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Velvet has become a fashion trend once again, so it's no surprise that the smooth, soft fabric is making its way into wedding details and décor! Going back to the first uses of the material, velvet was associated with nobility throughout history, so it makes sense that it also makes an appearance in modern-day opulent weddings. The fabric was also very prevalent in the fashion of the 1990s, which is making its cyclical style comeback this decade.
While we're not expecting velvet to replace the much-loved lace in bridal gowns, many couples are finding ways to incorporate the material into their celebration. Working particularly well for fall and winter fêtes due to its heavy-woven fibers, velvet can be used on everything from the invites, to accessories, to upholstered furniture at the after-party.
To inspire the use of this chic trend, we've gathered nine ways to incorporate velvet elements into your wedding day, below! For more inspiration, click the link below each photo to see more from the real wedding!
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Rooftop Ceremony + Glam Reception with Chic Blooms in New York City
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; From Real Wedding: Sleek + Contemporary Wedding with Jewish Traditions in New York
Photo by Abby Jiu Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern Wedding with a Black-and-White Palette in Washington, DC (Shop your own velvet bridesmaids robes!)
Photo by Robert Evans for 5th Avenue Digital; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Jewish Wedding Ceremony at Stunning Château in New Jersey. (Find a similar style velvet bow tie!)
Photo by Lorely Meza Photography; From Real Wedding: Fall Outdoor Destination Wedding at Luxe Resort on Island of Maui. (See a velvet groom's shoe and these "something blue" velvet heels for brides.)
Photo by Emma Hopp Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: A Classic Wedding with Modern & Mexican Details in California
Photo by Cornelia Lietz Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Fairy-Tale Wedding Abroad at Castle in Groom's Hometown in Germany (Shop velvet vow books on Etsy!)
Photo by Jennings King Photography; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Spring Destination Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina
Photo by Belle Ombre Photography; Floral Design by HeatherLily; From Real Wedding: Vintage + Bohemian-Inspired Wedding on Historic Bridge in Cleveland
Photo by Ginny Corbett Photography; Planning & Design by La Cosa Bella Events
Photo by Hello Blue Photo; From Real Wedding: Boho-Chic Wedding with Traditional Jewish Ceremony in Malibu
Photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography; Floral Design by HeatherLily; Planning & Design by A Charming Fête; From Real Wedding: NFL Player Mitchell Schwartz's Luxe Wedding at a Historical Venue
Photo by Duke Images; Planning & Design by International Event Company; From Real Wedding: Luxury Fall Wedding with Warm Color Palette in Beverly Hills
Photo by Palos Studio; Linens by Luxe Linen; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Classic Reception with Soft Blue Color Scheme
Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography; From Real Wedding: Timeless, Luxury Wedding with Personalized Details in Austin, Texas
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Jewish Wedding Ceremony + Glam Reception in Beverly Hills
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Colorful Outdoor Wedding with Supper Club Theme in Los Angeles, California