It’s a new year folks, so you know what that means! It means lots of pretty little rings on pretty little fingers!
For those who have found themselves recently engaged, a big CONGRATULATIONS from everyone here at Breeze! *does the happy dance while confetti falls from the sky*
I’ve taken the liberty of researching 2017’s hottest wedding trends for you all. These are the most popular I’ve seen floating around the web…
Wanna take a wild guess what the most trending current topic was? You got it: greenery! In fact, you can expect to see more greens than flowers. Bring on the table garland, hanging greens, and alluring wreaths!
Lauren Kinsey via Yoj Events
The trend is so fashionable that Pantone, the experts in all things color, named “Greenery” the color of the year:
A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”
via Weddings Online
Shift to Neutral
Neutrals ranging from charcoal to grays to browns are quickly on the rise in the design world. Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events in Utah put it simply, as quoted by Bridal Guide:
“This color palette is perfect for the bride who wants to achieve a classic, sophisticated feel that won’t seem dated or look too trendy in years to come,”
via Elegant Wedding Invites
via Oh Best Day Ever
Take it Off
You’ve probably caught on that we are in the age of comfort and fashion (YAY JEGGINGS), and wedding couture has evolved with these times. More and more brides are opting for wedding gowns with removable skirts, making mingling and dancing a breeze. Convertible gowns are great for movin’ to the music because they’re made with exactly that in mind- not too short, not too snug, just comfortable and classy!
Shimmer and Shine
The verdict is in: you’ll be seeing even more of an emphasis on metallics this year. I saw this theme pretty consistently in different articles around the web, with Style Me Pretty citing one of those pro-metallic voices:
“Metallics will be big in 2017- incorporating them into your big day is a great way to elevate the formality and glamor of your wedding while straying away from traditional gold and silver.” — Easton Events
Erica Velasco Photography via Artfully Wed
Toni Lynn Photography
Floral art is rapidly becoming a favored way to give delicate grandeur to the composition. This bloomy decor adds originality with countless design opportunities!
Melissa Marshall Photography via Junebug Weddings
via Hi Miss Puff
Sara Kate Photography via Munaluchi Bride
A Change in Scenery
In the wedding world, design and planning have taken on a more creative approach, thinking outside of the box to put more of an emphasis on experience rather than tradition. From countryliving.com:
‘Other popular picks this year will be mills, industrial warehouses, and other spaces with lots of history. “There’s an authenticity and beautiful vibe to these venues, and it’s heartening for couples to know that they’re contributing to the ongoing history of the space,” reports Australian wedding venue service WedShed.’
Leif Brandt Photography
Pete Snell Photography
JBM Photography via Venue Report
Rustic is taking on a new meaning, ditching the barn and bringing in swank industrial venues, as wedding blog Green Wedding Shoes predicts:
We’ll start to see more indoor weddings in industrial spaces—think warehouses, downtown lofts, and charming cafes. But we also expect that outdoor venues (farms, open fields, backyards, and garden settings) will remain popular with stylish brides and grooms.
Wedding photographers are always thinking up new and ingenious ways to document. Drones are increasing in popularity, and photographers have jumped on the bandwagon.
An article from The Knot summed it up well:
“Since drones are so versatile, you’ll be able to get creative with your wedding shots. Gather your guests on the lawn to spell out words or organize them in other fun ways. Gyokeres says he’s caught several incredible, emotional moments that wouldn’t have been possible to get from the ground, like the bride and her father hiding on one side of the house while the groom waits to see her at the altar—all in one shot. (We get choked up just thinking about it!) Rogers tells us some of the best photos end up being a couple’s ceremony exit, surrounded by the sprawling landscape or cityscape. The contrast between the intimacy of those moments and the epic grandeur of the vista makes these shots so spectacular.”
Of course, trends are subjective, so not everyone will fancy these fads. Do you think our predictions are accurate? Let us know what you think!