Trendspotting: Velvet Wedding Elements

by Michelle Phang Apr 18, 2018 | 09:00 in Wedding Ideas  


Ever noticed how velvet has been literally everywhere lately? From runways to red carpet, not to mention the wedding industry? Apparently, many brides have started to embrace the rich-looking fabric that is proved to provide a lux uniqueness to their wedding. One of them includes Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl, whose husband Luke Shadbolt wore a green-velvet suit for their wedding day in New Zealand. So, if you're going to get hitched in the near future, why not consider incorporating velvet for a more stylish touch? We've rounded up some favorite picks of ours that can be applied right away to your wedding details. Without further ado, slide away!

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    Wedding invitation

    Make a clear hint about your velvet-themed wedding right from the start! Get creative with ways to apply the fabric on your invitation suite. If you’d like a full frontal approach, choose only one side to be covered with velvet to not overdo the look.

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    Guest book and vow book

    You might as well want to have a personalized velvety cover on your guest book and vow book.

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    More wedding vow ideas

    Take your wedding vow to the next level by writing it on a velvet cloth as a meaningful keepsake. You can, of course, have your favorite calligrapher to help you rewrite your wedding vows for a more beautiful outcome.

  • Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie - Ella Florence Photography

    Bridesmaids’ companion

    As velvet trend has taken all over the fashion industry, it is definitely a good idea to have your beloved ladies wear this piece as well. If your celebration takes place indoors, then it’s perfect. But if it’s not, don’t be discouraged because you can still use velvet as a bridesmaid bouquet ribbon or a choker!

  • Photography: Via Once Wed - Bows + Arrows

    The groomsmen’s style

    Wrapping a tiny velvet strap on the groomsmen boutonniere is both beautiful and unique. Pair it with a velvet bowtie and give a polished look for the squad. Plus, the color options are so beyond that it’s able to match any wedding style.

  • Photography: Appaman - Melissa Beattie Photography

    For the little ones

    Trendy and elegant, how else would you want to dress your flower girl and ring bearer? But first, consult with their parents to make sure they’re comfortable with the velvety material.

  • For the groom

    The velvet wedding suit trend somehow became official as soon as Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl's wedding album featured husband Luke Shadbolt clad in a green velvet tuxedo for their once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    The lovely bride

    Here comes the look that will fit a non-traditional bride. Break away from the traditional wedding dress style with this teal velvet mermaid wedding dress. If this look is a bit too much, you can still rock the trend by wearing a velvet bridal robe for the prep time!

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    9. Subtle fashion statement

    Consider wearing velvet shoes if you can’t use a velvet dress or bridal robe for the big day. With plenty of styles and colors in the market, rest-assured you’d find a comfortable pair that reflects your personality the best.

  • Photography: Kate Ignatowski - Lisa Vorce

    Wedding arch

    Whatever theme you’re aiming for, you can always incorporate this fabric into your wedding arch decoration. See how ceremony spaces pictured above both look so elegant despite the distinctive wedding styles?

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    Sweetheart table

    Make sure to apply velvet fabric without going overboard. If you’re using it as a tablecloth, then simply forgo adorning the chair or using a similar fabric for the runner, and vice versa.

  • Photography: Tec Petaja - Lauren Gabrielle Photography

    Reception table arrangement

    It goes the same with the guest’s dinner table. We suggest refraining on using so many velvet accents on the decorative aspect. This way, you’ll flatter the trend in an elegant approach. A simple runner or a little knot on the place cards is enough.

  • Photography: Studio EMP - Brooke Michelle Photography

    Chair coordination

    Instead of adorning your guest’s chair with additional decoration, just rent colorful velvet furniture that’s already stylish without the extra effort. This would be a perfect choice for those who love simplicity in their wedding decoration.

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    The wedding lounge

    Is a comfy wedding lounge on your list? Do be so kind to your guests and use these cute colorful velvet chairs for an elevated sense of comfort, fun, and style.

  • Photography: Eva Tarnok Photography - Bark and Berry

    Wedding cake

    Even until this present day, a cake remains one of the most important aspects in any celebration. Take a look at the two-tier cake with navy velvet ribbon on the left. Not only will it signal the main theme of your celebration, a simple ornament like this will certainly wow your guests. But, serving a naked-style red velvet cake is a punny way to treat them, too!

Which one of these elements do you like best? Tell us in the comments below and do share how you would apply this fabric to your upcoming wedding. And, don't forget to add the images to your inspiration board!


  • Photography:

    Shane Shepherd Photography

    | via Once Wed | Beaux Arts Photographie | Ella Florence Photography | Studio EMP | Brooke Michelle Photography | via Elegant Wedding | Michael + Anna Costa | Allison Harp |

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    | Lauren Gabrielle Photo | Tec Petaja | Lisa-ODwyer | Perry Vaile | Jonnie + Garret | Lisa Vorce | Appaman | Melissa Beattie Photography | Kate Ignatowski | bark and berry | Eva Tarnok Photography
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