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Top Wedding Trends For 2016



Wedding Expert & Author Maggie Lord of Rustic Wedding Chic Weighs in on What to Expect for Next Year’s Nuptials

“Shimmery neutral colors and beautiful natural settings and design elements will be popping up for weddings in 2016,” says wedding expert and author Maggie Lord of Rustic Wedding Chic. Wedding attendees, engaged couples and planners can plan to see these trends emerge next year:

Metallic Color Themes

Expect plenty of shimmer and shine from weddings this year. Brides are finding new and exciting ways to incorporate metallic colors into their weddings, from beautiful bridesmaid dresses that sparkle to gorgeous centerpieces that complement the newly popular industrial wedding look.

Shimmery Brides Maids Dresses


Industrial themed centerpeices



Gold wedding cake




Glitter name cards



Cream-Colored Bridesmaid Dresses

Rather than sticking with the classic white-wedding-gown/brightly-colored-bridesmaid-dress contrast, brides are finding that cream-colored bridesmaid dresses can add subtle beauty to the wedding party.





cream colored brides maid's dresses



Flower Crowns

More brides are saying goodbye to the traditional veil and having fun with alternative headpieces. A big trend, especially among rustic and boho brides, is flower crowns. They are a great way to incorporate natural beauty into your wedding.

Flower crowns



Flower head piece



Monochromatic Color Theme

Weddings are going monochromatic in 2016! Brides are discovering less is more when it comes to their wedding color theme. All you need is one color – in a variety of shades – to create a beautiful wedding.

bridal colors


National Park Weddings

Rustic brides are taking their love for the outdoors to a whole new level by having their weddings in a national park. They’re the perfect backdrop for picturesque wedding ceremonies and receptions.


Park Weddings

Long-Sleeved Wedding Gowns

Popularized by celebrity Ashley Williams, the long-sleeved wedding gown is taking hold, with brides everywhere jumping on the craze. We expect this wedding gown inspiration to last well into 2016.

Long sleeved wedding gowns


About Rustic Wedding Chic

Rustic Wedding Chic has become the wedding blog of choice for brides planning a rustic or country wedding. Launched in May of 2009 by Maggie Lord, Rustic Wedding Chic and The Rustic Wedding Guideinspire and guide couples with a daily muse of photography and information along with a curated directory of resources. With 11 million monthly pin views, Rustic Wedding Chic loves to showcase “real” weddings- filled with creative, dreamy and inspiring photos. Lord is the author of three books, Rustic Wedding Chic, Barn Weddings, and The Rustic Wedding Handbook. For more information, visit or follow RWC on Instagram @rusticweddingchic and on Pinterest.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.
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