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Looking Back at the Best Wedding Trends of 2020

Through all of the highs and lows of 2020, we can confidently say one thing – this year brought some of the BEST wedding trends we’ve ever seen, and we’re overjoyed to get to share them with you! Each year, we love looking back and remembering the trends that stood out to us, and 2020 is no different. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than looking back through all the remarkable trends we saw this year – from statement florals and decor to stylish bridal gown sleeves to vendors on wheels and everything in between. Our expert team of North Texas wedding vendors more than delivered on the trends this year, bringing them to life in ways we couldn’t help fall in love with. Take a look back with us as we recap our top 10 weddings trends of 2020, and get all the inspiration you’ll need for 2021. Cheers to the new year!

Stylish Bridal Gown Sleeves

Stylish bridal gown sleeves are a bridal gown trend that is oh-so chic while elevating any bridal look! Flutter sleeves, bell sleeves, draped jewels and off-the-shoulder long sleeves are only a few of the stylish bridal gown sleeves we saw in weddings in 2020. How absolutely adorable are these brides and their stylish sleeves?


LeForce Entertainmenta&bé bridal shop | STIRR | Brake & Clutch Warehouse | Lauren Nicole Photography

blue and white wedding bride

Hotel Crescent Courta&bé bridal shop | LeForce Entertainment | Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events | Tracy Enoch Photography

LeForce Entertainment | Bridal Boutique | The Laurel | Weddings by Stardust |  Neville Wedding Stories

Artspace111 | Joon Bridal | Honey Rose Photo


Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

What’s better than your girls standing by your side? Your girls standing by your side in velvet bridesmaid dresses! Velvet made a strong statement in 2020, and velvet bridesmaid dresses add the prefect variety to any wedding look for your desired bridesmaid style. We’re definitely on board of the velvet bridesmaid dresses train for 2021!

Molly’s Bridal Closet | Lulu’s Bridal | Royal Dukes Band | Megan Kay Photography | Reverent Wedding Films

maroon bridesmaids gowns

LeForce Entertainment | The OlanaLulu’s Bridal | AM Linen Rental | Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe | Brite Beauty | MK Event Boutique |  Jennefer Wilson

mustard dress

Catie Ann Photography | Root + Bloom Floral Design | Tart Bakery | JM Glamour | Bella Bridesmaids

something blue velvet

Pharris Photos & Philms | Baleigh Kerr Hair and Makeup | Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe | Bella Bridesmaids | Posh Couture Rentals | Ladybird Paper Co.


Unique Seating Charts

Unique seating charts came to life in 2020, and we adore how bold and fun these ones are! Seating charts are a great way to incorporate a little fun into wedding decor and reflect unique elements about each couple. What an adorable way to bring your guests a little bit of extra joy as they find their seats for the celebration!

a&bé bridal shop | LeForce Entertainment | Root + Bloom Floral Design | Jennefer Wilson Photography

Modern Romance Wedding Inspiration North Texas Wedding Planner Alexa Kay Events North Texas Wedding Photographer Sami Kathryn Photography

Butterfly Cakery | Alba Dahlia Floral | The Styling Stewardess | Bethany’s Letter Shop | Sami Kathryn Photography | Alexa Kay Events

Elegant Edwardian Wedding Inspiration North Texas Wedding Venue Bingham House North Texas Wedding Florist Flowers Event Stems Floral Design

Event Stems FloralAM Linen Rental | Bingham House | Write This Way | Gaby Pineda Photography

Hilton Dallas Park CitiesLeForce Entertainment | Bella Bridesmaids | Butterfly Cakery | Brite Beauty | Sami Kathryn Photography


Drink Carts

Specialty drinks were already one of our favorite weddings trends, and as if they couldn’t get any better, 2020 put this trend on wheels! Drink carts brought cuteness and a touch of fun to weddings this last year. As one of the latest trends of 2020, bubbly drinks, brews and craft coffee carts are a delicious trend we can’t wait to see continue in 2021!

Edgy Emerald Wedding Inspiration North Texas Wedding Venue Margot Hill Weddings and Events North Texas Mobile Bar Wedding Bartending Bubbles and Brews Dallas

Bethany’s Letter Shop | Bubbles and Brews Dallas | Margot Hill Weddings and Events | Lindsay Steele Photography

Lulu’s Bridal | Nightowl Coffee Cart | Stephanie Michelle Photography

HD Liquid Catering | Tease to Please Hair and Makeup | Lorena Burns Photography and FilmsThe Olana


Textured Wedding Cakes

If it’s true that a cake is only as good as it looks, than these textured wedding cakes must taste incredible! From textured fondant to layered buttercream, the stunning features of these unique textured wedding cakes instantly caught our eye. 2021, this trend is coming for you!

Butterfly Cakery | Lawson Event Rentals | Loot RentalsTease to Please Hair and Makeup | Silver Bear CreativeBingham House | Maxwell + Gray

Posh Couture Rentals | Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery | Tami Winn Events | Illustrated Weddings by Lola LorenaHD Liquid Catering | Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Colonial Country Club | Co. N Films

Lyndi Armstrong MacGregor Hall Alba Rose Photography

Stardust Celebrations | The MilestoneBella Bridesmaids | Butterfly Cakery | Alba Rose Photography

blush wedding cake

MK Event BoutiqueBridal Boutique | Butterfly Cakery | Grand Slam GlamAM Linen Rental | D’Vine Grace Vineyard | Bay Productions


Neon Signs

Neon signs are an edgy and moody decor piece that can brighten up any wedding scene – literally! One thing we love about neon signs is their customization and the sweetest personal touch they add to traditional wedding decor, while being perfectly non-traditional in the most stunning way. While being completely versatile, neon signs fit just about any and every wedding theme and style. We can’t wait to see this trend continue into 2021!

Modern Art Deco Micro Wedding Inspiration North Texas Wedding Photographer Opal & Onyx Photography North Texas Wedding Attire Bridal Gown a&be bridal shop

Opal and Onxy Photographya&bé bridal shop | Warehouse Rose Events

Coco Fleur Events | Coral Lane | Monica Alberty Photography

Lacey Munoz Trevor Knight Megan Kay Photography

Warehouse Rose Events | Lulu’s Bridal | The Shabby Rose Florist | Megan Kay Photography

Frances Kathleen Baird Marshall R. Young Jr. Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Colonial Country Club | Royal Dukes Band | Stephanie Brazzle Photography


Pampas Grass

Pampas grass is a classic boho wedding element that definitely made its appearance known in 2020! Used in almost every floral installation imaginable, pampas grass is a trend we know we’ll see make even more appearances in the new year. Gorgeous in themselves or paired with complementing dried florals, pampas grass is a trend we’re LIVING for, and these scenes are the epitome of pampas grass in the most stunning ways!

Outland Weddings | Memories Bound Floral

Butterfly Cakery | LeForce Entertainment |  HD Liquid Catering | Haute Poppies | Reverent Wedding Films | Hannah Hix, Photographer

Posh Couture RentalsBrite Beauty | Outland Weddings | Davis & Grey Farms

Haute Wedding Couture North Texas Wedding Planner Houst of Tales Events North Texas Wedding Florist Floral Dr Delphinium Designs & Events

The True Gem | Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events | House of Tales Events | Hiram Trillo Photography


Minimalist Bridal Gowns

Sometimes less is more, and if these minimalist bridal gowns are any evidence, going minimal can really make a huge statement! We can’t get over how simple yet extremely elegant these brides were in 2020 with their minimalist gowns. So simple yet so lovely – and we couldn’t love it more!

Le Meridien, Dallas, The Stoneleigh | The Adolphus Hotel | Beyond the Box Weddings | Lyons Paperie | Dyan Elizabeth Photography | Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | Lyons Events

modern gown

Bridal Boutique | The True Gem | R. Love Floral | Etoilly Artistry | Rachel Elaine Photography | Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

The Olana | Bridal Boutique | Beside the BrideButterfly Cakery | Marquis ProAlexa Kay Events | Emily Chappell Photography

Alba Dahlia Floral | Laning Photography | Lovely Bride


Balloon Installations

Whimsy at it’s finest, balloon installations popped into our favorite wedding trends of 2020, and it’s easy to see why! Balloons add just the right amount of visual interest to any wedding reception, and we adore how unique and non-traditional they are. These displays took creativity to a whole new level, whether being multi-functional or just being an eye-catching focal point of these wedding scenes. With a balloon display, these celebrations were definitely poppin’!

Brite Beauty | Nightowl Coffee Cart | Something Pretty Floral | Party with Lushra | Abbie Mae Photography

WED Bridal Boutique | EZ Party TimeAlba Dahlia Floral | Lyons Paperie | Brite Beauty | BRIK Special Events VenueAlexa Kay Events | Monica Krc Photography

Rae Lawson Events | Pink on the WeekendBridal Boutique | Outland Weddings


Grandmillennial Style

Grandmillennial style – or granny chic – was one of the most emergent trends in 2020, even though it’s been around for quite some time. Grandmillenial style emphasizes floral patterns, bold colors and eclectic antiques, creating a blended style that marries a millennial’s modern take on their grandma’s traditional style. As the juxtaposition of minimalism and maximism, grandmillennial style is comfy-cozy and the perfect reflection of the individual’s story and personality. We adore how down-to-earth this unique, vintage and nostalgic trend turned out in these 2020 wedding scenes!

a&bé bridal shop | Butterfly Cakery | Alba Dahlia Floral | The Styling Stewardess | Bethany’s Letter Shop | Alexa Kay Events | Lauren Marks Photography

AM Linen Rental | Stephanie Michelle Photography

Looking Back at the Best Wedding Trends of 2020

The True Gem | Haute Poppies | Generation Tux | The French Farmhouse Venue | Kate Panza Photography

Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery | Rachel Elaine Photography

While we love these trends from 2020, we’re way too excited to see all that 2021 has in store! Follow our blog to make sure you’re always on top of the latest trends in the new year!