Top Wedding Trends For 2019

After photographing many weddings last year and at the beginning of this year, it’s amazing to see that so many people are putting their own twist on their wedding day. 2019 seems to be the year where people are breaking free from the traditional wedding, so I thought I would share some of the amazing ideas that I have seen over the last year and share some ideas on how to create a truly unique wedding.


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2019 is the time to think outside the box! Using a unique or even a historic venue, will leave a lasting impression on your guests, and make your event memorable. There are so many great wedding suppliers out there it’s so easy to create your own amazing DIY wedding. I would suggest staying local and promoting what your area has to offer.

Below is a list of venues that are truly unique

  • Breweries

  • Wineries

  • Barns

  • Ranches

  • Greenhouses

  • Spaces with large outdoor areas

  • Concert venues

  • Historic and unique events

  • Stay local


Personalised wedding events have been growing like crazy over the last few years, which I, as a wedding photographer think is great. Personalising your special day makes guests feel more connected and involved, but it does come with more planning and preparation. When i was in the Navy we always learnt about the 6 P’s: “Prior Planning Prevents P*** Poor Performance”. You will need to know the finer details and constantly keep suppliers in the loop with your plans for your wedding day. That said, it’s not something to fear, just keep things simple and enjoy the process.

Below are some examples on how to personalise your wedding day

  • Menus

  • Name tags

  • Gift ideas

  • Furniture

  • Signature cocktails and mocktails

  • Family photo displays

  • Customised dance floors

  • Customised drinks labels with photo or design

  • Personalised prints

  • Touchscreens for signatures

Great Wholesome Food

 Wedding food | Cheese board | Aaron jeffels Photography

I’ve noticed food bars, cake stands and sharing platters are a huge trend for 2019. It seems the days of a formal sit down meal with three courses are at an end. I love food, and what I love even more is sitting around a table with friends and eating great wholesome food. It seems that with technology and our busy lifestyles people are becoming more disconnected by the day.

Here’s some ideas for menus

  • Sharing plates

  • Simple food

  • Grazing tables

  • Dessert stations

  • Vegan food

  • Locally sourced ingredients

  • Mobile Bars

  • Smoothie/juice bars


 Teesside wedding photography | Aaron jeffels photography

Event experiences is the core focus for event planners in 2019. Event planners want to work with suppliers who will create that unforgettable moment for guests. This is the reason that singing waiters and video booths will be a big hit in 2019. Allowing your entertainment to interact between guests is always going to be a big winner. I’ve noticed bands now are stepping off the stage and mixing with guests.

The whole point of putting on an event is to bring joy to your guests, and let’s face it you want your guests leaving saying “This was the best event I have ever been to!”

Here are some examples for top experiences of 2019

  • Video-booths

  • Glitter bars

  • Llama selfie

  • Scented invitations

  • Singing waiters

  • Food trucks

  • Silent Disco

  • Local delicacies

  • Cocktail bars