Wedding Trends for 2014

It’s a new year and that means its time to talk about what’s trending in weddings. While I like to concentrate on the meaning of the wedding, specifically the ceremony, I do pay attention to the overabundance of ideas floating around out there in the universe. From Pinterest, websites, blogs and my own clients ideas as well, there is so much to take in.

A rustic barn wedding will still be much desired!

Here are a few trends that have caught my eye.

The non-white wedding dress. This is one of my very favorites. I had two brides this past year wear pink. I expect the color palette to expand in the coming years. Speaking of color, Patone, the self-declared world-renowned authority on color, has declared Radiant Orchid the hot new color for 2014. It’s a beautiful purple with some pinkish undertones. So we can expect to see this in bridesmaids’ dresses, accents at the reception and even ties, shirts and sneakers for men!

The lounge. I love this as well. Creating a lounge area for folks to hang out and socialize is a great way to accommodate those who don’t want to, or can’t, dance the night away. I would really enjoy a wedding reception where I could sit on a sofa and talk with other guests, especially without yelling over the music. Or it may be a good place to rest during the dancing marathon.

I hope the unplugged wedding trend continues to grow because the problem continues to grow. Folks, really, put down those phones and cameras, especially during the ceremony.

Theme weddings will continue to grow in popularity. Influenced by pop culture you might choose a 60’s theme, a la Mad Men, or a 1920s theme from Boardwalk Empire, or Downton Abbey. And of course the rustic themed wedding will continue to be popular, as will signature drinks. Both deserve to keep going!

Finding the barn location can be difficult - love the yellow barn!

In a more general sense the trend of all things personal will continue. Any way you can bring your personality, hobbies and passions, history and taste to your celebration will always be in style!

Some trends I’d like to see go away are cake smashing, ultra high heels, and the YouTube aisle processional dance. Ok, that first video was great, but let’s just give it a rest. Trash the dress – please don’t! And finally, let’s do away with Bridezillas – whether on tv or real life.

The best idea of all is not a trend – it is simply to be gracious and be yourself.

This looks so cool!

Thank you Lisa Rhinehart for the wonderful photos

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