Here are wedding trends that you will be seeing throughout the year. You may recognize some of these trends from last year, and even years past. Whatever your budget or style is, there is a trend on the list that will work for your weddingColors
2014 brought us a lot of pinks, whites and creams, and 2015 is going to bring in those same colors but muted way down. That mono-chromatic look is going to be huge from winter weddings to kick off the year and straight through Fall of 2015. We will be seeing less pops of the bright pinks, and colors that are very close together. The bold colors that we haven’t really seen since 2013 when emerald was Pantone’s color of the year, will start making a comeback in late 2015, early 2016. By that time, we think couples are going to be ready to move past the soft colors and let their colors pack a huge punch.
Peonies, hydrangea, spray roses, sweet peas and garden roses are going to be popular early in the year and during the spring. We will see a lot of these flowers in whites, and the brightest color will be a pale pink. While 2014 put these flowers in clear vases, 2015 will bring in statement pieces in gold, silver and especially copper. Since the flowers are going to be so pale, the best way to make them stand out will be to place them in containers that are bold. Gold and silver will still be staples, but we will be seeing the use of copper and mercury glass more and more. We will see less of the bold wildflower variety in the summer and fall, and more classic colors. Baby breath is going to be very popular….again.
We will also continue to see the trend of ombre bridesmaid dresses, except the colors will be very close together. Pale bridesmaid dresses were paired with bright pops of flowers in 2014, but 2015 will bring pale flowers and heavy greens like dusty miller.
Copper is going to make a surprising appearance as well as couples try and find a way to make pale wedding decoration still “pop”. Copper was very popular in the holiday decor, and some rental companies are even offering copper chairs for guests. This is a trend we have not seen in a long time and it works with every style of wedding from casual barn to upscale loft.
The shine and sparkle factor is also going to be way up in 2015 because there will be no competition in the color arena. For the brides that want their bridesmaids to carry those pale blooms, we will see sparkly gowns and some will be in head to toe glitter. Since not everyone looks amazing in sequin everything, brides will be able to put their maids into chiffon with touches of glitter anywhere
from the shoes, to a belt to yes, even headpieces.
Mason jars, burlap and lace are all still trendy and probably will be through 2016. But as this trend overwhelms the wedding decorations, couples are trying to find a way to make it unique. Instead of wildflowers and wooden signs, couples are trading them in for pink colored containers and big fluffy peonies. The burlap is being replaced by sparkly linens, and the bistro lights are coming down in favor of chandeliers. This trend was already expensive, but the price tag is going to be higher. Rentals will almost always need to be brought in to these venues to make them look “less rustic”.
Loft spaces, restaurants and galleries
Even though couples are looking to get out of the traditional banquet hall spaces, not everyone loves a barn. Couples are turning to museums, restaurants and loft spaces for their event. This gives them the option to still create the wedding they want (with whatever caterer they want, or one that can work with them) but not be stuck on a farm in the middle of nowhere. Loft spaces are plentiful in New Jersey and especially in Brooklyn. They come with a hefty price tag and a lot of work (a planner is a must here) but for the couple that is anti-banquet hall and anti-farm they are a popular and wonderful alternative.
This is a trend we see coming in hard for 2015 and then disappearing so quickly that you will forget it was so trendy. Rose gold is one of the reasons we’re not fans of making your plans around things that are trendy. Rose gold is beautiful and you can incorporate it into your engagement ring, decor and total design. But we caution our clients to only use this color if you truly are in love with it. You always want to look back at your pictures and see that your wedding was classic and not trendy. If you like rose gold, we recommend small touches such as the containers that your flowers will be held in, or the necklace that you wear. Remember, that engagement ring is for life.