2020 Wedding Trends To Bookmark: Part 1

Well friend, if you thought the creativity in wedding designs has already reached it’s peak, I’m happy to say that you’re mistaken. Because plans are being made for weddings in the new year, and we are only seeing distinctive design details flourish as each new season unfolds! These 2020 wedding trends are some of our absolute faves that we’ve been bookmarking left and right – we just can’t keep up! And rather than narrowing down to a modest few, we thought it might be fitting to share 20 wedding trends for 2020 in a couple different blog segments. So without further ado, cheers to the future!

pampas grass wedding backdrop
Photo by White on Black Studio with planning by Ruffled member, Julia & Evita, and florals by Betty Flowers from this Santorini destination wedding

1. Classic Art Inspiration

Starting off strong, am I right? We love the way these wedding details inspired by classical art and music keep guests on their toes… no pun intended 😉

Monet inspired wedding dress
Photo by Anne Rhett with gown by Rosie Assoulin from Hampden Clothing

classic art inspired wedding invitations
Photo by Maria Lamb with planning by Kaleb Norman James and paper goods by Grey & Cake from Le Collectif Gathering

degas inspired wedding cake
Photo by Melanie Gabrielle with artwork by Sparrow & Grain from Earth and Sugar

monet inspired wedding invitations
Photo by Sylvie Gil with paper goods by Yonder Design and styling by Type A Society

classic music inspired wedding with calligraphed cello
Photo by Josh & Serena with planning by East Made Event Company, florals by Amanda Burnette and calligraphy by Poppy & Scooter

2. Planted Aisles

Lush wedding flowers are making their way from pedestal backdrops to the edge of guests’ seats in these planted flower aisles with dyed, dried and all the garden flowers in between.

planted wedding aisle
Photo + floral design by Floral Style

planted wedding aisle
Photo by Mike Radford with planning by Twine Events and florals by Flower Wild

planted wedding aisle
Photo by Kami Olavarria and florals by Native Poppy

planted wedding aisle with dyed babys breath
Photo by Lilli Kad with florals by Trille Floral

planted wedding aisle
Photo by Rebecca Yale with florals by Siloh Floral

3. Refined Bows

Effortless sophistication in this one simple detail. From delicate silk ribbons wrapped around cakes to hair bows in a sweet bridal pony tail, this is one easy way to level up on charm.

silk pink ribbon bow wedding cake
Photo by Ryann Lindsey with cake by A Bakeshop

sophisticated bow wedding dress
Photo by KT Merry with gown by Oscar de la Renta and planning by Posh Parties

wedding bow bridal heels
Photo by McCune Photography with shoes from Louboutin

bridal hair bow
Photo by Mariel Hannah with bow by Victoria Fergusson Accessories

2020 Trends Roundup37 Cavinelizabeth Marchesa
Photo by Cavin Elizabeth with gown by Marchesa

4. Lucite Details

We knew we had a soft spot for lucite details, but this chic element has made its way from seating charts to floral pedestals, cake stands and even bridal heels! Heck yes we’re obsessed with the lucite trend!

lucite tray with calligraphed escort cards
Photo by Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu with planning by Lauryn Prattes and calligraphy by Kara Anne Paper and lucite tray from BD3 Designs

lucite cake stand for wedding decor
Photo by Allen Tsai with planning by Pop Parties and cake from Posh Cakes by Shane Morgan

lucite bridal heels
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography with planning by Love and Splendor and shoes by Paul Andrew

lucite calligraphed seating chart
Photo by LoftPhotography with paper goods by Boarding School Co. and florals by Merveille Events and planning by 36th Street Events

lucite floral arrangement
Photo by Theo Milo Photography with planning + styling by Type A Society and florals by Marigold SF

5. Tinsel Everything

Shimmer chic and playfully fun, we are all aboard the tinseltown train after glimpsing more and more of these shiny wedding details. Don’t they make the cutest party jackets too?!

tinsel wedding backdrop
Photo by Lauren Miles Photo with florals + styling by Sea of Roses

tinsel wedding chandelier
Photo by Kaila Cales Photo with planning + design by Bloom + Blueprint

tinsel floral hoops
Photo by Kaila Cales Photo with planning + design by Bloom + Blueprint

tinsel wedding backdrop
Photo by Meaghan Brianne Photo with florals by Lovestruck Blooms

tinsel bridal jacket
Photo by The Brothers Martens with tinsel jacket by Rachel Burke

6. Boozy pops

As Lil Mama once famously crooned, it’s poppin. And we’re pretty sure she had a That’s So Raven kind of psychic moment with regard to wedding trends because boozy popsicles and frosé, sweet, frosé are making their way up the ladder of 2020 wedding trends.

frose pops for cocktail hour
Photo by Aaron Delesie with planning by EKS Events

popsicle wedding drinks
Photo by Bright Girl Photography with planning by Oh Happy Day and rentals from The Wedding Table

popsicle wedding drinks
Photo by Anya Kernes

popsicle wedding treats
Photo by Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu with planning by Taz Greer and boozy pops by Rosé Season

popsicle wedding drinks
Photo by Anna Delores with calligraphy by Sophia Loves Letters

7. Open Frame Wedding Decor

Geometric wedding details have been all the rage for quite some time now, but what we’re seeing more + more of is open frame concepts. From pedestals to backdrops to the chapels themselves, we’re feeling the open and airy vibe!

open frame wedding ceremony backdrop with fall flowers and two brides
Photo by Camilla Kirk Photography with planning by Bliss and Willow and florals by Xavier Nicolle Flowers

open frame wedding chapel
Photo by Ivory and Rose Photography with planning by Harper Arrow at Kooromba Weddings

open frame pedestal ceremony backdrop with pastel flowers
Photo by Ivy Road Photography with florals by Florals & Co

open frame wedding backdrop
Photo by Steph Wallis Photography with florals by Wild Flos

open frame wedding backdrop
Photo by Alexes Lauren Photography with planning by Kelsey Rae Designs and florals by The Dainty Lion

8. Embellished Bridal Accessories

In the wedding fashion universe, we’re seeing an overload of unique, embellished bridal accessories. We’re talking ruffled ankle cuffs, pearlized socks, petite veil combs and beyond! Modern with a sweet edge.

embellished bridal veil
Photo by Weddings by Morris with veil by Leah da Gloriand florals by The Dainty Lion

embellished ankle cuffs for a bride
Photo + ankle cuffs by Grace Loves Lace

embellished bridal caplet
Photo by Fiona Chiu Photography with bridal capelet by Jenny Yoo

embellished bridal socks
Photo + bridal socks by Jimmy Choo

embellished bridal hairpiece
Photo + veil by Crown & Glory

9. Cultural Traditions

One of our favorite wedding trends on the rise is a return to tradition. Brides and grooms everywhere are donning the attire of their ancestors and celebrating their heritage in the best kind of way, and we are obsessed with how personalized wedding ceremonies and experiences are becoming (to the couple and their families) because of it.

Traditional Asian wedding attire
Photo by Bonnie Sen with styling by Bridelan India and traditional jewelry by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Traditional African wedding attire
Photo by Petronella Photography

Traditional Peru wedding ceremony
Photo by Rebecca Yale with planning by Megawatt Events

Traditional desert wedding
Photo by Anni Graham with planning + styling by Mae & Co

Traditional Chinese bridal attire
Photo + veil by Sposto Photography

10. Stained Glass Elements

In years past, stained glass may have fired up brain waves linking to traditional churches (or even the glorious Saint Chapelle in Paris!), but stained glass wedding details are as creative and accessible as ever. From colorful glass houses to handmade escort cards, we can’t get over the kaleidoscopic beauty here.

stained glass wedding ceremony
Photo + veil by Sotiris Tsakanikas and planning by Ruffled member, Julia & Evita, from this Sofia Copolla inspired wedding shoot in Greece

stained glass escort cards
Photo + veil by Chloe Moore Photography with styling by Cause We Can Events, planning by The Events Boutique and stained glass escort cards by Brewer & Marr

stained glass invitation suite
Photo by Ashley Kelemen with styling by Honey & Poppies and paper goods by Prim & Pixie

stained glass wedding ceremony
Photo by Vanessa Boy with planning by Peplum Events at Canvas

stained glass wedding cake
Photo by Jess Maida Photography with cake by Sweet Fix

Phew! That was a marathon of beauty, but thanks for sticking with me, friend. Take a breather for now as we gear up to share Part 2 of our favorite 2020 wedding trends! Whether you binge watch the Father of the Bride series, work on your wedding playlist or check out some wedding planning hacks in the meantime, we hope this inspiration has you on Cloud 9 till we share the rest.

Follow along on Instagram and Pinterest for more inspiration!

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