The Lovely List: Our Fave Wedding Trends We’re Loving Lately

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Fresh wedding inspiration for Our Lovelies

Summer 2023 is the season to go big or go home, from floral-heavy wedding cakes, to seriously incredible food stations, to all things Barbie pink. We are forever inspired by our #OurLovelies’ next-level wedding ideas and in awe with wedding vendors’ creative design visions. Team Lovely is forever on the hunt for the coolest, most creative wedding inspiration to share with our Babes. Here’s what’s trending on our Instagram and Pinterest feeds that have us hitting the ‘save’ button. Keep reading for The Lovely List, a monthly curation of our favorite wedding details and vendors we’ve spotted lately.

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Never-Ending Reception Tables

Save us a seat at these never-ending reception tables! A lengthy table layout creates a sense of intimacy and warmth to a reception space, especially for large weddings where you’ve got a lot of space to work with. They are great for facilitating conversation among guests and for family-style plating. This reception layout is also completely customizable, from classic, long, banquet-style seating to a curved, winding, serpentine arrangement. Plus, they make for incredible photos when taken from the birds-eye view.

Top Left: @christianothstudio
Top Right: @tali__photography
Bottom Left: @wonderstruckeventdesign
Bottom Right: @yulialongo_photography
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Blooms With a Side of Buttercream

There’s no such thing as TOO many flowers! We are loving these floral-heavy wedding cakes for the ultimate statement on your wedding day. If you’re not into cake toppers or candles, we recommend adding fresh flowers to adorn your wedding confections for a stunning and sweet statement. Like a minimal cake but want to set the scene with a touch of nature? Frame your cake table display with whimsical, romantic blooms to create a “cake garden”.

Top Left & Top Right: @fromlucienyc
Bottom Left: @emeraldandolive
Bottom Right: @gallzprovisions
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Awe-Worthy Arches

Add an architectural element to your wedding day with awe-worthy arches. The organic curves and lines on these grand structures can liven up a space and wow a crowd. There’s something about the juxtaposition of sculptural and soft in the swoop on an arch that adds personality. Adding greenery and florals takes an arch up a notch, creating a next-level wedding design.

Top Left & Top Right: @whiteedenweddings
Bottom Left & Bottom Right: @sergiosandonaphoto
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Guest Illustrations

Move over, photobooths! There’s a new, unique interactive experience for guests. It’s no doubt that weddings are a wonderful excuse to get dressed up, so what better way to commemorate a great outfit than to get it sketched on the spot? Guest illustrations are a fun celebration of your guests’ personal style and are a total crowd-pleaser! These works of art will turn into the sweetest keepsake for the couple and their guests.

Left & Right: @xobexstudio
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Show-Stopping Food Stations

We don’t know about y’all, but we are ALWAYS here for the food. Wedding day provisions can be reflection of the couple and a celebration of all their favorite foods. Truly wow your guests with an impressive array of fare, from incredible sushi displays to a large spread of drinks and light bites. Or create a personalized touch with these cute and creative customized pizza boxes.

Top Left: @_sushique
Top Right: @hayatandfay
Bottom Left: @theceremonyclub
Bottom Right: @blueharborpaperie


The much-anticipated movie of the summer (yes, Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’) has us thinking pink! We are currently crushing all things in this feminine, happy-inducing rosy hue. Create your own Barbie Land with bright pink florals that provide the perfect, punchy pop of color. Channel your I Do Crew’s inner Mattel doll and dress your bridal party in shades of hot pink, bubblegum, fuchsia, mauve, and blush. For the bride, opt for hot pink nails for your bachelorette party look or an all-pink reception look. The color is so fabulous and flattering that we think it’s the perfect summer shade for every bride.

Top Left: @backyard.floral
Top Right: @tongtongcake
Second Row Left: @sarahjanebradleyphotos
Second Row Right: @kdimeg_photo
Third Row Left & Right: @trillefloral
Fourth Row Left & Right: @noor.nailbar
Bottom Left & Bottom Right: @lovelybridehouston
@backyard floral
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@ sarahjanebradleyphotos
@kdimeg photo
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