This wedding season was SO. MUCH. FUN. The Coronavirus threw our couples (and us) some curve balls, but we were so blessed with a wonderful end of summer and fall season full of weddings. We hosted ten weddings that were all different (and lovely!) in various ways. To close out 2020, I’m sharing ten of my favorite wedding trends from this crazy year.
Jewel Toned Florals — I’m a sucker for some pretty flowers and my love for weddings has only grown my love for flowers. We had some beautiful florals spread throughout our venue this year. I loved the jewel tones from this August wedding designed by Alexandra Pallos. I also loved these stunning arrangements designed by a very talented Mother of the Bride!
2. Personalized Hand Sanitizers — I hope in a few years we laugh about having hand sanitizer station every few feet at events, but our brides did an excellent job prioritizing guest safety while still having a great time! The personalized bottles of hand sanitizer turned some plain, sterile bottles into a pretty part of the wedding decor.
3. Stunning Veils — This isn’t just a 2020 trend, but the veil shots from our brides this year were too good not to include in this wrap up.
4. Cozy Centerpieces — Warm candle light, hammered glass, wood slabs, simple florals… I’m here for it!
5. Comfort Food — Maybe it’s just because 2020 needed some comfort food, but I loved how so many of our couples chose their favorite meals as their reception food. We saw lots of fried chicken, barbecue, and Mac and Cheese that looked like a home cooked meal.
6. Funky Favors — TOILET PAPER. I repeat, TOILET PAPER. Thank you 2020! It was so clever how this couple embraced the year they’re getting married in and spun it into a favor.
7. Mouth-watering + Manly Groom’s Cakes — This groom’s cake was the coolest cake I have ever seen, made by a very talented Mother of the Bride! She thought of everything — a pink cake to cut into for a medium rare steak and she even displayed it with salt and pepper and a streak knife. It was genius, hilarious, and meant so much to this meat-loving groom.
8. Masked Dancing — Every wedding professional everywhere is hoping this is a trend that stays with 2020, but I’m super thankful we had many (safely) packed dance floors.
9. Picturesque Driveway Photos — Our couples took advantage of our beautiful tree-lined driveway for portraits, and I’m so glad. It’s one of my favorite views on the farm and it gives a background straight out of Pinterest.
10. Outdoor Cocktail Hours — We welcomed a few bar trailers to the farm this year. These trailers helped the party extend outside, which was so important this year!