2019 Wedding Trends

It’s hard to believe but the 2019 bridal season is already well on its way! Even though we’ve been in the wedding business since 2003, we know never to get too comfortable. Not only is each and every bride unique, so are the wedding trends for each year!

Are you a new bride? If so, here are the top 5, 2019 wedding trends that you won’t want to miss (also…congratulations because OMG you’re getting married ☺!!!).

1.  Grand floral installations

Photo Cred:  Express

Photo Cred: Express

If you happened to be able to tune into the last royal wedding, you might remember the striking extravagant floral arch at St. George’s Chapel. Floral installations are wonderful way to add natural beauty to your wedding. These show stoppers are sure to make a big impact.

2.  Dramatic lighting 

From amber up lighting to monograms, professional lighting has taken center stage in 2019 weddings. We love monogram lights in particular because not only are they a great way to customize your event, they are also budget friendly way to make a huge impact! (lighting done by Ambient Media)

3. Dark and moody color schemes

While neutrals continue to be a popular choice, we are seeing a new trend emerge as brides opt for darker decadent hues. Rich and deep greens, purples, and reds are the perfect way to communicate elegance and warmth to all of your guests to make them feel like the truly honored guests they are.

4. Statement cakes


Photo cred:  Bonnie Brunt Cakes

Photo cred: Bonnie Brunt Cakes

What exactly is a statement cake? It’s certainly not an ordinary cake. These cakes feature attention-grabbing layers that pop thanks to bright colors, metallics, and more. We are in love with this one from Bonnie Brunt Cakes here in Columbia, SC! (Check out our other favorite local vendors)

5.  Branding your wedding 

Photo cred:  By farr

Photo cred: By farr

From invitations, to place settings, we are seeing couples start to really brand their weddings by using either a monogram, or the same fonts and colors on details big and small in their wedding!

As trends come and go, we are here to support our brides year after year. Ariel’s Special Events we love helping ladies make their unique wedding dreams, a reality. Schedule your visit today!