2018 Hottest Wedding Trends

We are excited to share with you the top 2018 wedding trends that are all the rage! From ultra violet making a comeback 10 years later, to interactive live DJs, there’s so much to love about what the 2018 wedding future holds! 

Wedding Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

When we first heard that ultra violet was going to be the color of the year, we were brought back to memories of a decade ago with bright violet satin chair covers of purple overload. Thankfully, satin ultra violet chair covers are a thing of the past, and we have to admit we are loving the new ultra violet color! Pictured below is two of our weddings from 2017 that were ahead of the trend.

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Pictured below are more awesome ultra violet wedding images we found on Pinterest to give you more ultra violet inspiration! 

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Enchanted Forest theme

Wedding venues that offer extra foliage will be extra popular this year since the enchanted forest look is the hot venue look of the year. The enchanted theme stems with extravagant pieces, such as big mirrors and chandeliers, caged florals, and hanging lights with candles to light up the venue.

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Paradise Falls in Oceanside makes the perfect San Diego venue for a couple wanting to execute an enchanted forest theme. Pictured below is one of our weddings from December that was absolutely stunning. 

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Circle elements

Last year, geometric shapes were the hot wedding trend. This year circle elements are coming in trend and we must say, we love the look! After all, the circle symbolizes eternity and wholeness, a timleless shape to add into a wedding. Hanging wreaths for a foliage hanging elements and circle ceremony backdrops will be big this year! Pictured below are images from Pinterest, but we know by the end of this year we will have our own archive of circle elements to share with you.

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Eclectic Mix of Lounge Furniture

Lounge furniture in 2018 is becoming more comfortable and personalized by adding more eclectic elements to lounge furniture sets. This year lounge futrniture will feature more layered rugs, side tables, poofs, throw pillows and blankets to amp up the look and feel of lounge seating. The lounge furniture pictured below is done by Folklore Vintage Rentals.

Photo by Corrine Alexandra 

Photo by Corrine Alexandra 

Transparent Acrylic

We love the clean and modern look that transparent acrylic pieces for stationary and signage give to a wedding! Pictured below is a seating chart one of our couples did on transparent acrylic and we are obsessed! Excited to see more of this in 2018. 

Photo by Katie Beverly Photography

Photo by Katie Beverly Photography

Photo by Katie Beverly Photography 

Photo by Katie Beverly Photography 

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Hanging Floral installations

Hanging floral installations started its big debut in 2017, but in 2018 they will be in full effect! Hanging floral installations add instant drama and a big “wow” factor to a reception. Pictured below is a hanging centerpiece done by Urban Garden Floral over a head table at Brick that gave an extra visual impact over where the bride and groom were seated. 

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Pictured below are more extravagant hanging floral statement pieces we loved from Pinterest. 

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Statement Place Cards

2018 is shying away from paper tent cards to a more dramatic statement place card.  Statement place cards add extra decor and are always a personalized hit for guests!

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DJ Live Entertainment

DJ live is the newest, most interactive entertainment enhancement to add to weddings in 2018! Live music intertwined with the song the DJ is playing is a fun way to add a live music element to a wedding while giving a big entertainment aspect as well. Musicians provide guitar, sax, violin or even drums to any favorite song!

Below is an example of this awesome DJ Live done put on by Vario Weddings.

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Black Accents

The trending accent color of the year is black. Black accents will make their appearance on cakes, florals, candle sticks and table settings. 

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Live Food Station

Live food stations where a professional chef or attendant is making food in front of you is the new hot way to incorporate entertainment and fun dining into your dinner or dessert.  Some interactive food station ideas: sushi rolling stations, stir fry stations, ice cream sandwich stations (Baked Bear), and ice cream stations(Front Porch Pops).  

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We can’t wait to execute these wedding trends in 2018! Follow us on social media to stay informed of all of our trendy weddings to come! 

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Mona and Spencer - Park Hyatt Aviara

We are excited to share Mona and Spencer's July wedding with you! Park Hyatt Aviara was the perfect venue for this elegant and whimsical wedding.  The couple used our vendor recommendations, creating a perfect day filled with vendors we love.

Mona and Spencer both went to UCLA for college, but didn’t meet until they started their PHD program. They started becoming close friends the summer after their first year in the program. Mona and Spencer's were both blind to each other's feelings for each other. Mona says “her friends knew what was going on before they did.” 

Spencer proposed a few years later in Washington D.C  next to the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial. Click the link to read and see their whole proposal story: http://howheasked.com/mona-and-spencer/

This wedding was gorgeous and we are so glad we had a great photographer, Mike Arick, to capture Mona and Spencer's big day. 

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San Diego Sofreh

The sofreh aghd is a traditional wedding ceremony spread where legal marriage and ceremonial traditions are exchanged and are usually very customary at Persian weddings. The word “sofreh” means “spread” and “aghd” means “ceremony. We couldn't be happier with how Mona and Spencer's exemplary Sofreh spread by Afsaneh Sargordan turned out!   

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Mona and Spencer skipped cocktail hour so that they could preview the ballroom and practice their choreographed First Dance to Marvin Gaye's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

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We can't get enough of the hora dance pictures! Such a fun way to incorporate Jewish traditions into their wedding. 

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Mona and Spencer ended their night with a newlywed sparkler send off. We love how these photos turned out! 

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We couldn't be happier with how all the details turned out for this wedding! Thank you to all of the awesome vendors that helped make this day perfect. We wish Mona and Spencer a lifetime of love and happiness. 

XOXO

Sweet Blossom Weddings

Vendor Love:

Hair and Makeup: Ellie - A New Twist 

Bride and Bridesmaid Fashion: M Bride 2000 Dreams Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: A Better Deal 

Cake: VG Donut & Bakery

Ceremony Sofreh: Afsaneh Sargordan Sofreh Aghd

Ceremony music: Caprice Strings

DJ/MC: Vario Weddings

Florals: Organic Elements

Photography: Mike Arick Photography

Photo Booth: Pixster

Rentals: Concepts Event Design

Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara

Videography: Spark Story Wedding Cinema

Sweet Blossom Weddings Coordinator: Melissa

 

Nina & Miguel's Coronado Community Center Wedding

"I first saw Nina in passing in college and thought to myself, "she is hands down the most beautiful woman at school." Time went by and luckily, we were introduced to each other on the first day of my new internship - she was my co-worker. Over the first year we grew closer as friends... just friends. 

While Nina was with her girls on a birthday trip in NYC, I revealed my feelings in true "Miguel" form.... I ordered a pink gorilla singing telegram! At an upscale restaurant in front of her friends, an embarrassing pink gorilla danced and sang a short poem I wrote for her birthday. It finally struck Nina that I had feelings for her and I managed to break through the friend zone! Seven blissful and adventurous years later, we're here. 

I have never met a more beautiful, loyal, intelligent, strong, and driven woman. I cannot believe that that same beautiful woman who left me speechless just passing by in college, will be the same woman that says, "I do." - The groom, Miguel 

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We are excited to share this July wedding at the Coronado Community Center with you all! We got a chance to incorporate our design expertise, as well as some of our rentals, into this wedding, making this wedding extra fun for us! Not to mention, we worked with amazing vendors that kept the day running smoothly! 

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The SBW team has been swooning over this exquisite two-piece dress!

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Customized flasks for the groomsmen, a great groomsmen gift that will get put to use again.

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This First Look took place outside of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in Downtown San Diego. So many beautiful photo opportunities around this hotel! 

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Succulents, protea’s and roses made a colorful, textured combination to this bouquet that we absolutely adore! 

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We adore this style of bridesmaid dresses! Different pastel colors and different dress styles. Everyone looked stunning!

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Programs that double as fans!

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The clear chiavari chair gives a more modern day fresh look, and kept the ceremony location looking bright.

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These hexagon escort tiles were a great modern touch that went great with the geometric modern theme that was used throughout the wedding.

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Nina and Miguel incorporated the Filipeno Catholic traditions with the viel, cord and candle ceremony. 

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Adorable menus listing the dinner course options for the night!

It is always a pleasure getting to work with Toast Catering! Their food is to die for and their staff is amazing!

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We were excited to put our new geometric votives to use for this wedding! Geometric votives and gold charger plates from the Sweet Blossom inventory. 

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The macrame and copper pipe backdrop was provided by one of our former brides, Jen, with Nectar and Bloom. She is our go to for macrame! We couldn’t be more happy with how this turned out sweetheart table turned out.

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Geometric gold table numbers from our Sweet Blossom Inventory. 

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A major perk of having your wedding at the Coronado Community Center is that the room is a blank slate. It is a big spacious room with big open windows looking out to the harbor which is perfect for executing any type of style wedding. 

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Sugar and Scribe desserts always look delicious!

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One of the best parts of our job is getting to pick awesome vendors that will execute the style and vision that the couple is looking for. That was definitely the case for this wedding and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! 

We wish Nina and Miguel a lifetime of love and happiness! 

XOXO Sweet Blossom Weddings

Vendor Love:

Lead Coordinator: Melissa with Sweet Blossom Weddings 

Venue: Coronado Community Center

Caterer: Toast Catering

Photography: The Hearts Haven 

Baker: Sugar & Scribe

Hair: Blush and Adore

DJ: DJ Hersch

Florals: Urban Garden Floral

Rentals:  

Clear chiavari chairs: Chiavari Chair Rentals of San Diego 

Ceremony Pergola Arch: Cedar & Pine Events 

Sweetheart table backdrop:Nectar and Bloom

Videography: Blue Tiger Films 

Modern Garden Wedding Inspiration Shoot at Lux Art Institute

We are so excited to blog about our styled shoot at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas! Three of the Sweet Blossom Weddings lead coordinators live in Encinitas, which motivated us to show everyone the potential this venue has for a beautiful wedding. When the Sweet Blossom Weddings team first toured the art institute, our imaginations took off with different design potentials we could use for this space. One of the best aspects of this venue is the potential to create a space to any style you choose.

This shoot flourished because of all of the awesome vendors we had! We love this shoot even more because of the way we came across all of our vendors to work on this shoot. The first vendor we came in contact with was Jessica Jaccarino Photography. We met her at an industry event and learned that she had recently moved to San Diego from the east coast. She showed us some of her work, and we instantly loved her style and the topic of a styled shoot came up. A few weeks later, we were working together to get this shoot going and started finding more vendors. 

 from Jen Lagedrost Cavender“Chic, modern, and creative-process focused, the Lux Art Institute inspired our modern romance with its clean lines, exposed architecture, and sleek-geometric feel. The Lux offers sturdy metals and industrial concrete lines paired with exposed and sun-filled gardens in outdoor spaces between exhibit buildings that spring with wild desert flowers and gracefully muted Southern California greenery. Our color palette couples dusty rose and pale pinks with slate and shale grays, accented with warm metals and cooled with sage and jade greenery. The florals join starry white, blush cream, and flirty pink roses with bold and delicate magenta ranunculus, airy baby’s breath, and plenty of lush ferns and wild greenery. The ceremony space offered an open-air exhibit hall, a clean and unadorned space filled with warm breezes and soft glow. The ceremony arch was made of copper piping and hung with a clean and elegant macrame and yarn fall design that framed the couple beneath a romantic fern and fresh floral spray and surrounded the bride with blooms. Small buds and greens on the brushed gunmetal ceremony chairs brought a touch of color to the aisle as well.”

Roseville Designs provided all the paper goods for the shoot. We loved how the invitation and calligraphy went perfectly with the aesthetics of the shoot. Belles Lettres Calligraphy couldn't have been more perfect on the envelope for the invitations. 

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This dress from D'angelo Couture had intricate details, but was simple and classy at the same time. The Black Tux provided our groom model with a sharp timeless tux.

Great florals are imperative for any styled shoot. One of our brides from last year, Jen Lagedrost Cavender, started her floral design business this last year, Nectar and Bloom. We were so excited to work with one of our brides that we love and adore. It is apparent from watching her work and seeing the pride she takes in her florals that she is in the right industry.

We loved our model's curled, twisted up-do by Christine Hawes Hair. 

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