Modern Wedding Ideas for Contemporary Couples
For the modern bride and groom, having a wedding that showcases fresh style and sophisticated taste demonstrates your love for contemporary design. From bold details to chic decor, curating a modern wedding should incorporate elements that are uniquely you. We’ve rounded up our favorite inspiration, from tablescapes to stationary – read on to master the modern wedding!
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Design-Oriented Ceremony Venue
Choose a ceremony venue known for its unique design. Wayfarers Chapel fuses geometric architecture with delicate details, perfect for a contemporary couple. “The Glass Church” blends the organic elements of its surroundings with the striking built structure to create a beautiful, special space.
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Wedding invitations are the first indicator of your wedding style, so make it count! Bold text with a neutral color scheme is modish and clean.
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Diversified Bridesmaids Dresses
Give your bridesmaids a color palette to work with as opposed to a specific dress and design. Your bridesmaids will feel more comfortable choosing something themselves, and the bridal party will look refreshed and refined. Unify the group with fun accessories like denim or leather jackets.
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Monochrome Color Palette
Stick to similar hues to make a statement with your decor. Experiment with varying textures, shapes and sizes to emphasize the monochromatic design.
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From cocktail hour to the sit-down dinner, offer sumptuous bites and sips catered to a foodie-friendly crowd. Consider an organic, farm-to table menu with fresh flavors and wine and cocktails with international origins. Presentation is key, so serve up the cuisine in style.
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Host your guests at an eye-catching reception venue to continue the celebration with flair. A modern art museum or gallery is the perfect space to give guests a unique experience they’ll remember. A bonus – you don’t have to focus too much on decor, as the venue will already pack a punch when it comes to design.
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Use unexpected materials such as vellum or acrylic to bring a modern edge to your wedding. Ghost chairs and enclosed floral displays are just a few ways to incorporate the trend and add a transparent element to the space.
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Create a feeling of undeniable romance with strategic lighting. Utilize candles of all shapes and sizes to surround the reception space, from tapered dinner candles to tea lights. Use candles for the tablescapes, place them on the floor – nothing is too much!
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Goodbye, silver cutlery. Make your tablescape pop with unique flatware, from black, to copper to chrome.
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Keeping your guests entertained is important, so think outside the box! To transition from cocktail hour to reception, opt for a fun element such as a silent disco to get your guests excited for the evening to come. This modern touch adds innovation and life to the celebration, and will give everyone something to talk about!
Which detail will you incorporate into your modern wedding affair? Tag us in your photos at @wayfarers_chapel on Instagram!