If you want your wedding to be an ode to modern love, then why not channel a sleek and contemporary feel to celebrate your special day? No matter the venue or theme you choose, creating a modern and stylish atmosphere is just the beginning to a memorable celebration. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite modern and contemporary wedding inspirations to help get your planning off to the right start.
Contemporary Color Palettes
A contemporary wedding calls for a modern color palette. Neutral, muted colors such as taupe, slate gray and blush create an elegant, timeless backdrop. Or, if you prefer a plusher look, muted shades of navy, mauve and burgundy provide an eye-catching color scheme. Other popular choices for contemporary weddings include bold jewel tones, such as ruby, emerald, sapphire or amethyst. These colors provide even more of a statement and are perfect for a modern wedding celebration.
Simple and Minimalistic Decorations
When it comes to decorations, less is definitely more when it comes to a modern wedding. Decorations should be sophisticated yet simple, and decorated sparingly to give your venue a chic, airy feel. For centerpieces, stick with low-level arrangements featuring blooms such as roses, orchids, hydrangeas and variegated greenery. Hang a few strands of delicate fairy lights or a few contemporary crystal chandeliers for a visual twist. And for some subtle background music, play light jazz or string music on wooden speakers for a relaxed and stylish atmosphere.
Sophisticated Wedding Gowns
Finding the perfect wedding dress is a must when it comes to modern wedding celebrations. Stick with a sleek, elegant silhouette, such as a sheath dress or a classic A-line shape. For your accessories, choose modern statement pieces such as chandelier earrings, illusion necklaces or a statement cuff bracelet. And for an even more daring look, opt for a daring graphic floral lace dress with long bell sleeves for a contemporary wedding look that won’t soon be forgotten.
Fashionable Wedding Party Attire
Modern stylishness doesn’t just apply to the bride, but also the wedding party. When it comes to choosing attire for your bridesmaids, opt for simple, yet elegant dresses. Whether you’re opting for an unconventional palette or something classic like black and white, the key is to find dresses in complementary shades and silhouettes that flatter each of your bridesmaids. For the groom and his groomsmen, pick fitted gray, navy or black suits and coordinating ties. To make their looks extra special, pick bowties and pocket squares in a complementary hue or pattern.
The subtle details are the icing on the cake when it comes to modern and contemporary weddings. Choose distinctive place settings in chic shades of silver or Gold. To make a bold statement with your cake, opt for fondant with minimalist geometric shapes instead of traditional piping. The most important detail however, is a modern wedding hashtag. Whether you go with something funny or cute, your wedding hashtag can help you recall all of the special memories you’ve created together on your special day.