Top Wedding Trends 2016


October 26, 2016

Couture Colorado

I am thrilled to share a few of my favorite wedding trends on Channel 2's Colorado Best Morning Show back in Feburary. As promised, here is the complete list of my top 20 wedding trends for 2016. Thank you to Blue Bridal, Swank Stems, Whimsy Design, Four 13 Designs, Event Rents, Bella Bridesmaids, and Honey B for sharing your expertise and wedding trends on Channel 2's Colorado Best Morning Show on Tuesday, February 2nd. 1. Two Piece Bridal Dresses by Blue Bridal. I am in love with this trend. At Blue, they have 5-6 different tops and skirts for you to mix and match. The end result is always stylish!

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2. Saturated Color Palette. Move over cream and blush. Deep reds, pinks, greens are stepping in the spotlight.

3. Adventure Weddings. Couples are planning a whole weekend full of fun activities and taking on more of an adventure flair when it comes to their wedding. Like taking a snow cat to their reception. The most perfect views are on top of the mountain, right?! You must check out Telluride Resort for this. They have a perfect set up.

4. MisMatched Bridesmaids Dresses has been a trend for a few years now and will continue in 2016. This trend is simply the best. For those who have been a bridesmaid know that having one dress to fit all body types and styles of all the bridesmaids is nearly impossible. The trend is to mix it up and choose variety of different styles, shades of one hue, and even add in pattern and texture. The mix is beautiful and everyone is happy.Win. Win. The stylists at Bella Bridesmaids Denver are experts in making the perfect selections for you to have a cohesive and stylish look.

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5. Rustic Mountain Weddings. We can't talk about Colorado wedding trends without mentioning the ever so popular Rustic Mountain theme. I think we will see a bit more luxe added in with the rustic this year. 6. Food-Inspired Florals. These days, everybody is a foodie. So having food-inspired florals is only fitting. Just like these centerpieces that become your salad.

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7. Metallics. Gold has been a trend for the past couple of years. In 2016, we will see more mixing of metallics.

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8. His & Hers Cocktails. What better way to give your guests a glimpse of who you are than by serving them your favorite libations? Satellite Bars (a secondary bar) are being set up to feature these speciality cocktails.

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9. Intimate Winter Weddings. Think a ton a candles, a wood burning fireplace, and 20 of your closest family members and friends in a mountain cabin. Yep, sounds pretty perfect to me, too. Of course, Colorado has a ton of options. Check out our venue guide. 10. More Dessert, Please. A whole table of your favorite desserts is still on trend this year. Yes!
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11. Wedding Hashtag. Over half of all weddings are now using a hashtag. For those who love sharing on social media, use a custom wedding hashtag to get the most out of the day. You will love browsing through all your guests’ posts on the morning after. View our 7 tips for using a wedding hashtag. 12. Stylish Grooms. Move over brides. Grooms have taken their style up a notch with custom suites and sleek tuxes.
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13. Calligraphy is not just for addressing your envelope. It is popping up on all wedding paper goods.

14. The After Party. The formal reception is just a warm up for the after party. From renting out their fav local bar to karaoke to a rock'n' 80's band, this is a great way to continue the celebration and another chance to surprise your guests.

15. Woodland Theme. Refined rustic in the forest. Simple, green, outdoors, and perfect for Colorado.
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16. Sustainable Catering. Using organic and locally sourced food will continue to be important. More and more couples are making it a priority with their catering

17. Boho Chic. It is all about flower power and flower crowns.

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18. Canine Companions. Colorado has be the dog capital of the world. It is no surprise these best friends are making an appearance at their wedding. 19. Barn Weddings. Yes, having your wedding in a barn can be super stylish and fun. It just works.

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20. Bold Lighting. Lighting can transform your venue from uninteresting to unforgettable. Adding chandeliers, cafe lights, or a few hundred edison light bulbs can add to the ambiance. Up lighting or projection lighting can make any venue shine and spotlight elements that you would like to highlight.      

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