Wedding trends 2019: it’s all about You!

Hola everyone,

i hope you all are having a great 2019.

This is Maria here offering a personal and uber selected array of wedding trends for 2019. Ready?

First of all, let’s keep something very clear: it’s YOUR wedding.

Not your mama’s, not your sister’s and not your best friend’s.

So get personal! Hire vendors you connect with on a personal level, not just the ones that suit your aesthetic or budget, you will be working with your planner for a year or more so it would be grand if you 3 click.

You 2 are the heroes of this story and you 2 are going to decide together what is important to the  both of you. Never mind grandma wants a Catholic Wedding: if you want to get married by  a Mayan shaman on the beach at the sound of drums on a full moon, that is what grandma should see (and she will like it too, because your happiness is her happiness).

Be bold enough to be you: aren’t you worth it?

I always tell my clients : this is YOUR day  and you pick how the day will unfold… so go big.
This year’s trends finally are listening to the wisdom of the centuries (ours! LOL): that’s why I am particularly excited about  them and happy to introduce my top fav coming up in 2019.

They’re proof that these major life events are becoming more and more about the couple : weddings are getting more personalised and that is a great sign!

No more FOMO nor following the trend: you are  the trend, you never missed out anything, because you are creating this Moment!

The year is shaping up to be one of the most incredible wedding seasons ever.

So here we go:

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Be you

I  never address this topic long enough  but mark my words: this is the one day that will be in your memory forever: why not just go all the way?

if you  like purple, go purple.

If you want to get married in moody colours, go with them (colour will feature more heavily than in previous years, think deep shades like burgundy and hunter green for a striking and moody look to your day or mix several shades from the same palette to create a fresh style….gowns with asymmetrical elements will also be trendy… bridesmaids no longer in same colour but shades of same palette…)

 

This one-shoulder dress is from Justin Alexander’s spring 2019 collection. Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock

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Smaller weddings but unique experiences

No one wants to have a cookie cutter wedding or copy  Meghan Markle and her prince: the trend now is

THINK UNIQUE

Expect 50 to 70 guests weddings but a lot of flare.

We will see more planners getting out there to  create a journey and experience for all the guests to enjoy…  not only on the wedding day but also at welcome parties and post wedding brunches (sometimes on a catamaran, sometimes in a cave), something we have always done and got rewarded with lots of loving gratitude from our over 500 clients (yep we have started in 2001, many of our clients are parents and soon will be celebrating 20  years married… Erica Bressan how come we got so grown-ish up?)

 

Photo Alessandro Banchelli

www.photostudioab.com

www.weddingmexicophotography.com

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Food : artistic edible displays

Food as art, amazingly yummy and beautiful to look at!! that is a trend i relate too, as Italian. Many couples are ditching traditional wedding buffets for more memorable options. Popular examples of interactive food stations include tequila tasting with meat and veggie tacos, ceviche bars and churros carts.
Also a trend: grazing receptions, where there won’t be a sit down dinner but more of a selection of different appetisers and snacks with something for everyone, from the vegan to the meat lover. Tom and Jon you are totally 2019!!

Also a trend: less traditional array of seating elements and more fluid use of space: high top tables, pillows and carpets to create a Maroccan suuk with hookas and belly dancers, use of beach chairs covered with Mexican blankets, use of indigenous art like Huichol and Otomi…. in a word: Whimsical!

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Greenery instead of too many flowers, but also colours!!

We love palms leaves, they  are cheap and beautiful! So many brides are chosing the option of a mostly  green arch or bouquet.  But also bright and rich colours… You can incorporate these colours in all aspects of your wedding decor from table settings, candles, linens and florals. Turquoise is definitely one of the key colours for 2019… Coral as well.

Matt and Holly, you are trendy!

Photo Alessandro Banchelli

www.photostudioab.com

www.weddingmexicophotography.com

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Meaningful ceremonies: variety and real feel

We love our couples and we would love to see something personal in every ceremony. Whether it’s writing vows that tell an untold story, a touching song from your brother or the newest and original rings warming passage (all guests pass the rings in a pouch and hold them in their hands sending their blessed energy to the couple), we love that unique touch that talks about you. Also signs in all languages and fonts!!

Lots of unexpected twists on the traditional wedding in the year….

 

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So you got the idea: it’s all about you! We are here to simply send an invitation: an invitation to living  every  moment fulfilled. We want to invite you to a dance that will never cease to amaze you. The dance is your  life. The invitation is to live it in joy, amazement and infinite Bliss. Your guests will thank you. And years from now, the memories will be amazing!!!! 

Diana and David, Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen Destination Wedding

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Today’s wedding, held at the ever popular Grand Coral Beach Club’s gorgeous beachfront destination, was filled with many fine, personalized details. Our couple, Diana and David, tied the knot under a beautiful flower laden canopy surrounded by their friends and family and the exquisite Mexican scenery.

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It’s always lovely when the people you love help out and this wedding is no exception with the flowers provided by one of the Bride’s friends, assisted by florist Jardin Floreria.

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The fabulous Mexican themed table favours and decorations make this a really special and fun fiesta with the beats provided by DJ Diego from Evolution Mix.

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Thanks to Naal Wedding Photography for the pictures.

Modern Mexican Decorations for your Destination Wedding

papel-picado-flag.jpgWe know how important decor is to our brides and how much time and thought goes into planning it out just right so today we would like to share the work of one of our past brides and a dear friend, Christine of Lula Flora.
Lula Flora makes personalized modern Mexican paper decorations and mini piñata wedding favors. Your colors, your names, your wedding!

You can see her work on the popular wedding blog 100 Layer Cake, in Latina Magazine, on The Everygirl and more!

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Taryn-Baxter-Photographer_Chantel-Eric_Wedding_Web-Size-335Inspired by traditional papel picado designs, the shop features table numbers, banners, wedding flags, gift tags, cake toppers and many more paper cut decorations. Lula Flora’s mini piñatas are a one of a kind design allows you to open them up to fill with candies and treats. You can choose the colors and they make amazing wedding favors and table decor!

Perfect decorations for rehearsal dinners and any other fiesta you have planned for your guests!

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You can check out Lula Flora on Etsy here: www.lulaflora.etsy.com

Thank you to all of the amazing brides and photographers for these photos. Click photos for links!

Isn’t Love Sweet?!

untitled (23 of 16)Candy bars, sweet tables and dessert set ups have been a trend for quite some time now. There are so many ways you can make your treats a fun and unique experience for your guests! We’re loving the work of Ceci Collado, at Dulce Diseño. Take a look at some of her memorable creations! 

untitled (24 of 16) untitled (17 of 9) untitled (25 of 16) This romantic set up is just one of the many options you can incorporate into your big day.

Ask us how we can help you set up a sweet table for your special day! We’ll work to create something special and memorable for you and it will be sure to have your friends and family talking about it for years to come!