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The Hottest Wedding Trends in Central Minnesota
September 27, 2016

When it comes to wedding planning, it’s all in the details!  Many wedding planning details, oftentimes including the theme of the entire affair, revolves around color.  The 2016 Pantone Fall Color palette was recently released. 

Pantone is the self-claimed world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries.  The PANTONE name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. 

The Pantone’s Top 10 Colors of Fall 2016 are as follows:

As we approach 2017, you’ll likely find a lot of wedding color inspiration drawn from the recently released Pantone colors.  Stay tuned for additional inspiration as the Pantone Spring 2017 color palette will likely be released soon!

The Hottest Upcoming Wedding Trends in Central Minnesota include:

Metallics: from Invitations to Décor to Attire, metallics are where it’s at!

Wedding Invitations with Metallic Gold Ink by Rengel Printing Company

Wedding Invitations with Metallic Gold Ink

by Rengel Printing Company

Another popular invitation trend includes the use of glitter paper:

Custom Wedding Invitations with Glitter Paper by Rengel Printing Company

Custom Wedding Invitations with Glitter Paper

by Rengel Printing Company

Rose Gold is currently one of the hottest looks.  You’ll find this trend in all details from engagement rings to décor to attire and beyond.

Parade Designs Rose Gold Engagement Rings from D.J. Bitzan Jewelers

Parade Designs Rose Gold Engagement Rings

from D.J. Bitzan Jewelers

Vintage inspiration continues to be a common trend among engagement rings as well as wedding styles and décor.  Halos and scrollwork details are the cornerstone of this engagement ring style.

Rose Gold Halo Engagement Ring from J. F. Kruse Jewelers

Rose Gold Halo Engagement Ring from J. F. Kruse Jewelers

Vintage-inspired wedding décor:

Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict

Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict

Local jewelers are also seeing a rise in popularity among non-diamond center stones as well as colored accent stones.

Morganite Rings in Rose Gold from D. J. Bitzan Jewelers

Morganite Rings in Rose Gold from D. J. Bitzan Jewelers

Engagement Ring with Blue Sapphires from J. F. Kruse Jewelers

Engagement Ring with Blue Sapphires from J. F. Kruse Jewelers

Illusion backs and necklines are trending in wedding gowns as well as gorgeous beaded belts and blush or pink wedding gowns.

Wedding Gowns from Carrie Johnson Bridal

Wedding Gowns from Carrie Johnson Bridal

Grey Blue bridesmaid dresses are headed our way, according to Carrie Johnson Bridal.  The team at Carrie Johnson Bridal is also receiving new requests for florals.

Bridesmaid Dress from Carrie Johnson Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress from Carrie Johnson Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress from Carrie Johnson Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress from Carrie Johnson Bridal

For the men, Grey Suits are trending:

Photo by Kari Kraemer Photography

Photo by Kari Kraemer Photography

Ambience:  Many couples are looking to create a more romantic and intimate environment.  Wedding lighting is a fantastic way to create ambience within your venue from chandeliers to exposed bulb string lights to custom up-lighting and more!

Chandelier from Geyer Wedding & Event Rental Photographed at 912 Regency Plaza

Chandelier from Geyer Wedding & Event Rental

Photographed at 912 Regency Plaza

Create a more romantic and intimate reception with a reception cruise or host a pre-reception cruise for social hour an hour prior to the start of the reception to create a memorable experience for you and your guests alike!

Cruise aboard the North Star by Destiny Cruises

Cruise aboard the North Star by Destiny Cruises

Barn venues are still hot!  If you’re looking for timeless elegance for your rustic chic wedding, be sure to check out Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center in St. Joseph.

Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

Unique Bouquets & Floral Décor including the use of succulents, spiky flowers, and free-form bouquets for that just picked, wild flower look.

Bouquet by St. Cloud Floral

Bouquet by St. Cloud Floral

More informal dining options are increasing in popularity.  Many couples are seeking a more social hour feel for their reception with stations of food throughout the room.  Mixed seating with a mix of long, rectangular tables mixed in with round or smaller square tables is also appealing as well as lounge seating.  

Catered Stations by Food Ecstasy

Catered Stations by Food Ecstasy

Lounge Seating by Geyer Wedding & Event Rentals at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center.  Photo by Dropp Visual.

Lounge Seating by Geyer Wedding & Event Rentals at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center.  Photo by Dropp Visual.

Rustic, country weddings continue to dominate in the Central Minnesota Area.  Outdoor Ceremonies, Receptions, and beautiful photo locations are sought out.

Newly Married Couple among the rolling hills at Powder Ridge

Newly Married Couple among the rolling hills at Powder Ridge

Quilts on Haybales for a country wedding with Events by Kelly & Chandra

Quilts on Haybales for a country wedding

with Events by Kelly & Chandra

Cowboy Boots!  Photo by Kari Kramer Photography.

Cowboy Boots!  Photo by Kari Kramer Photography.

Wooden pallets, timber, and other natural elements are a strong component of many rustic weddings.

Coffee Bar at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

Coffee Bar at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

Rustic Décor by Events by Kelly and Chandra

Rustic Décor by Events by Kelly and Chandra

Outdoor Dance at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

Outdoor Dance at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center

For additional wedding trends, inspiration, and planning tips pick up a copy of the newly released 2017 Wedding Planner.  

2017 Wedding Planner designed and printed by Rengel Printing Company

2017 Wedding Planner designed and printed by Rengel Printing Company

Most of our Central Minnesota Wedding Association vendors (membership list here) have copies or you can request a copy be mailed to you here.  As you ponder the latest wedding trends in Central Minnesota and how they might play a role in your special day, visit http://www.idoido.org/vendors/ to begin planning with one of our professional and experienced members.