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Through all of the highs and lows of 2020, we can confidently say one thing – this year brought some of the BEST wedding trends we’ve ever seen, and we’re overjoyed to get to share them with you! Each year, we love looking back and remembering the trends that stood out to us, and 2020 is no different. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than looking back through all the remarkable trends we saw this year – from statement florals and decor to minimalist gowns to the prettiest pastel palettes and everything in between. Our expert team of Houston wedding vendors more than delivered on the trends this year, bringing them to life in ways we couldn’t help fall in love with. Take a look back with us as we recap our top 10 weddings trends of 2020, and get all the inspiration you’ll need for 2021. Cheers to the new year!

Baby’s Breath

Dainty and delicate, baby’s breath is the loveliest newest floral trend to set the stage in 2020. As the sweetest addition to any floral installation, baby’s breath is the perfect addition to any floral display – any season, any style and any theme. In bright white or soft pastels, bunches of baby’s breath are a unique trend we know we’ll see in the new year!

Hey Lovely | Bering’s | Mibellarosa | McGovern Centennial Gardens | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Cakes by Gina | The Tallest Tulip | Mustard Seed Photography | The Creative Chateau

LBL Event RentalsCakes by Gina | Whimsical Events | KairaThe Tallest Tulip | BP Artistry | The Meekermark | Catherine Smeader Photography

Cakes by Gina | Flora + Fauna | Adorne Artistry | Sunset Coffee Building | Chancey Charm Weddings | The Brothers Martens

 

Minimalist Wedding Gowns

Sometimes less is more, and if these minimalist bridal gowns are any evidence, going minimal can really make a huge statement! We can’t get over how simple yet extremely elegant these brides were in 2020 with their minimalist gowns. So simple yet so lovely – and we couldn’t love it more!

Butter Artistry | Etoilly Artistry | Courtney Leigh Photography | Arrowhead Hill

Whittington Bridal | Lavish LinensAdorne Artistry | The Clubs of Kingwood |  Fulleylove Photography

The Woodlands Country Club | Kati Hewitt Photography | Reverent Wedding Films

Mia Bridal | Hey Lovely | Josh and Dana Fernandez

 

Textured Wedding Cakes

If it’s true that a cake is only as good as it looks, than these textured wedding cakes must taste incredible! From textured fondant to layered buttercream, the stunning features of these unique textured wedding cakes instantly caught our eye. 2021, this trend is coming for you!

Lavish Linens | Magnoila Rose CompanyCakes by Gina | Kaira | BP Artistry | Elm BeautyThe Creative Chateau | Ashlen Sydney Photography

Brickhouse Bridal | Etoilly Artistry | Emily Figurelli Photography

Leslie Margarita Fine Art VideographyBrickhouse Bridal | Cakes by Gina | Jo’s Paper Kitchen

Edges Wild Studio | Adorne Artistry | AMA by Aisha

 

Pastel Palettes

Pastel palettes are a timeless wedding trend that made big statements in 2020. Light and bright wedding scenes stole the show this last year, as light pinks, blues and purples infuse these palettes to create a pastel dream. We can’t help but absolutely love all of the soft and subtle hues from these 2020 wedding scenes!

Belle Âme Bridal | Oliver and Penelope Vintage Rentals | Kate Elizabeth Photography

The Senterpiece | LBL Event Rentals | Wild Garden Photography | The Creative Chateau

Flower Power Productions | Sara Abdulaziz Photography

Unique Seating Charts

Unique seating charts came to life in 2020, and we adore how bold and fun these ones are! Seating charts are a great way to incorporate a little fun into wedding decor and reflect unique elements about each couple. What an adorable way to bring your guests a little bit of extra joy as they find their seats for the celebration!

Modern AffinityCakes by Gina | Kaira | Tease HTXWhimsical Events | Kristen Giles Photography

A Fare ExtraordinaireCakes by Gina | Hey Lovely | Bering’s | Reverent Wedding Films | Two Be Wed | Nib and Pixel | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Mia BridalHey Lovely | Reverent Wedding Films | Two Be Wed | Anticipate Invitations | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Mia Bridal | Jo’s Paper Kitchen | Mustard Seed Photography

 

Pampas Grass

Pampas grass is a classic boho wedding element that definitely made its appearance known in 2020! Used in almost every floral installation imaginable, pampas grass is a trend we know we’ll see make even more appearances in the new year. Gorgeous in themselves or paired with complementing dried florals, pampas grass is a trend we’re LIVING for, and these scenes are the epitome of pampas grass in the most stunning ways!

Cakes by Gina | The Senterpiece | RaeTay Photography

Love Birds & Co. | Evoke: The Bridal ExperienceCakes by Gina | Intrigue Designs | Sunkissed and Madeup | The Space HTX | Ink & Willow Photography

Edges Wild Studio | The Silhouette Studio

BP Artistry | Brandy Palacios Photography

 

Wedding Gown Capes

There’s the wedding veil, but have you ever seen the wedding gown cape? Wedding gown capes are a bridal gown trend that is oh-so chic while elevating any bridal look. Elegant and sophisticated, wedding gown capes made a HUGE statement in 2020 that we are absolutely here for. How absolutely lovely are these brides with their wedding gown capes?

BLVD Photography | The Princess Bridal

Stephania Campos Photography | Venturas Bridal Fashions

 

Craft Cocktails

Nothing is better than a craft cocktail, and 2020 definitely brought these tasty sips into style! Perfectly customizable, craft cocktails are the ultimate personalized wedding trend of 2020. Cheersing with a drink at the end of the day is the only way we want to be ending all of our celebrations. Cheers!

Jo’s Paper Kitchen | Plan Our Day Events | Tin Cup Flower Co.Brandy Palacios Photography

Brickhouse Bridal | Hey Lovely | Tiny Mum PhotographyChancey Charm Weddings

The Barn at Willowynn | The Bledsoes Photography

The Orchard at Caney CreekTin Cup Flower Co. | Our Little Ranch Photography

 

Neon Signs

Neon signs are an edgy and moody decor piece that can brighten up any wedding scene – literally! One thing we love about neon signs is their customization and the sweetest personal touch they add to traditional wedding decor, while being perfectly non-traditional in the most stunning way. While being completely versatile, neon signs fit just about any and every wedding theme and style. We can’t wait to see this trend continue into 2021!

Etoilly Artistry | Two Be Wed | Jeff Brummett Visuals

Oliver and Penelope Vintage Rentals | Edges Wild Studio | BP Artistry | AMA by Aisha

Whittington Bridal | Love Birds & Co. | Hey Lovely | BLVD Photography

 

Balloon Installations

Whimsy at it’s finest, balloon installations popped into our favorite wedding trends of 2020, and it’s easy to see why! Balloons add just the right amount of visual interest to any wedding reception, and we adore how unique and non-traditional they are. These displays took creativity to a whole new level, whether being multi-functional or just being an eye-catching focal point of these wedding scenes. With a balloon display, these celebrations were definitely poppin’!

A Fare ExtraordinaireCakes by Gina | Hey Lovely | Bering’s | Reverent Wedding Films | Two Be Wed | Revelry Goods | Mibellarosa | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Brickhouse Bridal | AH Specialties | Meeker PicturesThe Meekermark | Cinematic Saviors

Looking Back at the Best Wedding Trends of 2020

Modern Affinity | Cakes by Gina | Avalon Event RentalsThe Tallest Tulip | Tiny Mum Photography


While we love these trends from 2020, we’re way too excited to see all that 2021 has in store! Follow our blog to make sure you’re always on top of the latest trends in the new year!

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A Fare Extraordinaire, Cakes by Gina, Courtney Leigh Photography, ELM Beauty, Flora + Fauna, Lavish Linens, LBL Event Rentals, Magnolia Rose Company, Mia Bridal, Mustard Seed Photography, Oliver and Penelope Vintage Rentals, Plan Our Day Events, Sunset Coffee Building, The Clubs of Kingwood, The Tallest Tulip, Tin Cup Flower Co., Whimsical Events, Whittington Bridal