August 4, 2022

Cedarwood Weddings’ Top 5 Trends for 2022

Planning and designing weddings are something our team of experts has been doing since 2006. As we watch trends come and go it is our goal to keep our clients in the loop,  so today we’re sharing Cedarwood Weddings’ Top 5 Trends for 2022. From full wedding weekends in Nashville to Chromatic color palettes our clients are rocking them!


Trend #1: Break Tradition & Begin New Ones

How often have you forgotten to grab a slice of cake at a wedding? What about those garter and bouquet tosses, do you miss them? You may be happy to hear that these trends have been phasing out for a few years now, but, that doesn’t mean tradition has fully left the wedding world! Our team experiences unique ideas at each Cedarwood wedding and we admire the creativity of our clients! Our 2022 couples have been breaking tradition and starting their own. Here are five ideas we love!

Take A Unity Shot

Pour one out for your love story and enjoy your burning love!

Photographer: Seth Farmer

Share A Private Last Dance

One last dance before you end the night, these are such special ways to end the beautiful day!

Photographer: Abby Weeden

No Wedding Party

Just you and your partner – no distractions! Enjoy the moment as you say your vows and know that all your favorite people are supporting you in the audience.

Photographer: Brad and Jen

Offer Additional Desserts, Not Just Cake

Who wants cake?! And cake pops, rice Krispies, cookies, pies, and more!

Photographer: Howl Photography Desserts: Nashville Sweets

Trend #2: Wedding Weekends In Nashville

Our estate is located just 8 miles north of downtown Nashville, making Cedarwood Weddings the perfect location for destination couples wanting to host a full-blown wedding weekend in Nashville, Tennesse. Kick off your weekend with a wonderful welcome dinner downtown at one of the dreamy rooftop restaurants such as Bourbon Steak, Acme Feed & Seed, or City Winery! Share an itinerary (see below for what we recommend!) for guests to follow and explore the town on their own. And, if you’ve been here make sure you go before suggesting  go-to spots! Guests will love hitting up Nashville’s famous honky-tonks for the after-party. The city has incredible brunch spots so a farewell brunch is the perfect way to wrap up the weekend!

Photographer: Krista Lee

Example Itinerary For Wedding Weekend in Nashville

Day One (Thursday): Welcome Dinner at Martin’s BBQ

Day Two (Friday): Rehearsal Dinner at Adele’s

Day Three (Saturday): Wedding Day! At Historic Cedarwood 3831 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37207

Day Four (Sunday): Farewell Brunch At Hampton Social

“7 of our favorite places to visit and things to do in Nashville”

Grab some Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Grab drinks at the Broadway Honkey-Tonks

Catch a show at The Grand Old Opry

Take a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame

Visit The Parthenon 

Walk around Radnor Lake

Shop on 12 South

Photographer: Cody & Allison

Trend #3: Colorful Weddings

Our floral team loves working with color, and recently our clients have too! We’ve seen a wave of color come through our doors in recent years and have had a blast watching these colorful wedding trends pop.  From wildflower arrangements to a floral print bridal gown, to vibrant invitations, and even pops of color on wedding cakes! Need advice on color palettes? Ask our design team!

Decor & Flowers

Inspired by wildflowers and sunlight these arrangements are vibrant and beautiful. Colorful details help bring a cohesive quality to event design.

Photographer: Seth Farmer

Photographer: Brad and Jen


A daring Cedarwood bride takes color to the next level with a wedding dress that isn’t white. Or, if you want to keep it classic have your girls wear bright dresses and floral prints!

Photographer: Brad & Jen

Photographer: Krista Lee


Trend #4: Refresh Reception Attire

We love a beautiful wedding gown but when you’re hosting your wedding at an outdoor venue the idea of a shorter, slimmer, reception dress is appealing! Get the party started at Cedarwood Weddings and keep it going as you head to downtown Nashville! There are so many fun ideas for reception dresses and outfits. Need the inspiration to start? Check out the bridal fashion that our couples chose once it was time to hit the dance floor.

Photographer: Howl Photography

Photographer: Kathy Thomas Photo


Trend #5: Live Wedding Paintings & Custom Neon Signs

More couples are choosing to add interactive activities for their guests at their receptions! We still love photo booths and cigar bars, but recent clients have upped the excitement with custom neon signs and live event painters! Capturing your wedding beyond photography and videography, consider taking home an original painting reflecting the essence of your day.  Guests can watch the image come to life throughout the course of the evening. Nothing adds excitement to your reception like lighting up a custom neon sign! Guests will have a blast posing in front of it to celebrate you.

Live Painters

Some incredible artists have visited Cedarwood recently to capture clients dreamy wedding day moments in live time paintings. Check out Ruth Oneya Illustrations or Heather Alfred Painting and capture your wedding in a unique way!

Photographer: Steph Sorenson | Painter: Ruth Oneya Illustrations

Photographer: Rachel Moore | Painter: Heather Alfred

Neon Signs

Custom neon signs are a fun addition to your wedding and we are fans! Add them to a photo booth or venue decor, THEN take it home to enjoy for life.

Photographer: Steph Sorenson

Photographer: Seth Farmer


Look for more tips and trends on future blog posts.  Also, track the trends at Cedarwood Weddings by following us on Pinterest and Instagram!  We love to hear from you! What wedding trends do you see taking off this year? Share with us in the comments or DM us on Instagram!

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