Mason jars. Glitter. Tissue flowers. Burlap runners. If you’re looking for the next big thing in weddings, we’ve got you covered. We looked at how creative couples are getting married today to give you a sneak peek at what you’ll spot all over those wedding Pinterest boards soon.
AMERICANA’S GARDEN PARTY
Square dancing? American flag decorated barn? Pre-wedding rodeo? Using America’s imagery lends a classic but ultra relaxed feel seems fresh right now. It’s great for a more gender-neutral wedding than feminine tones like blush and pink.
Photography: The Nichols
HIPPIE VIBES ARE THE NEW GLAM
We still love a glam moment as much as the next girl, but lately we’ve been inspired by light of the stars rather than glitter and gold. Get a similar look with a letterpress invite from Minted.
Photography: Courtesy of SpeechBooth
VIDEO BOOTHS ARE THE NEW PHOTO BOOTHS
Keep an eye on Speechbooth, where wedding guests can record personal messages for the couple. They can then edit the footage and send it to you in a high-quality HD video. It’s like an NPR Storycorps meets photo booth—and we’re into it.
MACRAMÉ IS THE NEW PAPER FLOWER
With a revived interest in macramé and weaving, we predict an increase in ’70s-inspired fibers installations at weddings.
Photography: Anthony Luscia
NO FLOWERS IS THE NEW FLOWERS
Whether it’s tropical leaves, botanical vines, or fall foliage, brides are starting to skip the flowers all-together. Above photo was created with leaves, fall berries—and not a single bloom.
Photography: Suite One Studio
CERAMIC IS THE NEW MASON JAR
Vases and dinnerware with organic texture and subtle imperfections are on our wishlists. You can collect pieces from up-and-coming ceramicists by scouring Etsy and Ebay. Or treat your maid of honor to a fun ceramics class (yes—they have classes with wine!) to create a few of your own. Looking for inspiration? We love everything by Suite One Ceramics
Photography: Mike Krautter
MARBLED IS THE NEW DIP DYE
That soft hit of color you get with dip-dye is amplified with marbling techniques. You can marble on paper and fabric—and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to DIY. (Get the how-to here.) If you’re not much of a crafty bride, there are plenty of great sources out there: Martha Stewart Wedding’s suggests Silk and Willow‘s soft subtle marbling and the colorful ribbon from Natalie Stopka. Pair it with marbled balloons and you’re halfway to a bridal shower.
Photography: Philip Ficks
COLORFUL TRADITIONAL TEXTILES ARE THE NEW BURLAP
Color and patterns are making a come back!