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Tying the Knot: A Glimpse into Wedding Trends – 2023 vs. 2024


As we step into the ever-evolving world of weddings, trends come and go, making each year unique in its own right. The wedding industry is constantly innovating, blending tradition with modernity. In this blog post, we'll explore the anticipated wedding trends for 2023 and the emerging styles expected to take center stage in 2024 that we've seen here at the Empress Estate.

2023 Wedding Trends:

1. Micro-Weddings and Intimate Gatherings:

  • 2023 witnessed the continuation of the micro-wedding trend, with couples opting for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. This is a picture of one of our 'mini-monies', just a small wedding of less than 50 guests.

  • Personalized experiences took precedence, allowing for a more meaningful celebration with close family and friends.

2. Sustainable Weddings:

  • Environmental consciousness was a key theme, with couples embracing sustainable practices in their wedding planning. Using one of our preferred vendors, Two Poppies, because she uses eco-friendly decor. We also provide locally-sourced catering, and reduced waste as a focal points in our weddings with a lower environmental impact.

3. Bold and Unique Color Palettes:

  • This year, our couples experimented with unconventional color schemes, moving beyond traditional whites and pastels.

  • Jewel tones, moody hues, and metallic accents added a touch of drama and sophistication to wedding aesthetics.This couple also used dark blue and red for their entire event.

4. Technology Integration:

  • Livestreaming ceremonies and virtual elements became more prevalent, allowing distant guests to participate in the celebration.

  • Digital invitations and wedding websites streamlined communication and made planning more accessible. We may not have the best wifi, but our plentiful photobooths and wireless speakers really made for the best weddings this year.ccessible.

Anticipated Wedding Trends for 2024:

1. Grand Comeback of Large Celebrations:

  • As the world emerges from the constraints of the pandemic, there's a predicted return to larger, more extravagant weddings. We can fit up to 300 people at the Empress and we don't want to minimize a ceremony because of small building sizes. That's why we offer outdoor weddings, after all!

  • Couples this next year are expected to embrace the opportunity to gather family and friends for a grand celebration of love.

2. Nostalgic and Vintage Touches:

  • 2024 is expected to see a resurgence of vintage-inspired weddings, with couples incorporating nostalgic elements from different eras.

  • Antique decor, retro fashion, and classic motifs will add a timeless charm to wedding aesthetics. This retro car brought a real feeling of the 40s for this wedding.

3. Artistic and Statement Florals:

  • Floral arrangements are set to take center stage, with couples opting for bold, artistic designs.

  • Oversized bouquets, hanging installations, and flower walls will be popular choices for making a visual impact. Custom arbors are fantastic ways to showcase a popping flower choice.

4. Customization and Personalization:

  • Couples will continue to prioritize personalization in their weddings, but with an emphasis on unique, one-of-a-kind experiences.

  • From custom cocktails to personalized ceremony scripts, couples will seek to make every aspect of their wedding a reflection of their unique love story. We just had a hand-fasting ceremony in one of our ceremonies, which made the wedding extra special for that couple.


Whether you're planning a wedding in 2023 or looking ahead to 2024, the world of weddings is dynamic and full of exciting possibilities. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, sustainability to vintage charm, the trends in the wedding landscape continue to evolve, offering couples the opportunity to create a celebration that is truly reflective of their love and style. As we transition from one year to the next, the only constant is the joyous celebration of love that weddings represent. Cheers to the trends that capture our hearts and the couples who make each wedding season truly unforgettable! Please contact us on so you can book your complimentary tour of our venue today!


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