Midwest Wedding Trends (#10 in a series): What’s “In” for 2019 in South Dakota Weddings

Getting married in 2019? Congratulations! You’ve most likely started getting ideas for everything from your colors to your flowers to your décor—and this means that you’ve probably been scouring Pinterest (and hiring a helpful wedding planner like Hitch Studio). After hours of researching, chances are it’s become easier and easier for you to spot some trends.

What’s trending in love in 2019? The wedding styling experts at Hitch Studio have collaborated with the industry professionals at Olivia Event Venue to put together the list below. We think that this says it all:

IN: Bright and Bold Colors

It seems that for the longest time, understated colors like blush, pale gray, and champagne have ruled the wedding scene. However, 2019 seems to be bringing in some bold new hues. Bright purple, cerulean blue, lemon yellow, and bright orange are making a comeback. Expect to see these eye-popping tones across floral arrangements, décor, and wedding attire. (Photos of Ashley Duffy wedding – better ones coming)

Photo by Chelsea Jean Photography
Lemon yellow decor by Hitch Studio

IN: Bringing the Outdoors, Inside

Adding tons of greenery, floral, and other natural pieces to your reception place can make it feel like a beautiful outdoor event, while still having the protection and comfort of an indoor setting. Consider adding eucalyptus leafs through your reception tables, as runners down the aisle. They’re the perfect accent to any color pallet you may have chosen. Here are some fun ways (from Brides.com) to add eucalyptus to your reception.

Photo by Shay Photography
Photo by Shay Photography
Outdoor centerpieces by Hitch Studio

IN: Interactive Photo and Video Booths

Video booths are becoming more and more sensational for weddings. And what better way to welcome in the new married couple than with a personalized video recording? This is an even more meaningful keepsake for couples than photos, since they can hear well wishes, memories, advice, and more from their loved ones. Wedding videographers also love to capture these moments, as it can be incorporated into the wedding video.

IN: Industrial and Marble

Many wedding planners, decorators, and couples are favoring industrial settings for their nuptials/ receptions. This means exposed brick walls paired with ornate chandeliers, open factory-esque spaces, low-lit Edison bulbs, stone, and contrasting florals. Professionals expect to see this new style play into everything from the wedding venue to the colors to the dinnerware. Marble can be a gorgeous way to play up your wedding colors, all while adding a timeless element to your theme.

Marble and lighting by Hitch Studio. Photo by Erica Lynn Photography

IN: Statement Place Cards

Instead of simple tent place cards for guests at the reception, many couples are getting creative and providing a place card that’s not only practical, but also a keepsake. These place cards can be nearly anything, and of course can match the style and theme of your wedding. Things such as calligraphed tiles, shells, or stones are popular. Some couples even use a past photograph of themselves with the guest as a place card.

Custom card inserts into napkins designed by Hitch Studio
Name cards designed by Hitch Studio. Photo by Chelsea Jean Photography

IN: Light and airy cheesecloth runners

Looking for a more romantic or whimsical wedding? Adding touches of light and airy piece, such as cheesecloth or tulle runners, can be a great way to encapsulate that vision.

IN: Wildflower Bouquets

The addition of wildflowers to a bouquet is such a fun play on a classic wedding symbol. Incorporating lots of free flowing greenery and beautiful organic bulbs can really show your personality.

Photo by Emily Mitton Photography

IN: Fabric on chairs, walls, and ceilings

Elevate your traditional reception hall with some fun fabrics! Backdrops aren’t just for the head table, you can use them on the ceiling, behind your photo booth, behind the desert table, the options are endless and it can seriously transform the look of a room. Consider adding fabric to your chairs, walls and even ceilings to really transform a room.

Wedding styling by Hitch Studio
Dessert table backdrop design by Hitch Studio.
Head table design by Hitch Studio. Photo by Emily Mitton Photography
Backdrop design by Hitch Studio. Photo by Emily Mitton Photography

IN: Rental Furniture

Renting furniture may seem like an odd trend but trust us it is SO worth it. Adding show stopping vintage pieces to your reception can be a great way to polish your style. It also makes for amazing photo opportunities.

IN: Small Plates

A fun and upcoming idea for feeding your guests is to have “grazing tables” or small plates in place of a traditional dinner. These treats can be munched on throughout the whole night and are a great way to please even the pickiest of eaters with various small offerings.

IN: Structural Floral Pieces

Big floral hoops hanging from the ceiling can be an elegant, simple, yet eye-catching way to decorate for your big day. These statement pieces will draw your guests attention to the focal points of your reception or wedding and make for stunning back drops. Check out these birch branches that hold a floral centerpiece.

At the end of the day, you want your personality to shine through on your big day! We hope these 2019 trends can lead you down the path towards a beautiful experience down the aisle. Still feeling like you need some guidance? Contact us, your local wedding style experts at Hitch Studio, to put something together for you that you will truly love!

p.s. Interested in past wedding trends that have come and gone?

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