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Every wedding season brings with it fresh ideas and new inspiration perfect for brides planning their nuptials any time in the next year. We picked up on some of the most eye-catching elements that really make all the difference and talked to industry pros about the specifics! Let us walk you through a few of this season’s top wedding trends!

Trend: Dried Floral

dried floral 2021 wedding trends

Floral: Root + Bloom Floral Design

“Dried floral elements are truly having a moment right now! As color palettes have trended toward neutrals, dried elements are the perfect way to achieve this look! They add unique texture and dimension that make a refined statement. As a bonus, dried florals can be kept after the wedding and repurposed as a keepsake!” 

Featured Image: Maxwell + Gray  | The Schoolhouse | Cassie Loree with Parlor Pictures | Lovely Bride | Hello Flawless Artistry

 

Trend: Dessert Tables

dessert tables 2021 wedding trends

Pies: Batch Bakery

“We think pies are a fun alternative for dessert that many people don’t think of on a regular basis. They have become a trend for weddings and birthdays. Our pies are a fun twist on traditional flavors.”

Photos: Asia with Photobyjoy

dessert tables 2021 wedding trends

Macarons: Savor Patisserie

“Dessert tables are a wedding trend that we really love! A dessert table, in addition to or instead of a traditional wedding cake, allows the couple to include more colors, textures and flavors into their reception offering. With French macarons on your dessert table, you can have something that is small, requires no utensils, can be gluten-free, color free, and/or dairy-free and can be fully customized to match the wedding theme! The options are basically unlimited, and macarons are always a welcomed treat to guests!”

 

Trend: Sustainability

sustainability 2021 wedding trends

Fine Jewelry: The True Gem

“We have chosen to focus on lab-grown diamonds and lab-grown gemstones such as sapphires and moissanite as well as recycled 18k gold and platinum. These gemstones are chemically, physically and visually equivalent to their earth-mined counterparts while drastically reducing the carbon footprint and cost. How exciting that science has caught up with nature in this way! We are incredibly fortunate to have more responsible options available to us today than ever before!”

Featured Image: Rachel Elaine PhotographyStanley Korshak Bridal Salon | Etoilly Artistry | Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

 

Trend: Watercolor Detail

watercolor detail 2021 wedding trends

Invitations + Calligraphy: Ellis Paige Calligraphy & Design

“Having started designing wedding invitations over four years ago, I have seen many trends come and go, but the watercolor trend has been a consistent favorite among my clients. Combining handwritten calligraphy with soft strokes of watercolor creates a whimsical design that is tasteful and timeless. Whether it be in floral accents or simple brushstrokes of paint, watercolor is the perfect way to add a subtle pop of color to any invitation suite. Working with watercolor is my favorite way to incorporate my client’s wedding colors and personality into their invitation suite without distracting from the simple elegance of handwritten calligraphy.”

Featured Image:  Laning Photography | Maxwell + Gray | The Mason

 

Trend: Going Big

going big 2021 wedding trends

Invitations: Ladybird Paper Co.

“Having custom artwork in your invitation suite is a way to wow your guests and set your event apart from the beginning, before your guests even arrive!”

going big 2021 wedding trends

Decor: Bash + Vibe

“Custom signage and installations are a unique way to create special moments during all your wedding events. Whether it’s incorporating your guests’ names into custom laser cut place settings, your favorite love quote engraved on acrylic near your guestbook or a neon sign behind your bar; going big with custom signage and installations will differentiate your day and create wow moments your guests will remember long after you say “I do.”

Photo: Surveyor Creative

 

Trend: Textural Elements

textural elements 2021 wedding trends

Decor + Rentals: Loot Rentals

“At Loot, our design strategy has always centered around using layers to create visual interest and warmth within a space. Without texture and layers, it is easy for a space to feel flat and boring. We also love to combine vintage and worn elements with new and shiny material. It is not unusual to see a beautifully worn leather piece next to a shiny brass and marble accent table in one of our lounges. The same idea goes for tabletop – a typical Loot tablescape will consist of many layers including an organic styled napkin and polished metallic modern flatware atop a textural wooden table. Texture exceeds beyond the textile element and is achieved with nature as well – florals and greenery provide the perfect layering component and help set the mood within a space.”

Featured Image: Artspace111Grant Daniels Photography | The Greenhouse 817

 

textural elements 2021 wedding trends

Decor + Rentals: AM Linen Rental

“Textured linens are the newest trendy statement pieces that add a fresh, bold, and different feel to a traditional wedding item. Substituting a crushed velvet, lace or shimmer linen to your tablescape allows tabletop designs to not fall flat or get lost in the overall decor of your wedding day. Tabletops can be some of the most eye-catching and unique elements of a wedding scene, and combining chic, textured linen with a solid-colored napkin and dishware brings in a moody vibe and adds dimensions of warmth and style. At AM Linens, we’re loving this modern and trendy twist, and the options are limitless when it comes to finding the perfect textural element you’re looking for!”

Featured Image: Dallas ArboretumBen Q Photography | Lush Couture FloralLawson Event Rentals | AM Linen Rental | Belle Decor | Illustrated Weddings by Lola LorenaSilver Lining Events + Co. 

 

Trend: Interactive Stations

interactive stations 2021 wedding trends

Bartending: HD Liquid Catering

“Interactive bar stations are eye-catching, fun and engaging. The stations are great for transitions and are multipurpose. Starting with a cocktail hour, then into a champagne toast station, finished with a boozy coffee bar during cake service. Mobile bars are a great addition for events of all sizes. For a small wedding, it’s an intimate gathering place with crafty made-to-order cocktails. At large events, it’s a fun second bar location to ensure faster service and break up congestion around the bar.”

Featured Image: Wendy Kidd – Each & Every Detail | Ryan O’Dowd -Ryan O’Dowd Photography | Avalon Legacy Ranch

interactive stations 2021 wedding trends

Photo Booth: Capture Co. Photo Booth

“Your event should be memorable and fun! Guests want an experience and to be a part of something unique and different. Photo booths add an extra element of interaction for guests to capture and share unforgettable moments.”

Photo: Randi Michelle Photography

 

Trend: Softly Illuminated Complexions

softly illuminated complexions 2021 wedding trends

Makeup: WZ Beauty Studio

“This softly illuminated trend is your essence to timeless beauty. It naturally enhances your features, and when done perfectly right, it looks and feels like your skin with a hint of a healthy glow. To achieve this look it is important to prep your skin and also start a skincare regimen months before your big day. For my brides, I advise them to drink plenty of water, and I recommend using a hydrating serum (SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5) daily and especially the morning of before getting ready for makeup. When adding highlighted products, I love my WZ Beauty pressed powder. Placement and blending are key to achieve a soft and illuminating look without overdoing it.”

Featured Image: Bertha Torres PhotographyThe Olana WZ Beauty StudioThe Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus | Cottage Florie | Maria Elena Headpieces


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