photographer: Beatrici Photography | planner: Gian Events | venue: Magnuson Park
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19 Reasons Modern Wedding Décor is Timeless

It’s true: Modern wedding décor never goes out of style. With sleek materials and dramatic color palettes, modern wedding decorations add instant sophistication to your ceremony and reception.

So many elements go into making your wedding memorable. Show-stopping entertainment, delectable catering, and meaningful traditions transform any celebration into an unforgettable, interactive experience. However, nothing captures your wedding theme or style quite like décor.


Modern wedding decorations add instant sophistication to your ceremony and reception.”

Bring your modern wedding theme to life with beautiful modern wedding décor. We’ve searched through thousands of real weddings on PartySlate to find our favorite modern design and décor elements — along with the wedding vendors behind each event.

Keep reading to discover 19 of our favorite modern wedding décor ideas. From mirrored tablescapes to geometric wedding arches, these modern decorations will keep guests reaching for their cameras. 

Modern Wedding Décor Entrances & Photo Ops

Bride and Groom Kiss in Wedding Entrance Made of Pure Baby's Breath | PartySlate
photographer: Ivash Photography

1. Dreamscape of Baby’s Breath

New York, NY

It’s no surprise that this wedding entrance became a favorite photo op for the couple and their guests. A cloud of baby’s breath and soft violet lighting transformed this corridor into a dreamscape of modern romance. Click to see other modern wedding décor ideas from this stunning wedding celebration. We especially love how lucite pedestals created an illusion of free-floating floral centerpieces.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Ivash Photography | planner & designer: Elle Audrey New York | floral design: Konstantinos Floral Design & Décor | rentals: Glam Party Rentals | cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes | cinematography: Andrey Solo Films

Bride and groom Kiss in Sleek White Tunnel Wedding Entrance With White Flowers | PartySlate
photographer: RH Photoarts

2. Tunnel Vision

Houston, TX

Guests took their cameras out long before they entered this luxe wedding reception. A sleek modern tunnel (surrounded by delicate white blooms) doubled as the perfect photo op. Moreover, discover how a ceiling installation of white floral tassels and globed candlelight transformed this industrial venue into a modern-day secret garden.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: RH Photoarts | planner: Dure Events | décor: Flora & Eventi

MODERN WEDDING AT MOORE BUILDING IN MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT IN MIAMI, FL | PARTYSLATE
photographer: Jonathan Scott Studio

3. Make it Museum-Worthy

Miami, FL

We love how a building’s architecture can also function as wedding décor. This innovative and contemporary venue boasts the “Elastika,” a site-specific installation created by architect Zaha Hadid. We appreciate how this wedding celebration utilized shimmering tassels and soft blue uplighting — allowing the modern architecture and design to shine forth in all its glory.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Jonathan Scott Studio | planning, design, costume tables, linen, & table settings: Forever Events | floral: Petal Productions | venue: Miami Design District | caterer: Mena Catering | dj: Sarz Entertainment | lounge: Nuage Designs

Minimalist Modern Wedding Décor Photo Op With White Sofa and Gold Florals | PartySlate
photographer: La Joy Photography LLC

4. Lean Back into Modern

Atlanta, GA

Delicate gold monstera leaves, lace leaf, and other soft white blooms transform a minimalist backdrop into a luxe photo op. Of course, this elevated celebration wowed with luxury modern wedding décor at every turn. Check out the glimmering gold dance floor and mirrored tablescapes that kept guests mesmerized all night long. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: La Joy Photography LLC | coordinator & designer: Russell Wendell Events | floral design: CHRISTOPHER MARCS DESIGN | venue: The Sky Room | videographer: Capturing the Miracle | cake: A Pinch Bakery | rentals: Georgia Party Rentals | draping: Geri Sims | dance floor: Wrap City Vinyl | stationery: Nolram Bakeng | linen: I Do Linens | photo booth: 6th And Frame | dj: DJ Twice Ent | hair: Desiree Calhoun Hair | makeup: Yaya Beats Face


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Ceremonies With Modern Wedding Décor

Modern Circular Wedding Arch Filled With Half Greenery and Half White Flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Studio This Is

5. Sleek & Circular Wedding Arch

Chicago, IL

A crescent of greenery and half moon of white blooms meet to form a perfect circle — as well as a one-of-a-kind wedding arch. Click to see how sleek white seating and rustic-industrial architecture contributed to the modern vibe at this outdoor wedding ceremony. Make sure to follow guests as they transition from ceremony to reception by stopping at the marbled bar area.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Studio This Is | planner: Bliss Events Chicago | floral: Revel Decor | venue: Revel Motor Row | caterer: Limelight Catering

Wedding Ceremony With Modern Wedding Décor and Shimmering Drapery Backdrop | PartySlate
photographer: Beatrici Photography

6. A Shimmering Waterfall

Seattle, WA

Make no mistake, modern minimalist wedding décor can dazzle as much as any ornate design work. This minimalist wedding ceremony awed guests with ceiling-high sheer drapery that evoked a sunlit waterfall. We especially love how the shimmering fabric overlays the soaring window installation.

Of course, this unique ceremonial backdrop is just one element from this stunning multicultural wedding celebration. Click to see how the reception continued to impress with sophisticated modern wedding décor.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Beatrici Photography | planner: Gian Events | venue: Magnuson Park | rentals: Fanciful Rentals & Grand Event Rentals | entertainment: DJ Mixxtress | caterer: Emerald City Cocktails | setup & takedown staffing: Pachecos Weddings and Events

Modern Wedding Ceremony with Elevated Circular White Stand | PartySlate
photographer: Trevor Mark Photography

7. Elevate Love

New Orleans, LA

While COVID-19 forced this couple to rethink their wedding celebration and scale down their guest list, it couldn’t stop the love and joy felt throughout the event. We adore how this elevated wedding stage created an island of intimacy for a meaningful exchange of vows. White blooms with tropical monstera leaves also contributed to the modern vibe at this simple but elegant ceremony. Make sure to see how these artful floral arrangements also graced the wedding reception. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Trevor Mark Photography | planner: Eller Jae Events | florals: Crystal | venue: Felicity Church | décor & rentals: Firefly Ambiance | rentals: Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals | caterer: My House Events & Elysian Events Catering | desserts: Salt and Light Pastry Co | pizza: Meribo Pizza | cake: Dream Cakes LLC | cocktails: JusTini Cocktails | dinnerware & linen: True Value Rental | glassware: ELEMENT | menu & escort cards: Minted | entertainment: Harry Hardin, Ronnie Roux, & Cubs the Poet | cinematography: Eskimo Love Stories | beauty: Amanda Fayumua | signage: Joy Rich Designs

Monochromatic Light Gray Ceremony With Modern Wedding Décor Elements Like Lucite Floral Stands, Gray Drapery, and Ghost Chairs | PartySlate
photographer: Kristen Marie Parker

8. Lucite = Luxe

Seattle, WA

This minimalist wedding ceremony design captures the sophistication of a monochromatic color palette. Ghost chairs — along with glittering chandeliers and soft drapery — result in understated glamour. We also appreciate how the black aisle runner lends a hint of drama and boldness to this clean and refined space. Happily, the wedding reception wows with the same modern and minimalist vibes.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Kristen Marie Parker | planning, floral, design, & day-of-coordinator: Sinclair & Moore Events | venue: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle | carpet, draping, dance floor, & soft seating: CORT Party Rental | cake: Midori Bakery

Wedding Party at Wedding Ceremony Set in Modern Industrial Loft With Exposed Brick Wall, Glittering Chandelier, and Peach Pin Spot Lighting | PartySlate
photographer: Andrew Weeks Photography

9. Stripes of Light

Chicago, IL

Pin spot lighting transforms slices of this industrial brick wall into mesmerizing rays of peach and pink. We especially love how the empire chandelier creates a magnificent focal point against the simplicity of this minimalist backdrop. Make sure to discover how the wedding reception also used lighting to highlight the industrial architectural details of this modern venue.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Andrew Weeks Photography | planner: Events By Grace | floral: The Flower Firm | venue: Moonlight Studios | caterer: Blue Plate Catering | a/v: Sound Investment AV


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Modern Wedding Dance Floor Designs

Black and White Photo of Bride Dancing With Father Beneath a Globed Geometric Chandelier | PartySlate
photographer: M. Wang Photography

10. Planetary Pull

Houston, TX

A polished white dance floor and modern lighting installation turned a simple dance floor into a twirl among the stars. Click to see how the entire lighting display — made up of eight planet-like orbs — evoked the awe-inspiring magnitude of outer space. While you’re there, check out the luxe circular lounge area that drew guests in with a gravitational pull of its own.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: M. Wang Photography | planner: Two Be Wed | floral: Blooming Gallery | venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | band: Drywater Bands | dance floor & stage: Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals | lighting & rigging prime systems: Jessica Kelly | stationery: Anticipate Invitations | cake: SusieCakes | caterer: Cafe Natalie Catering | hair & makeup: Hey Lovely | transportation: Sam’s Limousine | videographer: Crescent Films

Wedding Ceremony With Yin and Yang-Inspired Gold and White Dance Floor and Lacey Bubble-Like Lighting installation | PartySlate
photographer: Anée Atelier

11. Bring it Full Circle

Miami, FL

This yin-and-yang-inspired golden dance floor is just one of many stunning elements at this luxurious ballroom wedding. We are also obsessed with the effervescent ceiling installation of laced lighting that evokes a cloud of pure light. Gold mirrored tablescapes and seating, moreover, tie this glamorous look together — while offering a luxe dining experience. But that’s not all. Make sure to discover how the party transformed into Studio 54 for a late-night celebration.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Anée Atelier | planner: Guerdy Design | videographer: Merge Social | dj: Rock With U

Friend and Family Dance on Mirrored Wedding Dance Floor Amidst Hot Pink Uplighting | PartySlate
photographer: Juancho SC Photography

12. Hot Pink Xs Two

Las Vegas, NV

A mirrored dance floor reflects vibrant and colorful uplighting — along with the best dance moves — for a thrilling visual effect. This epic dance party was the culmination of an exquisite wedding celebration. We love how the party began with a modern wedding ceremony that featured candlelight, elevated florals, and simple drapery. Make sure to see how the wedding aisle reflected rows of candlelight — a hint to what guests could later expect on the dance floor.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Juancho SC Photography | planner, event styling, floral design, décor, & stationery: P3 Events | venue: Stan Mansion | entertainment: Stitely Entertainment | caterer: Entertaining Company

Wedding Hora With Bride and Groom Lifted into the Air Underneath White Globed Paper Lanterns | Partyslate
photo courtesy of: Joyce Pollakoff Events

13. Pearlescent Glow

Chicago, IL

A great band deserves a great dance floor — and great acoustics. We love how this Chicago wedding boasted state-of-the-art a/v technology along with a paper lantern ceiling installation. Click to see how this modern lighting display hung like a cluster of glowing pearls above the dance floor. While you’re there, make sure to discover the ultra-mod mirrored sweetheart table. Dining never looked so delectable.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photo courtesy of & planner: Joyce Pollakoff Events | venue: The Geraghty | entertainment: Cagen Music LLC


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Modern Wedding Tablescapes and Centerpieces

Modern Rustic Wedding With Eclectic Centerpieces, Pampas Grass, and Peach Linen | PartySlate
photographer: Abbey Rice Photo

14. A Marriage of Modern and Rustic

Elizabeth, CO

Modern rustic wedding décor has us swooning at this peach-toned wedding celebration. We love the unique wedding centerpieces that feature an eclectic mix of shapes and materials — not to mention, pampas grass. We also can’t stop thinking about the geometric ceremonial backdrop that felt straight out of a contemporary art museum. Trust us: You have to see it to believe it.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Abbey Rice Photo | planner: Sugar Willow Events | floral: Plum Sage Flowers | venue: Bonnie Blues | videographer: Andrew Tekansik | entertainment: DJ Connection | caterer: Rocky Mountain Catering | stationery: Cara Jo Knapp | cake: A Cake Come True | beverage: Peak Beverage | rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | specialty rentals: Wallflower Rentals & Moonini Creative | hair: Name Glo | makeup: Angelica Glo Beauty | transportation: Denver 24/7 Limo

Modern Wedding Tablescape With Green Linen, Elevated Parasol-Like Greenery Centerpieces, and Sheer White, Green, and Gray Wall Draping | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: CHRISTOPHER MARCS DESIGN

15. Green Reigns Supreme

Atlanta, GA

Reimagine wedding greenery with elevated centerpieces that evoke a vintage parasol. Of course, this wedding designer has us fully focused on the present with funky modern wedding décor that captures the remarkable shades of nature’s most prolific color. Click to see incredible details from this one-of-a-kind tablescape like velvet-back chairs and green votive candles. You won’t be disappointed.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photo courtesy of, planning, floral design, & stationery: CHRISTOPHER MARCS DESIGN | lighting & drapery: Unique Event Elements | rentals: We Rent Atlanta | seating: Sweet Seats | linen: BBJ Linens

Purple Uplit Wedding With Modern Sweetheart Table Featuring Mirrored Elements, Candlelight, and Unique Seating | PartySlate
photographer: Fola Lawal Studios

16. Sweet on Optical Illusions

Wayne, NJ

This sweetheart table captures our imagination with modern mirrored décor elements that create one spectacular optical illusion after another. Discover other modern decorations from this stunning wedding celebration. A gobo-lit dance floor kept the party going all night long, while a glittering staircase made for a perfect photo op. Of course, we couldn’t miss mentioning the ultra-modern wedding cake with silver sequined icing. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Fola Lawal Studios | planner: Dure Events | floral design: JP Events & Design | venue: The Cosmopolitan

Wedding Party Reception Table at Contemporary Museum. Bridesmaids Wear Orange to Match the Orange-Accented Greenery Centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Caitlin Hamilton Photography

17. Contemporary Vibes

Louisville, KY

With a backdrop of contemporary art at every turn, this wedding had no shortage of modern wedding décor. We especially love how centerpieces of bright greenery and tropical blooms capture the color palette of the surrounding artwork. Click to see how contemporary art made for an incredible array of photo ops (not to mention, the ceremonial backdrop) at this one-of-a-kind celebration.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Caitlin Hamilton Photography | planning & coordination: Weekend Wedding Warrior | floral: Lavender Hill | venue: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville | entertainment: Masters of Music | caterer: Proof on Main | desserts: Sweet Stuff

Modern Wedding All-White Wedding Tablescape With Square of Long-Stemmed White Flowers and Candlelight | PartySlate
photographer: Ripe Resolution

18. Monochromatic Mod

Miami Beach, FL

An all-white tablescape creates the perfect blank canvas for this stunning centerpiece of single-stem, illuminated white blooms. Other modern centerpieces from this luxe wedding wowed with towering clear vases and artfully curved calla lilies. Make sure to see how a starlit ceiling and LED floral stands added additional glow to this photo-worthy wedding reception. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Ripe Resolution | planner: Chris Weinberg Events | venue: W South Beach | entertainment: Rock With U | sound & lighting: PSID Group | videographer: Senderey Video

Wedding Tablescape With Lucite Seating and Towering Glass Candleholders | PartySlate
photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

19. Clear as Candlelight

Chicago, IL

Mirrored tabletops, lucite chiavari chairs, and towering glass candleholders transform this dining experience into a modern dreamscape. Moreover, discover an unforgettable walk down the aisle with a candlelit ceremony that featured the same lofty candle décor. We especially love how glass shelving created an illusion of free-floating florals. Even the ceiling was modern (yet ethereal) with an orbed lighting installation. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design | planner: Great Events | designer: Epic Events | venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago | entertainment: The Gold Coast All Stars | cake: Vanille | video: David Zwirm | makeup artist: Shannon O’Brien | hair: Tina Tobar


Bring These Modern Wedding Décor Ideas to Life

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Head to our curated wedding directory, and discover the best wedding planners, florists, a/v teams, and more. Make sure to filter by location and pro category to narrow down your search.

You can also find the perfect venue using PartySlate. Click here to browse everything from ballrooms, industrial lofts, city rooftops, and more.

Lastly, use PartySlate to find even more modern wedding décor ideas and inspiration. Browse real wedding albums or search the Wedding Idea Gallery to learn more about modern rustic wedding décor, modern vintage wedding décor, modern minimalist wedding décor, or other modern styles