This past year it was really rare to see anything other than a rustic/barn wedding.
The more I am watching my friends from school get married and the more I'm creeping around on the internet, the more I'm seeing something completely different.
At first, I believed that since it was the nautical season, it only made sense: the beach, anchors, navy blue, the whole summer-time American ordeal. Then, while hanging around on Pinterest on my all-to-rare free time I saw that maybe, just maybe, nautical is all year round. Of course you have the tradition summer or destination beach wedding, but I'm beginning to see it take over the other seasons as well.
This color palette may seem not necessary but it is. I would have cropped it, however this is not my own image and I do not have any right to do so. If you click on the picture, it will take you to it's source. So, can I just draw your attention to the bottom left?
Remember when I said that rustic is somewhat going out and nautical is moving in? Doesn't this in a way prove the point? Autumn is the transition season and it seems as though the rustic is transitioning into the nautical with this color scheme. This is perfect for the couples who are on the fence with this trend or it will help if you are like me and have a hard time deciding an weighing out the option. There's plenty of room for the both of them and they mesh really well.
When I saw this picture the first time, I was really confused. Why would you do a wedding like this in the middle of Winter? How do anchors and snow go together at all? It hit me that a wedding can be whatever you want it to be. Weddings aren't just about what season fits the theme you want it to be, anymore. It's all about what is significant. The rules are for breaking now. This isn't your old-fashioned Gram's time now. Everything has changed and it can be what you want when you want. As long as it is significant to you and what makes you happy, nautical in the winter it is!
Not to mention, I'm a huge fan of the beach in winter anyway.
This one really did make sense to me. It's not too hot, it's not too cold. The cookouts are starting and so is the American celebration. If you chose to go to the beach, you wouldn't sweat your pretty make-up off and you wouldn't fry under your dress. The beach wouldn't be as crowded or full of tourists. In the way of weddings, this is a win-win. Even if you just chose to go to a lake or a marina, you could really pull off the nautical theme.
As a roundup, though, be on the lookout because what used to be just a summertime theme has now really branched out and is about to grow.