Each new year brings new wedding trends, and as a wedding photographer, I have one message for you: 2023 does not disappoint! Whether you’re a fashionista, hate even being considered trendy, or are somewhere in the middle, read on! Why? One of this year’s new trends may completely surprise you by perfectly complementing your unique wedding day! I’m excited to share the latest and greatest wedding inspiration for the upcoming year. From color palettes to floral arrangements to décor and everything in between, we’ll dive into the most popular trends that will help make your special day truly unforgettable. Even the most traditional wedding could become a little more personal by including just one new trend. Take a look, and remember, as a wedding photographer, I always keep up-to-date on the latest trends and love providing expert advice to my clients. Here are four of my favorite 2023 wedding trends!
Popular 2023 Color Palettes
When choosing a color palette for your wedding, it’s important to consider the overall theme and aesthetic of your big day. One trend that is on the rise in popularity is the use of deeper, jewel-tone colors such as emerald green, sapphire blue, and rich burgundy. These colors can add a sense of elegance and sophistication to your wedding; they will look fabulous when paired with more neutral shades such as blush pink, beige, and cream for a balanced look. Another trend that is becoming popular is the use of more colorful themes and florals that include bright and bold colors such as fuchsia, orange, and yellow. When choosing a color palette, it’s important to keep in mind that your wedding day should reflect your personal style and taste. So, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and choose a color scheme that truly speaks to you and your partner.
Venues and Décor
The 2023 wedding trend for venues and décor is all about unique and unexpected spaces. Industrial spaces such as factories and warehouses are becoming increasingly popular by offering a blank canvas for couples to create their dream wedding. Outdoor locations such as gardens, vineyards, and beaches are becoming more sought-after, providing a natural and beautiful backdrop for your big day. One decor trend gaining popularity is using natural elements and greenery in your wedding decor. From lush floral arrangements to rustic, wooden accents, incorporating natural elements can add a sense of warmth and organic beauty to your wedding. The bohemian and rustic themes continue to be popular, but there is a shift towards more classic, timeless looks. Think elegant chandeliers, classic candelabras, and romantic candlelight. These timeless elements will add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your wedding — giving it a classic and elegant feel that will stand the test of time. Your wedding photographer will surely capture breathtaking photos when you use some of these trends for both venues and décor.
In-Style Fashion and Accessories in 2023
Wedding fashion and accessories are paramount to having a magical wedding day. The trend is to allow unique and personalized touches to make the wedding truly tell your story as a couple. For bridal gowns, there is a move towards more relaxed, bohemian styles with flowy fabrics and intricate details such as lace and embroidery. Modern cuts and high fashion dresses are also increasingly popular. Want something other than a white or ivory gown? You’ll be happy to know many different pastel shades, like soft blue or blush, are very trendy and gorgeous. Do you want to showcase your bridesmaids’ individual personalities and styles? The trend of choosing mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses does just that and is truly beautiful. Each of the bridesmaids’ gowns may have different styles and shades of the same color. (Think multiple shades of green.) Speaking of green, sage and olive green are extremely popular and look fabulous when worn in any season. As for bridal accessories, statement earrings are a must-have. From chandelier earrings to oversized hoops, these accessories add a touch of glamour to any wedding style. Bridesmaids also get in on the statement earring trend by wearing mismatched styles. Groom’s attire is trending towards a more relaxed, modern look. Expect to see more grooms in slim-fit suits paired with unique accessories such as colored socks or a patterned tie. Grooms and groomsmen are getting in on the accessory game, with unique boutonnieres, like succulent or dried flowers.
Photography and Videography Trends
When it comes to wedding photography and videography, the trend is all about capturing candid and natural shots that truly reflect the emotion and energy of your special day. Gone are the days of stiff, posed photos; instead, couples are opting for photos that capture the raw and authentic moments of their wedding day. Another trend gaining popularity is the use of drone footage to capture aerial views of the ceremony and reception. This unique perspective can add a sense of grandeur and drama to your wedding video. Additionally, videography that captures the entire wedding experience, including the preparation, ceremony, and reception, is becoming more popular. As a professional wedding photographer, I am experienced in using these new photography trends and many others. I will be happy to provide guidance and inspiration as you choose the trends that will help you create a wedding that reflects the love you share as a couple… because that will always be in style!