Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2016

As we wrap up 2015 and head into 2016, we cannot help but be excited about another wonderful year of Woodmark weddings! Here at the Woodmark, every wedding is as unique as the couple planning it. Still, we are inspired by these top 5 trends and cannot wait to work with each and every bride and groom to help bring their dream day to life.

We hope these ideas fuel your planning process! If you'd like to chat further about weddings at our lakefront property near Seattle, please call 425.827.1986.

1. Naked Cakes: A modern version of the traditional tiered wedding cake, naked cakes are both simple and beautiful. They can be dressed up or down depending on their toppings and the flavors can still be fully customized.

Chocolate Naked Wedding Cake with Red and Pink Rose Peony Flowers

Photo: Amy Carlston Photography,

Strawberry Naked Wedding Cake with Flamingo Topper

Photo: By The Robinsons, 

Two-Tiered Naked Carrot Cake with Fresh Flowers Naked Wedding Cakes

Photo: Laura Ivanova Photography,

2. Metallics: Everyone loves a little sparkle. From decorative elements to invitations and paper goods, there are many ways to incorporate shine into your special day. According to Bridal Guide, the most requested metallic shades for 2016 are warm tones like rose and copper.

wedding invitation

Photo: Wedding Paper Divas, 

Photo: Midwest Bride

Dusk and Copper - Modern Metallic Wedding Inspiration with Slate and Dusty Miller | See More:

Photo: Hey Wedding Lady

3. Rose Quartz & Serenity: For 2016, Pantone chose two colors to represent the top trends: Rose Quartz & Serenity. These dreamy pastel hues are absolutely perfect for weddings and can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways to suit your unique style. 

Photos: Style Me Pretty

4. Floral Crowns: Floral crowns are not a new concept, though are very popular. The Knot gives an excellent history lesson on flower crowns and their various meanings over time. Today, they have become a symbol of love and celebration and they're very easy to personalize. 

Whimsical and Wonderful Flower Crowns

Photo:  Bright Floral Headdress from 100 Layer CakeChic Vintage Brides

Flower Crown


Photo: Bohemian Floral Crown (with Braid) from {MAG}Rouge Issue 4Chic Vintage Brides

Philomene Silk Flower Halo from Mignonne Handmade

Photo: Mignonne HandmadeChic Vintage Brides

5. Vintage wedding elements to create a sense of intimacy: The vintage trend is not new, but it's here to stay! Adding timeless elements not only creates an effortless sense of glamour, but it adds an air of romance and can also be very personal. Family heirlooms or other momentos can convey a sense of intimacy in your reception space. Whether you're mixing place settings, using different serveware, incorporating thoughtful vignettes, or other things into the day, the possibilities for integrating vintage or vintage-style items are endless. 

I am going to do this for my wedding...instead of name kyes :):

Photo: Wedding Chicks

blue + white invitations: Serenity Wedding Theme { Pantone Spring 2016 } : #bluewedding

Photo:  magnoliarouge, 

floral arrangements with anemones - photo by Brooke Schultz Photography

Photo:  Brooke Schultz Photography,

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