The 10 Wedding Trends That Ruled 2017
Another year, another great mix of real weddings. To celebrate the end of 2017, we looked back on the events that we featured in the past 365 days, and boy, were they something. We were thoroughly impressed with what brides, grooms, planners, and vendors put together in an effort to make their celebrations memorable and unique. We stumbled upon a ton of amazing ideas, and also noticed a handful of new trends.
In 2017, weddings drew inspiration from nature, but in unexpected ways. Flowers were used outside of standard bouquets and centerpieces—they were stuck to walls, hung from ceilings, and arranged in unique shapes. But many nature-inspired details didn't involve flowers at all. Greenery and grasses made their mark, as did surprising animals.
This year's real weddings put a heavy focus on three themes: modern, bohemian, and tropical. Many couples went with minimalist décor, which gave their celebrations a contemporary feel. Others opted for unconventional additions, styling their events in more casual, alternative ways. And whether or not their weddings were held at the beach or in the tropics, many couples chose to incorporate fun patterns, like palm and banana-leaf prints.
For examples of these fads, look no further than this slideshow. To help you get inspired for your own celebration, and to showcase all that 2017 had to offer, we rounded up the top 10 trends from the real events we featured over the past year. Click through for ideas, and to see what defined the last 12 months in the wedding world.
Lucite and Acrylic Details
Deckle-Edged Wedding Cakes
These wedding-arch alternatives were used to beautifully draw attention to the bride and groom come vow time. Tall greenery, full flowers, and—you guessed it—pampas grass—made up the bulk of these arrangements.
Customized Dance Floors
Beyond the Food Truck
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