2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue

Top 2023 Wedding Trends we can’t wait to see at our Indiana wedding venue

Here at The Wilds, we see many of the top wedding trends come through our doors to make spectacular celebrations! This year, a few of our favorite things are having a true moment to shine. To inspire your own celebration, we’ve rounded up some of the best to help you dream up your own way of incorporating them in your perfect wedding. If you’ve been looking for ideas that will bring some extra magic for your big day, make sure to read our tips below incorporating 2023 wedding trends.

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Courtney Sinclair, Florals by Pomp & Bloom

Colorful wedding designs

Neutral weddings will always have a place in our hearts, but more and more couples are leaning into color for their weddings. 2023 is going to show more vibrant palettes, inspired by personal details for couples or simply leaning into seasonal extravagance. The main expression of this wedding trend will be in florals, like this opulent display by Pomp & Bloom photographed by Courtney Sinclair. However, couples are increasingly experimenting with color in their communications suites, wedding day attire, and day-of touchpoint for their guests.

The perfect place to play with this wedding trend is a neutral venue like ours at The Wilds. Each entertaining space is a neutral canvas, ready for your color-story dreams to come true and transforming for your individual vision.

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Samantha Mitchell, Sign by Creative In Bloom, Florals by Crown and Cook Florist
2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Images by Jordan Leffel, Florals by Pomp & Bloom
2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue

Dramatic food and drink

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Stacy Able Photography

One of the most exciting 2023 wedding trends on the rise are food and drink displays meant to “wow” each of your guests!

Few things kick off a celebration the way that a champaign tower does, and we are loving seeing these as openers to reception festivities. We recommend making the pouring of the tower an event as you prepare for speeches and toasts, allowing for a cute photo-op while keeping the bubbles fresh for guests. If a cake-cutting doesn’t feel right for you, consider this cute activity instead!

Desserts are also seeing some wonderful artistic flair. One of our favorite dessert options which will continue to hold as a solid wedding trend is dessert tables. Many couples are opting out of a singular large cake and instead offering an array of sweets for guests. We’ve loved the creativity and personalization this option brings to your wedding. Dessert tables also provide a chic way to cater toward food-sensitive guests who may have allergies which are now easily accommodated.

For those who do opt for a grand wedding cake, look forward to more painterly cakes on the rise. We are thrilled to have multiple bakery artists who consistently create the most beautiful cakes in Indiana on our recommended vendor list! If texture or delicate details are on your cake design wish-list, make sure to ask for our top vendor recommendations.

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Images by Anna Clark Photo, Desserts by Two Sons Cakery
2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Christa Hitchcock, Cake by Icing on the Cake by Kristina

Curated florals for high impact and organic twists

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Anna Clark Photography

A less-is-more mentality is on the rise in florals. While not necessarily in overall scale, this year, we’ll see tightly edited floral trends.

Bridal bouquets are minimizing in size, offering a sweet and classic aesthetic. We love that for the brides who want to show more of their gown, small bouquets accomplish just that. Smaller bouquets also allow for more luxe blooms. Bringing the emphasis to your favorite flower or an in-season luxury bloom might be possible with this smaller scale.

Entire wedding designs are also leaning into edited flower types. Many floral designers are returning to the wedding trend of maximizing a single flower type for a dramatic statement-making look. However, these aren’t rigid the single-bloom arrangements of the past. Designers have been opting for arrangements that maintain an airy and layered look. We love this bold style and its modern romantic feel!

Old-world beauty is also having a moment in 2023 wedding trends. Unique and antique vessels are becoming focal-points with airy branch arrangements. Beautifully paired with these are rustic potted herbs and flowers, for a sweet look straight out of the Italian countryside. If you are looking for high impact with a more minimal twist, this might be the wedding trend for you.

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Courtney Carney, Florals by Artful Blooms

In-the-moment visual documentation with film aesthetics

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Courtney Sinclair

Wedding photography is experiencing a trend toward the candid with a return to film, both in photo and videography. Leaning into the authentic moment and celebrating a nostalgic feel, couples are turning to visual teams focused on capturing what the day truly feels like. The format of physical film is a big element of this. With its nostalgic feel and dreamy quality, these aesthetics are here to stay.

Along with that emphasis on the candid, we are also seeing a rise in motion in images. The feeling of movement is an ultra romantic element for visual arts, and more photographers will be working this into their portfolios. Our note to couples who enjoy this aesthetic is to lean in to it, make sure you’re working with the best artists, and let the candid moments truly happen. We’re seeing magical photojournalistic results coming from this trend, and love the laid-back feel it exudes in the final album.

If this look is right for you, make sure to choose a photographer who incorporates film or consciously utilizes a film photography aesthetic for your wedding day.

2023 Wedding Trends at The Wilds Venue
Image by Anna Clark Photography

Our heart at The Wilds is for you to have a wedding day that is entirely a reflection of the two of you, so here is how we would recommend you take in wedding trends.

Think about what you naturally gravitate toward, and see if it connects to your longstanding passions and preferences. Perhaps you don’t love lots of color but have always liked a modern feel, so the high impact flower trend in a neutral palette might be for you. If the mixed dessert bar is calling your name, keep it true to your favorites. Consider setting the theme to your date-night preferences or something similarly super personal. Your guests will pick up on these reflections of you and will adore the experience and celebration that much more.

Also, communicate with your vendor team openly about any of these ideas that you like. Look for examples in their work that already incorporate some of these elements, ask lots of questions, and go with your gut! If you need help finding the right vendor for your wedding at The Wilds, contact us today to learn about our preferred vendors.

Image by Christa Hitchcock Photography

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Looking for an authentic, memorable wedding venue in Southern Indiana that perfectly defines your unique personality and style? Then you are in the right place! You are wildly original. Your wedding should be no less. Please contact us today to learn more or book a tour of Indiana’s most sought after wedding and event venue, The Wilds!

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