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2014 Wedding Trends

January 9, 2014

Wedding trends change from year to year, season to season. Which flowers are the most popular? What bridal gown designer is the most sought after? How to present the wedding vows – personalized or traditional? In the past, weddings were fairly standard: a church, some music, some dancing and a cake… But today’s couples have options. There are so many options, in fact, that planning a wedding that is both on trend and suits your taste can be overwhelming. Pick up any wedding magazine and it might make your head spin. Wedding trends seem to change faster than you can say “I do.” To help our brides out there that are facing this challenge, we brought in Event Planner, Kari Rider from Kari Rider Events!

Here are her top 5 wedding trends for 2014:

#1 Bridal Hair-Floral Crowns
Get ready to bring out your inner free spirit. Floral crowns can be whimsical, romantic or bohemian. All are relaxed and super pretty! These photos shot by Sonya Khegay illustrate just that.




#2 Wedding Theme: Refined Woodland – This trend is inspired by Sean Parker’s whimsical wedding in the redwoods. Check out the exclusive photos from Vanity Fair to get a better idea. You’ll see this reflected in 2014 weddings with gowns containing floral accents and vines, flower crowns for the bride, and natural fiber, wood and ferns in the décor.

#3 The Color Gray:
Gray has hit the scene and it is not going anywhere. And boy did we all swoon. Because, seriously…what’s not to love? I think it’s very beautiful alternative to the classic black. It softens, it anchors and it even incorporates a cool modern flair. See how pretty it can be when you incorporate another color like yellow or orange. Need Inspiration? Check out “The Color Gray” Pinterest board.



#4 Geometric – This trend evolves from the geometric patterns appearing on the runways. You’ll see modern, clean lines in dresses and décor. View some “Geometric Weddings” to get you started.

#5 Wedding Dress Trend- Illusion Accents
Does it get any more gorgeous than the illusion of blingy beadwork on bare skin? From straps to backs and everywhere in between, designers adorned plenty of gowns with these show-stopping accents, and I don’t see the trend dying down anytime soon. Check out designers Rivini and Amsale.


Kari Rider Events is a boutique event planning company dedicated to designing fabulous, individually-styled weddings and events on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and beyond. Kari combines sophisticated creativity, precision planning and cool-headed event management to create spectacular wedding weekends and social parties of all varieties. She can be reached at www.karirider.com or kaririderevents@gmail.com


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