Brides are endlessly innovative when it comes to tying the perfect knot—and the 2015 wedding trends are no exception. This year, technology mixes with romance for perfect pictures, wedding locations go next level, and foodie driven menus are taking the cake. Take a look at what’s happening across the country to get inspired for your big day.
Wedding photography has reached new heights. Couples are hiring aerial photographers with drone cameras to capture incredible wedding shots. GoPro cameras are being tucked into bouquets and bow-ties to film truly candid wedding moments—then an event videographer edits the footage into a fun, finished piece. The future of weddings is here—and it looks fabulous.
The trend towards innovative locales continues to grow! Rustic weddings on farms are still going strong, and 2015 also sees weddings taking over museums, historic houses, castles, and funky lofts. Wedding event planners are crucial when working with non-traditional venues to handle logistics like lighting in an L.A. warehouse space, or vows in a Washington treehouse.
Full-on Foodie Menus
Gone are the days of the standard wedding menu. Cities like Chicago are showing foodie love with unique tasting stations and innovative fare at weddings. The 2015 trend is not feeling the traditional chicken or salmon option. Gourmet food trucks, locally-sourced ingredients, and menus that reflect the couple’s quirky taste are all on fire this year.
This year it’s honeymoon heaven. Couples take a mini-moon immediately after the wedding—say a few nights at a spa to recover from the craziness. Then, when vacation days and budgets recuperate, the real honeymoon rolls out and it’s wheels up to Bora Bora or an organic farm stay in Spain.
Statement Making Dresses
In New York City, brides are embracing racy designs from the Fall 2015 runway. To rock the trend and stay true to your aesthetic, work with a tailor or seamstress to incorporate one feature into your custom gown. Choose a deep V neckline, sheer panel cut-outs, crop top, corset bodice, or a sheer skirt.
Summer and spring 2015 weddings saw palettes of blush and ivory with soft metallic accents. Fall 2015 will see the emergence of rich hues like Marsala—the earthy wine tone named Pantone Color of the Year. Look for grooms with colored suits, bouquets featuring red peonies, and table settings with bold accents. A professional image consultant can help develop the palette that works best for you.
Personalized Wedding Touches
Weddings are getting an extra-personal spin this year. Playful couples send super cheeky RSVP cards that reflect their personalities. Grooms are stepping it up in bespoke suits. Brides are breaking tradition with pantsuits or colored dresses. It’s all about the couple, and less about what’s always been done.
Mad For Metallics
Copper is king this year. The soft, warm tone is cropping up everywhere from rustic, Western inspired events to minimalist modern with metallic accents. Look for the rich hue in goblets, candle holders, table settings, and cake foils right down to gorgeous rose gold wedding rings.
Everyone loves brunch—and now the trend has taken over the wedding world. Couples are building beautiful breakfast bars with custom waffles and pancakes. Envision mimosas all around, bloody mary stations, fresh squeezed juices, and beautiful fruits. Best of all, this trend saves a ton on catering and venue rental.
Super Formal Affairs
In parallel to the rustic feel of many weddings is the reemergence of formality. Elaborate princess gowns, monogrammed aisle runners, mountains of flowers, champagne fountains, and a horse and carriage entrance are some of the hallmarks of this royal treatment trend.
What’s your favorite wedding trend for 2015? Let us know in the comments!