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8 Modern Wedding Ideas You’ll Love

How to modernize the classic wedding details and create a standout wedding? Think detail by detail by giving each one a distinctive twist. For example, choose gold forks instead of silver, add a graphic tablecloth instead of the typical solid color. You could even wrap your wedding cake with a flower crown. Our favorite new... read more

15 Pop Art Wedding Ideas to Steal Now

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Not to knock the vintage mason jar shabby chic look -- but this retro themed party inspired by '60s pop and comic book art has everyone in our office talking. Maybe it's the exclamatory nail art booth or the funky lucite trays filled with bite-sized sliders and soda, or maybe it's the live pop artist that's...

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10 Mod Geometric Wedding Ideas (Trend Alert!)

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We’ll always love classic, romantic weddings, but we’re starting to see a shift toward a more modern aesthetic. Some brides are swapping pastel color palettes for bright, bold (even neon) wedding colors, sugar flowers for mod motifs on their cakes and ceremony flowers for cascading colorful paper cutouts. This mod geometric wedding style... read more

A Modern Geometric Wedding at Bel Palazzo in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Rashana and Matt actually met while both working for an Architecture firm, so it's only appropriate that design was at the core of this couple's wedding style. A geometric pattern tied together their invitations and their cake while the private residence at Bel Palazzo didn't need much to class up this already gorgeous,... read more

A Bright Modern Wedding at the French Legation Museum by Cory Ryan Photography

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Brooke and Jeremy's downtown Austin, Texas wedding was modern and bright -- a far cry from the world of traditional white weddings and pink peonies! From the bride's succulent bouquet and bird cage veil to the groom's yellow bow-tie and gray vest combo, we're loving the couple's boho style. They added simple greenery to their... read more

A Glam Outdoor Wedding in Villa Del Lago in Austin, TX

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Who would have thought gold-painted antlers would make for such glamorous decor? Ana Liza and Michael's wedding style combined minimalism and modern unconventional statements, which came together to create an elegant gold and white Old World wedding. Subtle festive details like a mariachi band and Mexican wedding cookies-- a nod to their Cinco de Mayo... read more

A Modern Outdoor Wedding at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA

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A purple, magenta and white color palette is a recipe for a wedding full of contrast. This couple balanced the bold palette with modern white touches like white flower petals and beautiful calla lily and hydrangea arrangements lining the ceremony aisle to the chuppah decorated with lush flowers. For the reception, the ballroom at read more

A Crisp Contemporary Wedding at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

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Pops of coral and a pale green added a playful element to this couple's otherwise sleek, contemporary wedding held at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The building's distinctive geometry provided a unique space for both the outdoor ceremony and reception, which was complimented by towering orchid arrangements and the flowering... read more

A Modern Museum Wedding by Christina Carroll Photography

Photo: Christina Carroll Photography // Event Design: The Simplifiers // Featured: The Knot Blog
Even though Summer and Brandon's wedding venue (the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX) had built in style, the couple brought their own artistic vision to the space and had a colorful, creative wedding. The high school sweethearts initially wanted a rainbow wedding to represent their love of color, but narrowed it down to... read more

A Hip Modern Wedding in Palm Springs, CA by Mi Belle Photography

Photo: Mi Belle Photography // Feature: The Knot Blog
A black, white and yellow color palette contributed to this couple's modern wedding aesthetic. The outdoor ceremony site at The Parker was decorated with bright pomanders and yellow and white petals which were sprinkled along the aisle. Speaking of flowers, the couple had 10 (yes, 10!) flower children -- all adorable cousins and nieces. See... read more
The right chairs and chair treatments can transform what was a hodgepodge room into something that's elegant and refined. If it's a black-tie wedding, cover every chair in rich, silk fabric and add a coordinating sash. For a wedding that's outdoors, consider using simple chiavari chairs instead of the plastic folding kind. You can also use your chairs to highlight the season. Pay tribute to the time of year by decorating every one of the chairs with a miniature wreath for a winter wedding, or tie fresh blooms to each of the chair backs if you're having a springtime affair.
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