By Liz Johnson

Photo by Lynda Berry Photography, 2020 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photography.

With the colorful foliage and perfect temperatures, fall is a popular time for weddings in Bucks County. (And luckily, those are two factors that won't be changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic!) While concern over the virus’s spread is expected to shape weddings throughout the next year, many couples are still happily planning their special day. Here are a few creative ways it’s expected to shape next year’s landmark life event:

Masks Become A Fashion Statement

Photo by Lynda Berry Photography, 2020 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photography.

Masks and gloves are expected to be commonplace at weddings throughout the next year, creatively incorporated to match dresses and groom attire. Consider asking the businesses listed under Best Alterations in the 2020 Happening List if they can custom make masks for the entire wedding party.

The Dress

Photo provided by La Belle Mariée.

With cooler temperatures, fall gowns are featuring long sleeves, cashmere sweaters and two piece ensembles. You'll also see the return of full-on Hollywood glamour with renewed interest in chandelier earrings and statement necklaces. For designer gowns that WOW, check out La Belle Mariée Bridal in Langhorne. La Belle Mariée was our 2020 Bucks Happening List Winner for Bridal Boutique.

The Venue

Photos by Sharyn Frenkel at Holly Hedge Estate.

Outdoor weddings will remain popular, with splurges on fine china or rich fabrics such as velvet. Bucks Happening Wedding Venue Winner Holly Hedge Estate in New Hope offers the perfect setting.

The Food

Buffet tables and food stations won't be as prevalent for the next year or so. Instead, plated meals and waited tables will gain in popularity. Bucks Happening List Wedding Caterer Just Food in Buckingham offers full-service catering and can take care of all the details.

The Cake

Photo by Luria Visuals Custom Productions, 2020 Happening List Finalist for Best Wedding Photographer

Multi-tiered statement cakes with edible flowers will be in demand next year. Iris's Sweet Side in Buckingham can dish up whatever a bride desires. The bakery is a Bucks Happening List Winner.

The Flowers

Ivy vines, thistle and small leafy twigs are giving bouquets and flower arrangements a whimsical appeal this fall. Pastels – think lilac, pink, yellow and peach, with a pop of orange or coral – are going to be huge, replacing the traditional blush and ivory. Always Beautiful Floral Design Studio in Quakertown excels at such arrangements,garnering it Bucks Happening List Winner title for Best Wedding Florist.

Invitations

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Invitations on natural paper with watercolor images or plaid or geometric borders and custom calligraphy will continue to be in vogue. Pastels highlight the season. Bucks Happening List Winner April Lynn Designs in Langhorne has a wonderful collection to choose from.

Photography

Photo by Lynda Berry Photography, 2020 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer.

When it comes to photography, you can expect to see a bigger focus on honest, real-time emotions in the coming year. Let Bucks Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer Lynda Berry Photography capture those special moments.

Live-streaming will be more commonplace, putting more of an emphasis on video production in addition to still photos. Consider adding a videographer to your photography retinue, such as Bucks Happenings List Winner for Best Wedding Videographer All Set Creations in Silverdale.

Decorations


Wedding décor will be sustainable, raw, natural, locally sourced and traditional. There is a strong sway towards ’70s materials and aesthetic – macramé, crochet, rattan, block colors, wooden beading and textured linens. An expert wedding planner can help you track the latest decorating ttrends such as Bucks Happening List Winner Ariel Ashton Events in Doylestown.

Music

Bigg Romeo (photo by Heart & Soul Portraits)

Satellite dance floors, meaning several dance floors spaced throughout the venue to allow guests to spread out more, will be de rigueur in 2021.It’s up to individual taste whether to go with a band or a DJ, but in Bucks County, musical acts are expected to put on a visual show. That’s why bands such as Bensalem-based Bigg Romeo, a Bucks Happening List Winner for Favorite Wedding Band, are so popular. They add lighting and props to make the show memorable. DJs such as Bucks Happening List Total Entertainment in Yardleywill bring along a photo booth to add to the fun.

Makeup

Next year’s makeup for brides is more au naturale with subtle hues of cream, pink, peach or pale brown. Bucks Happening List Makeup Winner Cheryl Stuart Cosmetics in Newtowncustomizes its makeup application to bring out a bride’s natural glow.Or if you want a makeup artist who will come direct to you, check out Beauty Cheers 2 U Events, On Location Hair and Makeup in Warminster, Bucks Happening List Winner for Best Makeup on Location.

Hair

Bohemian hairstyles with open waves, undone braids and messy pigtails adorned with sparkles or pearls will continue to be popular. For the latest in wedding hairstyle trends, try Bucks Happening Winner for Best Updo HilaryAmber Artistry by Hilary Hellwig in Doylestown.

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