As with everything in life, trends come and go and that is no different for weddings. Every year in the business as a wedding photographer I see different styles pop up then fade away. Today I want to share with you the current wedding trends that I love!
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Last year I noticed a growing trend of geometric shapes everywhere! And I LOVE THEM!
These shapes were popping up in arch designs all the way to being small pieces of décor on tables. They became so popular that big box companies manufactured a major push of things such as geometric candle holders and more.
Personally, I am drawn to lines and I constantly look for them in my photography. They create interest and the eye naturally gravitates to them in whatever you may be looking at. Notice the next time you are looking at an image in which direction your eye travels and if there are lines drawing you there.
When used correctly strong shapes and lines will bring the viewers to focus on what is intended. For example, in many of my photographs, I look for ways to indicate a triangle in posing.
Eucalyptus & Greenery
I suppose I could be drawn to the color green because of my last name, it is a thought at least, lol. Nevertheless, green ranks right in there with being a peaceful color for me just as blue does, especially eucalyptus.
I love the simplicity of the leaves and their shape. They can add a needed balance to floral arrangements. However, they can stand on their own as well! You can drape eucalyptus and it can hang from arches and other installations. In addition to that, it can be laid on a table in long rows to add texture.
In fact, greenery in the middle of the table is stunning! Pair it with a few candles, small geometric shapes and you have a spectacular design.
If I didn’t have eucalyptus to work with my next choice of green would be moss. Where eucalyptus is a bit more muted, moss can add a rich deep green to your décor.
I haven’t seen it yet, but I would love to see a wedding theme created entirely out of greenery and natural wood with nothing else. I think it would be an interesting and unique setting.
I originally wanted a fairy forest themed wedding many years ago before the trend started taking root. The rustic theme is quickly going out of style, and thankfully so, and is being replaced by this theme instead.
It boils down to the idea of bringing nature inside! Nowadays we tend to be so wrapped up in our digital worlds we neglect to appreciate nature. I’m guilty of this too, that is why my husband, JJ, must drag me out often.
Better yet why not have your wedding in a woodland environment? Western North Carolina and the greater Asheville area has massive potential for this!
Of late, I have had the privilege of capturing the love stories of many couples coming here for their micro/destination weddings and elopements. And many of these couples are choosing to have their weddings outdoors. Embracing the mountains here as they join as one.
Being in nature is magical but if you have your wedding indoors you can still incorporate natural elements.
In the fashion department, dress designers are making capes to go with their gowns.
In my opinion, this is a brilliant idea! Why? Because it can easily be removed and make for a shorter gown. Having a massive bridal train is regal for coming down the aisle but it can be difficult at the reception.
A cape can be just as dramatic as a train.
They are also practical! With the weather here in WNC, you never know what it will be like from one moment to the next. I cannot even begin to tell you how many weddings I have been to where the bride is cold, and a coat isn’t going to work.
Finally, the one thing I believe should be at every wedding, if possible, is intimate lighting. Intimate lighting never goes out of style and really sets the atmosphere for wherever you are. Taking time to carefully place candles, lanterns, etc. can upscale an event quickly. You don’t have to spend a fortune on lights either! Do you have a bunch of strands of white lights from Christmas? Use them! And you don’t have to spend money on a huge shipment of LED candles either, you can rent them from your florist.
Besides they also make great props for your photographer!
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my favorite wedding trends. There are many more out there and I haven’t even scratched the surface. Overall, do what makes you happy on your wedding day. Don’t stress about it and make memories! And always remember if you need a photographer who is going to be just as passionate as you are about capturing your love story I am here to help!
Drop me a line and tell me what your favorite wedding trends are or just to say hello!