Summer’s “Top Ten” Wedding Trends

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By Modern Princess, Special for  USDR


“Summer will be a showstopper this wedding season with these top ten design trends,” says celebrity wedding planner and trend expert, Jamie O’Donnell of Jamie O’ &  Co:


Modern PrincessStunning gowns designed with a throwback to the ladylike and iconic style of Princess Grace with beautiful tailoring, gorgeous lace and tulle are bringing a quiet elegance and glamour to weddings this  season.

Colored Wedding GownsBrides are becoming more fashion forward and expressing their unique style.  We’ve seen more colored wedding gowns coming out of Bridal Market and mint green or pistachio from Monique L’hullier is one of the newest  colors.

CraftsmanshipThere is a newfound love for the craftsmanship of vintage jewelry and vintage elements that showcase a passion in design circa 30’s and 40’s  era

MetallicsMetallic elements are still strong for this year and are showing up in new and sparkling ways like full gold and silver wedding  cakes.

Feathers Feathers and natural elements are taking a new form in weddings this year.  Instead of the over the top Gatsby look we’ve seen over the last few years, feathers are taking more unique and understated role in design showing up in gorgeous feather chandelier lighting, placemats and bridal  accessories.

Pantone Colors – While I don’t think we will see a lot of Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year, in wedding design this year, we will see the colors of the season Aqua and Indigo as anchor colors with mint green as a complementary foundation color and bright accents of Strawberry, Tangerine and Custard as a cheery  palette.

Meaningful BouquetsA book of wishes written by guests and family members at events leading up to the wedding so the bride can walk down the aisle carrying all the love and support for her marriage. Floral attached to book as a meaningful and new take on a bridal bouquet that becomes a tru e heirloom.

Playful CenterpiecesCenterpieces will embody a more deconstructed look and incorporate playful elements of ribbons and glass ornaments with flower blossoms or candles in  them

Ceremony SeatingFurniture Pieces and Sofas in place of traditional chairs for Ceremony  Seating

A Focus on Love and Storytelling  – A refocusing on telling the story of the couple through thoughtful  elements.

Vendor Credit List: 

Wedding Planner & Concept Design:

Jamie O’ & Co –


© KV Photography –


Four Seasons Resort, Walt Disney World

Floral Design: 

Lee Forrest Design –

Hair & Makeup 

Makeover Station –

Fashion Stylist 

Fused Fashion –

Feather Chandelier Lights:

Vita Lighting –


Over the Top Linen –


Dragonfly Custom Design –


The Collection –

Suits and Male Accessories: 

Neiman Marcus –


AFR Event Furnishings –


Z Gallerie  –

Wedding Rings: 

Park Avenue Gold Exchange –

Images Link: 

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All images © KV Photography

Link includes photos of trends plus traditional and same-sex couple options. Additional images or information available.

About Jamie  O’Donnell

Jamie O’Donnell, founder of Jamie O’ & Co, is an award-winning celebrity event planner, TV personality and trend spotter who attends global design shows hunting for the newest elements that will set the upcoming  trends.

Jamie’s events have been featured on E! Entertainment News and in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Atlanta Weddings, The Knot and Bizbash Magazines to name a  few.

She is also an event and lifestyle expert to local morning show FOX 35 Good Day Orlando and national morning shows The Daily Buzz and NBC’s Daytime TV. Find Jamie at or on social media  @JamieOandCo

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