Many brides come to us with an idea of what they are looking for when it comes to their design aesthetic, but most brides don't know what to call their design style. There is an endless list to choose from for styles now days and many people create their own hybrid version to showcase their unique personality. If you're curious about what your style might be take a look below at the five most common design styles to see which one fits your personality!
Barn weddings are still a major trend and are often associated with a rustic or shabby chic look. You don't have to get married at a barn venue in order to have a shabby chic design though. Shabby chic just means that design elements appear to be slightly used, worn, distressed, and sometimes vintage. Often times this design style is also associated with many DIY projects and décor items. This is also a trend in interior design right now with repurposed wood projects, pallet tables, mismatched furniture pieces, barn doors, etc. The Shabby Chic style is very relaxed, informal, and pairs well with a romantic or bohemian styles, or with touches of glam.
If you are a glam girl your style often includes bold colors, glitz, and a more formal overall look. Think chandeliers, tall candelabras, large floral arrangements, and décor that makes a statement. Often times a glam style wedding is more of a black tie affair or red carpet style, but not always. A Glam style wedding is perfect for the classy girl who always dreamed of walking the red carpet and wants to be a star for the day! Glam pairs well with urban and modern styles as well.
A romantic wedding style can go a couple of ways. Often times a romantic bride is someone who is drawn to lace, soft and muted color pallets like blush and ivory, and the design usually involves candles and flowers galore! Brides who are attracted to lace, candles, but deep burgundy and navy color pallets can also be romantic brides. Romantic doesn't just mean pastels, but it is an over all feel of the wedding. You can pair a romantic style with truly any other design style!
An urban style bride is a city girl at heart! The venue is normally in the city, a warehouse style building, or a more contemporary venue. Urban has several sub styles like modern and shabby. For example, a reception in a brewery in NE Minneapolis with DIY mixed and matched elements and a food truck is going to be a more urban-shabby hybrid. A reception at the Walker Art Center with very geometric shapes, clean lines, and a sophisticated look takes on an urban-modern feel to it.
The bohemian style is not as popular in Minnesota yet, but is definitely trending on the west coast and some southern states. The bohemian style is organic, sometimes includes a desert color palette (olive green, mauve, blush, tan, etc.), laid back, and can have some hippie style elements like a sheath style or two pieces dress. Often times flowers are in season and have a more wildflower look with a cascading bouquet shape.
There you have it! The top five most popular wedding design styles. Remember you can combine elements from different styles to create a style that is uniquely you! A wedding planner can be really helpful when it comes to blending two very different styles to create a cohesive look that showcases both of the individuals and the couple.
Until next time...Happy planning! - XO, Tamara
over photo by Kendra Oxendale Photography