Guernville California

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Guerneville, CA 95446


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The Journal

2024 Wedding Trends—Planning Your Dream Destination Wedding?
January 31, 2024
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Planning a wedding for 2024? Looking for riverside wedding destination trends? Get ready to embrace some fresh new trends that are poised to be big this year! From retro and rustic vibes to creative keepsakes, there are plenty of fun ways to make your Sonoma destination wedding unique.


Read on for our top 2024 wedding trend predictions and how you can incorporate them into your special day with us!

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Vintage Vibes at Dawn Ranch

Vintage and Rustic Vibes


One of the biggest 2024 wedding trends will be embracing retro and rustic elements for a laidback, and nostalgic Sonoma destination wedding. There’s something so nostalgic and romantic about bountiful floral arrangements, vinyl DJs, sweet cakes piped to perfection, disposable cameras, and guests dancing to vinyl tunes—a scene straight out of a vintage Hollywood romance film!


With our stunning riverside wedding destination, you can easily achieve this retro-chic look. Our bar and catering services can provide mid-century-inspired cocktails and desserts, while our accommodations and staff at the Guerneville lodging can help execute all the charming details. Display some old records, set up a photo booth with fun props, and just relax into the romance of it all.


Bridesmaid Fashion Freedom


Lovely brides, give your girls the freedom to shine in mismatched bridesmaid dresses – it’s the second most popular 2024 trend! Complementary colours and lengths are the only rules. Sleek satin, flowy chiffon, whatever flatters their beauty. This fun twist allows each bridesmaid’s individuality to sparkle.


Our Guerneville lodging suites are the perfect gathering spot for you and your girls to get wedding-ready together. Pop champagne, capture some cute candids, and unveil your gorgeous, curated looks before the big moment. We can’t wait to host your squad for a day of laughter, love and mismatched magic!


Creative Keepsakes 


Ditch the traditional guest book in favour of something you both love! Ideas include a surfboard, vinyl cover, globe, Polaroid album, puzzle pieces, or anything unique to you. Display your alternative guest book at our scenic meadow ceremony site so guests can snap photos and sign it with the stunning Russian River as the backdrop.


Bring your 2024 Sonoma destination wedding vision to life with the help of Dawn Ranch! Our riverside wedding destination venue and amenities make it easy to embrace the latest trends and put your own spin on them. 

Unique Keepsakes at Dawn Ranch

2024 Wedding Trends: Russian River Wedding Destination 


As you can see, there are so many fun ways to make your 2024 wedding feel fresh and personalised. Dawn Ranch’s beautiful Russian River wedding destination provides a romantic backdrop for all of these wedding trends, making it the perfect wedding destination for your perfect “I do.” At Dawn Ranch Wedding Destination, we love helping couples create their dream Sonoma destination wedding by the water. 


Our riverside Guerneville Lodging offers everything you need to plan a stylish and unforgettable event. From our stunning natural setting to our first-class amenities and services, we strive to bring your unique wedding vision to life. When you choose Dawn Ranch as your Sonoma wedding destination, you can say “I do” in style next to the Russian River. 


Looking forward to these 2024 wedding trends? Think we missed a hot one? Let us know—we’d love to hear about your wedding inspirations!