2018 Wedding Decor & Design Trends

Posted on 05/1/18
WinMock at Kinderton Wedding Decor
Planning & Design: Rebecca Rose Events // Photographer: Jake + Heather // Florist: Rebecca Rose Creative // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton // Linen Rentals: La Tavola // Chairs, China, Glassware, Flatware: Classic Event Rental

 

2018 is all about creating extraordinary wedding experiences that are personal, intimate, meticulously designed, and absolutely unforgettable! Couples are going all out to create designs that are immersive, elaborately styled, richly layered, and totally “Instagram-worthy.”

But this year’s decor isn’t just a feast for the eyes. Each element is deeply personal, chosen with care to tell the story of your life together and to celebrate friends and family who come together on your big day.

Let’s dive into the biggest wedding decor trends we’re seeing this year!

 

Photographer: j&a photography // Rentals: The Prettiest Pieces // Floral Designer: Green Bee Floral Designs // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton Granary // Caterer: Providence Restaurant & Catering

 

Theme? It’s all about the “Vibe” and making wedding decor personal.

Planning a wedding is no longer about merely picking a color palette or landing on a theme. Every choice has significance, and the event is planned around a specific “vibe” or mood.

Are you and your fiancé really into sustainable farming? Are you painters, surfers, dog trainers, rock climbers, or pizza connoisseurs?

Whatever makes you unique, be sure to incorporate personal touches that put your individuality, quirks, and interests on center stage. Our brides and grooms delight in finding special ways to place pieces of themselves into their big day – down to the favors, table settings, place cards, and food.

 

WinMock at Kinderton wedding table decor with mini succulents
Photographer: j&a photography // Rentals: The Prettiest Pieces // Floral Designer: Green Bee Floral Designs // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton Granary // Caterer: Providence Restaurant & Catering

 

Upscale, elegant, rustic wedding decor

Organic, luxurious, and natural materials are on trend for 2018, and we are seeing a huge demand for upscale decor and furnishings made from finely handcrafted wood, metal, and stone. Alongside cascading greenery, this mix of natural textures puts a refined twist on the traditional barn wedding. Think: “Rustic 2.0,” with features that are more elegant, put together, and classically styled. The look is classy yet comfortable, and retains a woodsy, down-home charm.

 

Photographer: j&a photography

 

A blend of bold and traditional colors

In many areas of design, this year is about big, vibrant, saturated color. But while many couples relish bright pops and bold choices, classic hues remain go-to colors for this year’s weddings.

Blush pinks, dusty blues, and slate grays are very in, as are metallic accents like gold, rose gold, and copper.

Fortunately, both edgy and classic motifs work perfectly set against a backdrop of classic neutrals, creams, and transparent elements.

 

WinMock at Kinderton table setting for a wedding

Organic place settings for wedding, with springs of herbs and ornate flowers
Photographer: Lauren Jolly Photography // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton Loft

 

Texture and transparency

Wedding decor in 2018 is lush, layered, and a feast for the eyes with to-die-for textures and details.

Layers meet in a blend of adventurous materials, textured linens, dimensional centerpieces, greenery, lighting, and elaborately styled decor. Nothing is plain or flat. There is dimension and interest in every detail.

Translucent and transparent elements are hugely popular, adding glitz and luxury without overwhelming finer details. Look for opportunities to include cut-outs, glass pieces, mirrored surfaces, acrylic signage, transparent drapery, and paper crafts!

 

Semi-transparent wedding signage covered in elaborate blooms
Photography: Click Away Photography // Blooms by: Green Bee Floral Designs // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton

Installations – Go big or go home!

Large and striking installations and centerpieces continue to be popular, so couples are amping up the WOW factor with dramatic backdrops, dangling lights, geometric centerpieces, intricate latticework, and hanging greenery.

Jaw-dropping floral arrangements are a must – whether freestanding, hovering overhead, or twining up into the rafters. Overhead decor is very popular, elevating the space and the design into something truly spectacular.

In addition to elaborate hanging greenery, look for creative lighting fixtures, streamers, curtains, signs, and art installations made from unusual materials.

 

Hanging greenery and candle votives above a wedding reception table
Photography by: Mark Potter Photography // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton Granary

 

Table arrangements

Weddings in 2018 are about bringing people together, and that extends to the seating arrangements, too! Instead of clusters of smaller tables, couples and their guests are opting for tighter table arrangements. Think one or two long tables rather than spread out seating all across the room.

And when decorating your tables, go all out! Full and elegant table settings are very popular, complete with upgraded, textured linens and multiple layers of chargers, plates, unique linens, table runners, menu cards, and more.

For centerpieces, unique presentations of organic greenery are hugely popular. However, we’re seeing more and more non-floral centerpieces that put a unique twist on the traditional.

 

Lofty floral centerpieces for wedding reception tables
Planning & Design: Rebecca Rose Events // Photographer: Jake + Heather // Florist: Rebecca Rose Creative // Venue: WinMock at Kinderton // Linen Rentals: La Tavola // Chairs, China, Glassware, Flatware: Classic Event Rental

 

Bringing it all together – The return of the wedding planner!

Between picking a theme, planning out decor, creating unique tablescapes, and designing floral arrangements… there’s so much to do! To keep the whole event as seamless and stress-free as possible, couples are turning once more to professional wedding planners and coordinators. We LOVE to see wedding planners (or even month-of or week-of coordinators) and find that it makes a huge difference in the success of the event and overall stress-level of our clients.

Experienced planners know how to pull everything together for your big day and make it look easy! Plus, they know exactly what’s on trend and can elevate a your ideas into a masterpiece of a wedding that’s all about YOU.

Our event director works closely with each couple’s wedding planner to ensure a seamless partnership. Together, we help your vision come to life and make sure your wedding is truly unique, SUPER fun, and totally unforgettable.

 

Photography: Jim Trice Photography

 


 

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