When it comes to wedding trends, 2019 will be bringing in some that we feel are here to stay!
A T T I R E
For the ladies, 2019 will be filled with geometric details rather than soft, romantic lace like this stunner, Behati by Haley Paige. Other trends are minimalistic silhouettes similar to what Megan Markle wowed us with at the Royal Wedding and large statement details like bows.
In the new year, the men are following suit (punny, huh?) with the mix-matched trend. Play around with different colors, patterns, ties and pocket squares.
B R A N D I N G
One of the hottest trends in weddings right now is branding.
Having a logo or monogram that represents you both as a couple adds a personal touch. It can be as simple or complex as you like. From a modern typographic logo to a whimsical watercolor crest, the possibilities are endless.
You can work with a wedding stationery designer or watercolor artist to design your own custom logo and can carry it throughout your wedding space. Think custom napkins, drink koozies or a welcome sign.
I N D U S T R I A L V E N U E S
In 2018, we saw weddings at beautiful rustic barns and garden venues. In 2019, you'll see a shift from the typical romantic setting to a more modern, industrial aesthetic. Elements like exposed brick, metal beams, hanging bulbs and unfinished door frames are the perfect items to have on your venue checklist. Locations like the Livery and Castle + Key are the perfect starting point as they host gorgeous industrial details, but still exude that romantic atmosphere.
I N C O R P O R A T I N G N A T U R E
Evolving from the popular "garden themed" weddings of 2018, brides will contimue to incorporate nature into their wedding decor. Think trees, twigs and hanging installations.
These elements can be used to enhance your ceremony arch or backdrop. Adding vine or natural tree elements can create a stunning statement piece centered around the most important part of your day.
Another use is to have your florist create a floral chandeliere or door framing to transform your reception space from ordinary to extraordinary.
C O L O R P A L E T T E S
When you think of wedding color palettes, the first thing that comes to mind is soft pastels: the light blush and dusty blues.
As we come into 2019, the palettes are taking a switch to the dark side. You'll be seeing a lot more deep and vibrant hues like pops of ruby red, oranges and jewel tones. Don't be afraid to play with color this year. Allow your flowers to be statement peices or think outside the box when it comes to bridesmaid dresses.
T H E Y E A R O F T H E D A H L I A
The flower pros are saying 2019 will be the year of the Dahlia.
This soft and whimsical flower is super popular because of the variety of colors it offers and the beautiful, unique texture it brings to a floral arrangement. Incorporate them into your bouquets or recpetion flowers to add a little punch!
F O O D T R U C K S + S M A L L B I T E S
Traditionalists love a three course meal, but the opposite is trending in the new year. Brides are now going for fun small bites and comfort foods.
Having a food truck is a great way to have a fun, interactive dinner for your guests. Plan to have a couple options so that your guests can choose what they're in the mood for! This also allows guests to mingle more during the reception.
Another option is a themed food bar. The possibilities are endless, from a taco bar or pizza bar to an icecream sunday bar for desert. Let your guests have the power of creating their own plate with different tasty options.
2019 trends are just beginning to unveil and are bound to create some beautiful and unique weddings.
My number one tip for you?
Don't be afraid to think outside the box. Use Pinterest, blogs and TOPS in Lexington Magazine as inspiration, but truly create a wedding that is your own!