By Liz Johnson
With the colorful foliage and perfect temperatures, fall is a popular time for weddings in Montgomery County. (And luckily, those are two factors that won’t be changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic!) While concern over the virus’s spread is expected to shape weddings throughout the next year, many couples are still happily planning their special day. Here are a few creative ways it’s expected to shape next year’s landmark life event:
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Weddings with outdoor options will remain popular, with splurges on fine china or rich fabrics such as velvet. Montco Happening Wedding Venue Finalist The Manor House at Commonwealth in Horsham offers the perfect setting.
A daily fashion diet of yoga pants and topknots will give way to full-on Hollywood glamour with renewed interest in chandelier earrings and statement necklaces. For designer gowns that WOW, check out Montco Happening List Winner for Bridal Boutique Le Bella Donna Bridal in Jenkintown.
Buffet tables and food stations won’t be as prevalent for the next year or so. Instead, plated meals and waited tables will gain in popularity. Montco Happening List Wedding Caterer Raymond’s Catering in Eagleville offers full-service catering and can take care of all the details.
Multi-tiered statement cakes with edible flowers will be in demand next year. Kriebel’s Custom Bakery in Norristown can dish up whatever a bride desires. The bakery is a Montco Happening List Winner.
Ivy vines, thistle and small leafy twigs are giving bouquets and flower arrangements a whimsical appeal this fall.Pastels – think lilac, pink, yellow and peach, with a pop oforange or coral – are going to be huge, replacing the traditional blush and ivory. Beth Ann’s Flowers in Royersford excels at such arrangements, garnering it Montco Happening List Winner title for Best Wedding Florist.
When it comes to photography, you can expect to see a bigger focus on honest, real-time emotions in the coming year. Let Montco Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer Elizabeth Mae Photography capture those special moments.
Live-streaming will be more commonplace, putting more of an emphasis on video production in addition to still photos. Consider adding a videographer to your photography retinue, such as Montco Happenings List Winner for Best Wedding Videographer Kosola Productions in West Norriton.
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Invitations on natural paper with watercolor images or plaid or geometric borders and custom calligraphy are in vogue this fall. Pastels highlight the season. Montco Happening List KB Designs in Abington has a wonderful collection to choose from.
Satellite dance floors, meaning several dance floors spaced throughout the venue to allow guests to spread out more, will be de rigueur in 2021. It’s up to individual taste whether to go with a band or a DJ, but in Montco, musical acts are expected to put on a visual show. That’s why bands such as Where’s Pete Band in North Wales, a Montco Happening List Winner for Favorite Wedding Band, are so popular. They add lighting and props to make the show memorable. DJs such as Montco Happening List Winner Excyte Entertainment in Hatfield will bring along a photo booth to add to the fun.
Next year’s makeup for brides is more au naturale with subtle hues of cream, pink, peach or pale brown. Montco Happening List Makeup Winner Eden Day Spa and Salon in Collegeville customizes its makeup application to bring out a bride’s natural glow. Or if you want a makeup artist who will come direct to you, check out AMG Beauty Bar in Eagleville, Montco Happening List Winner for Best Makeup on Location.
Bohemian hairstyles with open waves, undone braids and messy pigtails adorned with sparkles or pearls will continue to be popular. For the latest in wedding hairstyle trends, try Montco Happening Winner for Best Updo Up Your Do! in Jenkintown.