From architectural floral arrangements to modern wedding bands to the perfect bachelorette swimsuit, these 10 wedding trends will help you plan your best day ever

1. Leafy Greens

The Wild BunchCourtesy of Tomasz Wagner

Architectural floral arrangements continue to dominate wedding aesthetics—from nearly all-greenery bouquets to asymmetrical centrepieces to sculptural arrangements that focus on negative space. Less may be more, but it still takes a skilled touch to pull this look together cohesively.

2. Clean Lines

David Yurman Weddings bands

Fluid or angular, or sometimes both, David Yurman wedding rings are spectacularly detailed. Yurman’s background as an artist is clearly evident in the masterful execution of these sculptural rings.

3. By The Letter

calligraphyCourtesy of White Linen Photography

Professional calligraphers like Maurelle Calligraphy know “the art of calligraphy will always endure.” But if you can’t use a professional, try DIY at a workshop with Fox & Flourish, or teach yourself the basics of decorative script with a book like Brush Pen Lettering by Grace Song.;;

4. Swimplicity

LondreCourtesy of Ainsley Rose Photography

Vancouver entrepreneur Ainsley Rose (along with partner Hannah Todd) creates swimsuits that allow her to “eat tacos and sandwiches on holiday and know everything will be held in.” With two styles and two colours, they’re perfect for that bachelorette party in Scottsdale: the bride in white, the girls in black. Londre Bodywear, starting at $120.

5. Be The Bouquet

Floral Perfume

Floral notes have always formed the base of many women’s fragrances, but right now they’re hotter than ever. The new Tiffany & Co. fragrance ($85, 30 ml) is a floral musk with iris at its heart, balanced by sparkling mandarin top notes. Gucci’s Bloom ($114, 50 ml) is familiar yet original, with layers of tuberose and jasmine. Aerin’s new Tuberose le Jour and Tuberose le Soir ($275 each, 50 ml) brilliantly offer tuberose two ways—radiant by day, elegant by night.;;

6. Let Them (Eat) Vegan Cake


“Vegetarian and vegan menu requests are becoming more and more common and... the sky’s the limit with what our chefs can create,” says Railtown Catering event sales manager Ashley Szczepaniak. No hummus in sight. Instead, think: heirloom tomatoes with almond “ricotta” and vegan chocolate cake with chewy beets and elderflower sorbet.

7. Tea Party


Tea was once so rare and precious that it was offered as a gift only to emperors. Today, truly fine tea is still a luxury and a perfect way to celebrate a wedding. Afternoon tea at TWG Tea offers an exclusive wedding collection of not only exceptional loose leaf teas, but also bespoke wedding cakes in a variety of tea-infused flavours.

8. Mane Event

hairCourtesy of Simply Sweet Photography

Who doesn’t want luxuriously voluminous “it girl” hair for their wedding? her.styling in Vancouver is now offering Natural Beaded Rows (NBR) hair extensions exclusively in Canada. After years of experimenting, California hair stylist Danielle K. White developed the NBR system, which doesn’t require glue, heat or tape and can be completed in under three hours.;

9. Polish Me Pretty

nail polish

Nails—in every shot holding bouquets and champagne flutes—need to be perfectly maintained. CND Shellac manicures keep nails chip-free for weeks, long enough to last the shower, ceremony, reception and morning brunch. For subtle variation, try the same base colour with different textured topcoats: matte, pearl or glitter.

10. (Multi) Purpose by Design

hudson bowls

These Hudson glass beach bowls are beautiful and not just functional, but multifunctional. Used individually or stacked, they can form a sculptural piece that can serve as a base for a gorgeous floral arrangement, as a tiered snack centre or as a light feature with floating candles in each layer. Starting at $30.