Expert Insight: Maggie Lord’s 2016 Wedding Trends

Another new year will soon be here, and with it, a slew of new (or, in some cases, reappearing) wedding trends. As we prepare to welcome 2016, wedding expert, author, and founder Maggie Lord is sharing her list of the top trends for next year’s nuptials, and she’s sure we’ll be seeing them whether you get married here in Florida or in another corner of the country.

Expert Insight: Maggie Lord's 2016 Wedding Trends | Weddings Illustrated


Images via Maggie Lord

From monochrome to flower crowns, here are the trends Maggie says we’ll soon be seeing plenty of.

Metallic Color Themes: “Expect plenty of shimmer and shine from weddings this year. Brides are finding new and exciting ways to incorporate metallic colors into their weddings, from beautiful bridesmaid dresses that sparkle (below) to gorgeous centerpieces that complement the newly popular industrial wedding look.”

Expert Insight: Maggie Lord's 2016 Wedding Trends | Weddings Illustrated

Cream-Colored Bridesmaid Dresses: “Rather than sticking with the classic white-wedding-gown/brightly-colored-bridesmaid-dress contrast, brides are finding that cream-colored bridesmaid dresses can add subtle beauty to the wedding party.” (A certain royal proved this idea to be true in 2011.)

Flower Crowns: “More brides are saying goodbye to the traditional veil and having fun with alternative headpieces. A big trend, especially among rustic and boho brides, is flower crowns. They are a great way to incorporate natural beauty into your wedding.”

Monochromatic Color Theme: “Weddings are going monochromatic in 2016! Brides are discovering that less is more when it comes to their wedding color theme. All you need is one color—in a variety of shades—to create a beautiful wedding.”

National Park Weddings: “Rustic brides are taking their love for the outdoors to a whole new level by having their weddings in national parks (below). They’re the perfect backdrop for picturesque wedding ceremonies and receptions.”

Expert Insight: Maggie Lord's 2016 Wedding Trends | Weddings Illustrated

Long-Sleeved Wedding Gowns: “Popularized by celebrity Allison Williams, the long-sleeved wedding gown is taking hold, with brides everywhere jumping on the craze. We expect this wedding gown inspiration to last well into 2016.”

Which of these trends would you incorporate in your 2016 wedding?

All images courtesy of Maggie Lord

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