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Decor Trends to Transform Your Venue

Decor Trends to Transform Your Venue

When it comes to wedding style, the décor is an essential part of creating the atmosphere you desire for your special day. From romantic and whimsical to modern and sophisticated, there are endless ways to make your wedding venue unique and memorable. Here, we'll explore the top décor trends that will help you transform your wedding venue and make your celebration one-of-a-kind.


vibrant flowers and white swagged draping at San Clemente Shore, CA


Rustic Elegance

If you’re planning your big day and searching for decorating ideas that are timeless yet trend-forward, look no further than rustic elegance. This ever-popular wedding theme can be applied to any type of venue – from outdoor barns to lavish country clubs – and instantly infuses a venue with natural beauty and charm. When it comes to wedding decorations, you’ll want to focus on combining the modern with the rustic to bring together a truly special atmosphere. To start, opt for simple elements like distressed wood furniture, mason jar accents, and white linens. You can also add a touch of sparkle with silver or gold candle holders, glassware, and other metallic details. As for your overall color palette, try incorporating earthy tones such as soft green and muted grey for a subtle, elegant finish. Whatever décor you choose, rustic elegance will always make for a beautiful wedding day.



simplicity itself with silver birch arch at Boulder Creek, CO


Industrial Glam

If you’re looking to add a modern twist to your wedding, industrial glam decorating ideas are an ideal way to create an edgy and stylish atmosphere. This unique wedding theme utilizes raw industrial materials like exposed brick, metal, and wood to create a chic and industrial look that will really stand out. To really take it up a notch, think of ways to incorporate unexpected elements such as neon signs and industrial lighting. 
For your tables, go for minimalist and sleek furniture like wooden benches and raw wood chairs with metal frames. Play with different types of candles and centerpieces such as metallic lanterns, geometric shapes, and intricate vases to complete the look. Incorporate shades of black and white with some metallics for a chic yet modern appeal. 
Create a unique photo backdrop with geometric shapes, exposed brick walls, or bold prints. Let your guests capture the beauty of this wedding theme through gorgeous photos in the background.



All the florals! decadent greens with white, and blue accent theme


Bohemian Bliss

For couples wanting to make a bold statement with their wedding decorating ideas, Bohemian Bliss is the perfect wedding theme. This style of wedding decoration is all about making a statement through your use of colors and textures. You can achieve this look by incorporating a variety of colors, such as turquoise, gold, coral, and pink. Layer up textures like macramé, quilting, and crochet to create a visually interesting backdrop. Add some pops of color with fabric banners, paper lanterns, and pom-poms for an added dose of whimsy. Finish off the look with bold statement pieces like vintage rugs, wicker furniture, and dream catchers. With these elements, you can create a bohemian paradise for your wedding that will truly make an impact.



modern chic theme at Lindsay Grove, AZ


Vintage Chic

If you’re looking for a timeless wedding theme, vintage chic is the perfect choice for you. With decorating ideas that focus on antique furniture, soft hues and classic pieces, this wedding decoration style will transport you and your guests to a bygone era. To achieve a vintage-inspired look, consider using neutral colors with pastel accents, shabby chic details, and distressed finishes on your furniture and décor pieces. Hang lace curtains, use floral decorations and opt for vintage china plates and cutlery. For an extra special touch, display photos of family members who have gotten married in the past in their vintage attire. By creating a charming ambiance with vintage décor, you can make sure your wedding day is one to remember!



tropical flowers provide a burst of color in colorado


Whimsical Wonderland

Creating a whimsical wonderland at your wedding is a great way to let your imagination and creativity run wild. This popular wedding theme is all about adding a bit of fantasy and fun to your special day. From unicorns and mermaids, to bright colors and bold patterns, there are so many unique decorating ideas to consider for a truly magical wedding.
When it comes to decorating for this theme, think light, airy, and fairy-tale like. Incorporate plenty of soft pastel shades and colorful blooms, along with dreamy elements such as sparkly lights, romantic tents and canopies, and creative centerpieces. Your guests will feel like they’ve stepped into a real-life fairy-tale when you fill the venue with dreamy wedding decorations.
You can also include plenty of one-of-a-kind accents that show off your personal style. Try filling the tables with intricate teacups and teapots, or using handmade paper lanterns with illustrations of your favorite characters or characters from your favorite childhood stories. You can also add magical touches throughout the venue with giant letters or signs spelling out words like “love” and “happiness”, as well as beautiful flags and banners hung up throughout the room.
The key to creating a whimsical wonderland is to let your imagination soar. With the right mix of decorations, lighting, and accents, you can create a truly unforgettable wedding that your guests will love.



cosy up this wintertime with a vintage look


classic and traditional

A classic and traditional wedding theme can be timeless and elegant. Decorating ideas for a traditional wedding include white and ivory flowers, such as roses and lilies, with greenery like ivy, ferns, and boxwood. For reception decorations, use classic table linens and tableware. If your venue allows, add in hints of gold to give your wedding a regal look. Candles also make for a beautiful classic centerpiece. In addition to the décor, keep the traditional feel alive with a classic color palette of whites, creams, and ivories. You can choose a neutral color for the bridesmaid dresses or keep them classic with a champagne or blush hue. There are many ways to stay true to classic and traditional wedding decoration ideas while still incorporating elements of your own style to make the day special.

bring on the sunshine with hot house blooms


black tie formal

If you're looking for a classic and elegant wedding theme, black tie formal is the perfect choice. Black tie formal decorating ideas will give your venue a timeless and sophisticated look. From elegant centerpieces to intricate lighting designs, there are so many ways to create an unforgettable atmosphere. You can incorporate sparkling metallics such as gold, silver and bronze, or add a touch of modern glamour with crystal accents and lush fabrics. Create a chic focal point with an ornate mirror reflecting beautiful candles and floral arrangements. To complement the theme, consider selecting a more formal color palette like black and white, navy and grey, or navy and gold. With the right black tie formal decorating ideas, you can create an unforgettable wedding that guests will be sure to remember.



Focus on love and keep your style fresh and easy


Wedding Style:
Top Decor Trends to Transform Your Venue


Wedding décor comes in all shapes and sizes - with each couple choosing unique design accents to showcase their own personality. While wedding décor trends may come and go, we’re swooning over the latest unique trends to adorn modern-day nuptials. If you’re looking for inspiration to up the ante on your wedding aesthetic, look no further than these cute and customizable wedding décor trends.

Paper Cranes

According to Japanese legends, if you fold 1,000 paper cranes your wish will be granted. One Wedgewood Weddings couple recently incorporated delicately folded origami cranes into multiple aspects of their wedding décor - including hanging cranes at the ceremony and individual cranes at table settings. The origami crane trend not only has a magical appeal, it also a beautiful-yet-understated aesthetic to any wedding.

Paper crane wedding decor at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings
paper cranes at Stonebridge Manor // Rachel & Solomon Photography


The Cheese Cake

Not to be confused with cheesecake, cheesecakes are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to wedding cakes. By stacking wheels of cheese and adding various fruit and floral accents, you can create the appearance of a wedding cake without any of the baking. If you don’t want to forego a traditional wedding cake, consider a charcuterie table or display during your cocktail as an homage to fromage

Cheese wedding cake and charcuterie display
Consider a cheese wedding cake or charcuterie display for your wedding


Polaroid Photo Books

Polaroid cameras are having another moment - and we’re 100% here for it! The resurgence of instant cameras has made its way to weddings, adding a fun and engaging way to capture memories from your nuptials. Create a photo station (props optional but recommended) complete with cameras, film, a photo book, and Sharpies. Guests can snap funny pics and leave notes of love for the happy couple to read and enjoy after the wedding.

Polaroid Wedding Guest Book Tutorial
Polaroid wedding album DIY tutorial // Handmade and Homegrown


Macramé Backdrops

Macramé is all the rage right now, especially for boho-chic weddings. Macramé is a craft technique that uses a variety of knots to create unique, geometric patterns. Macramé design accents can be hung from wedding arches, cake tables, chair backs, and more! The best part about macramé as a wedding décor trend is that it can be used on any scale - from smaller wall hangings to oversized accent pieces.

Trendy Macrame Wedding Decor
Macramé decoration // KnitworldStore on Etsy


Upcycled Centerpieces & décor

Not only are upcycled design accents perfect for a shabby-chic wedding, but they are also eco-friendly. For centerpieces, we love the concept of stacking books from a thrift store or arranging an assortment of glass (vases, mason jars, candle holders) for a one-of-a-kind look. A glass windowpane in a wood frame can also be repurposed to create a beautiful seating assignment display. With a keen eye and a little imagination, the possibilities are endless when it comes to upcycled décor. 

upcycle bottles and books for vintage wedding centerpieces
Thrift stores are a great resource for finding unique wedding décor
we love these vintage books and antique bottles


Edible Flowers

Some flowers don’t just look beautiful - they taste delicious as well! There are various edible flower options available - including borage blossoms, hibiscus, and pansies - that can be incorporated into your wedding décor. From floral frozen ice cubes and drink infusions to plating for entrées and desserts, edible flowers are a fun way to include floral accents in your wedding design outside of the traditional centerpieces and bouquets. 


Succulents as Wedding décor

Succulents are both beautiful and functional - a perfect blend when it comes to wedding décor trends! These small potted plants can be used as centerpieces, table seating assignments, and even party favors. For favors and seating assignments, a beautiful shelf can be used to elevate the succulent display. After the wedding, guests will love caring their succulents and watching them grow.

Succulent wedding favors at Boulder Ridge by Wedgewood Weddings
Succulent wedding favors at Boulder RIDGE // Lynn Lewis Photography


With love always in bloom, we look forward to seeing more unique wedding décor trends sprout up at future weddings! What décor trends are you loving this season?

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