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2020 Wedding Trends

Get inspired with this comprehensive guide to the year’s most inventive wedding trends.
Ruffles
Décor

Ruffles

When it comes to your wedding this romantic detail is for more than just your dress. Take inspiration from your bridal gown and include ruffles in every aspect of your wedding, from invitations to reception linens. Stick to nudes and neutrals for your palette to create a sultry and chic vibe.

Neo Mint
Décor

Neo Mint

This “it” colour of the year brings a breath of fresh air to all aspects of your wedding: florals, fashion, stationery, favours and gifts. This cool, peppy green pairs beautifully with deeper greens and cerulean blue shades, and of course looks crisp and clean paired with classic white. It’s easy to go green in 2020!

Neo Mint
Modern Minimalism
Décor

Modern Minimalism

When done right, minimalism can emphasize your venue and be an amazing esthetic unto itself. The right way to do this? Choose floral arrangements and decor that are artistic, chic, and meaningfully placed throughout your ceremony and reception to highlight their beauty. The less-is-more effect works when all elements flow together seamlessly to create an overall modern vibe.

Modern Minimalism
Earth Tones
Décor

Earth Tones

Nature is inspiring weddings in a new way. Instead of sticking to organic arrangements to pay homage to the planet, incorporate beautiful earth tones into your tablescape with terracotta plates and sienna linens. Sculptural florals will ensure your theme has an elevated rustic vibe.

Earth Tones
Jungle Love
Décor

Jungle Love

Animal print is having a moment, but why stick to animal print when you can have the whole jungle? Kick your wedding up a notch by incorporating the theme into the florals and decor for a vibe that’s deeply dramatic and incredibly luxe. Monstera leaves and mini pineapples come together for a lush, botanical feel that’s memorable to the max.

Jungle Love
Sustainable Florals
Flowers

Sustainable Florals

Being eco-friendly continues to be huge into 2020, and every couple will be thinking of new ways to incorporate ideas into their celebration. One way to do this is with a chic centrepiece made entirely out of paper flowers that look so real your guests won’t notice the difference. Bonus: you can keep the flowers for decades afterward to remember your special day!

Sustainable Florals
Instagram Installations
Flowers

Instagram Installations

Having a display built at your wedding locale to capture Insta-perfect moments is essential. Living and floral walls have had their day; for 2020 it’s all about creating freestanding floral structures. This incredible asymmetrical colour block is festooned with tinted baby’s breath, roses, anthurium, lisianthus, tulips, delphinium, carnations and mums—perfect for guests to strike various poses with and around.

Instagram Installations
Marigold Bouquets
Flowers

Marigold Bouquets

This is one of the biggest colours currently happening in fashion and for weddings we’re backing it as the floral shade of the year. The hue brings a hit of brilliant colour and imbues a warm, sunny mood. We especially love using it tonally in bouquets like this one, made of golden mustard roses, marigold-coloured roses, mums, ranunculus, yellow and cream strawflowers, yellow spray roses, yarrow, tansy and bunny tail grass.

Marigold Bouquets
Mini Arrangements
Flowers

Mini Arrangements

When it comes to florals for your reception table, we’re seeing mini centrepieces being huge for 2020. Darling arrangements featuring petite vases, with a mix of small and large flowers, create a big impact. Use flowers in the same hue for a chic look.

Mini Arrangements
Bold Colour
Flowers

Bold Colour

You’ll want something seriously fresh for your 2020 wedding. One way to do it is to step out of the box with your palette, and this is the year vibrant florals make a statement. Set the tone for a whimsical affair with a centrepiece that’s big and beautiful and includes all the colours of the rainbow.

Bold Colour
The Slip Dress
Style

The Slip Dress

The iconic gown made famous by Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, for her 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr., is back in a big way for 2020. An effortless and easy silhouette, this may be the most comfortable and chic bridal style of all time. Accessorize with minimal jewels and low-key beauty, finished with an audacious red lip.

The Slip Dress
Lace Up
Style

Lace Up

This trend routinely tops our list because designers continue to use this traditional bridal fabric in fresh, super-stylish designs and silhouettes. We have reimagined the breezy bohemian vibe with this sleeved lace midi paired with granny booties for a look inspired by fashion’s most exclusive ready-to-wear runways.

Lace Up
’80s Redux
Style

’80s Redux

A retro fashion revival is happening and the era of excess has returned in a major way to bridal styles. Gowns with big, bold, puffed sleeves harken back to Princess Diana’s famous 1981 wedding dress, while eye-catching headpieces add to the modern more-is-more style vibe.

’80s Redux

Dress by Ines Di Santo. Headpiece by David Dunkley Fine Millinery. Earrings by Rita Tesolin. Rings from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection. Photography by Carlyle Routh. Makeup & hair by Ashley Readings for Nudestix/Kérastase/Plutino Group. Styling by Joan Balda. Model, Annapurna at Sutherland Models.

Statement Dressing
Style

Statement Dressing

If you want something completely extraordinary for your wedding day, the dress of your dreams needs to be absolutely one-of-a-kind. Opt for a statement shade and silhouette, and most importantly, some otherworldly details like the incredible handcrafted butterflies embellishing this red-carpet-worthy gown.

Statement Dressing
Neutral Zone
Style

Neutral Zone

Bridal looks anchored by nude tones are on point for 2020. Bring this elegant bridal style to life with easy hair; no-makeup makeup that lets your natural beauty and glow shine through; and an elegant gown in a classic silhouette and fabric that reveals just enough skin.

Neutral Zone
Sequins
Style

Sequins

Who doesn’t want to sparkle on their wedding day? Bridal designers have ramped up the sparkle factor for 2020, and gowns that glitter and shimmer will make you a shining star. For a whimsical twist, we love dresses adorned with intricate iridescent sequins that create a haute holographic effect.

Sequins
Mini Cakes
Sweets & Eats

Mini Cakes

Instead of a towering confection anchoring your sweet table, treat guests to a teeny cake of their own served as a dessert course. Keep the motif simple and stylish—we love the idea of white cakes decorated with a Swiss dot pattern, which looks especially chic if it matches your dress design!

Mini Cakes
Retro Sweets
Sweets & Eats

Retro Sweets

We can think of nothing better than to give guests a nostalgic throwback with reinvented sweets that pay homage to their childhood years. Ask your cake designer to put their spin on faves such as Pop-Tarts and funfetti cookies—trust us when we say that Ruffles treats are the new Rice Krispies squares!

Retro Sweets
Mobile Bars
Sweets & Eats

Mobile Bars

Forget food trucks, the mobile bar are the coolest activation you can have at your 2020 wedding! We love the idea of a converted vintage bar like this one (also it’s highly Instagrammable!) to add a little whimsy to your outdoor or backyard wedding. You can choose to have your favourite spirits on tap—bubby, wine, beer or mocktails–and also serve up some custom libations.

Mobile Bars
Fault Line Cakes
Sweets & Eats

Fault Line Cakes

This is the perfect cake if you want a traditional feel with a subtle twist. It’s all in the details with this confection, inspired by a geological fault line. Two thickly iced cake layers are separated by a thin strip of icing decorated with sugar pearls and buttercream rosettes, which lets the simply iced areas highlight the fault line’s beautifully stunning design.

Fault Line Cakes
Grazing Table
Sweets & Eats

Grazing Table

If your guests go mad for charcuterie, then having a savoury spread to feed all the guests for your wedding is something you’ll definitely want to consider. Think charcuterie board but 10 times bigger, with large, bold baguettes, a selection of meats and cheeses, and exotic offerings such as octopus, for a dramatic display that guests will talk about forever—after they’ve devoured it!

Grazing Table