4 Hot 2016 Wedding Trends For Beach Ceremonies
With the year off and running, it’s time to scoot aside yesterday’s fads and embrace a new batch of 2016 wedding trends. Beach wedding brides, these are the freshest, most of-the-moment, must-dos just for you! Here’s a sneak peek – destination weddings are getting bigger, wetter and a whole lot more fun!
One of the hottest, and wettest, trends in destination wedding photography in Playa del Carmen is a new spin on a tropical wedding staple. Trash the dress photo sessions have been favorites of adventurous brides for several years, but 2016 wedding trends have underwater photography taking things a step further. Whether you take the plunge in a tranquil cenote or splash in the ocean waves, the photos of a swirling white dress, mermaid hair and clear blue water are dreamy, ethereal and completely unique.
Larger guests lists
Destination weddings used to mean waving farewell to friends and family, hopping on a plane and taking your vows in a tiny, intimate ceremony. This year, couples are inviting everyone along for the ride. The group fun doesn’t just include the ceremony and reception either. Couples are choosing to turn the days before and after the wedding into a group vacation with exciting excursions and parties and are even forgoing the traditional romantic honeymoon to spend more time with their guests. To commemorate the occasion, wedding photographers in Playa del Carmen are creating the ultimate vacation souvenirs by snapping group shots of the whole crew. Plus, couples are choosing to have their Riviera Maya wedding photography specialists document the whole experience, including brunches and beach parties. This is one of our favorite 2016 wedding trends, since we love large groups at our beach ceremonies!
Soft, monochromatic shades
Bright, bold hues have long been the go-to for tropical weddings, but in 2016 understated, feminine shades are the biggest hits. Pale pinks, cool blues, ivory and creamy white add a fresh touch to Riviera Maya weddings. Rather than choosing separate colors from across the color wheel, opt for slightly varying shades of a single color. Let the softer hue make up the majority of the look, such as bridesmaid’s dresses and bouquets in pale, watery blue and then add a few pops of a slightly darker hue, such as navy shoes or ties, to add drama.
Non-floral natural decor
Instead of shelling out big bucks to a florist many brides are choosing embrace other natural elements such as succulents, shells and driftwood. The best news is that the non-floral trend is perfect for DIY-savvy brides. For easy and beach-ready corsages and boutonnieres, pick up dried starfish or shells at a craft store, add a hint of ribbon and glue a pin to the back. For simple, hassle-free center pieces, pop succulents into colorful pots. Natural elements blend beautifully with the scenery and don’t look as fussy as flowers.
Whether you choose to stick to the tried-and-true traditions, hop on these 2016 wedding trends or carve your own path, the Wedding Day Story Family can capture the romance, fun and adventure of your destination wedding!