2019 Wedding Trends That Will Make Your Day Unforgettable

January 2, 2019 | Junebug Weddings

photo by Jacy Hermes Photography

Planning your 2019 wedding and looking for that extra something special to make it truly unforgettable? We’ve forecasted 11 2019 wedding trends to incorporate into your table decor, fashion, floral design, reception activities, and more! From our pick for wedding color of the year to the one bridal accessory we just can’t get enough of to the style influence you’re going to want to recreate, your 2019 wedding planning starts here!

The Color Rust

Lovers of the ’70s can celebrate in 2019 because rust is the trending wedding color of the year! Not-quite-burgundy, not-quite orange, the nuanced hue fits right in with two major influences on weddings this year: retro styling and desert vibes. Make a statement with a rust suit or bridesmaids dresses or use it as a pop of color with bouquet ribbon, stationery, or accent florals.

photo by Dawn Charles, groom’s apparel by Topman; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Olivia Strohm Photography, floral design by Brier & Ivy, see more from this wedding here!

photo by Juliana Aragon Photography, event planning and floral design by Thistle and Honey, rentals by Theoni Collection; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Valerie Thompson Photography, stationery by Goods & Feels Co.; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Madeline Shea Photography, floral design by Beijaflor Botanicals



Dramatic Floral Designs

2019 will be remembered as the year of larger-than-life floral design! From giant hanging installations to floor-to-ceiling floral walls, 2019 is the year to let your wedding florist go wild and create something extraordinary and one-of-a-kind.

photo by Jacy Hermes Photography, floral design by Merveille Floral & Design; see more from this wedding here!

 photo by Greer Gattuso Photography, floral design byBella Blooms Floral; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lauren Scotti, floral design byShindig Chic; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Aberrazioni Cromatiche Studio, floral design by Julie Guittard Fleuriste; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jenny Collen, floral design byFlowers by Leah; see more from this wedding here!

Airbnb Venues

If you’ve been looking for a venue off the beaten path, may we suggest browsing Airbnb? Rental properties listed on Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway can be a great hack for finding a unique wedding venue that fits your vibe, has a cozy atmosphere, and that hasn’t been used by every couple in town. Note that not every property available for rental is allowed to be used as a wedding, so be upfront about your intentions when reaching out to the owner in order to save yourself a major headache (and tons of fees!) later.

photos by Jonnie + Garrett, Airbnb property: The 1975 Cabin, event styling by Simple Means Events; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo byHenry Tieu Photography; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Brooke Miller Photography, Airbnb property: Secluded High Desert Homestead; see more from this wedding here!


Minimalism may have ruled the wedding design world for the last several years, but in 2019, maximalism is BACK! Dramatic floral installations like we mentioned above, abundant table settings, and plenty of pattern and color will be key in 2019 weddings, so don’t be afraid to get a little (or a lot) extra with your decor. Not sure where to start? Hiring an exceptional and experienced wedding planner will ensure your wedding will look cohesive and stylish, no matter the vibe you decide on!

photo by Adolfo Florentino, event and floral design by Casas del Siglo XVI

photo by John David Weddings, event planning by Exclusive Italy Weddings, floral design by Floralia; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Tali Photography, event planning by Villa Taj Omayma, floral design by Le Kiosque á Fleurs

photos by SambaJoy Photo & Art, event planning by Wild Heart Events, rentals by Folklore Vintage Rentals, bar byThe Old Fashioned; see more from this wedding here!

Bridal Hats

Not a veil kind of bride? No worries because 2019 weddings are all about brides in hats! Fedoras, Panama hats, and floppy hats made of straw, felt, and wool are the perfect finishing accessory to your boho bridal look.

photo by Marcucci Photography, floral design byQuill and Oak, wedding dress by Rue De Seine via Loversland; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Maggie Grace Photography, floral design byRust + Thistle, wedding dress by ASOS; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Valerie Thompson Photography, floral design by Sweetwater Botanicals, wedding dress by Lovers Society via Lovely Bride Boutique, hat by Lack of Color; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Nikk Nguyen Photo, floral design by Wildly Cultivated, wedding dress by Rue De Seine via Unbridaled, hat byGoorin Bros.; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lesley S. Photography, floral design byTepee Sauvage, wedding dress by Marynea; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Local Embers & Co., floral design by The Wild MotherAnthousai Florals, wedding dress by a & bé bridal shop; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Jordan Voth, wedding dress by Marchesa Fashion, hat by Olivia the Wolf; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo by Noble Photographers, floral design by Mint Green Design, photo booth bus by Cruisin’ Photo Booth Bus; see more from this wedding inspiration here!



Moroccan Inspiration

Not only is Morocco a popular 2019 wedding and honeymoon destination, but couples are getting inspired by the cultural influences of the West African country. A few key styling notes include hanging lanterns, vibrant textiles, star details, lounge areas with plenty of pillows, pampas grass, and desert hues.

photos by Tali Photography, event planning by Villa Taj Omayma, floral design by Le Kiosque á Fleurs

photo and event planning by Lilly Red Creative; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Caroline Dyer-Smith Photography, event planning by Beldi Country Club; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Brittany Boote, event design by Pink Wasabi



Velvet for Every Season

We’ve posted about velvet already a few times this winter, but our velvet obsession is just getting started. From major velvet moments like suits and bridesmaids dresses to subtle details like shoes or a ribbon hanging from your bouquet, velvet is a beautiful way to add a touch of texture and luxe to your wedding style.

photo by Kristen Kaiser

photo by Olivia Strohm Photography

photo by Peyton Rainey Photography

photo by Brandi Sisson Photography




If you’re looking for creative reception activities, 2019 is all about tarot! Hiring a tarot reader for your wedding provides a cool and unique experience that your guests will never forget.

photo by Joe + Kathrina; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jaicee Morgan, tarot reader: Audrey Alison Astrology + Tarot; see more from this wedding here!

Gender-Neutral Wedding Parties

Gone are the days of strict girls on the left, boys on the right. 2019 is officially the year of gender-neutral wedding parties with people of every gender standing next to the bride(s) or groom(s). The gender of your best buds isn’t nearly as important as their support on your big day. Looking for a catchy name for the friends standing by your side? A few we’ve heard (and became totally obsessed with) include Babes of Honor, I Do Crew, Vow Crowd, and Matrimony Homies!

photo by Bows & Lavender

photo by Sambajoy Photo and Art

photo by Rachel Photographs

photo by Chasewild

photo by Kristen Marie Parker

Charcuterie Boards

Forget cater waiters carrying hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour because charcuterie boards are all the rage for 2019 weddings! The DIY approach to appetizers is a great way to create an intimate setting that gets your guests chatting and feeling cozy. Plus, the spreads are seriously gorgeous!

photo by The Le Sueurs

photo by Jonnie + Garrett

photo by Gallivan Photo

photo by Dearheart Photos

Handpainted Wedding Cakes

If we were to sum up the 2019 wedding trends in one phrase, it would be attention to detail. No trend illustrates this better than handpainted wedding cakes, which are as delicious to look at as they are to eat! From watercolor flowers to masterpieces of abstract color, this might just be the sweetest trend of the year!

photo byLísola Fotografía, cake byAcaramelada; see more from this wedding inspiration here!

photo byZach&Rosalie, cake byViolet Jam; see more from this wedding here!

photo byLiesl Claire Photography, cake bySugar Bee Sweets Bakery; see more from this wedding here!

photo byPeyton Rainey Photography, cake byAmy Cakes; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lindsay Nickel, cake by Sugar by Tracy; see more from this wedding here!

photo bySean Money + Elizabeth Fay, cake byPatrick Properties Hospitality Group; see more from this wedding here!

photo byThe Gathering Season, cake byScoota Baker; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Tomasz Kornas Photography, cake by Cake Cuppery; see more from this wedding here!

Love these 2019 wedding trends? Check out our top picks for wedding trends in 2018 and 2017 for more inspiration!

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  1. The pictures are very beautiful. These trends are really worth stealing. But the most attractive part I loved is the use of Rust colour and hand painted cakes. I am getting married next year, I will surely use these to spice up my wedding festivities.

  2. A beautiful and inspiring feature. From classic elegant white and green to warm oranges and browns and deep scarlet every color scheme exudes personality and makes for a visually stunning wedding.

  3. Some amazing photography here! Beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous and inspiring pictures! I am dying to find out the brand of the shoes under the Velvet category (teal velvet heels, photo by Kristen Kaiser). Is anyone able to help me find them??? Thank you SO SO much!

  5. Simply beautiful work from everyone. These trends are still current today. Love them!

  6. The cakes look amazing. Some great shots here too. Very inspiring. Can’t wait to get back out there photographing weddings. Anyone else getting excited for 2021, fingers crossed it’ll be a great year

  7. A nice variety of wedding cakes photos. Well done! Amazing it looked.

  8. AIRBNB Venue is one of the best choice when it comes to saving and cost cutting, few of our clients rents big vintage farm house and saved 10 of thousands so they can spend on travel, wedding photography and videography.

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