With so many details and décor options, it's understandable why minimalism has become such a major wedding style trend, and let us tell you—there is beauty in simplicity. You may think you need loaded centerpieces and layers of linens for your table settings, or overflowing floral chandeliers interspersed with string lighting, but there’s also much to be said for the minimalist wedding, where less is more.
Rather than eliminating details (as the style is often interpreted), a clean look merely makes them intentional. Without the fuss, there is nothing to distract from the elements that do remain, allowing them to stand out as a focal spot and giving them more meaning. In a ceremony, a minimalist look points the attention right where it should be—on the two of you. And at a reception, it enables the natural beauty and light of the venue to shine through.
A minimalist wedding often manifests in a few ways. There's organic minimalism, which features a lot of white with accents of lush greenery, and there's industrial minimalism, where urban meets rustic. Then there’s modern minimalism, which loves to play up shapes and geometry, and romantic minimalism, with ethereal linens or elegant calligraphy here or there. And more often than not, the minimalist style favors a neutral palette for a soft and airy look. But that’s not to say you can’t throw in a spot of color, which provides an unexpected and personalized twist. It’s up to you to make the look your own, but no matter which way you go, it promises to be crisp and classic with underlying sophistication.
You’d be surprised at how little it takes to elevate your minimalist wedding style—here are 30 ideas to spark your own twist.
Add Unexpected Touches for Guests to Discover
A glass vase with spray of wildgrass and a vintage book bring a fine art touch to reception décor. Joy Proctor Design
Sit Front and Center at Your Sweetheart Table
Industrial minimalism is at its finest in this sweetheart table, thanks to copper chairs and a showstopper swath of greens.