What’s Trending in Weddings in 2019?

As one year ends and another begins, we always like to pause and reflect on the many weddings we have styled, planned, and enjoyed over the previous 12 months. This allows us to reexamine what we liked and loved, plus it also encourages us to think ahead toward the new year and the trends we hope to see more during our next wedding season.

The trend we saw the most in 2018 is also the same one we expect to see more often in 2019: personalized weddings.

While photos with your wedding party are a must, ones with your favorite furry family members also can be incorporated! | Photo by Love Me Do

Now more than ever, we’re finding couples are not as interested in incorporating one specific style or detail into their weddings. Instead, most are much more interested in a broader concept. They want to create a celebration that shares the story of their relationship; they want to design a tangible experience for their guests that feels like them. And, we’re on board.

While this may look like a pasture, we built a paddock just for the wedding day in our bride’s backyard. Caroline, an accomplished equestrian, knew her day would not be complete without a horse or two to make the day special for her and her guests! | Photo by Paper Antler

Our team has never been one to advise clients to be for or against a particular style or idea. We hold fast in our belief that what is trending may not make sense for your wedding day, and that’s okay. It shouldn’t. Your wedding day is yours to create, and your journey together is what makes your wedding day unique, not the fact that you included all of the most popular concepts and details. And, who is to say those concepts and ideas match your own individual style?

Dinner tables and traditional seating were replaced with lounge vignettes and even a teepee! Guests enjoyed grazing stations and dined throughout the night under the stars.

Photos by Paper Antler

Creating a wedding day that feels personalized to you and your love requires a much deeper look into your relationship. The concept involves working in tandem with your team of wedding professionals to design each and every touch point for your celebration. We have examined everything with past couples from ways in which we can honor your family’s traditions to how we can incorporate your pet. The result is a design that feels unique, and the concept always overflows into your stationery, flowers, venue choice, menu, dessert, entertainment, and more.

Circus themed wedding- complete with rotating acts between course. A contortionist before dinner! | Photo by Love Me Do

We believe in pushing creative boundaries and jumping outside of the box for our couples if that’s what they desire. However, we also believe in bringing the concepts to life that you love…even if we’ve seen and experienced them before. We plan weddings all year. This is likely your first experience planning one of your own.

Seeing your vision come to life – best reaction ever! | Photo by Sarah DiCicco

As Owner and Weddings Director Susan Norcross noted to Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, “Feeling like something is in or out is silly and a lot of pressure. If something will bring you joy, then have it. No one is going to look back in 20 years and tell you the wedding was the best thing ever or the worst over a doughnut wall.”

Cake not your thing? Try a dessert that you love. Mini Popsicles were a huge hit for this outdoor fete. | Photo by Paper Antler

We want your guests to look back on your wedding day weeks, months, and years after and say it was unforgettable because you created a celebration that offered a peek into the life you share together. Your wedding day should incorporate all of the things you like, doughnut walls included, because you enjoy them, not the trends that will come and go with time.


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