15 Gorgeous Modern Wedding Decor Ideas

If you’re looking for modern wedding decor ideas to give your special day a trendy, fresh, and contemporary aesthetic, then we’ve got you covered. Whether you want to compliment a style that’s romantic and feminine, traditional and elegant, or minimalist and neutral, there are so many ways that you can infuse modern details to enhance your big day. For example, bold patterns, geometric shapes, clean lines, fresh greenery, unique lighting, and monochromatic florals…the possibilities are truly endless!

Get inspired below for your big day with our favorite modern wedding decor ideas that you and your guests will love!

1. Modern Chandeliers

Make a statement with a modern and classic contrast to your chandeliers. Use contemporary textures and design with traditional chandeliers for unique features that are sure to impress your guests. For example, consider woven and beaded chandeliers, or simple greenery for a minimal design.

modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Stetten Wilson | Design & Planning: Amorology | Florals: Native Poppy
Modern wedding chandeliers
Photography: Rebecca Yale | Design & Planning: Kate Siegel Events | Florals: Max Gill Design
Photography: Finch & Oak

2. Muted Tones

Create a modern natural glam look with muted tones. Use soft shades including beige, camels, tans, grays, terracotta, and blush pinks. This color palette adds a clean, airy, and refreshing modern vibe to your special day. You can also contrast this minimalism with dramatic features such as draping or black details for an edgy twist.

muted wedding colors
Photography: Jo Bradbury | Venue: Blackfriars Priory | Planner & Stylist: Rebecca Marie Weddings | Textile Design and Fabric Installations: Mia Sylvia
neutral toned wedding decor
Photography: Ana & Jerome
modern wedding inspiration
Photography: Feather and Finch Photography | Florals: Florals and Co. | Glassware: Table For Louis | Tablecloth & Napkins: Linen Social | Furniture: Hampton Event Hire

3. Black and White

A black and white combination is a staple for many modern couples. This tonal contrast works perfectly for a moody chic style while maintaining a contemporary and classic aesthetic. You can use it across your entire ceremony and reception, for example, centerpieces, tablescapes, dinnerware, and signs. Make sure to add touches of gold for an elevated look.

black and white tablescape
Photography: Jana Williams
black and white wedding
Photography: Sydney Bliss Photography | Design & Planning: Fetelle Designs 
black and white wedding cake
Photography: Lavel Marie

4. Barnyard Chic

If you want to combine modern decor with an outdoor or garden wedding, then this is for you. Compliment rustic decoration such as fringing, wooden details, and greenery with clean lines, shapes, bold graphics, fabric signs, pastels, and contrasting colors.

Photography: Magdalena Kernan Photography | Design & Planning: Shannon Wellington Weddings | Florals: Fresh Designs Florist 
Photography: AshGabes Photography | Design & Planning: Fawn Events | Florals: Joy Of Bloom Florals
modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Georgia Verrels

5. Industrial Details

Add to your minimal and modern wedding with industrial details. Use metal features and industrial tones such as copper, black, silver, and gray. You can even make your guests feel like they’re in a sleek and contemporary urban jungle by mixing these metal features with unique greenery and florals. Or include a touch of romance by incorporating colored florals.

Photography: Mango Studios | Design & Planning: Blush & Bowties | Florals: White Oak | Furniture Rentals: Contemporary Furniture Rentals
industrial style wedding
Photography: Pat Furey Photography

6. Monochromatic Florals

Monochromatic floral displays are a gorgeous option for brides that want a modern aesthetic, while still maintaining romantic and feminine elements. A single color palette can make your space beautifully chic. Although it’s one color, you can still add depth by playing with textures or adding in a combination of similar hues.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Design & Planning: Simply by Tamara Nicole | Florals: Wild Bloom Floral
Photography: Sarah Olivia Photo | Design & Planning: Mae&Co Creative
modern wedding decor details
Photography: Sposto | Event Design: Details, Darling | Floral Design: Layered Vintage

7. Laser Cut

This trend has become increasingly popular over the last few years as a way to blend romanticism and modern details. It’s also a gorgeous way to add sophistication to your decor. Use it for your invitations, place names, menus, table numbers, and even your shoes.

modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Ashley Carlascio
laser cut bridal shoes
Photography: Le Secret d’Audrey
laser cut reception table number
Photography: Anna Kim | Event Planning & Design: Bespoke Destination Events

8. Contemporary Lighting

Lighting is a perfect way to add modern details to your wedding day. You can mix different shapes for a contemporary aesthetic, such as geometric chandeliers. Or you can go for a minimal style with simple string lights complimented by draping and greenery. Another option is to create depth by mixing the heights of lighting.

modern wedding decor ideas
Photography:  Millie Holloman Photography | Design & Planning: Ivy Robinson Events | Florals: John Lupton Events
modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Studio Impressions | Planning: M & M Innovative Concepts | Floral Design: Bloomz Bali | Lighting: Vision One Bali
modern wedding lighting
Photography: M2 Photography | Design: Robertson’s Flowers & Events | Planning: Lauren James Events | Florals: Robertson’s Flowers & Events 

9. Acrylic Features

A gorgeous way to add a cool modern aesthetic to your wedding decoration is with acrylic features. The transparent and stylish decor detail is perfectly versatile to work with any type of wedding. From a minimalist or industrial aesthetic to soft elegance or modern glam. Use it for your welcome signs, table numbers, seating charts, menus, and invitations.

Photography: MLE Pictures | Menu Design: House of Catherine | Planning: Sara Rea Designs
acrylic wedding ideas
Photography: SASs Photography | Event Planning: Platinum Weddings & Events
modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Lilly Red Photography | Design: Moana Events

10. Pops of Neon

A gorgeous way to mix modernism with spring and summer is with neon tones. The bright pops of color add a playful aesthetic while still incorporating contemporary elements. You can do this propping neon signs around your reception venue. Or by taking inspiration from these fun tones, such as purple, pink and blue for your tables.

neon wedding decoration
Photography: Sophie Lake
modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Amy Fanton | Styling & Coordination: Holden Bespoke | Florist: The London Flower House
neon wedding lighting
Photography: Scott Surplice Photography | Design & Florals: The Lillipillian | Neon Signage: Sketch and Etch and Custom Neon 

11. Modern Luxury

Give your special day a stylish, elegant, and chic feel with luxurious modern wedding decor ideas. One way to do this is by mixing fresh and dried elements and contrasting forms, for example, pampas, white or nude-toned roses, and dark-toned teasles. Or consider mixing black and white tones with oversized blooms and opulent lighting.

Photography: David Jenkins Photography | Design & Planning: Pocketful of Dreams | Florals:
Joseph Massie
luxury wedding decor details
Photography: Cara Zagni | Florist: The Country Garden Florist | Styling, Props & Furniture: Anthology Vintage Hire
modern luxury wedding decor
Photography: Kathrin Krok | Design & Planning: Marie Alsleben | Florals: Shabby Chic Events

12. Geometric Shapes

Modern brides love incorporating geometric elements into their wedding decor. They’re a great way to show off unique modern accents and the best part is that you can use them for so many different aspects of your special day. For example, consider incorporating geometric shapes into your centerpieces, ceremony arches, backdrops, wedding signs, lights, invitations, and even your cake!

geometric wedding ideas
Photography: 704 Photography
modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: 135 Milimetros
geometric wedding ideas
Photography: Holly and Lime | Backdrop & Styling: This Old Home

13. Modern Style Florals

Create fresh and bold decor features with modern style flowers. Incorporate minimal and asymmetric flowers or greenery displays for a unique contemporary aesthetic. For example, tulips, orchids, or tropical leaves work perfectly for a modern look.

minimal wedding florals
Photography: Lens of Mira
modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Claudia Fellino
modern style florals
Photography: Georges Liopetas | Design & Planning: Kiss from Fleur | Florals: Petridis

14. Geodes and Gems

Combine a boho and modern wedding theme by featuring geodes, stones, and gems around your ceremony and reception. This beautiful feature isn’t just for jewels! They make gorgeous contemporary accents, with both a romantic and cool contemporary aesthetic. Use it for menus, table accents, and even your cake.

geode wedding menu
Photography: Emily Wren
geode wedding cake
Photography: Darinimages | Planner: Wedding Boutique Phuket | Cake: Joob Joob Bakery
modern wedding decoration
Photography: Marlayna

15. Minimal Furniture

Keep your tables and chairs simple and sleek. Use modern elements such as wood to compliment white table linen if you’re opting for a rustic style. Or you can use acrylic chairs that create a ‘ghost’ effect for a contemporary and sophisticated look. This way your flowers and other decor elements do the talking.

modern wedding decor ideas
Photography: Serena Genovese | Design & Planning: Un Giorno su Misura | Florals: Daisy Studio
acrylic wedding ceremony chairs
Photography: Tec Petaja
minimal wedding decor
Photography: Julia Garcia-Prat | Design & Planning: Foudamour | Florals: Atelier Carmel 

So go ahead and give your nuptials a chic and contemporary feel with these gorgeous modern wedding decor ideas. For more wedding planning ideas and advice head over to WedBoard. You’ll find inspiration for more unique decoration styles including, 17 Pastel Wedding Theme Ideas, 24 Italian-Inspired Wedding Decor Ideas, and 24 Creative Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas.

Featured image: Julia Garcia-Prat 

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