Hot New Wedding Trends for 2021

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2020 has definitely been a year for the history books!

But we all need a little shake-up from time to time, and we've been seeing some incredible trends that are so exciting and personal that we expect they're here to stay! Here are the top hot wedding trends for the upcoming 2021 Wedding Season!


Jet-setters, road-trippers and free-spirits alike have been having a blast with this one, and we totally see why! What could be more romantic than exploring a beautiful new location with your true love and best friend?! There are so many locations available for an unforgettable experience, and when you bring your favorite photographer along for the ride you are sure to walk away with some INCREDIBLE images commemorating your adventure! From coastal beaches to mountain lakes, there's no shortage of natural beauty for your very own romantic backdrop!

Looking for photographers that share your sense of adventure? We've worked with some incredible talent - check them out here!


For those who love to entertain, Micro-Weddings are the perfect trend! These celebrations are all about the details, and the smaller the guest list, the more personalized those details can be! From different stations like photo backdrops and single-serve gourmet hors d'oeuvre for your guests to enjoy, to special showings of your proposal video while everyone pulls up a blanket, these celebrations create lasting memories with those who have been there for you through it all. From backyard gatherings to parks and beaches, there are so many locations available that are just begging for you to add your finishing touches!

Multi-Phase Weddings

It's your wedding day - why shouldn't you have it all? That's exactly what a Multi-Phase Wedding provides! Begin the day by sharing a romantic first-look photoshoot with a view of the Seattle Skyline, then meet up with your closest family and friends at your ceremony location to witness your heartfelt vows, a champagne toast and your romantic first dance, and finally run away with your love to a personalized, private sweetheart table to enjoy your first dreamy meal as a married couple beneath a blanket of stars! For a day you'll never forget, take advantage of everything our beautiful region has to offer!

Personalized Elements

There's no shortage of ways to create the perfect celebration that's oh-so-you! Here's some of our favorites:

  • Music - OK, OK, we're biased on this one. But have you ever been to a wedding celebration without music? That's what we thought. Plus when you have full control over your soundscape and a live musician who's as excited about trekking to the perfect location as you are, it's a beautiful thing!

  • Food - We just love how creative people are getting with their food and beverages! We've seen mini-bottles of wine and single-serve pies, monogrammed cookies and a cake just big enough for two! Uhm, YES please!!

  • Attire - Please excuse us a minute while we drool over these stunning images! We're definitely seeing more color and texture play with men's attire - WOW!

So What Are People Listening To?

One of the most fun parts of my job as a wedding and event musician is immersing myself into a client's vision for their event, and creating a custom set-list that pairs seamlessly. Some genres that have been popular for the 2021 season include:

  • Pop

  • Top 40

  • Jazz

  • Disney

From Music to Food, Attire to Location, there's just so much that can be tailored for your one-of-a-kind celebration. Which of these trends are you planning on incorporating in your wedding?

Christie is the owner and violinist of Christie Becker Violin, where she strives to design, create, source, and perform custom musical performances of the highest quality throughout the Pacific Northwest. She provides a service through which she Sets The Tone by elevating her client's event and creating an immersive and cohesive experience.

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