Photography by DelPrincipe Photography, Marissa Camino Photography & Sabrina Hall Photography

 Each year we anxiously anticipate what new trends will be on the horizon in fashion, beauty, décor, and of course for weddings! Not only are we at the beginning of a new year, but also a new decade! The “Twenties” have started again and are sure to bring some twists on age-old traditional customs for newly engaged couples.

Many modern brides will continue to find ways to keep their weddings as eco-friendly as possible and help reduce waste for our planet. Some of these options include using recycled paper and soy-based ink for invitations, choosing florists that select only ethically-sourced flowers, and featuring dried flowers or using potted plants for ceremony and reception décor, which then can be planted in a community garden after the wedding. Other sustainable approaches to think about are hiring caterers that source locally grown food or resetting a diamond or gemstone from a family heirloom for your engagement ring or wedding band?

Another prediction for this year is that a larger number of couples will be opting for smaller, more intimate weddings, also known as micro-weddings, consisting of a smaller guest count but allowing for a higher budget per guest. This makes for a more exclusive affair for family and close friends, yet with plenty of personalized touches and interactive moments throughout the celebration.

Bridal attire will be all about bolder silhouettes, intricate beading and breathtaking details. Non-traditional color palettes and vibrant hues like Pantone’s Color of the Year Classic Blue, mixed with rich patterns and textures, are top of mind. Statement veils and soft wavy hairstyles held in place by a dramatic barrette or comb will be the hottest accessory trend this season.

The devil in the details can add to the magic of your wedding. Change up your reception entertainment by adding some unexpected activities such as aura paintings or maybe having a palm reader or astrologer available for guests to have their fortune told.

Individuality is the most important element of your wedding day, so make sure that, when you are planning your wedding, it’s a reflection of your relationship, your love story, and both of your personalities!