13 Hot Trends that will Make Your Wedding Awesome

2016 Wedding Trends

Check out these hot wedding trends from our friends at Evenement Planning / Photo by Boutique Photographer Linda Smallpage

Trying to style your wedding but don’t know where to start? We caught up with one of Milwaukee’s top event planners, Janelle Meyer-Brown of Evenement Planning, to see what’s been trending with couples. We think they are spot-on and could really make your wedding amazing!

1. Spectacularly Lit Ceilings

lit-ceilings-wedding-trends 18,000 twinkle lights installed on the ceiling of a tent – need we say more? Styling by Evenement / Lighting by Majic Productions / Photos by Artist Group.

2. Mirror Top Tables

Mirror Top Tables at WeddingAdding a mirror top to your wedding tables classes up any display and gives it a very distinct and unique look. Styling by Evenement / Photos by Front Room.

3. Live Event Painting

Live Painting Wedding MilwaukeeWe love live event painting so much we did it at our last event. It’s cool to watch and you get an amazing keepsake of your wedding. Milrawkee shown in the top two photos (photos by Front Room) and Natalie LeRoy in the bottom photo (photo by Andy Stenz) do an amazing job.

4. Rustic Barn Weddings

2016 Barn Wedding TrendWith so many barns in Wisconsin, this trend is definitely not slowing down. These beautiful photos courtesy of Boutique Photographer Linda Smallpage are from the unique and historic Ramhorn Farm.

5. First Gifts

First Wedding GiftsThis is a a different take on the popular “first look” photos and we love it. It’s perfect for the couple holding tradition and not seeing each other before you walk down the aisle, but it allows for an intimate connection just before you say “I Do.” Make your gifts personal, emotional and lifelong. Photos by Kym Ventola.

6. Hanging Structures

Milwaukee Flower CompanySo many beautiful venues in Milwaukee have dramatic high ceilings. To maximize this space, suspending decor can provide that wow factor to your wedding’s theme. The photos above feature suspended geometric shapes created by Milwaukee Flower Company; photo by Andy Stenz.

Hanging Wedding StructureA suspended floral centerpiece can also highlight a distinct space such as your head table, sweetheart table, or any central focal point within your wedding venue. Photo by Laurelyn Savannah / Styling by Evenement.

7. Your Favorite Milwaukee Beer and Spirits

Lakefront Beer Milwaukee WeddingWe’d be remiss if we didn’t mention incorporating your favorite Milwaukee beer and spirits into your wedding day. Definitely a trend worth committing to. Photo by Boutique Photographer Linda Smallpage; styling by Evenement.

8. White on White

White Tables Milwaukee WeddingsWhite tables, white florals, white accents… basically white everything is a perfect mix of modern style for urban environments. This amazing photo shoot, as styled by Evenement, took place atop the Moderne Apartments in downtown Milwaukee. Photos by Artist Group.

9. Vintage Dinnerware

Vintage plates MilwaukeeVintage tableware from plates, glasses, silverware and even napkins can bring a unique element to your place settings as well as be super eco-friendly! Local places in Milwaukee to rent vintage tableware include Relics Vintage Rentals & Table of Contents Vintage Rentals. Styling by Evenement, photo by Boutique Photographer Linda Smallpage.

10. Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers WeddingWe are loving the dramatic effect of gigantic paper flowers filling the Milwaukee County Historical Society space. Photos by Andy Stenz Photography / Styling by Evenement.
Paper Flowers at a WeddingWhether white or bright pink, paper flowers can also translate to any color palette you can dream up.

11. Outdoor Tented Weddings

tented weddings MilwaukeeMore often than not, people love a tented wedding. It’s the best of both worlds…. being outside yet inside. Incorporate some uplighting and stylish accents and their blank canvas comes to life. Styling by Evenement / tent by Canopies / uplighting by Majic Productions / photo by Artist Group.

12. Backyard Weddings

Backyard Milwaukee WeddingsWho doesn’t love a backyard, summer party? And when it’s styled like this you’ll know it’s not just a BBQ. Super bonus if the backyard has a special meaning to you. Photos by Lisa Mathewson / Styling by Evenement.

13. Themed Weddings

Milwaukee Wedding Trends This “Once Upon a Time” theme was created for a Married In Milwaukee event and worked beautifully. Photos by Andy Stenz / Styling by Evenement / Floral by Milwaukee Flower Company.

Milwaukee Wedding ThemesThis is the second part of the “Once Upon a Time” theme. Photos by Andy Stenz / Styling by Evenement / Floral by Milwaukee Flower Company.

Still looking to for wedding styling inspiration? Definitely check out Married In Milwaukee’s Pinterest page for ideas collected from talented Milwaukee wedding vendors. Special thanks to Janelle Meyer-Brown of Evenement Planning for giving us insight into top wedding trends happening with couples. Happy wedding planning!