake by Don’t Tell Charles
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.
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.
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.
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?
Photo by Nicole Leever
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!
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!