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The Top 10 Wedding Trends Of 2013

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As we look back on another year gone by, we're reflecting on the biggest trends in weddings from 2013. These wedding styles, colors, and accessories aren't all new (nor are they "over" -- we expect to see more of them in 2014!) but they really caught on in 2013. Here are our top ten favorites:

1. Art Deco.

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Thanks to "The Great Gatsby's" spring release, Deco details were everywhere in 2013.


2. Wedding gowns with elegant and dramatic backs.


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This daring and romantic look was huge in 2013, and designers are already taking things to the next level for 2014.


3. Neutral bridesmaids dresses.

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Bridesmaids dresses in shades of blush, ivory, and beige (or a combination of these hues) made bridal parties look romantic and ethereal this year.


4. Floral crowns.

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Hello, halos! This whimsical look was part of a trend we expect to see a lot more of in 2014: 1970s-inspired vintage weddings.


5. Mint green.


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Emerald may have been Pantone's 2013 color of the year, but a lighter shade of green was popular for 2013 weddings.


6. Wedding dresses with long sleeves.

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Thanks to Kate Middleton, brides everywhere were more covered up in 2013.


7. Gold everything.

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We saw a lot of gold wedding details this year, but gold foil invitations are one of the new styles we expect to see a lot more of in 2014.


8. Playful and colorful decor.

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In 2013, there was a return to the simpler ways to celebrate: colorful confetti, glitter, pennants, balloons, and paper decorations.


9. Woodland creatures.

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Woodsy rustic weddings have been popular for a few years now, but 2013 saw the introduction of several whimsical forest animals into the decor. The most popular? Deer.


10. Marriage equality.


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This wasn't exactly a trend, but we were still thrilled to see more states allowing gay couples to marry and more and more same-sex couples heading down the aisle. Cheers to more happy couples in 2014!

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