2019 Wedding Trends for a Perfect Venue

Wedding trends are like fashion – changing and evolving every year. Although you will rarely see a trend considered passé, adding something new and fresh to your wedding will make it more special and unique. Planning a wedding is both exciting and stressful so incorporating modern styles can actually be fun and help you worry less.

Regardless of if you plan a big or small reception, here are 2019 wedding trends for a perfect venue that will help you create unforgettable décor and lasting memories.

1.   Wedding colors became edgier

When you think about a wedding, it’s all about light shades of blue and pink surrounded by white. However, 2019 brings a new edgier trend for the color scheme and it’s all about darker tones which are the direct opposite of what you are used to seeing at venues. This adds elegant and sophisticated elements to your wedding ceremony thus allowing certain features to stand-out, like the flower decorations. For example, the dark gray or deep blue tablecloth will go well with white plates and silverware, as well for candle-flower centerpiece.

2.   Custom-made invitations

Nothing adds a personal touch to the wedding like a custom-made invitation which has been popular for a while now. This means you will have to hire an artist to create illustrations which can be pricey but is well worth it in the end. After all, you will have a personalized wedding invitation and a way to tell a story about how you met and got engaged. Also, you can use that artwork for other items like napkins, gift bags, and even some decorations all over the wedding venue.

3.   Present your food in a creative way

Food displays at weddings always attract a lot of attention and every guest will stop by to see what is on the menu. So, it’s a good idea to put in some effort and try different creative ways to present the food and pick their interest to try some exotic dishes. Serving food this way is one of the biggest 2019 wedding trends that will be an excellent conversation starter and inspire even the pickiest eaters like kids to have a bite. One of the most desired ways to display food is with wooden boards which are perfect to carry and serve guests during cocktails or place on the tables.

4.   Have both a band and a DJ

Having a band at the wedding certainly adds to the overall atmosphere and encourages guests to dance and sing along more. Whether you hire a tribute band, string quartet or original artists, they will need to take a break especially if you plan a long reception. In that case, it’s best to hire a band and a DJ to have the music playing at all times so the people would dance as much as they want to and enjoy themselves. Just make sure to discuss what kind of music you want DJ to play and whether they will accept song wishes from the guests before their performance.

5.   Big statement cake is back

2019 wedding trends brought back one of the favorite features and that is a big statement cake which was replaced with assortments of treats in the last couple of years. And now, the cake is brighter and larger than ever with fondants of different colors like soft gray, gold and warm bronze. The idea is to turn the cake into a focal point and put it on display so everything surrounding it is a spectacle intended to impress and entertain.

6.   Play with photography

Wedding photographers taking photos during the ceremony is still trendy. They are constantly improving and tend to keep up with the latest photo trends so you can have your most precious memories captured in a best way. If you’d like to have fun, there is also something extra to the practice. Create a photo booth area where your guests can stop by and have their picture taken in an entertaining way. For example, make printed cardboard cutouts of yourselves and have guests take pictures with you that way. Or, hang props from trees like different picture frames and funny hats since it’s a convenient way to give people more than one option.

7.   Larger than life floral installations

It’s impossible to imagine a wedding without flowers, even the artificial ones or at least petals scattered on the ground. And this year, it’s all about having a huge floral arc at the entrance which will give the ceremony a more festive look. It can be white roses inserted among the rich, green leaves or curtain decorated with pink, lavender and orange flowers hanging on both sides of your front door. For those sparing no expense, a flower tunnel leading to the reception area will be a nice way to welcome your guests to the wedding.

Finally

Saying “I do” is a special moment in your life and these 2019 wedding trends will give you a perfect venue. Combine them with what you like or use them as an inspiration to create something uniquely yours so that in the end you have fun with your guests while making lasting memories.

 

 

 

50 Photos To Take With Your Children

9370_627723203924438_135862117_nI have actually used this list to take a few of these photos. Some can be very dramatic. My wife and I took a photo of our hands and rings in front of her wedding dress and we took pictures of our children with our hands with theirs and also our hands together over time. It shows our age as wrinkles and rough skin show over time but it still shows the love we had is still there just like it was over a decade ago.

Some of these are a bit special and you may not even think about taking pictures of these special moments – but why not? So many people focus on taking pictures of just the special events like birthdays, Christmas, sporting event, choir, etc. But why not take pictures of your kids sleeping and of you both eating ice cream, or of them eating something messy and allowing kids to be kids.

I recently purchased a cell phone that can take really good photographs so when i am out and about (especially with the kids) I can take photos of them doing what kids do. Photos even in a store capturing a special moment can be a great picture.

…. and one of the best reasons to have a digital camera is that you can take several photos – come on – you are not wasting anything. We always take about five of each posed photo and I am known to take photos in succession. Then when you upload them on the computer you can delete ones that are not just right. Also keep your photos that arnt just right in a yearly ‘bloopers’ file. These can be really entertaining made into a ‘bloopers’ slideshow for everyone to watch.

Love this picture of a newborn with the Dad's and Mom's hands to either side and their rings placed on the toes of the wee one. A true symbol of their love.

Love this picture of a newborn with the Dad’s and Mom’s hands to either side and their rings placed on the toes of the wee one. A true symbol of their love.