You’ll likely see more subdued cakes in the coming year – the big, flashy, fondant-y wedding cake is a thing of the past. Naked cakes (which have no fondant on the outside) are a new, simplistic take on the traditional cake – Hilary Duff even had one at her wedding. Although it might seem frightening to not have frosting on the outside, consider a couple of things. First, fondant doesn’t taste great and is often removed anyway. Second, naked cakes are chic and cheap. Your wedding cake baker won’t have to charge you for all that fondant they’d otherwise use.
Hand-painted cakes are also gaining popularity. These cakes are much daintier than the traditional spectacles that came before them, but they can get pricey. One plus to this option is that newlyweds can use these cakes to showcase sentimental details about their relationship. Whether it’s the state they met in or the lyrics to their favorite song, hand-painted cakes are a great way to give guests insight into the little things. (If you’re planning a wedding and would like to go this route, consider getting a single tier painted, while leaving the others a single color to cut on costs.) These beautiful, one-of-a-kind cakes go hand-in-hand with the rustic theme that’s so huge right now, too. (Did anyone else obsess over Lauren Conrad’s rustic wedding?)
Wedding cakes in 2015 will likely be shorter in stature, as well. Wedding trends are moving toward smaller, more intimate ceremonies, which call for smaller cakes. More and more couples are featuring dessert tables, which cut down on the amount of cake needed for the reception.
As far as color schemes go, there’s one color that’s in the spotlight at the moment. Marsala, the color that Pantone chose as their color of the year, will likely be featured in many 2015 weddings. A brief Pinterest search of 2015 wedding trends will yield several results that incorporate this “hearty, yet stylish” deep maroon hue. Neutrals and pastels will also be big in 2015, which contrast strongly to Pantone’s color of the year – so much so that they could pair with it nicely.
Metallics are another trend snowballing into 2015. Both silver and gold look great paired with bright colors for a unique and modern color scheme. These eye-catching neutrals are a good way to integrate a little sparkle into your ceremony without going overboard.
Now, for the main event: the dress. According to Brides magazine, the hottest trend in the coming year will be pastel dresses. Blush dresses opened the floodgates for more pastels to join the party, and now a range of options will be available for upcoming brides. Pale blue, yellow and even lavender-colored dresses were all over runways last year, so expect to see some pops of color.
Brides magazine also predicts covered-up styles to gain popularity this year. Capes, both short and long (and much chicer than the Superman variety), add drama to an otherwise traditional wedding dress. Alberta Ferretti and Angel Sanchez were especially big fans of this trend, offering multiple types of capes in their collections. High collars, especially for winter weddings, were all over Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa and Carolina Herrera’s runways as well. Princess Kate sparked the long-sleeve trend with her amazing Alexander McQueen dress in 2011, and that trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, either.
So, there you have it: some of the top trends for 2015 weddings. Do you stalk Pinterest like I do, and have you seen some trends that I missed? Let us know in the comments section!
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