2020 Wedding Trend Recap
In 2020, weddings have been nowhere near the norm- from DIY arrange-at-home flower kits to custom photo lined suits. What we’ll be looking back on today is some of the most prominent trends we’ve seen,
starting off with all things floral.
With so many people out of jobs and always looking for ways to save, wedding expenses are the last thing any bride wants to worry about. Luckily, there’s been an uprising of crafty brides finding cheaper alternatives to the usual hiring a florist and having it taken care of for them. We’ve been seeing brides pulling together their own floral arrangements and ordering flowers directly from florists, farms, (and in some cases picking them themselves). Your traditional roses and baby’s breath won’t be making much of an appearance in this year’s weddings. Instead, pampas grass, eucalyptus, and dried silver dollars are everywhere.
BOLD. COLORS. EVERYWHERE. This year we’ve seen vibrant tones of yellows, pinks, oranges, and greens. we’ve seen color blocking bold statement walls, bright colored pampas grass, fun colored desserts, and bridesmaids alongside groomsmen with colorful attire to match. Maybe it’s just a way of trying to bring back life and fun to this world amid the pandemic, or not, but either way we’re here for it.
Taking with us from the previous paragraph, the fun continues with desserts! we’ve had a little bit of everything. Donut bars, Churro trucks, and Gelato stands, oh my! And these are just a few of many. These unique little additions take every wedding to another level and are memorable for everyone. They’re also so cute for photo ops, so don’t miss out on that opportunity!
Non-traditional Wedding Parties
Wait, so what you’re telling me is that my maid of honor can be my dog? Sign me up. In 2020, we’ve seen a huge increase in the bride and groom incorporating their fur babies into the wedding, whether they be the ring bearer (my heart.), maid of honor, or the best man, I have to say it is something that I support 110%. I will definitely be including my fur babies at my wedding. It’s a must. Another trend that’s caught my eye is having male bridesmaids (bro’smaids, if you will.), and female groomsmen (I’m still working on it.) I actually just attended a wedding that did exactly that, and it’s a very welcome change. it’s nice to see something different than the norm.
This next trend is one that I am absolutely obsessed with; ceremony arches. Wooden arches, metal arches, handmade tree arches, all the arches. yes, please. We’ve seen circle, triangle, geometric, and square arches in all different types of materials and finishes. They’re perfect for any outdoor ceremony, it adds such simple beauty, and ties everything together. It’s like the centerpiece for the ceremony, something that catches everybody’s eye, and of course, that’s why it’s now such a popular trend.
Grooms Attire Trends
This year we have some pretty unique trends, finally, for the men! We’ve seen the couple’s photos as the lining of the suits, artwork, or anything that resonates with the groom. We just want to know why it took so long to come to light. Normally, the groom is overlooked on the aspect of customization of their attire for the wedding aside from maybe their tie or pocket square, with the custom suit lining it allows the groom to have a suit that is more “suited” to them if you will. Our sister company, Eleanor and Pete, photographed Rebecca and Drew’s Howey Mansion wedding in October and we loved his custom suit. Another trend that we’re just starting to see is floral pocket squares. these are pretty neat too and is a little more elegant than the normal boutonniere. They’re basically just replacing the handkerchief with a mini floral arrangement.
Brides Attire Trends
Little details are everything. From your classic sleek dresses to the flowy lace dresses. The details can be as simple as a slit in a dress or a little bit less subtle like a floral embroidered dress. We recently teamed up with Rae, the lead event planner for Silk & Sabal, and photographed a classic bridal dress, but with a twist (literally). It looks as if the center neckline was twisted together and creates this effortless elegance. The second dress is a completely opposite look, but similar effect. It’s a classic flowy bridal gown, but with embroidered lace all over it.
Wedding Party Trends
Intimate weddings are seen more now than ever, for obvious reasons. Most weddings have shrunk down to a maximum of 50 people, so that means in most cases the immediate wedding party will have to be smaller as well. we’ve been seeing more wedding parties of 2 or 3 bridesmaids and groomsmen compared to the norm. Another trend we liked this year was the individuality of the wedding party, bridesmaids actually get more freedom to pick their dress as long as it still fits with the wedding colors and it’s definitely a welcome change.