Cool wedding details all brides in 2015 should incorporate into their big day

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For most, the start of a new year means resolutions and goals and maybe even hitting the gym again after that indulgent holiday season. Here at Wedding Party our favorite part of the new year is looking at all the fabulous trends coming out this year. We’re making our predictions for cool wedding details in 2015 and we’re getting very excited to see a lot of lovely couples incorporate them into their celebrations. Some of these trends make big statements on a small budget, and some of them make life just a little sweeter for all your guests. We can’t get enough of rose gold and eucalyptus and we can’t wait to see lots more this year!

 Hanging Florals

Cassidy Carson

Cassidy Carson via Snippet & Ink

There is something instantly dramatic about floral installations hanging above your tables. We’ve seen them done with round or rectangular tables and they always add an instant wow factor.


Tec Petaja via 100 Layer Cake

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Kym Ventola Photography via Style Me Pretty

While we’re hanging things, let’s talk about the growing trend of hanging umbrellas upside down from the ceiling of your wedding venue. They add so much color and can be much less expensive than hanging floral arrangements. The key is to have enough umbrellas to make a statement, so order more than you think you’ll need.


Brighton Photo via Love My Dress


Events in the City via Hostess with the Mostess

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Leslee Mitchell Photography

Sparkly metallic accents are still going to be hot this year, but we love the idea of mixing it up just a little with a blush rose gold, sprinkled throughout your decor here and there. Can you imagine getting an invitation in your mailbox with a rose gold wax seal? So decadent.


Rachel Peters Photography via Wedding Chicks



Jacquelynn Photography

Greenery is growing as a wedding decor trend and we’re so glad. It can be inexpensive and quickly dress up an otherwise bland room. Depending on where you live, greenery can be grown for the occasion in your garden or foraged (responsibly). We’re always heading out to the fields to pick ivy for events and it blows me away how big a difference a little green makes! Watch out for eucalyptus, we’re starting to see it everywhere and it’s a beautiful dusty green shade.

Landon Jacob via Southern Weddings

Single Tier Wedding Cakes

The Vanilla Bean Blog

2014 was the year of the naked cake, but 2015 is going to see a return to buttercream and our sweet teeth are so happy! Single tier wedding cakes are a welcome addition to any wedding. They’re much simpler for a friend or family member to make than those multi-tiered extravaganzas, so you’re even more likely to have someone offer!

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Brosnan Photographic

Darker and Richer Wedding Flowers

The Seasonal Bouquet Project

When we wrote about fall wedding trends last year, they were such a hit that we knew those fall colors would stick around. Watch out for Pantone color of the year, Marsala, making appearances paired alongside blush and dusty blue.

Canary Grey Photography via Style Me Pretty


Jen Wojcik Photography via Wedding Chicks

Dahlias and lots of ’em! We dare say dahlias are the new peony, and we’re pretty psyched about it. They come in so many colors, shapes and sizes and add lots of interest to a bouquet. Some are so big you only need a single bloom for a bouquet! They’re great for autumn weddings when it’s a little harder and more expensive to get peonies.


Fondly Forever via Ruffled


Closer to Love Photography via Junebug Weddings 

Printed Tablecloths


Bradley James Photography via Style Me Pretty

Talk about setting yourself apart from the crowd of plain white tablecloths. Prints are where it’s at in 2015! They add so much personality that you’ll hardly need any other table decor. You could go bold or keep your pattern a little more subtle, but either way you’re adding texture and a blast of fun to your table settings.

Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty

Family Style Meals


Danielle Capito via 100 Layer Cake

We love that family style meals are trending this year, it’s a little less fussy than a served meal and can be a lot less expensive and wasteful. Serve up bright, fresh platters and plates that will brighten your tables and make your guests feel at home.

Love Me Do Photography via The Knot

Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses

Tessa Barton Photography

The amazing thing about this 2015 trend is that it can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the type of wedding you’re having. Neutral bridesmaid dresses are surprisingly elegant no matter how boho or informal the wedding. But you can also up the ante with full-length silk chiffon in off white for a black tie affair.


Taylor Lord via Project Wedding

Sit Anywhere Signage

Rock This Moment via Ruffled

This might be the 2015 trend that puts the biggest smile on our faces. We love these clever signs couples are putting out to let their guests know there’s no pressure to remember which side to sit on! It’s so sweet, and we love imagining guests from both sides chatting and getting to know each other while they wait for the ceremony to begin. Mingling families is a pretty great way to start a wedding!


Designer Canvases via Etsy


Three Nails Photography via Wedding Chicks

So, friends, what do you think? Anything cool you want to add to the list? Have a super detail you’re planning for your wedding you can’t wait to share? Well, we can’t wait to hear!


em_westbrooks_175Emily Westbrooks is an American-born writer and blogger based in Dublin, Ireland. She is the Online Editor for Confetti Magazine, one of Ireland’s top bridal magazines. She also writes her own lifestyle blog, From China Village, where she chronicles her adventures in Dublin, travels around Europe, DIY projects and Irish design. She shares her home with her husband, one cat, and four sassy chickens!