Our Favorite Wedding Decor + Details from 2018

favorite wedding decor + details from Green Wedding Shoes of 2018

Here at GWS, we see a whole LOT of creativity and unique innovations when it comes to weddings and overall design. Our hearts go pitter-patter for big days that serve as a reflection of the couple…when you can *see* their relationship infused into every detail and aspect. We want to encourage YOU + your love to shake things up, do things differently, and make your wedding your own. And so, my friends, today we’re giving you a major dose of jaw-dropping inspiration from 2018.

It’s our job to keep a pulse of what’s going on and what trends are emerging. Curious to know what we saw in 2018? Wild overgrown florals—for the tablescape, the backdrop, and even interiors—essentially foliage that makes it feel like you’re one with nature. Celestial influences played a MAJOR role in 2018—tablescapes, backdrops, escort card designs, and more…they really shot for the stars with this one! Pampas grass, and a profusion of it; though that’s really no surprise—we’ve been seeing pampas grass creep into floral designs over the past couple years and it’s proving to be quite versatile. Along with that, we saw a ton of (large) hanging installations over the table (oftentimes featuring pampas grass for texture). Plus, we noticed quite a few unique backdrops for the ceremony and creative escort card displays.

Ready to see some of our faves + spark that inspiration? Let’s look!

This Intimate Boho Reception Design in Big Sur

favorite wedding decor details of the year

from this Intimate Big Sur Wedding with a Boho Floral Reception You Have to See // photography: Carol Oliva Photography + florals: Christine Cater + planning: Big Sur Weddings

This ‘Let’s Taco Bout It’ Display

from this Let’s Taco Bout It: A Cinco de Mayo Party Brimming with Cactus + Colorful Accents // photography: Roxanne McClure + floral design: Rooted & Wild Co + event design: Beijos Events

This Eclectic Meets Boho Ceremony Set-Up

from this We’re All About the Bridesmaids in White at this Moody Bohemian Wedding // photography: Greg Petersen + floral design: Melissa Duncanson

Celestial Influences

This Ombré Moonlike Ceremony Backdrop

favorite wedding decor details of the year

from this Southwestern-Inspired Wedding Brimming with Pastels + Pampas Grass // photography: Katie Pritchard + florals: Rogue and Fox

A Celestial-Inspired Bridal Shower Tablescape

favorite wedding decor details of the year

from this Celestial Bridal Shower with Deep Blues + Galactic Details // photography: Jack Rodriguez Photography + event design: 50by50 Event Design

This Crescent Moon Tablescape That’s Out of this World

from this Catch the Dream: A Summer Moon Themed Bachelorette Party // photography: Carol Oliva + floral design: Floral design by Reina

Wild Overgrown Florals

This Show-Stopping Crescent Floral Installation

favorite wedding decor details of the year

from this Wildly Colorful Boho Wedding with Finds from Amazon Handmade // photography: Kristen Booth + floral design: Tularosa Flowers + event design: LB Event Planning

from this Traditional Thai Meets Modern Eclectic: A Mystical Garden Wedding in Northern Thailand! // photography: Alen Karupovic + floral design: IAMFLOWER + event design: The Wedding Bliss Thailand

This Absolutely Autumnal Tablescape Framed by Foliage

from this Absolutely Autumnal: Colorful Fall Elopement Inspiration with Modern Twist // photography: Jenny Haas Photography + floral design: Passi Flora Studio

This Stunning Greenhouse Display That Makes You Feel Like You’re One with the Garden

from this We’re Head Over Heels for This Enchanting Secret Garden Meets Old World Editorial! // photography: Jessa Schifilliti + floral design: Blue Jasmine Floral + planning: NE Occasion

Hanging Installations Over the Table

This Overgrown Pampas Grass Installation Suspended from the Ceiling

from this She Surprised Her Husband with the Wedding They Never Had…Seven Years Later! // photography: Light as Gold + floral design: Vella Nest Floral Design + event design: Sugar Creek Event Rentals + planning: Liz Ise for Chancey Charm Dallas

This Super Chic Pink and Sage Installation

from this Blair + Chuck…Is That You? This Stylish Wedding Editorial Could Be Straight Out of Gossip Girl! // photography: Chris & Becca Photography + floral design: Designs by Ahn + event design: Michelle Elaine Weddings

This Elegant Meets Earthy Installation in Italy

from this Painterly Pastels: Fashion Forward Wedding Inspiration at Lake Como // photography: Camilla Anchisi Photography + floral design: Figli Dei Fiori + planning: Benevent Planner

Seriously Unique Backdrops

This Ceremony Space That was Embroidered with Over 17,000 Stitches!

embroidery ceremony space

from this Embroidered in Love: It Was All About Emerald Green + Rosy Hues at this Artistic Wedding // photography: Artem Vindrievsky + backdrop design: Feerique Events + floral design: Wood And Bloom

This Stained Glass Ceremony Space in Santorini

from this Sunset in Santorini: Destination Wedding Inspiration with a Stained Glass House // photography: Jacobo Pachon Photography + event design: Santorini Glam Weddings + planning: The Secret Owl + florals: Betty Flowers Santorini

This Earthy + Boho Geometric Backdrop

from this She Surprised Her Husband with the Wedding They Never Had…Seven Years Later! // photography: Light as Gold + floral design: Vella Nest Floral Design + event design: Sugar Creek Event Rentals + planning: Liz Ise for Chancey Charm Dallas

Creative Escort Card Displays

This Rustic Boho Escort Card Display with Mismatched Mirrors

from this Pastel Hues + Ocean Views: Modern Bohemian Ranch Wedding in Santa Barbara // photography: Anna Delores Photography + floral design: Idlewild Floral Design + event design: Wild Heart Events

This Sunset Ombré Chart

from this Be Still Our Bohemian Hearts—It’s an Ombre-Filled Coachella-Inspired Festival Wedding! // photography: Peyton Byford Photography + event design: Bash Co + Events

This Whimsical Garden Escort Card Display

from this Tea For Two: Garden Party Wedding Inspiration Like You’ve Never Seen! // photography: Wisteria Photography + event design: Forrest and J + florals: Nicole Lourie

So, which trends do you think are here for the long haul? Do you have a favorite design element that you want to incorporate into your next event? We’d love to hear what’s inspiring you in the comments below!

And for more our our Best of 2018, click on over to see other fun round-ups!

Happy 2019, creatives!!