This Seasons Top Unique Wedding Trends

July 19, 2022

I’ve seen my fair share of unique wedding trends throughout the years. Trends come and go (typically for a reason — anyone remember the chevron + nautical era? byeee) but over this last season I’ve been noting a handful of new ideas that I have been lovinggg and are just “it”. I thought it would be fun to write a blog guide highlighting some timeless tried + trues special touches and new ones that I am liiiving for this wedding season for all my planning bride babes (and dudes😉) in the house. Let’s get into it, shall we?!

-Fav 2022 unique wedding trends coming atcha-


Voicemail over guestbook…

BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THIS AT A WEDDING BEFORE? This was my first time seeing these and I just can’t comprehend this *not blowing up!* It was so sweet seeing each guest pick up the phone and leave a personalized message to the bride and groom.😍 As much as I am a sucker for a sweet handwritten note (#timeless) there is something SO special about getting to hear your loved ones voice- HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT?! It’s kind of like reading a text over hearing the sound of your loved ones voice on the phone. I also appreciate that this cutie phone was pastel pink & such a vibe. 🌼


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Custom denim for the Bride or Groom

A denim moment, we love to see it. ✨ I love seeing my brides customize their favorite denim jacket with their new last name & rock it out before the big day during bachelorette festivities and wear it all the way through your wedding reception. 🤍 A STAPLE piece in my opinion!

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Personalized Sign Details

I love a well designed wedding sign. 🙌🏻  Ryan & Jen had their destination wedding in Paradise Valley, AZ but are from Virginia and I loved the way they incorporated that into their decor.

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Throw Blankets wedding favors

In 10 years of photographing weddings I have never seen this done. Hats off to Scott & Ginny who gifted custom throw blankets to each of their guest for their Mendocino Coast wedding. I am ALL for a wedding favor that is practical! These throws came in handy during the windy ceremony as the temperature is starting to drop, which made for the cutest cozy guest shots below!

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Cocktails that look like art🌼

~Almost~ too pretty to drink. Cocktails that are on another level good AND pretty?! We are here for it. 💁‍♀️

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Plant Pots as seating charts

I know my fellow plants lovers out here are taking note.👌🏻 I loved this idea for a seating chart at Jordyn & Chad’s beautiful backyard wedding. You can check out more of their stunning day featured on Modern Weddings blog here.

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His & Her Vow books

I love when my couples vows are written down and read from during their ceremony from their vow books- such a special touch to have and to hold on your wedding day.

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Coffee bar cart

For morning weddings how perfect is this?! The guests grabbed a custom latte from the bar to sip on during the ceremony and I personally can’t imagine anything better. 🥰

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Show-stopper floral moments

This feels like a mic drop moment. I don’t really feel like I need to add anything to these photos to convince you “why” we are loving a floral reception moment like this ✨🌿 What dreams are made of.

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Cake < Donut Cakes

I’ve never been a huge cake lover myself so skipping on the this tradition doesn’t bother me in the least. There are so many delicious options out there and I think it’s most important that you are picking a treat that you actually enjoy! Besides, it is YOUR wedding. 😉 Don’t be afraid to personalize your dessert spread and have fun with it! Some of my top fav have been: Churro bars, Ice Cream Trucks, Milk & Cookie Bars or a Donut Tower like this!

unique wedding dessert donut tower



xoxo, Hannah





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  1. Makenna says:

    BRB, adjusting everything I’ve planned to make sure all of these are incorporated! Your pictures are so beautiful, I cannot wait to see how you capture our day!!!!!

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