Spring/Summer 2020: Wedding Trends 

Spring/Summer 2020 Wedding
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Fairytale dresses, sparkling gems, decadent tablescapes, ethereal flowers, statement cakes and a shift towards sustainability have brides buzzing this wedding season. A leap year traditionally brings more women proposing, we're seeing the popularity of YouTube marriage proposals continue, "buddymoons," are still on the rise and more and more couples are choosing their rings together.

Brides are returning to bigger princess-like dresses and cathedral length veils are popular again. There's an explosion of attention-getting dress necklines including square, scalloped, halter, cowl, off-the-shoulder and more. The Markle Effect continues in clean lines, stiff crepe, long trains and high bateau necklines.

The mood is conservative-with-a-twist as brides seek multiple dresses for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and more. And with each different look comes a different jewelry ensemble. Individuality is key, as couples want to make the wedding day as personal as possible including initials/monograms, coordinates of wedding location, custom place settings and jewelry that shares a story or holds a special meaning.

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Spring/Summer 2020 Color Forecast - Jardim Botânico
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City weddings, stately historic homes and castles, local bar or restaurant


Cream, ivory, ginger, shades of pastel blues and greens, millennial pink, off-the-shoulder silhouettes, jumpsuits, sheer capes, separates, cropped-length dresses, tiered skirts, gathered sleeves, square necks, painted florals, bubble skirts, cowl necklines, corset detailing, '70s vibes including fringe and flared pants, feathery frocks, sleeveless jackets, halter necklines, high low hemlines, scalloped necklines, beaded midi lengths, ruffed tulle, silk satin sleeves, low backs, nearly-naked styles with underlayers of slips, lingerie and linings that give the illusion of lightness, cathedral length veils, personalized embroidery
Fall/Winter 2020 Wedding Dress Inspirations


Dried flowers, local wildflowers, pampas grass, wheat, potted greenery, peonies, pink roses, sweet peas, lilac, ranunculus, hydrangea, tulips, calla lily, magnolias

It's in the details:

Emphasis on sustainability, printing invitations on seed paper that can be planted after use, sourcing local products, reducing excessive portion sizes, donating flowers to a local hospice and/or encouraging guests to take them home to enjoy, statement wedding cakes, large doorway flower installations, vellum paper goods, ceremonies in a round seating format, balloon walls, selfie stations, velvet fabric detailing, personalized place settings, wedding wall art murals, using indoor seating areas outside, vegan menus, fruit as decoration

Wedding Favors:

Guest welcome bags, group activities for guests such as laser quest and cocktail making, charitable donations, miniature bottles of gin, handmade miniature oil paintings, personalized notecards, potted succulents, homemade cookies, wildflower arrangements, DIY S'mores, local honey or jam, luggage tags, seed packets, journals, handkerchiefs, origami paper flowers


Bridal jewelry is colorful and bold, beaming with gemstones, luxurious pearls, rich-looking shell beads and crystals in statement earrings, multi-strand necklaces, embellished headbands and eye-catching bracelets. Collar and bib-style necklaces, sparkling pendants, chandelier, hoop and shoulder-duster earrings, dramatic bracelet cuffs and cocktail rings. Popular motifs include botanical, love and hearts; jewelry has playful feathery accents, fringe, velvet detailing, 3-D florals and enticing shades of pinks, greens and blues.

Personalized pieces of jewelry tell a story and bring special meaning to the big day such as sentimental lace or wedding invitation details. Brides are using lockets, vintage brooches, birthstone jewelry and custom designs for a one-of-a-kind impression. They are choosing big headbands with pearl embellishments and shiny studs, 3-D floral hair accessories, flower crowns, barrettes, hats, circlets, Juliet cap veils and satin or sheer lace gloves.

Multi-strand necklaces, asymmetrical designs and coordinating jewelry sets make major statements. Design with mint, mellow yellow and millennial pink gemstone beads, druzy stones, Czech fire-polished beads, Swarovski crystal beads and fancy baguette stones, metallic seed beads, cultured freshwater pearls, long/oversized chain, cords and detailed filigree components.

Shop for beads and focals in the 2020 Wedding Trend color palette.

Shop for materials and components for the 2020 Wedding Trend trend.

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