THE TOP WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2016

THE TOP WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2016

Weddings & Events

How many times in your life have you gone to a wedding and did the famous eyebrow lift? Whether you noticed the outdated shades of pink bridesmaid dresses or the faded and scuffed hardwood flooring. If you’re tying the knot this year keep in mind the top wedding trends for 2016.

SAY I DO AT AN AMAZING VENUE

Small and intimate weddings are coming back in style like bell bottom pants. Whether couples have small families and a small group of friends or are just learning to cut their wedding invite list in half, small and intimate weddings are the way the event trend is going. An intimate wedding gives couples the opportunity to keep the capacity and budget down.

Nowadays couples are keeping the venue personal as it allows for the couple and guests to fall in love with the character, charm and exclusive location of the venue in a way they may never have thought possible. Take our Hornblower Private Event Marquee Tent for instance. This 150-person venue is surrounded by lush greenery, offers rustic chandeliers, transparent walls and a quaint setting all the while facing the famous Falls. A truly unique experience!

 

See additional images of the Private Event Marquee Tent here

 

PRIVATE EVENT TENT

 

THE LOOK 

 

We don’t mean hair, makeup or tuxedo we mean the ambiance and the small details for your special day. Decor is the key to making your event extraordinary and a way to express just who the special couple are. This will be important to your guests and you as this will set the theme for the type of wedding you are hosting. This year, wedding planners are predicting a lot of vintage colours such as gold’s, light creams with darker accent colours such as maroons, ambers, and dark greens. Think old fashion glamour mixed with a Hollywood style. Chandeliers are coming back in style as well with touches of rose golds and silvers. Luckily for you our Private Event Marquee Tent offers four stunning chandeliers.

VENUE

 

INSIDE TENT

 

RECEPTION OR 5-COURSE MEAL? 

 

Today, couples are cutting the 3 to 5 course sit down meal and heading towards reception style weddings with cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Many smaller weddings are hosting ceremonies later in the afternoon around 4 or 5pm followed by elegant cocktail receptions between 6 and 7pm.

 

EVERYTHING’s COMING UP…

If you are flipping through a wedding magazine you will notice many bride displaying large freshly picked bouquets. Many weddings are going for the just-picked out of a wild garden look. Abundant and flowing bouquets for the brides are making more of a statement. Smaller bouquets with only two or three bunches are becoming the trend for bridesmaids. Light shades and even darker shades are finally meeting in one bouquet.

WEDDING ON THE NIAGARA FALLS BOAT TOUR

Photo By: Josh Bellingham Photography 

flowers

Photo By: Josh Bellingham Photography 

ITS ALL ABOUT THE SIGNATURE Cocktails

 

Signature cocktails have become more popular throughout the years. Couples are putting their best tastes forward by offering unique and refreshing beverages. Imagine a Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita or your own take on the classic mojito, Spice it up, flare it out, make your drink as unique as both of you.

 

beverages

Photo By: Josh Bellingham Photography 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

A picture is worth a 1,000 words and lucky for you and your partner you will have thousands from your special day. Selecting the best ones can be difficult, but not if your photos captured were funny and original to you and your spouse. Nowadays, couples are incorporating their pets, funny poses, close friends or sometimes their place of employment. When planning your wedding at Hornblower Niagara Cruises you will not only have a breath-taking venue, but incredible photos with Niagara Falls as your backdrop. How is that for something unique?

 

couple dancing

Photo By: Josh Bellingham Photography 

 

WEDDING VENUE COUPLE OUTSIDE

Photo By: Josh Bellingham Photography 

 

Interested in hosting a wedding or wedding related event at Hornblower Niagara Cruises?

Contact us at [email protected] or call 906. 394. 3091

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