We spend a lot of time on our Pinterest page, making sure that we show off Chandelier Couples so you can truly envision what it would be like to get married here while also finding the greatest ideas to inspire your day. With over 6,000 pins on our boards, we see a ton of weddings that we absolutely adore and know our couples will too. So, in the spirit of a incredible year of 2020 weddings to come, we wanted to share some of our favorite Pinterest trends that we think would be stellar at your weddings, too.
Trend #1: Decorated Wedding Exit Cars
Wedding cars – of all types – are popular to incorporate into grand exits. We’ve seen everything from personal trucks to vintage cars, but what isn’t as popular is decorating the grand exit car. It’s an old tradition that has kind of gone away and we’d love to see it make a comeback. Use window paint to write just married, get a customized license plate, deck it out in flowers, throw pillows and blankets in the back for a cozy exit, or attach cans & streamers to make a statement when you’re pulling away. Whatever it is, decorate those cars.
Trend #2: Neon Signage
We’re obsessed with the neon sign trend and everything that can be done with it. A giant neon sign of your *new* last name hanging in the hall, a quirky pun by the cake table, a customized sign that is the perfect cocktail hour accompaniment – the options are endless. We also love the fact that this is something you’ll take home from your wedding day and repurpose so you’ll always have a fun reminder of your big day.
Trend #3: Smoke Bomb Portraits
These. are. so. neat. We’re 100% those people that decorate with photos (have you seen the pictures in the restrooms at The Chandelier??) and one of these would be undeniably cool in anyone’s home. Smoke bombs are a way to up your couples portraits and create an experience for you to share and remember on your wedding day. Choose a color that compliments your wedding theme and you’ll be set.
Trend #4: Bridal Jackets
2019 was the year of the customized blue jean jackets for weddings, and we are here for it. While we’ll always love a good denim jacket, the end of the year started popping up some other options with increasing frequency, too. Denim jackets, fringe jackets, white and black leather jackets, fur jackets, matching couples jackets or full bridal party jackets. There are so many choices and we can’t wait to see how they’re customized in 2020.
Trend #5: Cold Spark Fireworks
Cold sparks have to be one of the coolest inventions. With the popularity of sparkler exits, we’re honestly super surprised that cold spark fireworks haven’t taken off even bigger yet. Incorporate them to go off right as you share your first kiss, do portraits with them, have them for your grand entrance or first dance, use them instead of sparklers, or have them along the driveway for a truly grand exit. As an added bonus, they make for gorgeous photos and videos.
Trend #6: Formal Photo Booth Opportunities
If you’ve ever been to a wedding, there’s a very high possibility that you’ve been to a wedding with a photo booth. However, instead of the traditional photo booth where people take silly pictures and pose with props, a formal photo booth opportunity lets your guest get good pictures of themselves all dressed up. You can do it as a self-shoot station, where you just set up a designated spot for guests to pose, or you can set it up with your photographer for them to take the photos. Look at it as having an actually good version of cruise ship portraits.
Trend #7: Unique Wedding Veils
Wedding veils are a great way to customize your wedding look and make it totally unique to you. Whether it’s using lace from your mom’s wedding dress, adding custom embroidery of your vows, having it adorned with pearls or rhinestones, creating a new definition of a flower crown, finding a pleated veil, or adding a pop of color (hello something blue!) a unique veil can be an accent piece just for your bridal portraits or to make a statement on your wedding day.
Trend #8: Blooms Down The Aisle
We’ve seen a ton of gorgeous flowers in our chapel, but we love the idea of turning the aisle of the chapel into a bit of a garden. Big floral displays lining both sides of the aisle and leading towards the front would be absolutely gorgeous, especially if those florals were also incorporated in the chapel windows or on the table. As an added bonus, the aisle flowers can then be repurposed into the reception space so you get more bang for your buck.
Trend #9: Pre-Ceremony Cocktails
Pre-Ceremony cocktails or drinks are a fun way to kick off the night for your guests and welcome everyone to the wedding. Whether you do a non-alcoholic signature drink, a glass of champagne, or a full bar, your guests will be sure to appreciate the added touch. If you’re having an unplugged ceremony, it’s also a great way to keep hands otherwise occupied so no one is tempted to take a photo.
Trend #10: Night Portraits
For this category, I guess we should be saying more night portraits. There are so many incredible night portraits on Pinterest, including ones with lights and sparklers, but we just had to show off these photos in front of the chapel. We’ve seen our couples take night portraits by the fire, with the string lights on the patio, in front of and in the chapel, down by the gate, on the swing, and dancing under the oak trees. The opportunities are endless and the photos are epic. It only takes a few minutes and it gives you a truly unique photo to remember your day by.
Photos by Allison Jeffers Photography
We might be biased, but we think we have the best couples and the best vendors. They’re endlessly creative, constantly astonish us with their vision and planning, and provide us with a daily reminder that we are so lucky to get to do this. We can’t wait to see what y’all come up with and we’re even more excited to get to show you off all year long. We won’t be surprised to see one of you be the next big thing on Pinterest.