Our Favorite Wedding Decor + Details from 2014

top wedding details of 2014

Happy 2015 + welcome to all you newly engaged couples! :) We’ve been sharing our favorites from 2014 this week and today it’s all about the details + decor. A stunning wedding is really the sum of all the little details that make it beautiful + unique. At GWS, we love weddings (and editorials) with lots of uncommon or personal design elements that make it stand out from the rest in a big way. 2014 was a year of amazing design in a wide variety of styles. We shared weddings with incredible rustic details, others with a ton of gorge glam elements, and a handful that were inspired by a major movie or a single, fun design feature.

Whether you’re planning to DIY your day, or work with a stylist to bring your design ideas to life, we think our list of the best details of 2014 will surely inspire you in one way or another. In no particular order, let’s take a look at the top 16 design elements from the past year…

1. This giant floral ceremony wreath


from this Romantic Georgia Warehouse Wedding // florals by Lindsay Coletta + photo by Luke Bugenske

2. This circular ceremony site with a view

malibu rocky oaks wedding

from this Hilltop Vineyard Wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks (also featured in our Top 26 Coolest Places to Get Married) // cooridnation by Couture Events + Luxury Estate Weddings and photo by Birds of a Feather

3. This glam-ified aisle + bulb chandelier

loft on pine ceremony

from this Glamorous Loft on Pine Wedding // event + floral design by Inviting Occasion + photo by Aaron Young

4. This boho chic picnic set-up in an almond orchard

almond orchard wedding

from this Magical Springtime Almond Orchard Wedding // event design by the bride + photo by Josh Gruetzmacher

5. This sequin heart escort card display

sequin heart escort card display

from this Glam Garden Wedding at the Parker Palm Springs // planning by Beau & Arrow Events + photo by Kellie Kano

6. This eclectic mountain-top ceremony with colorful chairs + a tent

wes anderson ceremony setup

from this Wes Anderson-Inspired Mountain Top Wedding // event design + florals by Glitter + Rye + photo by Pat Furey

7. This vintage-inspired multi lace backdrop

pretty lace backdrop

from this Bright + Textural Wedding Inspiration // event design by The Confetti Committee + photo by Mint Photography

8. This asymmetrical yarn hanging installment

yarn backdrop

from this Crafty Wedding Inspiration in a Vintage Warehouse // event design by Lindye Galloway + photo by Jasmine Star

9. This bohemian macrame backdrop

macrame ceremony backdrop

from this Colorful Parker Palm Springs Wedding // styling by Enjoy Events Co. + florals by Shotgun Floral Studio + photo by Joielala

10. This 70s-inspired floral aisle

hanging paper flower cermeony

from this 1970’s Lovefest Wedding // event design by Without Wax, Katy + photo by June Bug Company

11. This heart menu + cake table display

pink heart and fern backdrop

from this Heart-Themed Austin Wedding // event design by Sitting in a Tree + photo by Studio Castillero

12. This graphic, retro-inspired reception setting

Top Wedding Decor of 2014

from this Colorful Retro-Inspired Palm Springs Wedding // coordination by Twine Events + invitation by groom Jon + photo by Fstop Inertia

13. This sweet paper flower dessert table

paper flower backdrop

from this Whimsical + Romantic Smog Shoppe Wedding // event design by My Bride Story Weddings and Events + photo by Esther Sun

14. This fabric installment + that suspended floral arrangement

Top Wedding Decor of 2014

from this 60’s-Inspired Smog Shoppe Wedding // event design by The Love Riot + Jesi Haack Design + florals by Honey & Poppies + photo by Steve Cowell

15. This farmer’s market fruit + veggie display

fruit stand

from this Elegant Washington Estate Wedding // event design by  Sinclair & Moore Events + catering by Ciao Thyme + photo by Michele M. Waite Photography

16. This fireplace mantel decorated with flowers + ferns

fireplace with flowers

from this Autumn Arboretum Wedding // mantel from Found Vintage Rentals, decorated by Art With Nature Design with photos by Acres of Hope Photography

17. This free-form, handmade ceremony arch created with 1500 stems of blooming cherry + pear branches

flower arch

from this Bohemian Black Tie Wedding // arch by The Nouveau Romantics + photo by The Nichols

18. This wooden ceremony backdrop built by the groom

Flying Caballos Guest Ranch ceremony

from this Colorful Bohemian Ranch Wedding // photo by Jen Rodriguez Photography

19. This ultra-romantic candlelit ceremony space

skinny candles

from this Great Gatsby editorial // design + photo by Three Nails Photography

20. This cute getaway ride filled with flowers

vespa getaway

from this Retro Mod Moto editorial // styling by Amorology, scooters from Route 66 + photo by Jessica Claire

So many fun details, right?! Which ones were your faves? We can’t wait to see what 2015 brings by way of details. We have a feeling it’s going to be good! Don’t miss our last recap later today – our favorite DIYs of 2014. Perfect inspiration for couples hand-making their wedding in 2015!