Do you want to blend traditional and modern elements into your summer celebration? If so, there are several up-and-coming trends worth checking out. From boho and rustic to modern elegance, we’ve compiled a list of five summer wedding trends modern couples are head over heels for. So check out our list and see if there are any unique elements you want to include in your special day!
Boho and Rustic Vibes
Although boho and rustic-themed weddings have recently become a staple in the wedding industry, we expect to see this theme more this summer. With an eclectic and carefree ambiance from the bohemian style interwoven with earthy and woody elements from the rustic theme, many couples appreciate how these styles complement each other and highlight their personalities.
Are you thinking of leaning into the boho and rustic theme? If so, consider using an earthy color palette with metallic accents, lace and wood textures, and warm lighting. These details create an inviting atmosphere, perfect for celebrating with loved ones.
The wedding industry is no stranger to waste, with an average U.S. wedding producing about 400 pounds of garbage. However, many modern couples want to change this reality by adopting eco-friendly celebrations. From serving organic food and selecting locally sourced florals, this trend is good for the planet and easy to implement.
Key elements of sustainable weddings include environmentally-friendly vendors, sustainable décor, second-hand options, and digital invites. You can also book a green venue that uses renewable energy and actively reduces waste.
In addition, sustainable fashion is making a splash this summer with an increased interest in ethically-made suits and dress rentals, a choice that pairs well with the boho rustic theme.
Non-traditional venues are another big trend this summer with the popularity of unique event spaces, like botanical gardens, museums, and private homes. Opting for a non-conventional event space allows you to cater to your theme and immerse guests in a memorable experience.
For instance, if you have a rustic theme, you can host at a farm, or if you’re a wine lover, you can tie the knot in a vineyard. With many fun options, you can go off the beaten path and pick a distinctive venue that matches your vibe.
We’ve witnessed plenty of classic weddings over the years, but now we’re seeing a fresh spin with modern elegance. This theme lends itself to minimalism and clean lines, creating a timeless and sophisticated event. With contemporary elements, it allows modernism to shine while balancing classic features.
A typical modern elegance color palette includes white, black, pastels, or neutrals. It also incorporates gold, silver, and rose gold, accompanied by warm lighting from candles or chandeliers. As for the venue, loft spaces or art galleries pair well with this theme.
Interactive Food Stations
While plated dinners and buffets are standard options, interactive food stations are gaining traction as a fun addition to reception parties. Some examples include build-your-own taco bars, DIY mimosa stations, and charcuterie boards. You can also have a dessert bar showcasing cupcakes, macarons, and cookies, a great alternative to traditional wedding cakes. If you think your guests will get a kick out of an interactive food station, consider including one at your wedding.
Whether you try something old or something new, remember to have fun and create a celebration that highlights your relationship. Will you include some of these summer wedding trends in your upcoming event? If so, bookmark this post and share it with your partner!