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2017 Wedding Trends, Pt. 1

Getting married this year? Every couple wants to have the wedding of the year, with the “WOW” factor that all of the guests will be talking about! Weather you want to have a new take on a wedding classic, have a culinary experience, or even just be surrounded by beauty on your big day… we’ve gathered a list of hot wedding trends to look out for in 2017.

Garlands Galore

Seen the new Beauty and the Beast movie? We LOVE the garlands in the ending scene. While garlands have been on the rise the past two years, I think that 2017 will be the year of the garland! They are the perfect way to dress up your tables, decorate your ceremony arch, or add some flare to your wedding signs!

Florals: The Flower House, Photo: Eli Pitta Photography

Florals: LC Florals, Photo: Hazy Lane Studios

Florals: Huckleberry Karen Designs, Photo: Daniel Cruz Photography

And how amazing are these garlands?! 😉

Set design sketch of the castle ballroom from Disney’s live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon.

The Classic Cake

While the past few years have been dominated with cake pops, cupcakes, and dessert bars, the classic tiered wedding cake is coming back in a big way. Beautiful cakes will always be a show stopper, and the perfect way to add some style to your wedding!

Baker: Cake Delight, Photo: Gina Halferty Photography

Baker: Cake Delight, Photo: Green Vintage Photography

Photo: Daniel Cruz Photography

A Place to Lounge

If you’re looking for a way to dress up your cocktail hour space, an un-used corner of your room, or just want a fun place to hang out, consider adding a lounge area to your wedding! It’s the perfect place for guests to relax during cocktail hour, or escape to for a quick break in between dancing.

Furniture: Pleasanton Rentals, Photo: Alli Fell Photography

Furniture: American Vintage Rentals

Furniture: Pleasanton Rentals


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