Hottest 2016 Wedding Trends

2016 Wedding Trends

  Out with old and in with the new! It’s the end of the year- and wow! It has been an amazing one. We participated, attended, enjoyed and captured so many beautiful weddings this year. Our team at Saiaf Films loved every minute of it. But now, this year has come to an end and we are looking forward to another wonderful year in 2016. With the new year upon us, we thought it would be a great idea to take a look at the upcoming 2016 wedding trends.

In the past years, it has been seemingly popular for brides to capture and recreate the feel and look of a wedding they discovered on Pinterest, Instagram, Google, etc. With the coming of 2016, there seems to be a shift in the originality of wedding styles. Brides are beginning to transition to a wedding that shows off their own style. Whether it’s a funky color, a unique location, or an unconventional setup- couples are discovering new ways to create a more personal 12189741_956531927752161_3752242460839180067_nexperience at their wedding.

Colors: This year, metallics are in! Elegant and whimsical, metallic colors are appealing and can create quite a dynamic feel. Rose gold, copper and silver will show up in the centerpieces, linens, and decor.

Ambiance: Lighting is the key to creating the perfect ambiance. The lighting in wedding trends for 2016 will center around soft glows. With pendant lights or bare bulb, you can create a romantic and intimate environment.

Seating: Instead of the standard reception layout of large round tables, couples are now opting to use long rectangular tables with a mix of square tables. These contribute to a smaller, more intimate vibe.

Flowers: Many couples are opting for the “wild” style of flowers this 2016 wedding season. Freshly picked blooms with an ombre variety of color are popular and will create a beautiful effect. Succulents, ferns, and lavender sprigs will make quite an appearance as many will be moving past traditional florals as well.

Food and Drink: Cocktail hour remains popular, but now- couples are opting to put a more personal stance to the event. There will be His and Her cocktails that showcase a favorite flavor from the bride and groom, Beer Gardens 11026790_956532074418813_4942419845035984911_nwith a signature selection of craft beers, and even Grown-up Popsicles with signature cocktails turned into a frozen treat. For the food, many couples are electing for table-side service bringing food carts to each table.

Cake: Buttercream will make a grand appearance throughout the 2016 wedding seasons. Brides are taking to the organic finish and subtle flavor that a buttercream cake brings. Popular flavors include: salted caramel, lemon, lavender-vanilla, green tea, white chocolate mousse, and even apple spice.

Photography: With the constant rise and demand for share-worthy photography, many couples are now requesting unique and memorable shots that create an everlasting impact (those are Saiaf Film favorites!) They want epic shots that capture meaningful moments like aerial shots of 12190070_956531847752169_7777831812389526652_nthe dance floor or venue (again- our favorites!)

You can probably tell, we can’t wait for the new year and the beautiful wedding seasons it is going to bring. We are so thankful for all the amazing people we have met over the years and cannot wait to see what 2016 will bring forth!