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Top Wedding Trends for 2017

Troy DeShano - Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kathy Davies Photography

For today's post, Kate Walski, owner of 307 Events in Traverse City, shares some northern Michigan wedding trends she's seeing (and loving) this year.



We are starting to see something new for 2017 weddings and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s something that has been around forever, but has really taken a backseat in weddings for several years. It’s applicable to any wedding, any budget. It can be used in any setting or venue. We are talking about COLOR! It’s back and better than ever!


Lux Light Photography

For the past several years, we have loved immersing ourselves in the neutral palettes of whites, ivories, blushes and champagnes. It has been elegant, it has been organic and it’s always been beautiful. Classic, never going out of fashion. It will always be an excellent choice for weddings but we must admit that we are loving the color that is popping back into the weddings we are designing.


Style: Sincerely Ginger Weddings; Photo: The Weber Photographers

Slate blue is really gaining in popularity this year. We are also seeing a lot of burgundy mixed with blush for some amazing depths of color. Pale yellow, lavender, coral and soft pinks are also making their appearance. Neutrals are still hot but are providing an excellent base to some beautiful pops of color. Adding color to your flowers, linens and other décor is a great way to make your wedding more unique and personal. You can never go wrong with neutral colors, they are timeless, but when you choose some hues that are different, you can look back at your wedding day and see décor that might be a truer representation of you and your spouse.


Rayan Anastor Photography

Another trend that has emerged over the past few years and is still really hot, is the use of an assortment of metals. Golds, coppers, silvers, you name it! Don’t just stick with one particular metal, mix it up! 

Rayan Anastor Photography

Metals are modern but also blend perfectly with a variety of different styles. They can be at home in an urban loft environment or add an edge to your barn wedding. Banquet rooms and tents also fare well when adorned with metals. So when you are planning your accents, from the rose gold sequined dessert table linen to the hanging wrought iron spheres to the gold candlesticks, make sure to add some sophisticated flair to your wedding through the use of metals.


Kathy Davies Photography

Speaking of sophistication, we are definitely seeing events trend away from the rustic vibe. Simplicity and elegance are reigning this year and more brides are shying away from burlap and mason jars and opting for more formal elements.  

Style: 307 Events; Photo: Sarah Kossuch Photography

Despite the large number of barn and tent weddings in this area, they are being adorned less with lace and burlap and more with soft fabrics and mercury glass. And ballrooms are always a great choice, especially when accompanied by beautiful draping and soft lighting. 


Style: Sincerely Ginger Weddings; Photo: Rebecca Yale

Regardless of what colors or décor you choose, make sure that your wedding expresses who you and your partner are as a couple. It is so easy to get caught up in the beautiful images bombarding you on Pinterest that you may lose sight of your true style. Look at the stores you prefer to shop at, the home décor you love and your own fashion sense to get an idea of who you really are. Let your wedding reflect your personality. Having a wedding that captures the spirit of the couple will never go out of style.


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