Meadow Brook Wedding Trends: Décor and Colors

This week, check out the latest wedding style trends that we see time and time again here at Meadow Brook Hall. There are so many ways to incorporate these trends into your wedding or event!

Farm Tables

Laurie Bailey Photography

Farm and barn-style weddings have been on the rise for the last few years. You can elevate this style (and leave the barn to the animals!) by bringing wooden farm tables into an elegant setting. The best part is, the exposed wood looks best without linen, saving you money.

Mixing long wooden farm tables with standard round tables adds texture and dimension to the design of your décor. You can highlight the natural beauty by using greenery down the middle of the table – eucalyptus and ferns have a great color that pop against the wood.

While we’re on that topic…




Blaine Siesser Photography

Using greenery instead of flowers can be a great way to save money while still having fresh elements in your décor. Greenery is especially great for warm summer days because it doesn’t wilt in a few hours the way that flowers do.

From the classic Baby’s Breath, Fern, or Magnolia, to the more modern Eucalyptus, Lemon Leaf, Bells of Ireland, or a tropical Monstera leaf, greenery comes in countless different shades and textures. It can be incorporated as an accent to a menu card or favor, in your centerpieces, or to decorate chandeliers or other structural elements – bringing a touch of nature indoors.


String Lighting

Blaine Siesser Photography

If you like the feeling of being outdoors without the risk of rain, string lights are another great enhancement to your reception space. Sparkling lights overhead can give guests the feeling of dancing and dining under the stars! Romantic and whimsical, string lights can give a nice glow to the room, without harsh colors and strobing lights.

There are so many different types and colors of string lights, you can be sure you will find a look that matches your wedding décor. Bistro lights with the large bulbs, tiny fairy lights, string lights like you use around the holidays, twinkling lights, and novelty lights in all different shapes and sizes – the possibilities are endless!




Niki Marie Photography

Speaking of bringing a glow to your reception, warm gold tones can be a great feature. Metals like gold are so versatile; no wonder they’re so popular! Gold is a neutral – it pairs well with anything, from deep or dark shades to pastels, which makes it great in any season.

When used in chargers and chairs with sophisticated décor, gold can really amp up the elegance or glamour of your design. It could also highlight a vintage style when paired with muted tones and antique-looking décor. Plus, from your wedding band to your hair accessories, it’s easy to make this wedding color work on you, too.

Pastel Colors

Weddings by Adrienne & Amber

This last trend is especially great in the spring or summer seasons, though it definitely works all year round: pastel colors. Pastels give your décor a soft, romantic look. The lighter shades work with so many different colors, but pair especially well with champagne, ivory, and gold.

Pastels are also great because they complement any venue – including a pavilion, golf course, museum, or banquet hall – and any type of setting, from a tent, to an indoor ballroom, to the countryside or beach.

Now, I know that not every trend will appeal to every couple. There are so many different styles out there, and the trends are constantly changing. The great part is that you can draw inspiration from these trends and use them in small, subtle ways, or you can go all-in on your favorite. Solid gold wedding, anyone?

What is your favorite wedding trend right now? Leave a message in the comments to let us know!

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  1. Do you have Friday June 21, 2019 available for a wedding for 160 people?