We tapped the minds of the people who work weddings every day to round up wedding trends to watch for in the coming year. Under the lead of Editor at Large Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha for concept and styling, these event pros got together on location at Ambient+ Studio with Rustic White Photography for a creative and uninhibited shoot with just one focus: what to expect in 2015. Each vendor was given complete liberty with what they created, and the result was straight genius. We were thrilled to see such gorgeous products (and photos) come out of the shoot, and look forward to seeing these trends unfold in 2015!
Take notes, and tell us what you’re forecasting for the year on Instagram with #the2015edit or in the comments below.
“Moving forward I see brides asking for a more bespoke event. Less cookie cutter and more “Gosh, I have never seen that!” Interesting, outside-the-box venues are being snapped up by brides who are looking for a truly memorable day.” – Vanessa Gilbreath, Vintage English Teacup
“2014 was filled with a lot of neutrals and soft tones, but I’m hoping 2015 will bring on the bold! Pantone just announced the color of the year, Marsala. It’s rich and earthy and I’m hoping that will influence design for this new year.” – Laura McCarty, Marked
“In bridal bouquets, I see the trends continuing with loose arrangements, lush textures, surprising ribbons and whimsical colors. Brides are valuing rich textures and thigns that make their bouquets stand out. One of the biggest trends I’m seeing is with the ribbons. Ribbons are a romantic and cost-effective way for a bouquet to make a statement.” – Juli Vaughn, Juli Vaughn Designs
“Customizing wedding stationery for clients is a way for couples to share their style and set the tone for the Big Day. I personally have always had a love for patterns. I believe wedding stationery can maintain class, style and balance with bold prints. Brides will continue to move towards a more timeless and personal approach to wedding stationery.” – Jamie Jiminez, Fresh Love Co.
Invitation Suite by Fresh Love Co. Photo by Rustic White Photography
Modern Hair & Makeup
“In 2015 I see more modern trends. I see brides going for more modernized looks. More natural, day-to-day looks. like a trendy ponytail, or simple waves. Also more color with the makeup. Like a soft green smokey eye, or a lavender eye. I hope the new year brings more trend-pushing brides.” – Jennifer Nieman, Jennifer C Nieman
Hair, Makeup by Jennifer C Nieman. Ursula Wiedman Models. Photo by Rustic White Photography
“In 2015 it will be texture, texture, texture. Cakes will incorporate lots of texture in icing with elegant and detailed designs.” – Eileen Carter, Eileen Carter Creations
“Brides are leaning towards coming up with fun copy, words that they would actually speak to their friends and family, and moving away from the super formal invitation wording. That is exciting and something I feel very comfortable working with them.” – Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete
Invitation Suite by A Fabulous Fete. Photo by Rustic White Photography
“I’ve worked with a lot of brides that like to get really creative with their cake flavors – the importance of the cake being an extension of the reception menu has led to a lot of new favorite pairings for me, such as sorghum cake with blueberry jam. I’m really looking forward to coming up with new flavors and cake designs, since I feel like my favorites change every season.” – Whitney Evick, Sugar and Slate
Cake by Sugar and Slate. Photo by Rustic White Photography
“I see a movement away from glitter and sparkle and more gravitation towards natural elements and textures through fine linens, organic details and simplistic place settings.” – Jacin Fitzgerald, Lovely Little Details
Photography: Rustic White Photography | Concept, Styling: Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha | Venue: Ambient+ Studio | Vintage China: Vintage English Teacup | Florals: Martha McIntosh, Juli Vaughn Designs, Lovely Little Details | Invitations: Marked, Fresh Love Co., A Fabulous Fete | Hair, Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman | Models: Ursula Wiedmann Models | Cakes: Eileen Carter Creations, Sugar and Slate | Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box