Brides are discovering that modesty done right can be even more alluring than baring it all. Gowns with sleeves — especially long sleeves — will be in fashion this year. In a move away from tradition, veils are now taking a back seat to alternative head pieces. Playing into the natural beauty of a rustic-chic wedding, flower crowns are all the rage among boho brides. Hair styles will also reflect this bohemian attitude with ’dos channeling effortless beauty.
Neutral colors will be getting a luxurious makeover in 2016; look for lots of metallics and shimmer in bridesmaid dresses that sparkle. Off-white bridesmaid dresses are also on trend, lending a fresh beauty to the bridal party’s overall aesthetic. Brides are also falling in love with monochromatic and analogous color schemes, choosing one color in a variety of shades for a sophisticated palette.
This year, look for wood, rock, and stone accents in wedding décor. Woodland-themed florals with dense greenery and naturally cascading flower bouquets bring the wide world inside. Or you can take the glam to the great outdoors with elegant table settings and crystal chandeliers adorning a more earthy setting (think: barn or park pavilion).