Hamilton Oaks Winery

2014 Wedding Trends

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Wow! Just like that 2014 is upon us and we are gearing up for wedding season! We are loving the trends we are already seeing…from “Gatsby” themed events, to those beautiful mint bridesmaids dresses we can’t wait to see all that 2014 has to offer the wedding world! Here’s what we think some of the most popular trends will be in the year to come…

Art Deco

As much as we would love to think that the classic novel played the biggest role in this 1920’s craze, we think Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in the 2013 rendition of “The Great Gatsby” is a huge reason why we are seeing more and more requests for grand chandeliers, flapper inspired gowns, and bold hair and makeup. Luckily, one of our gorgeous private estates serves up the perfect canvas for any wedding with a 1920’s twist.

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Radiant Orchid

Pantone just announced the 2014 color of the year as Radiant Orchid, a gorgeous blend of pink and purple. We feel like we have seen this color before and are not surprised that we will be seeing again on brides color palettes for their 2014 weddings! Our favorite Radiant Orchid touch? Dressing up one of our ballrooms with accent lighting!

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We are so happy to predict these gorgeous flowers as being the one to look for adorning bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and ceremony alters. These gorgeous blooms come in a variety of colors. (our favorite is jewel toned!) and can liven up any setting.

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Mint Accents

Mint is everywhere these days! And we see a big trend with mint wedding accents, especially bridesmaids dresses. This perfectly neutral color keeps a wedding from being too feminine, yet is still delicate and romantic enough for such a special event. With many tones and shades we expect to see this color in so many different themes from rustic to glamourous.

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Are there any trends you think we missed that you predict will be a huge hit in 2014? Share with us in the comments section!


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Rustic Styled Photo Shoot at the Beautiful Hamilton Oaks Winery

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It’s no surprise that the lush landscape, blossoming citrus grove, and historic 1920’s carriage house make Hamilton Oaks Winery a photographers dream, but can we say that the icing on the perfectly moist buttercream cake is that this gorgeous venue is located in San Juan Capistrano, recently named “America’s Paris”. What better place to say “I DO!”

Thank you to Colorful Snapshots for these breathtakingly beautiful photos. And thank you to the rest of the hardworking team of vendors that made this shoot our favorite to date!

Needless to say, we are head over heels in love with everything about this shoot!

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Venue: Hamilton Oaks Winery
Photography: Colorful Snapshots
Event Design & Rentals: Jake Duke Studios
Hair & Makeup: Katelyn Alford Makeup Artistry
Flowers: A La Carte Flowers
Deserts: Sweet Misty’s Custom Cookies
Bridal Gown & Stylist: Mary Me Bridal
Models: Dani McElwee & Josh McCuistion