5 Upcoming Summer Wedding Trends to Watch

shutterstock_143579107While weddings are beloved for their traditions, sometimes breaking away from tradition can be a more compelling experience. Times change, and so do looks and styles. If you’re planning a summer wedding, consider these five styles and trends for 2015:

1. Chalkboard Art and Accents

The chalkboard has begun showing up in wedding decor and photography, from invitation design to reception accents and photography props. Graphic design made to look like white chalk text on a black or dark green chalkboard can give wedding invitations and signs an elegant, impactful look. Actual chalkboards are bring used to write messages to the bride and groom in group photos; you might also consider hiring a chalkboard artist to make a special piece for your reception.

2. Soft Pastel Dresses

While it’s tradition for the bride to wear white, one of this year’s trends is very subtle pastels instead of white wedding dresses. Barely-there shades of blush, peach and salmon can make a statement. If a colored wedding dress is too much of a departure, antique white or ivory fabric might make this trend more appealing. Delicate accent flowers like white daisies and hydrangea can be perfect for your wedding bouquets.

Country wheat accent

Country wheat accent

3. Country Charm

While polished elegance has trended in weddings in the past, this have given way to more informal, almost bohemian styles and accents. More informal decor can set the tone for a beautiful event, complete with wildflower bouquets and centerpieces, an outdoor reception and lots of rustic and natural touches.

4. An Eco-Friendly Ethos

A natural extension of less formal decor and flower accents is planning a wedding with the environment in mind. Using natural, organic and recycled materials can help keep your wedding “green.” Some couples are even serving local meats and produce for a farm-to-table meal and a more sustainable catering solution.

5. Go Bold

Bright orchids

Bright orchids

While pastels are one possible trend for your wedding this year, if you want a bolder effect, bold colors are at the other end of the spectrum. Striking bridesmaids dresses make a statement, and your flower choices can follow suit. Brightly-colored roses can help to carry your bold color theme, and orchids are another trending wedding flower that brings bold, impactful accents.

Your wedding is a major life event, and creating a memorable atmosphere can help you to truly make it your own. Consider these five summer wedding trends when planning your wedding this year, and contact Griffin’s Floral Design for flower inspiration.