2016 Wedding Trends

With a new year brings new and fresh ideas.  Although we can't predict the future for certain, here is what we are forecasting for 2016! cover photo: A Bryan Photo 2016_Wedding+Trends2Au Naturale Think stone, wood, cement, greenery and linen textures taking center stage! A relaxed but updated elegant feel for your event. 2016_Wedding+Trends3Long Tables for Intimate Gatherings Ditch the rounds and bring your guests closer together! Seated dinners done right with smaller guest lists that let people get to know each other easily. 2016_Wedding+Trends4Menu Display You spent a lot of time picking that perfect menu and you want to let your guests know just how delicious it is.  A beautiful display of the menu whether it's on a mirror, chalkboard, or beautiful calligraphy at each seat is definitely on trend! 2016_Wedding+Trends5Modern Victorian Glamour For the fancier bride, throwback to detailed lace and beaded dresses and ornate settings.  Bring out the chandeliers and antiques and embrace this classic style! 2016_Wedding+Trends6Vellum Envelopes and Non-Traditional Calligraphy The calligraphy element in weddings has evolved so much in the last year.  Brides are choosing less traditional styles and we love it!  Break out of the ivory envelope with vellum and give your calligrapher a little creative freedom, you will love the results! 2016_Wedding+Trends7Feather Finish Talk about glamorous! If you're not quite brave enough to pull it off in your wedding dress, try accents in your shoes, getaway outfit, or flowers. 2016_Wedding+Trends8Just Picked Arrangements Think seasonal greenery that feels organic and free-flowing. Above is a gorgeous design by local florist Holly Carlisle. 2016_Wedding+Trends9Into the Woods: Wilderness Weddings From high glamour to back to nature. Let your surroundings take center stage and take your guests into the wild!  We loved "going camping" this year for a wedding at Camp Skyline in Mentone, Alabama and hope to do more like it! 2016_Wedding+Trends10Prints Soft and romantic prints are a fun change up in bridesmaids dresses and linens.  These are from Pretty Plum Sugar. BoHoBoHo Chic Draped wedding gowns and flower crowns, embrace your free spirit and inner hippie! photo credit: Christina McNeill