While I spend my days seeking out new ways to make weddings beautiful, I wouldn’t necessarily say I follow trends or set them. I’m a firm believer in going with your gut and making a wedding day unique to you as a couple, regardless of how popular that aesthetic may be. That said, there are definitely some 2014 wedding styling trends I cannot wait to try out for the first time this year, as well as some from 2013 that I don’t think have fully taken off yet.

Radiant Orchid

Pantone announced that Radiant Orchid would be the colour of 2014, and I know it will look stunning with our glittering overlays and table runners at upcoming shoots and weddings.


Backdrops are also going to be a big hit in 2014 wedding styling — the perfect way to dress the end of the aisle or make the cake table really stand out.

Bride in front of ribbon wedding ceremony backdrop


Metallics are popular year after year, but the way we use them and the impact they make is what really changes. Remember, while all that glitters might not be gold, it probably is sequins.

Sequin table runner

The Great Outdoors

I’m looking forward to getting back to nature with wedding styling in 2014. From tweed suits to moss letters, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the great outdoors.

Tweed Suit

Intricate Centrepieces

Table centrepieces will continue to move away from single statement arrangements to more intricate displays made up of intricate details. Reclaiming, up-cycling and DIY are great ways to make each element of your centrepiece personal. Making your wedding table numbers with vintage books and buttons is just one way to achieve the look.

Wedding table centrepieces of books with numbers made from buttons

I also love the idea of small posies in mismatched glassware. This makes it easier to create different focal points and height, but also means that your wedding flowers can double up as favours, inviting your guests to take away something sweet smelling and pretty as a reminder.

Perfect Pinning

And to finish? Pinterest is going nowhere fast. Couples are going to continue using this platform in 2014 to create mood boards and gather inspiration for their wedding day. I love this, and it’s a great way to see where ideas are heading.

Article by Kirsten Butler, The Little Wedding Helper

Images from…

Backdrop: Liberty Pearl Photography

Sequin Table Runner: Ruth Garner Photography

Tweed Jacket: Creative Wedding Duo

Button Table Numbers: Lizzy May Photography