Wedding Trend Watch: 2013

The 20’s

Localized Food


I am ecstatic to share some of the trends predicted for the coming year’s wedding market. And, if you don’t know what a hipster is, please continue reading!

1920’s Style
We predict the hottest wedding trend will be a 1920’s vintage style.  With the Great Gatsby being released, this era will make it’s way back into our culture. This will be especially true for wedding fashion and will include dropped waist dresses and lace. Pearls, feathers and headbands will accessorize this lovely look. I love accessories and can’t wait to see how my brides include these beautiful touches into their wedding look. Black tie and top hats are a nice touch for the gentlemen too. One of my favorite decor pieces is the chandelier, fabulous to use in the ceremony under the chuppah or wooden arch. Look out for influences from the 30’s and 40’s as well. I am designing a wedding with a vintage inspiration which will include lace, pearls, red lipstick, chandeliers, a vintage limo and more. I am loving the bride’s impeccable style, so creating something breathless and extraordinary for her will be a blast!

KRISTINA2011WED_MG_2188-EditPhoto by LEAF Photography

Food Stations, Food Truck and Localized Food

The 2013 couple will put more focus on food stations rather than plated or buffet style receptions. We helped design the food stations for an Out Of Africa styled wedding and it was a hit! Stations included items such as mac and cheese, hummus and skewers. Snack stations and after dinner snacks will become more popular too.  Some of our couples have surprised their guests towards the end of the evening with late night snacks like grilled cheese sandwiches. We can expect to see fun sweets emerge such as cotton candy, s’mores and kettle corn, not just the typical cupcakes. Ice cream trucks, taco trucks and food trucks focusing on localized food will continue to gain popularity. Gourmet food trucks are all over the media right now and many people follow their favorite truck (like MIHO in San Diego) on facebook and twitter so they know where to find them for lunch or dinner. Many food trucks buy locally and offer vegan, gluten-free and paleo foodie options that not all restaurants offer. I am a fan of localized food and eating as clean as possible so I am thrilled that this is making more of a statement in the wedding reception.

0699_DA_LF2011Photo by Life Fusion Photography

If you haven’t heard of a hipster is, let me enlighten you.  “Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.” (

These couples are in their 20s/30s and will not go with the flow of the current culture. Distinct fashion and original ideas are in for them, tradition is out.  These couples will not be having mint as their color or a 1920’s theme.  They will consider food trucks though if localized and offering menus for vegans, for example.  The music will be different; not your typical wedding DJ but a unique rock band. Hair styles will be edgy and artsy.  Hipsters are about independent thinking so each wedding will be unique and designed to match the couple’s tastes and personalities.  I look forward to planning more wedding with hipster couples as I find it exciting to create a wedding that is non traditional with independent taste!




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2 thoughts on “Wedding Trend Watch: 2013

  1. I love this! I have not seen a 20s themed wedding so I’m ecstatic to see the photos of this gorgeous and unique wedding!

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