Survey reveals wedding trends for 2016 are all about the quirk

Jan 27, 2016 at 10:37 a.m. ET
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Think you're being adventurous with your red velvet wedding cake? You're going to have to try a bit harder than that if you want to impress your guests. How about a pork pie or "naked" wedding cake?

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These are just two of the trends spotted by wedding venue Heaton House Farm, who carried out a survey of 1,000 couples due to marry in 2016.

That's right: some newly-weds will be cutting into pork belly and pastry instead of icing sugar and buttercream (side of pickled onions optional).

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Or you could go for the minimalist "naked" wedding cake:

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Bite-size treats for guests instead of slices of cake is another popular trend, such as the macaron tier:

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When it comes to the bridal party look out for four-legged creatures with wagging tails. Dogs — and, it seems, pugs in particular — could have pride of place at 2016 weddings.

From bearing the rings…

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And stealing the show from the groom…

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To gracing the top of the cake.

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If wedding guests aren't full from all the pork pie, they might be tucking into fish and chips from a van instead of a traditional sit down meal.

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Possibly followed by a 99.

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Photo booths at weddings aren't anything new but more and more couples are choosing alternative forms of wedding photography — one in three of them say they'll use GoPro to capture their special day.

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Who needs a professional photographer when you have a selfie stick, eh?

What do you think of these 2016 wedding trends? Let us know in the comments below.

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