Our Favorite Wedding Decor + Details to Inspire 2021 Couples

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For us, weddings are all made in the details! So, our GWS editorial team is happy to share our favorite wedding decor + details and send a massive virtual round of applause to the brilliant creators who made it all happen! This will be some incredible inspiration for you planning couples!

Best Wedding Florals: A Color Story

A Monochrome Red Floral Backdrop

red floral wedding ceremonyFrom: Mid-Century Meets 70’s Glam With Two Rad Bridal Looks

photography: Colette Marie Photography // venue name: City Hall Events, Chicago, Illinois, USA // planning: Ash Best Events // florals: Florist & Hound Design // wedding dress: Sophie et Voila

Bright Florals Over the Aisle

giant hanging flower installation for ceremony aisle
From: Laid-Back London Wedding with Giant Statement Floral Installations

photography: Jessica Williams // venue name: The Tab Centre, London, Shoreditch, United Kingdom // event design: King Wey + Louis // florals: Hazel Gardiner Design // wedding dress: Jenny Lessin

Maximalist Rainbow Ombré Floral Installation

pastel hanging florals weddingFrom: Just Wait Until You See the EPIC Rainbow Installation at this Eclectic Nashville Wedding

photography: The Commoneer // venue name: 14Tenn, Nashville, Tennessee, USA // event design: Cara and Will and FLWR Events // planning: Kaitlynn Montgomery through 14Tenn // florals: FLWR Shop // wedding dress: Rue De Seine

Best Wedding Florals: Unexpected Blooms

A Blooming Bicycle

Colorful Cultural Fusion WeddingFrom: Disney Artists’ Vibrant Indian Fusion Wedding in LA

photography: Mary Costa Photography // venue name: The Fig House, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: Ramya Chidanand (bride) // planning: Sweet Emilia Jane // florals: The Little Branch

A Truck Full of Flowers

Colorful Drive Thru WeddingFrom: A Truck Full of Flowers for this Colorful Drive Thru Micro Wedding!

photography: Sarah Mack Photography // venue name: Fete the Venue, Costa Mesa, California, USA // event design + florals: Shawna Yamamoto Design // planning: Above All Catering and Events

Best of Backyard Weddings

A Pergola of Pretty

Socially-Distanced Backyard Indian WeddingFrom: Dreamy Intimate Backyard Wedding with Boho Florals — and 34 Guests!

photography: Amrit Photography // event design: Finesse Decor // florals: Da Fiori Floral Design // wedding dress: Vivah Collection

Flowers Found a Home

COVID-19 Backyard WeddingFrom: A Floral-Filled Backyard Wedding Ceremony in the Midst of Covid-19

photography: Ashlyn Cathey Photography // florals: Waiting on Wildflowers // wedding dress: Sarah Seven

The Best New Takes on Macramé

Macramé in the Round

macramé wedding backdropFrom: Olive + Ivory in this Boho Vintage Swiss Castle Elopement

photography: Suli Photography // event design + florals: Bluetenmeehr // wedding dress: Daughters of Simone

Reception Table with Macramé Swings

macramé wedding backdropFrom: This Beachy Industrial Wedding Had Macramé Swings as Reception Chairs

photography: Pierra G Photography // venue name: Shack Revolution, Hereford, Herefordshire, UK // event design + planning: Pierra G Photography // florals: Moody Blooms // macrame swings: The Little Wedding Warehouse

New Favorite Wedding Decor: Sculptural Backdrops

Desert-Inspired Sculptural Arches

Desert Terracotta WeddingFrom: West Texas Wedding Inspiration with Sculptural Terracotta Arches

photography: Melissa Marshall // venue name: Willow House, Terlingua, Texas, USA // event design + planning: Mae&Co Creative // florals: Goodseed Floral // wedding dress: Rue de Seine

The Art of a Backdrop

modern rainbow shape backdropFrom: Life Imitates Art in this Muted Spring Wedding Inspiration

photography: Carley Jayne Photography // venue name: The 101, Seattle, Washington, USA // event design + planning: Rock & Stone Weddings // florals: Colibri Blooms // wedding dress: Les Aimants Bridal

Best Use of Pampas

Pink Pampas Take Over

modern rainbow shape backdropFrom: Santorini Wedding with Pink Pampas Grass Plumes + Magical Moments

photography: White on Black Studio // venue name: Fanari Villas, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece // event design + planning: Tie the Knot Santorini // florals: Betty Flowers Santorini

Hot Pink Pampas + Golden Plumes

Modern Boho Wedding InspirationFrom: Modern Western Wedding Inspo with a Dress You NEED to See

photography: Laurken Kendall // venue name: Willow House, Terlingua, Texas, USA // event design + planning: Mae&Co Creative // florals: Goodseed Floral // wedding dress: Rue de Seine

Reception Table Under a Pampas Cloud

Luxury Boho Santorini ElopementFrom: Santorini Wedding with Pink Pampas Grass Plumes + Magical Moments

photography: White on Black Studio // venue name: Fanari Villas, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece // event design + planning: Tie the Knot Santorini // florals: Betty Flowers Santorini

Pampas But Make it Wings

Greek Islands Wedding InspirationFrom: Wanderlust Elopement Inspiration in Greece with a Hooded Bridal Cape

photography: Anna Roussos // event design + planning: Lily of the Valley // florals: Jim Labraco // wedding dress: Maria Konidi

Favorite Escort Display of the Year: Mirrors + Calligraphy

mirror seating chartFrom: Chic Jewel-Toned Wedding with a Ceremony in the Round

photography: Let’s Frolic Together // venue name: Brick, San Diego, California, USA // event design: Pow Wow Design // planning: Weddings by Lisa Nicole // florals: Layered Vintage // wedding dress: Sarah Seven

The Best Reception Tables

Nightfall Under Chandeliers

Table with Chandeliers in the Italian Countryside
From: An Intimate Tuscan Wedding Featuring a Hillside Reception Under Sparkling Chandeliers

photography: Jess Withey Photography // venue name: Locanda in Tuscany, Castiglione d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy // event design + planning: Italian Eye // florals: Design by Nature

A Serpentine Table Twist

Modern Love Event Joshua TreeFrom: This Joshua Tree Wedding Inspiration Features Macramé Chandeliers + Serpentine Tables

host: Modern Love Event // photography: Emily Magers // venue: Masaya Desert Ranch  Joshua Tree, California USA // design + styling: Wild Heart Events // florals: Layered Vintage // dress: The Dress Theory

A Curtain of Fairy Lights

Fairy Light Santorini WeddingFrom: A Magical Santorini Wedding with Fairy Lights + Tropical Florals

photography: White On Black // venue name: Venetsanos Winery, Santorini, Greece // event design + planning: Julia & Evita // florals: RedBox Days // wedding dress: Justin Alexander

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