Photo courtesy of ashley laprade photography/the flower patch
Bold, beautiful, and sized to make a statement are what brides are looking to have and to hold.
1. Big, Bright Bouquets
No wallflowers or shy violets in this year’s bouquets! Bold, beautiful, and sized to make a statement are what brides are looking to have and to hold.
Photo by katie mcgihon photography
When white pars with a wide trip of black, it can double for a formal wedding event.
2. Crisp Stripes
When white pairs with a wide stripe in black or navy, the result is whimsical enough to turn heads yet formal enough for even a black-tie affair.
3. Cake Plus Sweets
Dessert tables may never go out of style, from professionally designed spreads to charming DIY vignettes of homemade goodies. A petite wedding cake surrounded by individual treats lets couples have it all.
photo by Ashley Durham Studios/La Quinta Resort/COJ events
A number of hotels and resorts have created elopement packages to meet this romantic trend.
4. Elopements for Two
With more lovebirds opting to tie the knot without fuss and muss, a number of hotels and resorts have created elopement packages to meet this romantic trend.
5. “First Look” Video
Wilson Fontaine takes a fine art approach to her highly refined, 45-minute wedding films, whether documented digitally or on vintage Super 8 film. As part of each one, her irresistible “first look” vignettes capture the tender moments when bride and groom first glimpse each other before their vows.
6. Themed Photo Booths
Toting a mobile photo booth and a bevy of props, local companies like Depiction and Freeze Photobooth add life to the party, complete with photo strips for guests to take home.
7. Live Bands
“More couples are hiring bands if they can afford it,” says photographer Jennifer Yount. “It’s a great investment that can make a huge difference in the atmosphere of the reception. Every wedding we have photographed with a band has resulted in better photographs, fuller dance floors, and more guests interacting with each other.”