My Favorite Wedding Trends for 2017

Today's post is one I am suuuuuper excited about! As we head into March, I head straight in to wedding season, and I have never been more ready! The next SEVERAL months will be filled with engagement sessions, bridal sessions, and obviously weddings, too. So, in light of the wedding season being upon us, I thought I'd take a moment and just share a few of my personal FAVORITE trends for this year. 

Colors

Pastels, Pastels, Pastels. Heart eyes for like, ever. This trend is not going anywhere in 2017 and I am A-ok with that! Pastel colors can be mixed and matched and brides are using them not only in their bridesmaids' dresses, but the colors carry over so beautifully to the florals, invitation suites, table linens-ugh! I just can't get enough of this sweet and romantic color scheme!

 Photo credit: Michael Radford Photography

Photo credit: Michael Radford Photography

 Photo credit: Jose Villa Photography

Photo credit: Jose Villa Photography

Florals

I love wedding flowers, and I don't even feel bad about it. There's pretty much no other time in your entire life when you get to pick out SO MANY GORGEOUS FLOWERS to decorate a single event with, and while no, they don't last long, they will be remembered forever as one of the loveliest details of your wedding day. So, I say go for it brides- YOLO. This year's trends that I'm loving: swoon-worthy delicate blooms (garden roses, peonies, ranunculus), and sky-high centerpieces. 

 Photo credit: Melvin Gilbert Photography

Photo credit: Melvin Gilbert Photography

 Photo credit: Laura Gordon Photography

Photo credit: Laura Gordon Photography

Caligraphy

Caligraphy is going NOWHERE anytime soon. Expect to see beautiful hand lettering everywhere this year- the invitation suites, menus, cute signs, you name it! Caligraphy is here to stay!

 Photo credit: Sandra Aberg Photography 

Photo credit: Sandra Aberg Photography 

 Photo credit: Mirelle Carmichael Photography

Photo credit: Mirelle Carmichael Photography

Cakes

Doughnuts, pies, cupcakes, and cake pops all had a good run but, this year THE CAKE IS KING! Tall, multi-tiered cakes are back and bigger than ever before. There is something that just feels so elegant and timeless about a gorgeous, tiered cake, and it is officially back to being the star of the show in 2017. 

 Photo credit: Valentina Glidden Photography

Photo credit: Valentina Glidden Photography

 Photo credit: Hudson Nichols Photography

Photo credit: Hudson Nichols Photography

Food

Food. My favorite part. Seriously. Don't judge me...or do? I don't care. Ya'll---FOOD TRUCKS ARE HAPPENING AT WEDDINGS NOW. Whaaaat? Yes. I can.not.get.behind.this.enough. It is such a fun and new twist on the formal sit down dinner. This certainly won't be for everyone, nor will it make sense to do at every venue but- oh man. Just, yes!

 Photo credit: Ashley Kickliter Photography

Photo credit: Ashley Kickliter Photography

 Photo credit: Joielala Photography

Photo credit: Joielala Photography

So that's my take on 2017 wedding trends!

Let me know if I missed anything major. I can't wait to see all of my #nataliesmithbrides walk down the isle this year!! You all are going to be so gorgeous, your wedding days ALL so perfect, and I really do mean it when I say: I love, love, LOVE my job, and I have the best clients, EVER!

Cheers to your perfectly planned and Pinterest-worthy parties,

Natalie