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Looking Back at the Best Wedding Trends of 2020

Through all of the highs and lows of 2020, we can confidently say one thing – this year brought some of the BEST wedding trends we’ve ever seen, and we’re overjoyed to get to share them with you! Each year, we love looking back and remembering the trends that stood out to us, and 2020 is no different. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than looking back through all the remarkable trends we saw this year – from statement florals and decor to colorful jewels to putting the “cute” in charcuterie and everything in between. Our expert team of Austin wedding vendors more than delivered on the trends this year, bringing them to life in ways we couldn’t help fall in love with. Take a look back with us as we recap our top 10 weddings trends of 2020, and get all the inspiration you’ll need for 2021. Cheers to the new year!

Charcuterie Displays/Grazing Tables

Charcuterie – or as we like to say, char*cute*rie – is a delectable and innovative wedding trend that emerged from 2020! Whether as a spread on a grazing table or a small charcuterie tray, our team of vendors knocked it out of the park with the creativity in these displays that can’t help but make our mouths water. As one of the latest trends of 2020, we’re excited to see where 2021 takes this delicious trend!

French Bohemian Wedding Inspiration Austin Wedding Venue Ma Maison Austin Wedding Planner Lovely Day Events

Party at the Moontower Event Rentals | Lovely Day Events | Ma Maison | Pink Avocado Catering | Paige Vaughn Photography

Elevate Bartending | Grazeology Grazing Tables | Unbridaled | Owl & Envelope | On a Limb Creative | Events by Leslie | Lucky Arrow Retreat | Holly Marie Photography + Wild Lovers Photography

Lucky Arrow Retreat | Grazeology Grazing Tables | Nikk Nguyen PhotoEvents by Leslie

Loot RentalsNikk Nguyen Photo | Root Cellar Catering


Pampas Grass

Pampas grass is a classic boho wedding element that definitely made its appearance known in 2020! Used in almost every floral installation imaginable, pampas grass is a trend we know we’ll see make even more appearances in the new year. Gorgeous in themselves or paired with complementing dried florals, pampas grass is a trend we’re LIVING for, and these scenes are the epitome of pampas grass in the most stunning ways!

Bouquets of Austin | Pearl Events Austin | Brittany Gilbert Photography | The Prospect House

floral installation boho

Cakes Couture | Reiley + RoseUnbridaled | Jose Luis Salon | Design to FlourishNikk Nguyen Photo | Asante Lodging & Events 

Lakeway Resort and SpaPremiere Events | Remi + Gold | Dart Collective | Feather & Twine | Andria Leigh Events

2Tarts BakeryRemi + Gold | Unbridaled | Mack Eveland Photo


Balloon Installations

Whimsy at it’s finest, balloon installations popped into our favorite wedding trends of 2020, and it’s easy to see why! Balloons add just the right amount of visual interest to any wedding reception, and we adore how unique and non-traditional they are. These displays took creativity to a whole new level, whether being multi-functional or just being an eye-catching focal point of these wedding scenes. With a balloon display, these celebrations were definitely poppin’!

Altstadt Brewery | Bella by Sara | Carhart Photography | Grae & Grace Collective | Festoon Rentals

Contigo CateringParty at the Moontower Event Rentals | Premiere Events | Dart Collective | Vogue VignetteRemi + Gold | Cory Ryan Photography

Sweet Treets Bakery | Rob August Photography | Celebrate Dallas | Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals


Baby’s Breath

Dainty and delicate, baby’s breath is the loveliest newest floral trend to set the stage in 2020. As the sweetest addition to any floral installation, baby’s breath is the perfect addition to any floral display – any season, any style and any theme. In bright white or soft pastels, bunches of baby’s breath are a unique trend we know we’ll see in the new year!

Premiere Events | Bouquets of Austin | Sophie Epton PhotographyPearl Events Austin | Photohouse Films

Premiere Events | Bouquets of Austin | Sophie Epton PhotographyPearl Events Austin | Photohouse Films

The DriskillPremiere Events | Remi + Gold | Loot Rentals | Westcott Weddings | Julia Soniat Photography

Whim Hospitality | Camp Lucy | Hotel Van Zandt | JW Marriott AustinUnbridaled | Mibellarosa | Josh and Dana Fernandez


Craft Cocktails

Nothing is better than a craft cocktail, and 2020 definitely brought these tasty sips into style! Perfectly customizable, craft cocktails are the ultimate personalized wedding trend of 2020. Cheersing with a drink at the end of the day is the only way we want to be ending all of our celebrations. Cheers!

Owl & Envelope | Wildly Cultivated Floral Design | Level 12 SalonOn a Limb Creative | Mint Photography | Hudson Bend Ranch | Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

The Driskill | Royal Fig CateringSweet Treets Bakery | Crave CateringWhim Hospitality | Pearl Events Austin | Sloane Photo

Royal Fig Catering | The Allan House | Julie Wilhite Photography

Premiere SelectElevate Bartending | The Bloom BarSophie Epton Photography | Ma Maison


Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

What’s better than your girls standing by your side? Your girls standing by your side in velvet bridesmaid dresses! Velvet made a strong statement in 2020, and velvet bridesmaid dresses add the prefect variety to any wedding look for your desired bridesmaid style. We’re definitely on board of the velvet bridesmaid dresses train for 2021!

Sweet Treets Bakery | Marquee Event Rentals – Austin | The Addison GroveLovely Day Events | Claire Pedregon

Camp Lucy | Whim Hospitality | Bella by Sara | Eclipse Event Co. | Honey Gem Creative


Neon Signs

Neon signs are an edgy and moody decor piece that can brighten up any wedding scene – literally! One thing we love about neon signs is their customization and the sweetest personal touch they add to traditional wedding decor, while being perfectly non-traditional in the most stunning way. While being completely versatile, neon signs fit just about any and every wedding theme and style. We can’t wait to see this trend continue into 2021!

Stems Floral Design + Event StylingSweet Treets Bakery | Austin CateringParty at the Moontower Event Rentals | Loot Rentals | Villa Antonia| Gloria Goode Photography

Unbridaled | Joslyn Holtfort Photography

Hotel Granduca AustinLoot Rentals | Whim Hospitality | Remi + Gold | Unbridaled | Sophie Epton Photography

Lavender & Lily FloralParty at the Moontower Event Rentals | Nicole Ryan Photography | Fly by Night Rental


Textured Wedding Cakes

If it’s true that a cake is only as good as it looks, than these textured wedding cakes must taste incredible! From textured fondant to layered buttercream, the stunning features of these unique textured wedding cakes instantly caught our eye. 2021, this trend is coming for you!

Grazeology Grazing Tables | Premiere Events | Remi + Gold | Vannagram & Co. | The Woodbine Mansion | The Crakes | Sloane Photo | Pink Avocado Catering

JW Marriott Austin | Sweet Treets Bakery | The Bloom Bar | The Addison Grove | Brittany Jean Photography

Loot Rentals | Touch of Whimsy | Fine Day PressSweet Treets Bakery | Julian Gold Bridal | Makeup ATX | Janeane Marie Photography | The LINE Hotel Austin

Andria Leigh Events | Olivia Marshall Photography


Colorful Jewels

A modern spin on classic jewels, bright and bold colorful jewels were the sparkliest trend from 2020, and to say we’re in awe is an understatement! Completely striking, the colorful jewels in these wedding scenes took center stage in 2020 and are only continuing to grow in popularity. These jewels definitely made a statement, and it’s easy to see how!

Fine Day Press | Whim Hospitality | Bonjour Brigadeiro Handcrafted Chocolate & Treats | Nicole MeraJulian Gold Bridal | Luxe DeparturesHotel Granduca Austin| Julie Wilhite Photography

Unbridaled | Remi + Gold | Flair Style LoungeOn a Limb Creative | Caitlin Rose PhotographyLucky Arrow Retreat | Photohouse Films

Marquee Event Rentals – Austin | Nicole Mera | Lavender & Lily Floral | Julian Gold Bridal | Elizabeth Denny  Photography | Fairmont Austin

Nicole Mera | Remi + Gold | Unbridaled | Middleton EventsVilla Antonia | Krystle Akin


Stylish Bridal Gown Sleeves

Stylish bridal gown sleeves are a bridal gown trend that is oh-so chic while elevating any bridal look! Flutter sleeves, balloon sleeves, draped jewels and tied tulle sleeves are only a few of the stylish bridal gown sleeves we saw in weddings in 2020. How absolutely adorable are these brides and their stylish sleeves?

Party at the Moontower Event Rentals | Kristin Catter Events | The Cupcake Bar | Brodie Homestead | The Flower Girl | Blush Bridal Lounge | The Bird and The Bear Photography & Films

Unbridaled | Remi + Gold | Think Brink BeautyThe Crakes

Unbridaled | Marquee Event Rentals – Austin | Taryn Lynn Photography | Bonobos

Firefly Farm | Diana Ascarrunz Photography | Blue Bridal Boutique

While we love these trends from 2021, we’re way too excited to see all that 2021 has in store! Follow our blog to make sure you’re always on top of the latest trends in the new year!