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These 9 Wedding Design Ideas Are Seriously Trending for Summer

Wedding trends seem to change by the minute and if you are struggling keeping up with the latest and greatest, fret not. Modern Love – a new kind of bridal showcase – recently traveled up to Seattle to share the most to-the-minute trends for 2019 weddings. Founded by Jill Fausner, floral designer extraordinaire of Layered Vintage, Modern Love started in San Diego and has expanded across the U.S. to bring cities unique and local collections of vendors, trends and ideas. Seattle's top wedding designers and event pros all gathered to call the top wedding trends for summer 2019 weddings, and we're sharing them all with you. We caught up with Jill to break down nine of this summer's hottest wedding design trends – read on for the inside scoop directly from her.

Climbing Floral Installations

"Instead of covering up a venue with an industrial vibe, why not enhance it with beautiful florals that climb over rough textural brick and industrial walls? This is a way to soften the surroundings in an interesting way and create an overgrown feeling of florals that have been there for a long time." - Jill of Layered Vintage

Design & Florals: Gather Design Company

Bottled Cocktails

"Think of this as another fun option to add to the cocktail menu! This will help shorten your bar lines and they are way less fuss for bartenders to make. Bonus: you can brand or personalize the bottle with your names!" - Jill of Layered Vintage

Food & Cocktails: City Catering Co.

Cake Lounges

"This is where you will find your guests with a sweet tooth. Rather than hover around a dessert table, grab a slice and stay for a second in this comfy and sweet cake lounge!" - Jill of Layered Vintage

Design: Gather Events | Cakes: Cake Life Everyday

Balloon Backdrops With a Twist

"Don't think we will ever get sick of large scale balloon installations. There's something about them – probably the inner child in all of us?! We loved the fringe pairing with this backdrop that made for more color, texture and interest." - Jill of Layered Vintage

Installation: Confetë Party | Photobooth: Abby’s Booth

Torn Cake: the New "Naked Cake"

"This is a hybrid of the ever so popular 'naked' cake (read: sans icing) and a traditional fondant covered cake. Why go with one when you can blend the two and give it an artful twist by having the fondant torn, exposing the cake below?" - Jill of Layered Vintage

Cake: Lady Grey Seattle | Rentals: Fanciful Rentals

Floating Food Displays

"When your venue has the ability to rig installations like this, you have to take advantage of it! Your guests will love the surprise of seeing a floating table covered in delicious food that they can move around and graze off of. This is a high impact design moment." - Jill of Layered Vintage

Design & Food: Foodz Catering

Enclosed Florals

"Traditionally these acrylic pillars are used to display flowers on top but we love how this team decided to replace the flowers with beautiful cakes and move the flowers to the inside of the pillars. A little unexpected 'peek-a-boo' moment." - Jill of Layered Vintage

Cakes: Cake Life Everyday | Floral Design: Leigh and Mitchell | Design: Willow and Ivy Events

Reinvented Babies Breath

"Babies Breath is back and we are seeing it everywhere, done up every which way. We are especially loving the way it was used here as a base to float flowers throughout: a Babies Breath flower cloud if you will." - Jill of Layered Vintage

Design & Florals: K. Hancock Events | Rentals: Fanciful Rentals

Grid Backdrops

"No more wood backdrops and pegboard displays, please. The new metal grid framed backdrops are the way to go. You can easily hang your escort display, photos, menus, etc., and for the floral designers, it's the perfect backdrop to weave in some florals!" - Jill of Layered Vintage
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