Atlanta Wedding Ideas, Trends & Themes

Irresistible Atlanta Wedding Trends

Creating a personalized, unique experience at weddings is a popular trend this year. Couples want to make a statement about their relationship, heritage and individual style in an elegant fashion.

The professionals at Avalon Catering want to share some of the ways that experienced Atlanta wedding planners are helping couples’ personalities shine.

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How to Personalize Your Atlanta Wedding Venue

As the rustic wedding theme continues to inspire more than just barn weddings, couples are incorporating wedding decorations you might not expect at a rustic chic wedding. Examples include wrought iron with delicate peonies and a mix of natural wood with silver & crystal heirlooms. And they are doing so in a wide variety of Atlanta wedding venues. A range of styles and textures fill wedding venues of all sorts with modern and vintage elements. A prime example of this eclectic décor with personal style is wedding table arrangements that use a mix of long, square and round tables to create an intimate vibe.

While working with a trusted Atlanta wedding catering company, you will find a venue that lets you mix favorite memories and stylistic quirks into even the most traditional or modern Atlanta wedding décor. Examples include Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to go, preserves from a favorite farm, heirloom seeds to plant and a jazz band parade leading the guests to the venue. We can meet with you at your venue to discuss your vision and the finer details that make all the difference.

If you do not have a theme in mind, your wedding location can provide just the inspiration you need! From vineyards to historic homes, there are a wide range of Atlanta wedding venues that can set the tone for your special day. Look around and see where you feel at home. With Avalon Catering’s collection of local partners and flexibility to customize décor and menus, a sophisticated style and flawless service are guaranteed with any venue and budget you set.

Bride and Groom at Atlanta Wedding Venue

Customize a Seasonal Wedding Menu

A wedding menu can be a way for couples to share their favorite foods while expressing their individual styles. Avalon Catering is committed to using seasonal ingredients from local farmers and purveyors to cook the highest quality food just to your liking. When the farm-to-table movement took off, we had already been catering that way!

Our clients inspire our chefs to develop menus with seasonal flavors and organic ingredients. In fact, incorporating hometown dishes (Texas-style brisket with house made BBQ sauce) and family favorites (Grandma Judy’s Lemon meringue pie) into our world-class cuisine is a big part of our catering model. Even our vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are delicious.

Flavors are important, but so is the presentation. Seasonal floral centerpieces using fragrant herbs or petite seasonal fruits and vegetables bring fresh color and aromas to the dinner table.

Sometimes changing you wedding cake can bring life and personality to the entire menu. Here are a few trends we have seen:

  • Unique buttercream cakes: These traditional wedding cakes are back in style, but this time with blooms and textures that let you play up the season.
  • Artistic naked cakes: One of our favorite fall wedding ideas in Atlanta is an unfrosted cake decorated with seasonal flowers.

Unique Buttercream Wedding Cakes Atlanta

Another fun element to consider is matching your cuisine to the venue. If you choose to have your wedding at a stunning location like The Vineyard at 37 High Holly, then rosé may perfectly complement the beautiful vistas. Also, setting up a sampling of wines from various regions may be another opportunity to share your heritage with guests. If you and your guests aren’t wine-lovers, no worries—Avalon Catering can design cocktails that are perfectly suited to you.

Light Up Your Style

Weddings are shinier than ever as metallics and sequins are finding their way into wedding dresses, décor and even food! That is not surprising, because these versatile tones are stylish, elegant and ready to match any wedding theme. Here are some of our favorite trends that shine a bright light on your wedding style:

  • Personalized metallic invitations: Use shimmery papers, foil-pressed lettering and a variety of fonts to match your style.
  • Rose gold cocktails and desserts: This soft hue is finding its way into cupcakes, candy, macarons and more!
  • Elegant lights: Pendant lights, chandeliers and candelabras cast a soft light on an intimate wedding.
  • Hand-painted wedding cake: Request a bit of shimmer and metallic color on your custom wedding cake.
  • Metallic custom monograms: Put your stamp and style on everything from save-the-dates to signature cocktails.

Incorporating Metallics into Wedding

Share Your Story and Wedding Entertainment

Couples continue to mix and match throughout their wedding, with many opting for a DJ and live entertainers. Your choice of wedding reception entertainment is another chance to showcase your culture, this time in music and dance.

As guests’ energy fills the dance floor, be sure your photographer or videographer captures every guest’s moves and all the behind-the-scenes moments. You can extend your wedding day excitement by giving guests access to short clips from the night. These highlights are a great way to share your Atlanta wedding reception ideas and special memories with the whole world or just your closest friends—you choose! Avalon Catering can help you find a photographer who is the perfect match for your needs and budget.

Band Wedding Entertainment

For more than two decades, our family-owned Atlanta catering company has continued to take great pride in using the freshest ingredients and the utmost attention to detail to surpass expectations within any budget.

To bring elegant designs and world-class cuisine to your wedding in Atlanta, contact our creative professionals at or give us a call at 404-728-0770.

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