Modern elegance is in! Almost all of my brides are asking for a modern look with an elegant touch and we are living for it. But how do you create this look? Modern wedding design details are all about creating a unique and personalized look that reflects your style and personality. Whether you incorporate geometric shapes, mixed metallics, or bold colors, remember to keep it simple and sophisticated. By focusing on the essentials and adding a few statement details, you can create a wedding that’s both modern and timeless. Here are some modern wedding design details that are sure to make your wedding unforgettable.


One of the most obvious ways to create a modern feel is to choose a modern wedding venue. Make sure to start your search early and look beyond traditional venues. Consider the location, atmosphere and practical details. A modern wedding venue can be anything from sleek and contemporary to rustic and industrial. Think about the atmosphere you want to create and look for a venue that fits that aesthetic. Below are some of our favorite modern San Diego wedding venues.

The Lane

Building 177

The Ultimate Skybox

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Guild Hotel

The Vistonian


Modern wedding fashion has evolved to include a range of styles that allow couples to express their unique personalities and create a look that fits their wedding aesthetic. A modern wedding dress is clean and simple. Less is more. They tend to be more sleek and tailored . When is comes to your wedding party, ditch the matching dresses and opt for a defined color palette. Embrace the neutrals but don’t be afraid of a pop of color. Modern bridesmaids attire may have an asymmetrical hemline, cut-out detailing and silky fabrics. These dresses should be able to be worn again.


The rentals you choose for your wedding will determine the overall feel of the event. Modern weddings will include sleek and stylish furniture and decor. Consider renting ghost chairs, metal chairs, wishbone chairs, velvet chairs or bentwood chairs. Geometric shapes and black accents will create a modern atmosphere at your wedding. For your tabletop decor, consider using stone or simple plates and upgraded flatware with dimensional detail. Your glassware should be simple and include different shapes and lines.

Florals & Candles

Modern wedding florals incorporate unconventional elements and designs, while still maintaining a contemporary and minimalist feel. Flower arrangements tend to be artistic and will include minimal flowers that will be placed in geometric and patterned vessels. Since there is simplicity throughout the wedding, adding a larger installation piece as a focal point will give your event an elevated and modern touch. Make sure to include candles in your overall floral budget. Ceramic taper candles and white or neutral pillar candles are a beautiful look. A soft glow during dinner screams modern elegance!

The Details

Modernism is in the details. From the typography included in your wedding stationery to your wedding cake, make sure to include crisp lines, angular shapes and clean details in the design. Modern wedding decor is about creating a minimalist, clean, and stylish look that is elegant and sophisticated.

How To Create A Modern Wedding

March 30, 2023

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