Today’s newly engaged couples seek unique and personalized touches to make their special day truly memorable. Lately, our renowned wedding planner, Gilly Francis, notes a surge in creativity, with couples embracing various trends that add a touch of fun and whimsy to their celebrations. From live wedding painters to telephone guest books, let’s explore six of the latest wedding trends captivating couples right now:
Live wedding painters: Turning moments into masterpieces
In addition to traditional wedding photographs, couples are elevating their ceremonies by inviting artists to paint the magic as it unfolds. These skilled painters capture the essence of the ceremony in real-time, resulting in a stunning masterpiece that serves as a lasting memento. The painting is gifted to the happy couple at the end of the night, giving them a tangible and unique memory of their special day.
Telephone guest book: Vintage charm with a modern twist
Guest books have taken a nostalgic turn with the introduction of telephone guest books. Instead of scribbling their well wishes in a traditional book, guests pick up the receiver of a vintage phone and leave heartfelt voicemails. These recorded audio messages become a cherished keepsake, allowing couples to relive the love and laughter of their wedding day for years to come.
Charcuteries: A feast for the senses
Couples are now opting for lavish charcuterie cones and grazing tables that delight the taste buds and serve as eye-catching displays. These artfully arranged assortments of meats, cheeses, and fruits add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the reception, creating a culinary experience that guests won’t soon forget.
Pet highlights: Furry friends take center stage
Today’s couples often incorporate their beloved pets into their wedding festivities. From signature drinks named after their furry friends to personalized bar napkins featuring pet portraits, couples are finding creative ways to include their pets in the celebration. These touches not only pay homage to cherished four-legged companions but also add a heartwarming and personal element to the day.
Temporary tattoos: Wear your love on your sleeve
For a bit of whimsy, temporary tattoo stations are becoming a unique wedding staple. Couples offer guests the opportunity to showcase their love by sporting temporary tattoos highlighting the date, special elements of the day, the couple’s pets, or some other distinctive attribute showing their affection for one another. It’s a fun and playful way for guests to join in the celebration and take home a unique and memorable token of the day.
Unique wedding arches: Setting the stage for love
As couples increasingly choose alternative locations for their ceremonies, remarkable wedding arches have become a must-have décor element. They are opting for arches that reflect their personalities and the distinction of their chosen venue. An excellent example of this trend is the rustic wedding arch at Harbor Club on Lake Oconee. The picturesque outdoor wedding chapel is crafted with cedar trees imported from the Virginia Mountains. Magnificent arches like this one provide a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony but also serve as a focal point for enhancing the aesthetic of the celebration.
Wedding trends come and go, but one thing always stays the same – the desire to make the big day as special and unique as the love it celebrates. At Harbor Club, our award-winning Wedding and Event Coordinator and highly-trained staff create a one-of-a-kind, wonderfully memorable celebration. See our packages and venues to explore the possibilities and start planning your dream wedding today.