Not only are paper lanterns inexpensive, but they virtually come in every possible color, so you don't have to worry about them not matching your color scheme. These glowing globes add a romantic effect to the room, and come in a variety of sizes. We've been seeing them pop up all over Pinterest lately, which is why we couldn't leave them off our list of hot trends for 2013!
Braids are making a comeback! They're elegant and dainty, not to mention, they're great for summertime weddings when it's humid and you want to get your hair out of the way. Care to take your braid to the next level? Add some flowers. I'm personally a big fan of baby's breath. This flower gives off a very romantic and delicate feel which is perfect for your special day. There are several different ways to work flowers into your hair – from weaving them into a floral crown, to tucking them into the crevices of your braid – you can tailor the flowers to your personal style!
Mint is fresh and perfect for spring and summer weddings. It's light and girly, but not overwhelmingly girly like some pink and red hues can be. Pair it with peach, champagne, or a rustic gold and you have yourself a beautiful color scheme.
With the premiere of The Great Gatsby earlier this month and the hit show Downtown Abby taking off, this 1920's vintage theme has been increasingly popular. We're talking feathers, long strands of pearls, intricate beading, glitzy silk gowns, embellished headpieces, and lots of gold décor.
This is arguably the most surprising trend on our list - but believe it or not, food trucks are becoming more and more present at weddings these days. Used either for the cocktail hour or the main event, food trucks provide a more alternative, less traditional option. They're fun, unique, and memorable – everything a wedding should be!
Whether in the woods or in a barn, rustic weddings are proving to be a hot trend this year. With an abundance of wood décor and mason jars filled with fresh flowers, rustic weddings are incorporating the element of nature into the special day. Traditional centerpieces with vases of overflowing flowers are being substituted for a more earthy look: bark pillar candles.
Fun backdrops of all sorts of patterns and textures are becoming hugely popular. They can be used for photo booths, as backdrops for the head table, or simply as a decoration! Couples are getting more and more creative with these backdrops, especially since people can design them themselves and personalize them however they want. Another plus? Pinterest offers a ton of DIY backdrop tutorials for brides and grooms on a budget! Often times you'll find a a box of silly costumes, masks, and hats to grab before you enter the photo booth, which take the photos to a whole new (read: goofy) level! We love this trend and hope it never goes out of style!
Lately, wedding cakes have been hogging all of the attention, with their bright pops of color, oversized flowers, and intricate embellishments. We're even seeing paisley, lace, and chevron be incorporated into the dessert. These days, the sky is the limit when it comes to what a cake decorator can design!