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Hot Wedding Trends for 2016

2016 will be a great year for weddings.  In the recent past, we’ve seen brides and grooms rush to create their own version of the royal wedding or pull ideas straight from Pinterest boards.  But as we start 2016, couples are breaking from traditions and striking out on their own.  They want a wedding that shows off their unique style and personality.  They want to move away from anything that will make them look or feel dated.  With that in mind, let’s review some of the hottest trends to look forward to in 2016.


Metallics are always versatile.  No matter the venue or theme, designers across the country say rose gold will show up on everything from rings to table linens.  This colour even makes its way into food and drink, with shiny blush icings on desserts and rose-hued cocktails.  One metallic that is on the decline, however, is silver.  Depending on how you incorporate this colour palette into your wedding, metallics can be elegant, ethereal and even pick up on elements of nature.

The Local Destination Wedding

With this recent wedding trend finds couples incorporating elements of places that hold special memories for them, no matter where the actual wedding is taking place.  For examples, couples who were engaged in a special city like Paris, may bring elements from the city of lights into the wedding decor.  The idea with this trend is to make guests feel that they have changed locations without actually going anywhere.  This way you get to have all of your loved ones feel the joy that this special place brings to your heart.


The key to setting the ambiance in any room is lighting.  Today, many couples are looking for a romantic, intimate feel for their wedding reception.  A really simple way to accomplish this is through lighting.  For a more casual affair, designers are using bare Edison bulbs where chandeliers and candelabras are used a grander more elegant settings.

Seating Arrangements

Many couples are moving away from the traditional round tables used at banquet halls.  This type of seating arrangement can feel informal and too much like you are attending a corporate event.  Instead, many people are opting to use very long rectangular or “king” tables or a mix or long rectangular tables with smaller round and square tables.  While dinner seating is very important, you shouldn’t overlook cocktail and after-party seating.  For those parts of the wedding, lounge ares are a great place for your guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company.


Stylish yet simple will be the trend in florals for 2016.  Couples are increasing looking to incorporate local elements into their wedding and flowers are just the way to do it.  Arrangements that feature whatever is in season and a mix of local flowers are gaining in popularity.  Many couples are looking for freshly picked blooms and prefer a natural or “wild” look.  These types of free-form bouquets and centrepieces often include a combination of big and small blooms in more than one colour.

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