2014's Top Wedding Traditions Might Surprise You

Illustrated by Mary Galloway.
In the past, most weddings took place in a church, and the newly betrothed celebrated their happily-ever-after just like everyone else — with a simple reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cake. These days weddings are all about individuality, from a couple’s “I dos” to their favorite dessert and everything in between. But, this year we saw some classic wedding traditions make a serious comeback. Amidst the unconventional venues and cupcake towers was a welcome resurgence of some classy customs. Read on for this year’s biggest traditional trends.