Top 8 Mountain Wedding Trends for 2015

Some things will always be in style when it comes to weddings; love, commitment, a fab dress. But others come and go with the fashions (we’re looking at you, 80’s puffy sleeves)! We love seeing what’s new in wedding trends, not because it matters if your fashionable or fancy, but because these ideas that can create a great atmosphere on your wedding day. So here are our Top 8 Mountain Wedding Trends for 2015 – all perfect for our home turf, the Canadian Rockies.

1. Canadiana
We’re seeing more elegant rustic looks, plaid accents, cute woodland decor, and even some sexy lumberjack grooms! Mountain wedding venues are perfect for this. When your venue fits your theme, it makes decor sooooo much simpler. (For a 2015 mountain venue guide, check out our DIY Planning Kit.)

mountain wedding trends canadiana

Photos by One Edition Photography.

2. Geometric shapes
Stationary and jewellery are the places to play with this trend. Geometric shapes give a very modern feel, and it’s something you can carry through from your invitations to decor to accessories. Check out Etsy for some folks who do this well.

Geometric Vase

Photo by Callandra Caufield.

3. Frozen – and winter weddings!
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know about the newest Disney movie, Frozen. It reminds us that winter really is magical, and so are winter weddings in the mountains. Besides, the cold never bothered us anyway!

mountain wedding trends winter

Photos by Orange Girl Photographs.

4. Cinematography
Okay, we admit it… this is one we want to be a top trend! Nothing compares to re-living your wedding day with a great video. And these are not your wobbly-camera-home-video jobs; they’re crazy stunning. See what we mean with Robyn and Joe’s video by Hello Tomorrow.

5. Copper – the warmest of the metallics
The colder metallics of gold and silver are giving way to warm copper tones, which makes us think of the golden larch trees surrounding Lake Louise in fall, and the sun setting slowly over the mountains.

6. Bolder colours
Blush and gold-based neutral palettes will start to include hits of stronger colours, particularly shades of green. (Ahem, you might have noticed we have a lot of greenery round our way… jus’ sayin’!)

7. Great food
Mountain venues big and small are now showing off really cool, creative, locally-inspired wedding menus. The Juniper Hotel and Bistro is getting praise for its “homemade decadence” menus for up to 35 guests (sounds fancy!), and for 100+ guests, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel has launched a super-impressive “Unique Taste of Canada” menu. And there’s tons more to make you drool!

mountain wedding trends foodie

Photo by Stacey Hedman.

8. Say Yes to the… Suit
Grooms are realizing the value in buying a great-fitting suit, instead of renting. Plus they’re getting creative with ties, shoes, pocket squares and more! Whether it’s giving themselves permission to invest in something they really can wear again, or showing off their personality, we think it’s great.

mountain wedding trends suits

Photo by Stacey Hedman.

We hope you’re inspired with these 2015 mountain wedding trends! Just remember, trends are fun ways to know what’s popular, but at the end of the day your wedding should be what you and your partner love. If you want a helping hand, book an Idea Session or shoot us an email at






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