According to WeddingWire, wedding trends in 2019 are all about adaptability and personalization. The trend these days is to have your wedding look and feel just like you! More and more, wedding décor is about expressing your style and who you are as a couple, and that translates to a beach wedding, too. We’ve scoured the top wedding sites, Nassau Paradise Island event planners, and best wedding publications for 2019’s top wedding décor trends that are perfectly suited to a destination wedding on a Bahamas beach. Read on to be inspired!
Trend: Beach Grass
Pampas grass, a feathery grass in a soft brown, is really having a moment right now as it lends an ethereal bohemian vibe to wedding décor on and off the beach. We love the idea of incorporating beach grass into your wedding décor, either as altar decoration or as an easy way to carry the beach theme through to your reception decorations.
Trend: A Natural Palette
The white sands, turquoise waters, and tropical greens of The Bahamas are so stunning, why look elsewhere for your color inspiration? Natural tones are taking over as the trending look for wedding décor, from rattan and wooden seating to linen and neutral linens, and naturally arranged florals inspired by local flora.
Trend: Organic Floral Arrangements
Gone are the days of prim and proper bouquets—today’s wedding florals are free-flowing and organic—as if plucked straight from nature and placed in the palm of your hand. Table arrangements and reception centerpieces that are low and unassuming not only create a beautiful, natural tablescape, but they also allow your guests to easily see each other and converse.
Trend: Translucent Touches
Acrylic, Lucite, and other translucent materials allow you to bring structure to your wedding without obscuring the stunning ocean view. This trend is showing up in signage, charger plates, and seating. We love seeing translucent tents for wedding receptions so you can allow the beauty of The Bahamas in.
As is often the case, interior decorating trends have spilled over into what’s hot for wedding decorations as well. This is evident in the 2019 trend of Scandinavian-inspired minimalism in wedding décor. Simple table settings, unfussy aisle markers, and a clean, refined look keep your beach wedding simple and understated so everyone can focus on what’s most important: you and your vows.
Trend: Floral Arches
The world took a collective gasp when Meghan Markle walked through stunning oversized floral arches at last spring’s Royal Wedding and the floral arch has been trending ever since! Whether you incorporate bright Bahamian blooms like bougainvillea and yellow elder or embrace the natural trend, when you’ve got a show-stopping floral arch as the centerpiece of your décor, you need little else to impress.
Pantone’s color of the year, Living Coral, is a perfect fit for a Bahamas beach wedding! This peachy color is reminiscent of the interior of a conch shell and is a nod to the incredible coral reefs in our clear Bahamian waters. It’s the perfect way to add a trendy splash of color to your nuptials.
Which trend has you feeling inspired? Check out our weddings page or browse our Pinterest for even more inspiration. Read up on more of our favorite 2019 wedding trends and start planning the Bahamas beach wedding you’ve always dreamed of.