Photo by Kuhlken Photographers, our 2020 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer.

With the colorful foliage and perfect temperatures, fall is a popular time for weddings in Hunterdon County. (And luckily, those are two factors that won’t be changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic!) While concern over the virus’s spread is expected to shape weddings throughout the next year, many couples are still happily planning their special day. Here are a few creative ways it’s expected to shape next year’s landmark life event:

The Dress

A daily fashion diet of yoga pants and topknots will give way to full-on Hollywood glamour with renewed interest in chandelier earrings and statement necklaces. For designer gowns that WOW, check out Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Bridal Boutique White House Bride in Whitehouse Station.

The Food

Buffet tables and food stations won’t be as prevalent for the next year or so. Instead, plated meals and waited tables will gain in popularity. Hunterdon Happening List Wedding Caterer 15 Landsdowne Catering & Mercantile in Frenchtown offers full-service catering and can take care of all the details.

The Cake

Photo provided by Chocolate in the Oven.

Multi-tiered statement cakes with edible flowers will be in demand next year. Chocolate in the Oven in Milford can dish up whatever a bride desires. The bakery is a Hunterdon Happening List Winner.

The Flowers


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Ivy vines, thistle and small leafy twigs are giving bouquets and flower arrangements a whimsical appeal this fall.Pastels – think lilac, pink, yellow and peach, with a pop oforange or coral – are going to be huge, replacing the traditional blush and ivory. Gather in Frenchtown excels at such arrangements, garnering it Hunterdon Happening List Winner title for Best Wedding Florist.


Invitations on natural paper with watercolor images or plaid or geometric borders and custom calligraphy are in vogue this fall. Pastels highlight the season.  Hunterdon Happening List Winner Adori in Pittstown has a wonderful collection to choose from.


Wedding décor will be sustainable, raw, natural, locally sourced and traditional. There is a strong sway towards ’70s materials and aesthetic – macramé, crochet, rattan, block colors, wooden beading and textured linens. An expert wedding planner can help you track the latest decorating trends such as Hunterdon Happening List Winner June Beri Events in Hampton.

Photo by Kuhlken Photographers, Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer.


When it comes to photography, you can expect to see a bigger focus on honest, real-time emotions in the coming year. Let Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer Kuhlken Photographers capture those special moments.

Live-streaming will be more commonplace, putting more of an emphasis on video production in addition to still photos. Consider adding a videographer to your photography retinue, such as Hunterdon Happenings List Winner for Best Wedding Videographer Cinemabride Wedding Films.


(Photo of Base Entertainment Group, Hunterdon Happening List Winner)

Satellite dance floors, meaning several dance floors spaced throughout the venue to allow guests to spread out more, will be de rigueur in 2021.It’s up to individual taste whether to go with a band or a DJ, but in Hunterdon County, musical acts are expected to put on a visual show. That’s why bands such as The Big Fuss, a Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Favorite Wedding Band, are so popular. They add lighting and props to make the show memorable. DJs such as Hunterdon Happening List Winner Base Entertainment Group in Ringoes will bring along a photo booth to add to the fun.


Next year’s makeup for brides is more au naturale with subtle hues of cream, pink, peach or pale brown.  Hunterdon Happening List Makeup Finalist Zanya Spa Salon customizes its makeup application to bring out a bride’s natural glow.


Bohemian hairstyles with open waves, undone braids and messy pigtails adorned with sparkles or pearls will continue to be popular. For the latest in wedding hairstyle trends, try Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Updo Euphoria Studio in Frenchtown.

The Venue

Outdoor weddings will remain popular, with splurges on fine china or rich fabrics such as velvet. Hunterdon Happening Wedding Venue Winner Farmstead of Ringoes offers a perfect setting.

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