Wedding Trends of 2016//

Hey readers and fellow bloggers! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful week, I love the perfect sunny days and cooler temperatures, I could be outside all day, every day!

So I was approached to write a blog on the biggest 2016 Wedding Trends I’m seeing this season and loved that idea! I still indulge in finding all things wedding and what beautiful things people are doing this summer and fall. Wedding’s should be the perfect expression of you and your man’s personalities, and your love together.

I’ve gotta say, I am LOVING the new trends popping up. I wish I could throw a vow renewal already just so I could use them. So you’re all invited to our 6 month vow renewal/I just wanted to throw another beautiful wedding party. HA! I wish!

So let’s get started ladies, here’s all things 2016…

Greenery is the New Flower

This is one of my FAVORITE new trends. This greenery look is usually paired with a very nude color scheme of creams or whites, and green everything! These types of weddings, done right can make the guests feel like they’re in a different time. It’s whimsical, and magical. Sweet, and subtle, but luscious at the same time.


This table scheme is the perfect example of this trend done right. The gold silverware accents, succulent place card holders, and candles scattered throughout creates the perfect fairytale setting for new love and marriage. 

Here are a few more pictures I found that show the beauty:


Wedding Cakes Meet Metallics

The hottest wedding cake trend last season was the naked cake, and with the right type of wedding it’s still hot! I think they’re still perfect for outdoor weddings, but I CANNOT get over this new metallic trend! These cakes are so beautiful that I almost don’t want to eat them. HA! Just kidding, wedding cake is one of my favorite things on earth!

Just check out these different colors, and styles…


What’s my favorite part about this trend you ask?! The creativity! All these cakes are SO different and you can tell they match all different types of wedding personalities. The last one’s my fave, best boho wedding cake I’ve ever seen! 

When Sparkles and Neutrals Come Together

The last trend I feel everyone needs to know about is the combination of sparkle everything with a very nude, neutral pallet. I had bits of this scattered through my own wedding. I love the neutral white table cloths with bursts of sparkle within the vases, plates, and flowers. The best part of this trend, in my opinion, is the bridesmaid’s dresses! SEQUIN EVERYTHING! Paired with their nude flowers, it’s a photographer’s dream!

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Most of the time with this trend you’ll see the more nude color scheme with creams, light tans, or whites, but I love this last picture with the girls in a very light blush. If you want a bit more color that’s the perfect way to go! With the white roses, it’s the perfect pair! 

Also, Ladies, Check out this great website for all your wedding invitation needs! 

I hope you all enjoyed the trends and day dreaming! Even the married women I know can love on these looks!



Wedding Design//

I hope everyone is enjoying their memorial day weekend! I spent my afternoon boating with the parents and trying to soak in as much rays as possible. Our family lives for summer sunshine and long days on the water!

This week has been an absolute blast as we re-live our wedding through all our pictures. Our very talented photographer, Arielle Peters, also happens to be my very sweet cousin-in-law and we were incredibly blessed to have such talent for our special day! Seriously, if you want her info let me know, she’s the best, in my very biased opinion!

One thing I’ve been wanting to do since the planning of our wedding is see how all my decor ideas and visions finally came together for the big day, and honestly it was EXACTLY how I saw it in my head! It’s always great when that happens isn’t it? Today I wanted to show off the elements I used!

Side Note: If anyone is interested in hiring me to help with a wedding coming up- Contact me! I would love to build my portfolio and help anyone that finds designing the challenging part. 

So here’s the 411 on all the wedding decor:

Colors: Shades of mint, gold, white, purple, hot pink

Theme: Bohemian, eclectic glam

Flowers: White Ranaculas, hot pink carnations, purple misty, babys breath, potted succulents, and fresh lilac

When I first started planning out our wedding decor I knew I wanted gold and bright colors. It was going to be spring so I knew I wanted to nice soft spring color for the girls dresses, and aqua/mint just happens to be my favorite color, so that was an easy pick! Then I simply picked complementary colors to match those two.

One of my suggestions would be not to solidify your complementary colors until you go look at flowers. I wasn’t planning on having any purple flowers in our wedding and then fell in love with these beautiful wildflowers that were all purple, so that got added! And by the way it adds to the bouquets and table arrangements I say it was the best decision I made for the decor. So don’t get hung up on the dreams in your head, because something better could come along!

Alright now the details…

  1. The Guest Tables

I knew I wanted a long farmhouse table look, with the vases scattered through out the middle lining the entire length. Once I picked white tablecloths, using the gold accent of a table runner was a no brainer to add color, but not too much. It was the perfect subtle accent.

Most of the vases I used were bought at Hobby Lobby on half off weeks, or dollar tree and spray painted. The pots for the tiny succulents were a Hobby Lobby purchase and we simply painted them gold with brushes. Spray paint was bought in bulk for these projects, but it was worth it! Lastly, the dinos! My favorite part and all because of my cute, nerdy husbands love for them. I found bags of 250 dino’s through a teacher magazine of my moms, we ordered two bags and simply spray painted them gold!

For the place settings, I was able to borrow china from a family friend’s past wedding. They had all different versions of white plain dishes and silverware so each person had a different style, but I was still able to keep the simplicity of the white. Their name tag and wedding favor dinosaur sat on top as they arrived to their seat.


2. The Guestbook and Gifts Table

This table was really fun, because I had over time collected different wall art about starting our story together to add with our engagement pictures. I used vases that were also used on the guest tables, and also added some unique elements. Our guest book was a globe I found at Hobby Lobby. Chris and I love to travel, and we though it was the perfect piece we could use in our homes for, forever. Our cards were placed in between the spokes of a gold birdcage I also found at Hobby Lobby. My favorite part was the sparkling sequin table runner that added so much glam and color to the white linens.






3. The Cake Table

The cake table is near and dear to my heart. I found the cabinet at a little shop in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis with one of my bridesmaids. It was already painted mint, and heavy as sin, and I LOVED it! As planning went on, I knew we’d use it in our home and the mint didn’t match so I decided to bring in the navy since the guys would be wearing navy to accent the girl’s mint dresses. Then I got creative and added T-Rex heads as the door knobs. I threw on another sparkly table runner, and a cute little sparkle banner and it was perfect for our delicious naked cake!



4. The Ceremony Stage

At this point on Saturday afternoon my brain was fried from putting everything together. My girls helped me a lot when putting the stage together for the ceremony the next day. The special part of it is, a lot of it was family heirlooms. The chest, the little chair, and stool were all passed down on one side of my family. We added some sweet little doily’s and more of the glam gold and flowers and it was the PERFECT mix of what I was going for.



I hope you enjoyed relishing in the beauty that is a wedding. If I could just decorate weddings and homes all the time I think I’d be in heaven!

Anyone who would like help decorating their wedding, find my contact information on the contact page! I’d love to work with you!