Looking Back at the Best Wedding Trends of 2020
by Sara Haugland December 31
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 Entertainment | a&bé bridal shop | STIRR | Brake & Clutch Warehouse | Lauren Nicole Photography
Hotel Crescent Court | a&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
LeForce Entertainment | The Olana | Lulu’s Bridal | AM Linen Rental | Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe | Brite Beauty | MK Event Boutique | Jennefer Wilson
Catie Ann Photography | Root + Bloom Floral Design | Tart Bakery | JM Glamour | Bella Bridesmaids
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
Butterfly Cakery | Alba Dahlia Floral | The Styling Stewardess | Bethany’s Letter Shop | Sami Kathryn Photography | Alexa Kay Events
Event Stems Floral | AM Linen Rental | Bingham House | Write This Way | Gaby Pineda Photography
Hilton Dallas Park Cities | LeForce Entertainment | Bella Bridesmaids | Butterfly Cakery | Brite Beauty | Sami Kathryn Photography
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!
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 Films | The 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 Rentals | Tease to Please Hair and Makeup | Silver Bear Creative | Bingham House | Maxwell + Gray
Posh Couture Rentals | Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery | Tami Winn Events | Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | HD Liquid Catering | Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Colonial Country Club | Co. N Films
Stardust Celebrations | The Milestone | Bella Bridesmaids | Butterfly Cakery | Alba Rose Photography
MK Event Boutique | Bridal Boutique | Butterfly Cakery | Grand Slam Glam | AM Linen Rental | D’Vine Grace Vineyard | Bay Productions
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!
Opal and Onxy Photography | a&bé bridal shop | Warehouse Rose Events
Coco Fleur Events | Coral Lane | Monica Alberty Photography
Warehouse Rose Events | Lulu’s Bridal | The Shabby Rose Florist | Megan Kay Photography
Colonial Country Club | Royal Dukes Band | Stephanie Brazzle Photography
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 Rentals | Brite Beauty | Outland Weddings | Davis & Grey Farms
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
Bridal Boutique | The True Gem | R. Love Floral | Etoilly Artistry | Rachel Elaine Photography | Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The Olana | Bridal Boutique | Beside the Bride | Butterfly Cakery | Marquis Pro | Alexa Kay Events | Emily Chappell Photography
Alba Dahlia Floral | Laning Photography | Lovely Bride
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 Time | Alba Dahlia Floral | Lyons Paperie | Brite Beauty | BRIK Special Events Venue | Alexa Kay Events | Monica Krc Photography
Rae Lawson Events | Pink on the Weekend | Bridal Boutique | Outland Weddings
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
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!