It’s amazing how wedding trends can change from year to year, and with the dawn of 2014 now well under way, there are some trends that we’ve noticed, both in the media and print, but also from the weddings we are a part of! Here are just a few trends to note:
Pure White No More
The days of wearing an all-white dress are a thing of the past. We started seeing the trend last year to wear soft pastels: peach, pinks, etc. (think Jessica Biel when she wed Justin Timberlake), and most recently, we saw another celeb take it one step further and wear a brighter pink dress! While pink may not be for every bride, there are also trends toward embellishments and beading that take a white or cream dress and make it more elaborate. We have also seen a lot more long sleeved dresses! Whether it is the color of the dress, the detail of the work, or even the fit/cut of the dress (i.e. halter tops, long-sleeves, cover ups), all the differences, often minute and sometimes more bold, make for interesting things to notice if you find yourself a guest at a wedding this year!
Return to Old-Time Romance
We saw in 2013 the rave surrounding themed weddings, such as Great Gatsby, but with that trend extended the idea that old-time romance and elegance is back. The Huffington Post calls it, “approachable elegance”… think rich, gold-trimmed china, big band dancing bands, and crystal candlesticks and vases. In addition, similar, yet not, is thinking about romance from the perspective of an English countryside. At Weddings of Distinction, our vendors collaborated for a styled shoot and coined it ‘European Garden’ wedding. With that romantic style, flower garlands and chuppas remind us of the romantic period of the 1800s. Also in this same style are wedding flowers that are soft and romantic. The flowers are often smaller, and they are bunched in an exquisite and often random-looking bouquet. Spectacular, if you ask us!
The Details + More
Creativity is at an all time high, especially when it comes to designing wedding invitations. For a while, the DIY movement was all the rage, but after experiencing how much work and detail goes into the invitations, many have left it to boutique wedding invitation designers to create looks that are simple, yet completely unique. In terms of uniqueness: the invitations seem to get getting smaller; the days of the 4×6 or 5×7 are disappearing. Shapes, colors, details are so thought right now.