Six Unique Wedding Trends of 2015 to Ignite Your Big Day (other than a photo booth!)

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in All Articles, Event Articles and Ideas, Weddings and Party Articles

Rent a photo booth for my wedding in Lancaster, PennsylvaniaFrom York to Lancaster to Harrisburg and across Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland, Shining Star Photo Booth sees today’s emerging wedding trends first hand. Along with our photo booth rentals and event entertainment services which are a mainstay for wedding receptions, we always enjoy seeing the creative ways wedding couples ignite their big day with fun. Here are six unique trends that you and your guests will love!


Grand Entrances

When the wedding party and the newly married couple enter their reception, expect to see choreographed entrances and more. While entrances were always a thing at weddings, we’re seeing more and more couples work with their wedding party to put together a performance when they enter the room. Some couples even work with a choreographer so that their first dance is something everyone will remember. It’s a great way to get the party started. Jut keep in mind: It requires a lot of planning, preparation and, yes, rehearsing.

Long Reception Tables

A room full of round tables is not something we will see a lot of in 2015. Long tables are far more interesting, even if they’re mixed in with round tables. Long tables provide a chance for the florist to really be creative with the centerpieces, and they’re perfect for a smaller destination wedding where all the guests can sit together. While most of the time the couple will have to rent these types of tables, we’re seeing more venues offer them in-house either as part of the package or an upgrade. Clearly, they know that round tables are not what couples want anymore.

Wedding Cake Alternatives

Traditional cakes and cutting ceremonies are a thing of the past. Now couples are looking for everything from dessert bars to cake pops and anything else they can think of to appease their sweet tooth. While wedding cakes are typically offered as part of the catering package in most halls, couples are opting to bring in outside bakers to either make a more interesting cake or offer something else entirely, such as a family favorite or local dessert.

Going Green

Organic and natural flowers and decor are going to be huge this year. We are going to see table runners of greenery and also the continuation of the big flowers like peonies and dahlias. Couples are really embracing the idea of nature and want to make their decor organic, local and beautiful. This also means cascading bouquets (which we love) and centerpieces that look pieced together as opposed to a constructed ball — great for weddings in more remote destinations where it may be more challenging or expensive to import traditional floral decor.

Bacon Bars

Everyone loves bacon, and food at a wedding is always a high priority. While bacon is especially fitting for Southern or rural weddings, even many of our couples here in New Jersey want to work bacon into everything from the cocktail hour to dessert. We are seeing bacon bars, chocolate-covered bacon — even bacon signature drinks. Thankfully, bacon isn’t terribly complicated, and many caterers can deliver on what the couple is looking for.

White Weddings

We are going to see a lot of white in 2015, and not just the wedding gown. In fact, while wedding gowns are now available in other colors such as pink, peach, red and even black, white is turning up everywhere from the flowers to the bridesmaids’ gowns. We’re seeing a lot of celebrities embrace the clean white look using white roses and even full flower walls in white. As a color, it works in a variety of destinations all year round and can be accented with anything you want, making it extremely easy to work with.












About Shining Star Photo Booth

Shining Star Photo Booth services the York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, and surrounding Central Pennsylvania areas along with Northern Maryland. In addition to providing photo booth rentals, we also offer many other services such as green screen photography, social media kiosks, hashtag print stations, video booths, and venue theme lighting for all types of events.