From the simple, classic, and chic wartime weddings of the 1940’s, to the backcombed beehive and knee-length wedding dresses of the 1960’s, wedding trends are a distinct reflection of the times in which we live. Here are several trends that are proving to be popular for summer weddings in 2015:
Brides are reverting back to classic lines with no clutter. With more and more couples stepping away from traditional weddings, off the shoulder bridal gowns are making a comeback. Detachable trains were seen all over the runway in the most recent bridal fashion week. They bow to tradition and add elegance to the wedding, while still allowing the bride to dance the night away. For beach settings, many brides are choosing flats or low heels that don’t compromise on style or detail. Ombre bridesmaid dresses in muted shades were popular in 2014, and will likely continue to be so throughout this year.
Dining al fresco is trending for 2015. Tables are frequently uncovered, and graced by locally sourced and seasonal fare. There’s big demand for farm-to-table dining with lighter, healthier versions of traditional entrees.
Naked wedding cakes, which skip the traditional outer layer of frosting, were all the rage in 2014. Now, we’re seeing a bit of a reversal, with many brides favoring more structured, elegant selections. Cakes adorned with sugar flowers are in demand, with tones of blush pink and peach being particularly popular. Sugar ruffles can also add a light, airy elegance, while metallic accents in gold, copper, and bronze add glamour to the color scheme.
The trend toward natural, relaxed, informal wedding flower designs is likely to continue. Garden roses, peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias, and ranunculus are the most popular blooms right now, with white and creamy pastel tones featured prominently. Cascading bouquets are big and bold, adding color, texture and drama to your wedding day look. Brides are increasingly opting for floral crowns, which are very versatile, complementing many different wedding dresses and bridal hairstyles.
The fresh-from-the-garden look continues to be popular. It echoes the farm-to-table trend in dining, with brides building arrangements around seasonal, locally grown blooms. We’re seeing less structured floral designs, with subtly arching branches, and free-form cascades of vines and foliage.
You may recognize some of these trends as a continuation of those from 2014, while others are brand new this year. We’re looking forward to the changes that are yet to come for weddings in 2015 and beyond!