Whether or not you have a destination wedding, you can bring the tropics into your embiance. Palms and Monstera leaves can be used as a grounding backdrop to a bouquet, a unique element of a tablescape, or a sculptural take on ceremony florals. The rich warmth of the greens adds a lush look to any room.
Pantone Living Coral
Coral has always been an idyllic spring hue, but Pantone's color of the year is a soft, romantic take instead of a bright and daring. Feminine and pretty, it is versatile enough to work in a beachy seascape or among a meadow of flowers.
There's no need to choose a single color or to rely on solids when you can have it all. A whimsical bride can choose from abstract prints, geometric patterns, or quirky florals for herself or for bridesmaids. Rules don't apply if it makes your heart sing!
Acrylic accents can be used for just about anything, from table numbers, signage, decor, and stationary. Being clear, it can be mixed and matched with any color, and it can be written on, painted on, or printed on. If you want a sleek, modern vibe, lucite is a must.
Lace gowns are a tale as old as time, but oversized, embroidered lace appliques are a new spin on the tried-and-true classic. Especially when the appliques are strategically placed, they can add a sexy touch to an otherwise sweet look.
Spring wedding looks have always included a variation of floral design, but this season is looking much more subdued and vintage. The colors are more muted, the lace is more antique, and the flowers are suitable for high tea.
The "princess bride" has been a common wedding theme for ages, but with the recent live-action revival of Cinderella, a unique twist has been introduced to the classic fairy tale. This trend is all about subtle royalty, with hinds of blue and gold and delicate opulence throughout.
Every year, Pantone's "Color of the Year" takes over the wedding industry, but this one took off a bit sooner than expected. "Marsala" is a color that many would deem suitable for fall, but it's been noticeably incorporated into spring weddings, too. When paired with softer blushes and pastels, the deep wine color doesn't look quite as "cold weather."
If you're part of a fandom, there's no need to not incorporate that into your wedding day. Brides have been introducing their nerdier sides more and more, and it can be done in a variety of ways. From adding in sophisticated touches throughout traditional wedding decor, to going all-out in costumes and comic strips, whatever you're into can shine on your big day.
All About that Lace
Lace used to just be reserved for wedding gowns, but now it's seen in everything from decor, invitations, bridesmaids looks, and centerpieces.
DIY Brides everywhere are going for bouquets they can make themselves, that won't cost much, and will last forever. Because of this, bouquets that look like flowers but are actually made of a lasting material have been at the top of the trend list. Using colored paper, book pages, leaves, or brooches, you can create a unique bouquet that resembles flowers while reflecting your artistic creativity and personality.
Blush wedding gowns have been popular for some time, but this spring everything is blushing. From gowns to bridesmaid dresses to flowers to decor, the whole wedding industry is going soft and serene.
Pantone Radiant Orchid
Project Runway's "Color of the Year" challenge has brought Radiant Orchid to a new level of popularity, and for the bold bride it has been a smash for spring. A vast array of bridesmaids dresses in this purple tone have been hitting the shelves, and brides with whimsy have been sure to accessorize with orchid shoes, belts, and jewelry. For decor, the amount of orchid touches is up to you - whether you hit it up with subtle splashes or "go big or go home," you can't go wrong! Obviously, orchid bouquets and floral arrangements are a must.
Having a garden wedding, floral bridesmaids dresses, and floral decor is all common for spring weddings, but lately wedding gowns have taken a turn to the floral side. Whether it's colored dresses with bright floral pops, floral lace patterns, or skirts resembling flower petals, everything's coming up roses.
This year "naked cakes" (which simply aren't frosted) have expanded from being popular only at rustic barn weddings to being popular EVERYWHERE. Whether you decorate them simply with powdered sugar, add fruit or flowers, or include some personal wedding decor touches, it's sure to be a hit. As an added bonus, it's significantly less expensive than a traditional fondant-covered cake, and it great for a bride on a budget.