Wedding Trends for 2013

Wedding Trend Predictions for 2013

As you know Wedding Trends for 2013 is a hot topic right now. I am sure that you have seen a lot of buzz on the blog (this year and last year) about wedding trend predictions for this year, but this post is a bit unique because I wanted to add my own personal feedback on what I have noticed and think will be hot wedding trends for 2013!

Creative, Eclectic, Unique & Intimate Venues

As a wedding planner in Southern California, I’ve noticed my clients are asking and booking more creative, eclectic, and non-traditional venues for their wedding day. Although the beach, hotel, and woodsy outdoor venues have been super popular, I think that we will see more unique venues for brides and grooms in 2013, such as museums/art galleries, restaurants, rooftops in downtown areas, vineyards, industrial-like buildings, private homes, and more. (My venue prediction is featured on Bridal Tweet’s 2013 Wedding Trends post – take a look!)

Here are a couple examples of this trend prediction – Creative, Eclectic, Unique, & Intimate Venues.

Last summer, one of my brides exchanged vows at the Long Beach Museum of Art:


Photographer | David from Novia Bella Photography


Another one of my clients shared their love vows at a rustic stable in Huntington Beach called Red Horse Barn:


Photographer | Pavonne Photography


My current bride plans on getting married at a Mason Lodge and you have no idea how beautiful her wedding and reception are going to be at this eclectic venue – can’t wait to share pictures next year!



When it comes to style and decor for 2013, I anticipate sequins and pearls being a hot new trend for weddings next year in apparel, accessories, and wedding/reception decor. Here are a few examples:



Sequins Combined With Other Fabric


Full Sequin Dress


Partial Sequin Dress 



{Wedding/Reception Decor}

Sequin Linen


Sequin LOVE Letters


Sequin Runner & Chair Covers


Sequin Centerpiece


Pearl Centerpiece


Pearl Cake Accents


Pearl Details On A Wedding Arch


Pearl Jewelry 

I LOVE the sequin and pearl trend and I definitely think we will see more of these lovely accents incorporated in weddings in 2013!  I hope you enjoyed my predictions, what do you think will be hot this year?




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Wedding Venues….

You will find that I will often share my wedding resources (gems) throughout my blogs. I did so much research during my 1.5 year engagement, that I have a little “white book” filled with gems that I would love to share a piece at a time. Today I’m going to share some beautiful wedding venues in the southern CA area that I considered for my wedding. These venues cover a range of budgets, so I encourage you to check them out!

These are just a few gems from my venue list….stay tuned for more venues in southern CA. Also, here are two amazing venue resources that are not limited to sourthern CA venues:

I hope you found this to be helpful, my photos above do not do the venues justice, so please check out their websites. Feel free to share with any friends or family that may benefit from the information—sharing is caring! (I know, cheesy, but I couldn’t resist.) If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Yours truly~ Elvira

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