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The 2019 Wedding Trends to Watch

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Love is in the air! With 8 of the 10 top wedding dates of 2019 falling in September and October, we’re geared up and ready for what’s new and next in weddings this year. Ruffled – one of the biggest resources for engaged couples seeking wedding inspiration – featured several trends that you are sure to see this season. Whether you spot them at LEVEL THREE, on our feed, or while attending a wedding of your own, these trends will certainly enrich any wedding experience.

STRETCHING PETALS

We’ve seen loose, organic floral design in the wedding world for a while, but brides in 2019 are putting a whole new twist on this already ahead-of-the-curve trend. They’re stretching petals further through drippy, linear designs, taking up just as much space, but not as much depth. Translation? Achieve the same drop-your-jaw result with fewer blooms so you can allocate that money elsewhere… designer wedding dress perhaps?

Photo by Lorely Meza with floral design by Lavenders Flowers
Photo by Live View Studios with gown by Antonio Gual

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Photo by Lorely Meza with floral design by Lavenders Flowers
Photo by Live View Studios with gown by Antonio Gual

LAYERING TEXTURES

Texture is nothing new, and quite often, we’ve seen it blossom throughout the fashion industry with every new collection release. But does texture have to be reserved for this category alone? Heck no! One way that couples are shrugging off a static color palette is by layering unique textures that invite the eyes to dance while simultaneously awakening all the senses.

Photo by Sposto Photography with design by Borrowed Blu
Photo by Kayla Barker Photography with calligraphy by Blue Eye Brown Eye

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Photo by Sposto Photography with design by Borrowed Blu
Photo by Kayla Barker Photography with calligraphy by Blue Eye Brown Eye

WEARABLE FLOWERS

Brides today amaze us with their creativity – namely in the accessories sector! We’re seeing more and more couples embrace living hair accessories, wraps, arm cuffs… If you’re having a summer wedding and want to achieve that layered look without the *ahem* inappropriate attire for the season, take a cue from the fashionistas below and let your guests be wowed by these subtle statement pieces.

Photo by Elizabeth Messina with floral design by Tulipina
Photo by The Day Weddings with styling by Pop-Up Planning Co.

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Photo by Elizabeth Messina with floral design by Tulipina
Photo by The Day Weddings with styling by Pop-Up Planning Co.

UNIQUE LIGHTING

Candles have always been a great way to set the mood, but what’s even better? Unique lighting fixtures to really set the mood. Move aside, string lights! Receptions in 2019 will be LIT with mixed pendants, exposed bulbs, fringed masterpieces, mini lampshades, and capiz shell chandeliers. How will you illuminate your space?

Photo by Brandon Kidd with planning by So Happi Together
Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning + floral design Penzi Weddings

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Photo by Brandon Kidd with planning by So Happi Together
Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning + floral design Penzi Weddings

RUFFLES IN FASHION

The ruffly gown has been one trend that’s easy for us to spot – it’s all in the name, people! Brides and their ‘maids are choosing flirty silhouettes that are double the ruffles, triple the fun. Even better where color is involved! We’d love to see any of the gowns below when the DJ plays Twist N Shout!

Photo by Sally Pinera with planning by Chloe + Mint and floral design by Siren Floral Co
Photo by Lucy Cuneo with gown by Mark Ingram

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Photo by Sally Pinera with planning by Chloe + Mint and floral design by Siren Floral Co
Photo by Lucy Cuneo with gown by Mark Ingram

RISE OF THE MONOFLOWER

This is one modern wedding idea we didn’t know we needed until now… and yes, we’re coining the phrase moonflower. I mean, what an incredible impact one flower type can make when arranged in bulk. From bouquets to escort card displays to floral headpieces, this wedding trend has room to grow! Pun intended.

Photo by Elizabeth Messina with floral design by Sarah Winward
Photo by Tec Petaja with planning by Calder Clark and floral design by Blossoms Events

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Photo by Elizabeth Messina with floral design by Sarah Winward
Photo by Tec Petaja with planning by Calder Clark and floral design by Blossoms Events

CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROUND

Now, we’ve always been suckers for the unconventional, and the more we’ve seen ceremonies or receptions in the round, the more we grab every member of our families to show them. A little aggressive, I know, but LOOK AT HOW COOL! We love the way these intimate setups create an atmosphere of infinity and invitation – plus, what better way to show off every angle of your epic wedding dress than this?

Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning + floral design Shannon Leahy Events
Photo by Jenny Quicksall with floral design Percy Sales Events

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Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning + floral design Shannon Leahy Events
Photo by Jenny Quicksall with floral design Percy Sales Events

VELVET EVERYTHING

Ahh velvet, our love language. Elevate any scene by incorporating this rich, plush texture that comes in every color under the rainbow. While we’ve seen velvet linens on the rise for a while, it’s making a comeback in fashion too! We’re even starting to see embossed velvet in invitation suites or as a modern twist on day-of-paper goods, and we are here for it!

Photo by The Ganeys with design + florals by Gather Design Company
Photo by Ryan Ray

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Photo by The Ganeys with design + florals by Gather Design Company
Photo by Ryan Ray

OVERGROWN GARDEN VIBES

Like I said, 2018 blew us away with wispy, minimalistic décor vibes across the board, but there’s nothing like a space that blooms from the inside out. Couples today are going for enchanting indoor gardens to create a romantic atmosphere like no other. The first reception pictured is inside of a sail tent – can you believe it? We had to squint a few times because the lush autumn “trees” are just that good.

Photo by Lauren Fair with planning by Shannon Wellington Weddings

Photo by Lauren Fair with planning by Shannon Wellington Weddings

COLORFUL GROOOM ATTIRE

FINALLY! Grooms are showing their true colors with wedding-day fashion that is non-traditional… and that much more dapper because of it. No longer does the fun have to be saved for the socks (which are hidden) or the jacket lining (which, again, is hidden). We’re mentally preparing ourselves for the “Parade of Handsome” that is sure to ensue in 2019, and you should too.

Photo by Tamara Gigola Photography with floral design by Loft Flowers
Photo by Sally Pinera with planning by So Happi Together

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Photo by Tamara Gigola Photography with floral design by Loft Flowers
Photo by Sally Pinera with planning by So Happi Together

COLORBLOCK DÉCOR

The color block trend is going strong this year through dessert displays, tablescape installs, mixed linens, and even the bridal party attire! Such a simple way to make a big impact and pay homage to those colors you love.

Photo by Anna Delores with planning by Wild Heart Events
Photo by Redfield Photography with planning by Rabbit Rabbit Crew

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Photo by Anna Delores with planning by Wild Heart Events
Photo by Redfield Photography with planning by Rabbit Rabbit Crew

COLORBLOCK DÉCOR

The color block trend is going strong this year through dessert displays, tablescape installs, mixed linens, and even the bridal party attire! Such a simple way to make a big impact and pay homage to those colors you love.

Photo by Tali Photography with gown by Galia Lahav
Photo by KT Merry with gown by Marchesa

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Photo by Tali Photography with gown by Galia Lahav
Photo by KT Merry with gown by Marchesa

If you’re a fan of what Ruffled has shared, be sure to follow along on their Pinterest and Instagram where they’ll keep
the creative wedding inspiration coming!