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5 Wedding Trends That Take the Cake

It’s an exciting time around the office as we watch one of our team members plan and prepare for her August wedding! She was kind enough to share her tips and trends for Wyoming brides!

By Donica Enevoldsen, RE/MAX Capitol Properties, guest blogger

June is here, and wedding season is officially here with it. We know all about homes at RE/MAX Capitol Properties, but we also love non-physical homes such as the homes our hearts find in the one we love. A wedding is a celebration of a commitment two people make to each other, and whether or not that comes with a house or not, it usually comes with a party!

As someone who is getting married in a few months, I know firsthand how exciting and overwhelming it can be to search through the endless ideas on the internet. So let me share my favorite trends for the 2022 wedding season.

Outdoor ceremonies

My favorite thing about outdoor ceremonies is the photos. When it comes to photography, natural light is king. While photographing an indoor ceremony is certainly doable, nothing beats the sunlight. We live in Wyoming and are blessed with beautiful land all around us, making options for outdoor venues abundant. Lions Park, Curt Gowdy, the Herford Ranch, or even a spacious backyard all offer beautiful venues. 

Organic floral arrangements

Now, I’m not talking about pesticide-free flowers. I’m talking about bouquets that are arranged to mimic how they would grow in their natural state. This style provides an effortless, soft, romantic look that is simple and timeless. Adding a whimsical feeling almost as if you stopped on your way to the ceremony to scoop them up out of a field of wildflowers.

Thrifted Decor

I love this idea because it’s not only environmentally friendly, it’s budget-friendly too! I thrifted vintage brass candlesticks to use for my centerpieces and antique glassware for the head table. The brass candlesticks and crystal goblets were easy to find at flea markets and complement the rustic garden theme. With a little creativity there are countless ways you could incorporate thrifted items into your decor, so keep an eye out and get thrifty with it!

Nontraditional Dessert

If a grandiose three-tiered cake is something you’ve always dreamed about having at your wedding, by all means, have it! However, if wedding cake isn’t a dessert you’re passionate about, don’t serve it just for the sake of tradition. Get inspired by your favorite sweets and choose something unique to you. Mix it up with other dessert options such as a pie bar, doughnut tower, single-serve cheesecakes, cake pops, macaroons, or s’mores. If you have family members who love to bake, ask them to whip up an assortment of favorite family recipes for a dessert bar full of love and memories!

Activities and snacks

In my experience, the least enjoyable part of attending a wedding is the awkward space of time between the ceremony and dinner when the bridal party and family are tied up for at least an hour getting photos done. Guests are left to wait for you with growling tummies and having to make small talk with people they don’t know. Don’t put your guests at risk of becoming hangry. Providing yard games, cocktails, and snacks gets everyone in a good mood, familiar with each other, and ready to celebrate with you!

Wishing all my fellow brides and grooms-to-be the very best, however you celebrate the start of your new life together. If you and your spouse-to-be are in search of a place to make your home in Cheyenne and Laramie County, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our realtors at 307-635-0303. To search all homes for sale in our area click the image below.

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