It’s been another wonderful year here at Weddingbee! Sometimes it amazes me that I’ve read every single post that has gone up on the blog this past year. With about 25 posts a day on the weekdays, that’s at least 6000 posts! Over the course of the year there have been distinct trends that we’ve noticed, and we thought we’d take the time to share them as the year closes.
There has been a huge surge in barn and rustic weddings this year! The hive was brimming with rustic weddings (Mrs. Cowboy Boot’s, Mrs. Bunny’s, and Mrs. Espresso’s, to name a few), and 2009 was filled with beautiful receptions in nature!
Brides of ’09 moved away from matchy matchy and gave their bridesmaids a little more freedom in dresses. While some chose a specific color, others chose to buck the matched bridesmaid tradition completely, going for pops of beautiful color.
Photobooths were taken to the extreme this year! With props, creative backgrounds (and foregrounds!), photobooths were practically a must in 2009.
Eye catching candy buffets
Amy Atlas and her incredible candy displays gave brides endless inspiration for gorgeous candy spreads this year.
Utensils were checked at the door as brides served an appetizing spread of pork and beef… and lots of it!
Many brides favored the sophisticated look of long tables vs. round ones for their reception seating.
Pared down guest list
Whether it be due to the economy or the choice to share our weddings with only our nearest and dearest, many brides favored an intimate atmosphere over a blowout bash.
A lot of great trends came out of 2009… I’m sure the hive can think of plenty more! What was the biggest trend you noticed of this year? What trends do you think will be big in 2010?
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- Weddingbee Editor in Chief
- Wedding Date:
- June 2008
- Winery in the Gold Country