As we wrap up another wedding season, many are already beginning to focus on next year’s weddings! Vendors are already booking up like crazy, and new sets of couples are anxiously getting their plans in order for the big day. Each year couples are always looking for ways to make their wedding unique and on trend from the average wedding, which is why we have gathered up a list of ten hot wedding trends for 2014. Some are continued trends from this year that just don’t want to go away, while others are fun and fresh!


1.) Chocolate Box Purple: We can hear wedding vendors all over cringing over the idea of more purple, but this next year we’ll see lots of deep purples and plums. Whether it’s the bridesmaid dress, table linens or flowers – purple is still in!


emily crall photography iowa city wedding trends for 2014Photos by Emily Crall Photography

purple wedding ideas 2014 wedding trends

Photo by Mentz Photography; Flowers by Hand Pickd (Just For You)


2.) Wedding Cake Texture: The wedding cake is often viewed as the statement piece that reflects the couples personality and wedding theme. In 2014 we’ll start to see more brides looking for soft ruffles and frills on their wedding cake, as well as pops of color for a more dramatic look.


wedding cake ideas 2014 wedding trendsKathy’s Kakes (Left) – Photo by Kina Wicks Photography; Candle Ready Cakes (Right) – Photo by Robyn Photography


3.) Rustic: While many of us have had enough with the mason jars; rustic has proven to still be a top runner in trends we’ll see for 2014. Couples are mixing barn weddings with touches of lace and romantic florals.


rustic barn wedding ideas 2014 wedding trends

Photos by Amanda McLeod Photography


4.) Citrus Colors: Cool reds, warm yellows and oranges are sure to be popular colors walking down the aisle and shown off in reception rooms everywhere this year.


orange wedding ideas 2014 wedding trends

Photo by Brian Milo Photography


5.) Vintage: Many brides will be taking inspiration from the 1920’s with dramatic veils, cap sleeve gowns, fur wraps, hair embellishments, and incorporating shades of gold into their wedding plans. The classic bow tie is also slowly making a comeback for the men as a popular choice over the tie.


unposed photography 2014 wedding trendsPhotos by UnPosed Photography; Bridal Attire from I Do Bridal


6.) Feathers: Adding to the vintage feel; brides trying to recreate The Great Gatsby will be using more feathers this year, whether it’s on the gown, in the hair or used as décor throughout the day.


feather wedding ideas 2014 wedding trends

Photos by Miller + Miller Photography


7.) Marquees: This year we’ll see more marquees making their way into the reception scene showing off the couple’s initials or featuring sayings like “Love”. This unique lighting option also brings in the vintage feel that’s become oh so popular!


wedding marquee ideas 2014 wedding trendsPhoto Credit: Brittanymakes.com (Left); Designindulgences.com (Right)


8.) Lace: Get ready to raid grandma’s closet, because lace is still all the rage as well going into 2014. From lace wrapped bouquet handles to lace gowns, everyone is still in love with the romantic touch this fabric can add to the wedding details.


9.) Dramatic Backs and Sleek Silhouettes: Brides all across the U.S. are ready to show off their curves in 2014 with more sleek fabrics and dramatic cuts in the back when it comes to the wedding gown selection.


wedding gown trends for 2014

Photos by Ember Grove Photography; Gown from Zazou’s Bridal Boutique


10.) Shades of Blue: From deep navy blue to shades of turquoise, blue will be a popular color selection as well for 2014 weddings.


blue wedding ideas 2014 wedding trends

Photo by Brian Milo Photography