My Favourite Trends for 2017 Weddings


With the New Year just around the corner, we are all looking to the future and the exciting plans we have ahead. With over 40 events on my plate for the upcoming year, I am in the midst of laying the groundwork for an incredible 2017.   

I thought with the wrap up of this year, now would be a perfect time to explore some of the exciting wedding trends we have to look forward to in 2017. In my opinion, it’s going to be a gorgeous year!

My five (plus one!) most anticipated trends of 2017:

1. Greenery

Pantone announced in September that the colour of 2017 would be “Greenery”. I have been known in the past to debate some of  Pantone’s choices (they definitely missed the mark in 2016) – but with this year’s choice, I couldn’t agree more. In 2016, you could already see how popular greenery was. The concept is only going to grow and get better with floral runners, arch ways, organic bouquets and décor accents.  

2. Lounge Spaces

Lounge areas styled similar to a gorgeous living room are popping up to give guests a place to relax and converse during the dance party. These lounge areas will feature vintage couches and chairs, back drops, bar carts, ottomans and quirky accessories to make guests feel more at home.

3. Unconventional Bridal Looks

Watch out for shorter, cropped and non-white bridal looks. Not to worry, many brides will still be adorned in lighter shades but Queen Victoria’s trend setting white isn’t a necessity. Brides are going to inject more of their own personal styles into their wedding day look.

4. Sophisticated Whimsy

After spending a weekend styling a Wes Anderson inspired holiday shoot, I couldn’t agree more with this. Matching sophisticated and elegant décor with bright and whimsical accents will be on many brides’ wish lists!

5. Intimate & Sophisticated Elopements

Elopements are becoming more popular – but now they are being designed to the scale of a full wedding. Couples are taking the time to plan gorgeous and intimate elopements. Upon their return, they are throwing just as gorgeous parties to celebrate their nuptials with loved ones.

Brunch Weddings

I have to admit; I don’t know that these will actually take off in 2017. That being said, they are definitely on my radar. Think about it: mimosas, waffles, a relaxed vibe and they are more financially feasible. I had the pleasure of doing a Brunch wedding this year, and I have no doubt they will hit trend status in the next three years.


I hope that you are just as thrilled about this upcoming year as I am!  If you need any guidance in transforming your upcoming wedding into your dream day, get in touch. 2017 is filling up quickly over here, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love for you to be a part of this exciting year!

Image Credit: 

Mat Simpson Photography Co.



Cory Christopher