{ Portland Wedding Coordinator’s} Top Wedding Trends for 2014

2014 is roaring in and we are so excited to see what this year’s couples are planning for their wedding designs. Here are some wedding trends we hear are going to be super-hot in Portland, from our own clients and also talking with colleagues around town:

Interactive art walls or art installations. So fun we had to do a whole post about it, read here. We even had one couple grab all the art off the walls of their own home and display it during cocktail hour, creating an art gallery atmosphere.

Family-art-wallImage: EJP Events

Glamping“, or glamorous camping. It took off in 2013 in a big way and is still huge.

Glamping-hub-wedding-canvas-cabinImage via glampinghub.com

Gowns with sleeves and lace – Princess Kate and the Royal Wedding still looms large in terms of design influence.

Monique L’hullier “Candice” gown

In food and catering trends: Ruffle and “casual”, unfrosted cakes, food on a stick

Casual Unfrosted Wedding Cakes on Postcards and Pretties

“Ripped Ruffle” cake by Sugar and Spice Cakes

Sequins and glitter in tabletop and clothing

Sequins-tabletop-brides-of-adelaideImage: Brides of Adelaide Pinterest

Charcoal grey paired with pastels like mint and pink for Spring and Summer weddings, and also with the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. Last year’s Color of the Year, Emerald, is still strong. (What many are unaware of is that Pantone, when it pinpoints its Colors of the Year, is speaking to upcoming trends in all walks of design. Wedding colors, rooted as they are in cultural and regional preferences, don’t tend to change quite as quickly as in fashion and advertising – so the Color of the Year from 1 or even 2-3 years ago is often just starting to be seen in weddings several seasons later. So, be on the lookout for lots of emerald and all variations thereof this year!)


Charcoal and mint wedding palette by ejpevents on ColourLovers


Radiant orchid and charcoal wedding color palette by ejpevents on ColourLovers

Bold pattern decor – patterns like batik, ikat, and mudcloth, deconstructed chevrons, hexagons


Ikat garden party at Society Bride

Triangle wedding details by Jesi Haack Design

Brooklyn graphic desginer for EJP Events client

Lucite, etched, and laser-cut wedding details:

Image: Ceci New York


Image: Yasmin Khajavi for Style Me Pretty | Zest Floral | Astrid Mueller Design


Image: Continuum Photography for Style Me Pretty | Gather Event Planning | Paper Bloom

Watercolor details in paper and tabletop items:


Chagall-inspired watercolor invitation by Kristy Rice of Momental Design | Oh So Beautiful Paper


Watercolor wedding menu and table signs by Shannon Kirsten | Oh So Beautiful Paper

Do you think we called it? Or did we miss a trend that you know is going to be EVERYTHING this year? Please let us know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “{ Portland Wedding Coordinator’s} Top Wedding Trends for 2014

  1. I love the sleeve and lace trend that extends itself not only to the gown, but is reflected in the invitations and table settings.
    Classy trends. Thank you for sharing.

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