Wedding Trends for 2010


I am so excited to welcome 2010 to the world. With every new year comes a new energy, a new creativity, and a new fresh outlook on life (and of course, on weddings).

It’s my hope that 2010 will mark a return to the classic and timeless… a shift from the right-now to the lasts-forever, a continued focus on the personal details that make weddings special, and a fascination with all things lovely and unique.

With that in mind, here are my top six wedding trends for 2010!

#1: Depression Glass

I can’t get enough of the delicate beauty that is depression glass. I love the hint of color, the intricate patterns, and the history that each piece represents.

{Styling by Joy Thigpen and photography by Rinne Allen via Design*Sponge}

{The Poet’s Parcels etsy shop}

#2: Gloves

I’m not quite ready for long sleeves to make their comeback, but there is nothing more elegant than a bride with gloves.

{Photo by Cliff Mautner from one of my all-time favorite weddings, Gabrielle and Matt}

{Photo by Kate Headley from the Martha Stewart Weddings blog via Always a Blogsmaid}

{Photo by Love Me Do Photography from Jen and Hooper’s wedding on Brooklyn Bride}

#3: Altered Books

Repurposing items is high on my list of must-dos for any wedding. Lovingly altering books for your wedding programs or invitations adds vintage charm to your stationery.


{Simply Bloom Photography}


{James Moes via 100 Layer Cake}

{Jessica Claire}

#4: Time Capsules

I can’t even express how precious our time capsule is to me. It will be something that I cherish forever. Ditch the traditional guest book and build your own keepsake box with your guests!

{Jenna Cole from my vow renewal}

{The Unicorn Diaries via The Sweetest Occasion}

#5: Statement Bouquets

From the exotic to the innocent – bold and bountiful bouquets are going to be the “it thing” in 2010!

{Left: Photo by Olivia Leigh from Sam & Ben’s wedding. Right: Photo by Allegro Photography from Shelley’s wedding}

{Photo by The Modern Type, bouquet by JL Designs}

{Rebekah Westover}

#6: Black shoes

I don’t think I will ever tire of colored shoes. But a bride in black heels? That’s pretty perfect.

{Laura Ivanova}

{Michèle Waite}

Pop on over to The Sweetest Occasion to see Cyd’s top trends for 2010!

What do you want to see more of in 2010?  What 2009 trends are you ready to never see again?

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31 comments on “Wedding Trends for 2010

  1. So glad you were able to find some awesome pics of brides in black heels – those two are pretty awesome.

    Love statement bouquets, and definitely think more brides are going that route.

    The gloves? To die for. They don’t exactly fit the feel of my wedding, but if I were having a vintage feel to my wedding, you can bet I’d have those on!
    .-= Brit’s most recent blog post: day after shoot in hawaii =-.

  2. Ami Elizabeth writes...

    @brit @true blind faith i too would adore seeing shorter gloves a la jackie o! ooh – with cap sleeves too!

    @corinna the bouquets rock, right? it’s such fun to see something unique that isn’t a simple clutch.

    @ellie i heart our time capsule, and along with it, we had cards for everyone to fill out noting why they brought what they did – it’s fun not only to see the items but to read their stories as well.

    • Ami Elizabeth writes...

      @anna ha, so sorry! but you knew it was going to happen as these lovelies caught on!

      @heather thank you! i’m ready to see some new things in weddings this year.

  3. Gloves, depression glass, time capsules? I am with you! Anything that adds meaning and significance. New ceremony traditions a couple invents just for them… I am also loving vintage feather fans, milkglass with rhinestones jewelry, British tea time-inspired cake stands for sweet treats, apps, placecards, anything–and afterwards as a jewelry holder. Going to make some very soon to see how they go! A beautiful post!

  4. thank you so much for featuring my rustic, fall-inspired bouquet! love the trends you chose…especially GLOVES!!! :) xoxo, c

  5. I agree about all of these. My favorites of your trends – the depression glass & the time capsule. Creating one in lieu of a traditional guest book is a LOVELY idea!
    .-= This Lovely City’s most recent blog post: =-.

  6. Such a beautiful images a mix of old and new
    do you have any predictions for 2011
    subscribed to see if you do!

  7. I started collecting pink depression glass on our trips to the most amazing antique stores in Orange, CA. after my grandmother left me some nice pieces. Beautiful!

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