My 5 Favorite Wedding Trends (and who's doing them best)

Posted by Bella's Fine Jewelers on Feb 18, 2019 6:03:56 PM
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Scrolling through my Instagram feed I have noticed a shift in 2019 wedding trends.  In the past few years wedding style has drifted from boho chic to rustic romantic and vintage to ethereal.  This year, while wedding trends continue taking a unique path, I am noticing a greater movement toward artistry, authenticity, and celebrating the place and season of the celebration.  Here are my five favorite wedding trends on Instagram and the wedding artists, designers, and vendors I enjoy following the most!  

 



 

1. Out-of-the-box Florals

Recently I have seen an uptick in the use of non-traditional florals.  By using locally sourced materials not only do you add authenticity to your decor, but you are also making and environmentally conscious decisions to source locally.  Plus, this calls for some amazing applications of floral decor, including low greenery table runners and dramatic hanging florals.  Here are a few examples that I love:

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Image Source: Historic Cedarwoods  
Florals, Styling, Location: Historic Cedarwoods 
Photographer: Jordan Voth
Happy Couple: Edie and Logan

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Image Source: Historic Cedarwoods  
Florals, Styling, Location: Historic Cedarwoods 
Photographer: Teale Photography
Happy Couple: Tiffany and Andrew

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Planner & Stylist: Anne Laure 
Photographer: Irene Fucci
Videography: Giorgio Guerrieri
Wedding Dress: Laure de Sagazan
Groom’s Attire: May Faber
Hair: Michela  Backstage on Air
Make up: Giò MakeUp
Floral Design: Flò Design
Wedding Cake: Qualcosa di Dolce
Stationery: Grigiocielo Studio

 

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Ceremony Venue: Rollins Mansion
Rentals: Pella Rentals
Hair: The Art Salon
Wedding Dress: Pure Bridal Iowa
Submitted to Chic Vintage Brides: Matchology

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Photography: Madeline Druce
Venue: Laurens Hall, North Melbourne, Victoria
Styling: Lettuce & Co
Floral Design: Loose Leaf
Stationery: Lenny Sunday
Videography: Nigel Rungen
Wedding Cake: Sweet Bakes
Hair: UVA Salon
Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Groom’s Attire: Oscar Hunt That Dapper Chap
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaids Dresses: Grace Loves Lace
Catering: Fresh Fork
Entertainment: Baker Boys
Celebrant: Kim McClelland

 

 

2. Art Printed Materials

I have also noticed that printed wedding materials tend to be less formulaic, giving way to a greater sense of artistry and creativity.  My favorite company, Designs in Paper is a creative genius at using watercolor and illustrations to customize their printed materials; telling the story of the couple and their big day. Be sure to checkout their Facebook and Instagram to see all their beautiful new creations!

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3. Universal Wedding Bands

A number of factors play into the rise of simple wedding bands.  First, we see many brides still opting for the double wedding band trend (think ring guards).  Not only does this trend give balance, symmetry, and an extra punch of sparkle to your wedding set, it also helps protect the engagement ring from getting bumped and banged.  Second, many brides are opting for non-traditional engagement rings including gemstone wedding rings and vintage style cocktail rings.  When you have a bold engagement ring, it's best not to add to much visual competition to the set.  A simple gold or diamond band will bring contrast to the set and ensure the engagement ring still 'pops.' Here are my favorite universal wedding bands in the collection:

 

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4. Statement Cake

Step aside naked cakes, statement cakes have arrived!  These bold cake designs are opulent centerpieces that are almost too pretty to eat.  Some of my favorites are bold monochromatic towering designs and richly colored designs that catch the eye!  Do you have a favorite?  Comment below and let me know.

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Wedding Cake Designer: Ron Ben-Isreal

 

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Wedding Cake Designer: Commonwealth Cake Company

 

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Wedding Cake Designer: Commonwealth Cake Company

 

5. Defined Fashion

Today's wedding gowns are far from cookie cutter, they include bold and statuesque designs, regal gowns, and ethereal dresses adorned with fluid sheer overlays giving intricate lace underlays a soft fluid nature that calls to mind a romantic dream.  Keep an eye out for bold bows, splashes of color (both bold and subtle), geometric elements, and daring deep necklines.  Here are just a few from my favorite designs including dresses by Kelly FaetiniGemy MaaloufRivini by Rita Vinieris, and Carol Hannah.  If you're getting married, you need to be following these unique designers, they will give you endless inspiration to think bold and be true to your unique style!

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Wedding Gown Designer: Kelly Faetini

 

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Wedding Gown Designer: Gemy Maalouf

 

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Wedding Gown Designer: Rivini by Rita Vinieris

 

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Wedding Gown Designer: Carol Hannah

 

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