Top wedding trends for 2016!

At Kristine King Events we are prepping for an exciting new year of weddings and are happy to share the top inspirations and trends! We have fun, chic and trendy new ideas for décor, flowers, cakes & more!

1. Metallic color palettes

We expect to see metallics pop up in 2016. Depending on how you bring them into your wedding ceremony or reception, they can be quite elegant and whimsical. The gold can really pop during a black-tie wedding especially as the sun sets and the candlelight mood can really make these colors shine. If you’re having a rustic barn wedding you can incorporate copper lanterns or adorn your tables with metallic table clothes or runners. 

Rose gold is also a hot trend. We will see rose gold on everything from rose/blush colored icing on wedding cakes to rose-hued signature cocktails. Napkin rings, picture frames and table linens will also adorn the same look and feel.

2. Incorporating special memories & travel

Couples love to bring elements of their hometown to their wedding or special memories from their travel abroad. It is really sweet to bring elements of places that hold special memories no matter where the actual wedding is being held. A couple who was engaged in Paris may bring vintage street lamps to light the reception, use French passports as their table numbers or even have Edith Piaf songs playing by their string quartet during cocktail hour. The goal is to have your guests feel like they're in Paris - or wherever location is close to your heart - and enjoy these small elements of a place that has brought you these fond memories.

3. Non floral centerpieces

Another hot new trend for 2016 is non-floral centerpieces for your reception. A few suggestions are potted trees, ferns, succulents, lavender sprigs and decorative leaves (such as magnolia or begonia). Cherry blossom tree branches look stunning as centerpieces. If you’re looking for a more budget friendly idea that looks just as stunning we suggest adorning bare branches with sparkly jewels or crepe-paper flowers.

4. Sparkly invitations with bold fonts

For those girly girls out there, 2016 is your year! We expect invitations that sparkle, shimmer and shine with warm tones like rose gold and copper to trend this year. The trend is showing up on stamped and foil-pressed lettering and in shimmery papers. We are also seeing multiple fonts and sizes on save-the-dates and invitations. 

5. Lots of lighting

Ambience is key when setting a romantic mood at your wedding. Most couples strive to create an intimate and warm environment for their guests. You can achieve this goal effortlessly by incorporating wedding lighting. Event designers say they’ll be using more pendant lights with bare “Edison” bulbs, chandeliers (both vintage and modern) and candelabras to cast a soft glow in the new year. 

6. Naked cakes

“Naked” cakes, which are partially frosted or unfrosted and decorated with berries or fresh flowers, are a hot trend for 2016. We expect to see these cakes at both formal affairs and relaxed receptions. 

7. Memories are in the films!

Having your wedding captured on film is a MUST for 2016 brides. Couples love sharing highlights of their wedding with family and friends and what better way than to share a 1-3 minute highlight reel days after the big day! The highlights reel is something the videographers turn around soon after the celebration, while everything’s still fresh in guests’ minds. The fully edited film comes roughly a month or two later. We suggest going with Lavon Films to capture these priceless memories.