Keeping up with the everchanging wedding trends can be quite a challenge. This has been especially true throughout the past few years. The pandemic has changed how couples organize and view their weddings. Now, more than ever, it’s all about having a personalized experience. The more intimate, the better!

While it’s true you shouldn’t hop on the bandwagon just because everyone’s doing something, staying up to date with the latest in the industry can help you make decisions for your special day. Let us take you through the most important wedding trends, which we expect to take hold in 2023 and beyond.

Intimate Celebrations

In 2023, more and more couples opt to celebrate their love stories in smaller gatherings. They’re keeping their ceremony hush-hush and saving the grand display of love for the reception. This not only helps ease the nerves that come with confessing your love in front of a crowd, but it also keeps the ceremony super intimate and special.

If that sounds right to you, it’s important to choose an appropriate celebration place. At Berkeley Events, we have three spectacular venues – Berkeley ChurchLa Maquette and Berkeley Fieldhouse – which will be an excellent pick for intimate ceremonies.

Midday Ceremonies

If the mere thought of running an eight-hour marathon from the ceremony to cocktails to dinner to dancing to the after-party has you breaking out in a sweat, don’t worry! There’s an easy solution: schedule a midday ceremony. With some time to recharge in the afternoon, your guests will be ready to party all night long.


People are more determined than ever to make a positive impact on the environment, and this trend is taking the wedding industry by storm. From locally-sourced food to green wedding favours, couples are getting creative and finding new ways to make their big day eco-friendly. It’s also becoming more popular to get married in all-natural settings.

Speakeasy-Inspired Parties

Imagine this: secret doors leading to a hidden lounge scene, complete with a specialty bar station serving up delicious espresso martinis. It sounds good, doesn’t it? Speakeasy-inspired parties don’t just break up the evening and add to the food and beverage experience but also make for some unforgettable, spontaneous post-party photos.

A Private Last Dance

Another wedding trend that goes together with the desire for a more intimate experience is having a private last dance. Some couples may feel like their special day has sped by them. To take in the magical moment, having a private last dance without any guests (except for the photographer) is a wonderful idea. The newlyweds can use this time to reflect on the day and have well-deserved alone time.

Love-Drunk Photos

Imperfections are what make things interesting, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that in  2023, blurry wedding photos will surely steal the spotlight. This trend is all about capturing the raw, unfiltered moments of the special day.

According to industry professionals, more couples are opting for minimal direction and interruptions, resulting in candid shots that showcase the true spirit of the day. Imagine your mom chasing a ring-bearing toddler or your friends sipping whiskey at a slanted angle – these are the kind of moments that will be immortalized in your wedding album.

End Notes

While wedding planning can be an overwhelming process, remember it’s all about having fun. Your special day should be just how you like, so don’t be afraid to make unconventional choices.

If you’re not sure where to start, our team will gladly assist. Contact us to learn more about our charming spaces and their many offerings.