As couples continue to pare down their wedding decor with a “quality vs. quantity” mindset, they’re also going back to the basics. Cue the timeless taper candles! These long candles, which might have felt too formal or old-school for modern couples in years past, are no doubt one of the top 2019 wedding decor trends. Pair your tapers with mismatched vintage candlesticks for an eclectically romantic effect.
For 2019, the newest take on boho chic style is less about flower crowns and crop top dresses, and more about earthy elements with a heavy focus on neutral color palettes — whether that means having a desert wedding or eloping in the middle of a secluded forest. The grass naturally has a soft brown hue, which automatically gives it an ethereal vibe, but it can also be dyed.
Dark and Edgy Color Palettes
Since moodier accents are in direct contrast with the romantic blush décor, soft textures, and bright photography that’s dominated the wedding scene in recent years.
Return to Classic
While modern, edgy wedding décor is certainly on the rise, there are plenty of couples who want to bring back traditional design elements.
Statement Wedding Cakes
Dessert displays with an assortment of treats dominated the wedding scene in 2018, but more and more couples are “trending back towards splurging on one big focal statement cake instead.”
Royal Wedding-Inspired Flower Décor
It’ll be interesting to see how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding inspires the nuptials of the future. The couple’s larger-than-life floral installations will be a main source of influence.
Vellum Paper Goods
These almost-sheer paper accents are ones to watch for in 2019. We used vellum in an assortment of ways—calligraphed for escort cards, as an overlay for invitations, and as envelopes with beautiful hand-drawn artwork on the inside.
Ceremonies in the Round
The ceremony set-up has stayed mostly unchanged, until now. I am seeing a lot more couples embrace nontraditional ceremony arrangements. Couples are way more open to ideas like doing the ceremony in the round or a long, winding aisle.
Balloons are no longer just for kid’s parties and New Year’s Eve—they make for wonderful, celebratory décor for any event, including weddings. These types of decorations aren’t your old balloon arch from the homecoming dance.
The best part about velvet? Depending on the color you choose, it can be an all-seasons fabric. if you want to incorporate this up-and-coming trend into your 2019 wedding’s décor scheme.