21 Feb Hottest Wedding Trends for 2015
We don’t have a crystal ball but we do have our pulse on what’s hot in the world of weddings. From Wild West weddings on the ranch to bridal jumpsuits and GoPro wedding videos, The Knot has come up with their list of what’s new for 2015, and we thought this week would be the perfect time for a sneak peek.
Wild West Weddings
Weddings are headed west — at least in style and design. The big theme of the year is inspired by ranches and lots of leather accents. The details are personal and elevated, but the party has a fun, relaxed vibe.
Peace, Love and Macrame
If your style is totally laid-back and casual, use boho-chic music festivals, like Coachella, to inspire your wedding. Think: a backyard or open-field setting, complete with kitschy details like striped tepees, cocktail hour lounges and picnic-style dining.
Drone Wedding Photos and GoPro Videos
If you want a view of your wedding from every angle imaginable then try this trend. Some photographers are getting in on the action by using drones to capture aerial shots, like the view of your ceremony from overhead and the amazing scenery. Videographers are doing it too by bringing along GoPro cameras to the wedding in addition to their video cameras.
Bridesmaids Are Off the Hook — There’s An App for That!
You don’t need to get all of your bridesmaids together to tie bows on wedding favors anymore. Instead, lots of couples are enlisting wedding planning help through apps like TaskRabbit to take on any small to-dos, TouristEye to help plan the honeymoon itinerary, and The Knot Wedding Planner app to find and get in touch with all of the right wedding pros.
Food and drink are taking center stage at weddings this year in an outrageous way. We’re talking hanging salad stations, doughnut dessert walls that double as escort cards and beer-garden-inspired stations, complete with beer steins made of ice.
Bridal Jumpsuits and Statement-Making Separates
This season’s runway wedding dress designs are more playful and dressed down. Jumpsuits, separates and menswear-inspired styles, like ones by Houghton, Delphine Manivet and Theia are giving the traditional bridal look a new edge that’s a bit celebrity inspired.
Unexpected Wedding Venues
More couples will look to unexpected spots for their wedding venue, like castles, private estates, museums and even caves (yep, you read that right).
Royal Color Palettes
Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year, set the tone for 2015’s wedding hues. It’s a rich wine red that’s sophisticated, stylish and versatile.
The Third Dress
Why have one dress when you can have three? We’ve heard of brides changing their dress for the reception or late night for the after-party. Now, a few fashion-forward brides are actually choosing three different gowns for each part of the day.
A White-Glove Comeback
Casual weddings have reigned for the past five-plus years. But some couples are taking their wedding style in the very opposite direction with lots of opulent details, like a champagne tower, multitier cake and dramatic entrance.
For a video overview of these trends, Anja Winikka from TheKnot.com made a recent appearance with Hoda and Jenna.