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2019 Wedding Trends

Wedding planning can be so stressful! Coordinating all the elements while creating a beautiful experience for your guests can get even the most level-headed bride or groom all worked up. Let the Lewes Historical Society help your day run a little smoother by providing you with a stunning venue that needs no extra decorations to make it a memorable day for you and your loved ones. The Lewes Historical Society offers three different venues in beautiful historic Lewes to suit a wedding of any size and taste.

Say your I do's in the lush gardens of the Cannonball House, the elegant grounds of the Shipcarpenter Campus, or overlooking the water at our canalfront Life-Saving Station.

All of our venues add a unique historical charm to your day.

Scroll down to see some of the popular wedding trends for 2019 to help get your ideas flowing and your planning started!

Click here to learn more about venue rentals with the Lewes Historical Society.

1. Grass floral arrangements

Love the succulent trend but want something a little different? This bohemian trend gives a similar theme and adds an unexpected touch to traditional floral arrangements. It also has a beachy feel, perfect for your coastal Delaware wedding! 

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2. Dark Florals

Dark and moody florals are perfect for a fall or winter wedding, and blend perfectly with the above trend of using grasses in your floral arrangements. Dark colors pop against luxe metallics and are a natural choice for the uber popular wedding color palettes of burgundies, jewel tones, and dusty pinks.


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3. Bringing the inside out

Another bohemian trend this year is bringing touches of the indoors outside. Traditionally outdoor weddings meant plastic chair and table rentals- not any longer. Couples are bringing couches, cushioned chairs, wooden dining tables, and oriental rugs into their outdoor wedding space. Many of these elements can be thrifted, adding an even more unique touch to your event. 

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4. Minimalist wedding dresses

Already a burgeoning trend, minimalist dresses exploded in popularity after Miley Cyrus wore a simplistic silk Vivienne Westwood gown at her 2018 holiday nuptials. Simple silks without the traditional dramatic silhouettes fit in perfectly at an outdoor garden or waterfront wedding.


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5. Unplugged Ceremonies

With the massive rise in great quality cameras in phones and tablets, many people feel the need to document everything with their handheld devices. While iPhones might be great for selfies or quick snaps, most couples pay thousands of dollars for professional photographers to capture their special day. Wanting their guests to be present and not be in the way of the professional shots, many couples are requesting "unplugged ceremonies", where phones and personal cameras are explicitly banned. Seems a little more relaxing, huh?


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