Spring Wedding Trends to Look Out For

Maybe it’s the nice weather. Maybe it’s the abundance of flowers in bloom. Spring just lends itself naturally to celebrating new love. As one of the more popular seasons to get hitched, there’s a lot to love about a classic Spring wedding. But 2018 is seeing some new, modern twists to some much-loved standards. From bold, new color palettes to more casual apparel, these are a few Spring wedding trends to watch!

Reinvented Florals


Florals for a Spring wedding are the ultimate no-brainer. Most, if not all weddings are bound to be practically overflowing with flowers. But what makes this season’s new spin on florals has more to do with new arrangements and where they’re being placed.

Instead of centrally-located arrangements that can easily overwhelm dining tables, couples are opting for hanging floral decor to offset more minimally-appointed tables. This lets guests enjoy the company of one another, the happy couple, and their meals without maneuvering around cumbersome centerpieces. It also adds some dazzling, unexpected accents and playful usage of dimension throughout a venue.

With new arrangements come new and seemingly untraditional plants. Instead of dizzying palettes and overflowing bouquets, more couples are focusing on pared down, minimally elegant arrangements. Peonies, with oversized blossoms, only need a minor degree of accessorizing. Meanwhile, air plants and even succulents are making their way into some offbeat, yet expressive arrangements.

Along with more modern florals the day-of, brides-to-be are getting more inventive with gifts for their party. From chic floral robes to eco-conscious floral monogram bracelets, brides are finding new ways to hone in on all the perfect details that make their favorite ladies feel special, too.


New Rings, Clothes, & More!

As Millennials make up the bulk of people getting married these days, their aesthetic tastes from everything including music to dresses, and traditional wings are infusing weddings with a bold energy.

Take engagement rings and wedding bands for instance. While the custom of giving diamond engagement rings given during proposals has been around since the Victorian era, the styles have largely stayed the same for the past century and a half. Think: solitaire or princess cut diamonds in a classic setting, on a slender gold or silver band. Today, couples are becoming quite inventive, bringing unique engagement rings into the picture. The classics are always nice, but some brides are taking well to rose gold bands, vibrant stones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies, while others are looking to more alternative pieces featuring raw-cut diamond slices, and even oxidized sterling silver.

As for the dresses themselves, brides are expressing themselves with black accents a la Vera Wang while the recent swing back to the high 70’s in RTW fashion is leading some brides to voluminous statement-making sleeves and plunging, but no less elegant v-necks.

For men, the options aren’t as limited as they once were. With many weddings focusing more on intimacy along with the genuine warmth and joy of the happy couple, traditional black tie dress codes are slowly being replaced by more down-to-earth statements. “Creative” black tie options shawl-collar dinner jackets, along with smart, but simple bow ties or slim, non-printed neckties. And for celebrations that are even more casual, guys are choosing suspenders, plaid shirts, brown shoes, along with suits outside the traditional black, gray, and navy color schemes.

 Creative Colors

Speaking of color, nothing says “spring wedding” quite like the typical palettes of soft, muted tones and pastels. While those are definitely great standards, they certainly aren’t the only options for decor and linens.

Along with that oh-so-lovable millennial pink, couples everywhere are embracing more casual color schemes. Metallic accents add an element of drama that punctuate a space in smaller details (sconces, candle holders, planters, etc.) However, spring weddings are starting to feature novel combinations including sage green, matte gold, white, and mauve. Another new favorite includes rose pink, pale peach, and orange with a masculine blue-grey as an elegant alternative to more staid neutrals.

Spring Weddings At a Glance

So, there you have it! This brief round-up of spring wedding statements is only a snapshot of all the creative new ways couples are celebrating their happiest days. However, the common thread throughout the best weddings is a newfound focus on joy, love, and fun self-expression!

Author Bio: Lynn Lewis is a freelance writer and personal stylist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has clients throughout LA, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. She loves writing about fashion and accessories. In her free time, she spends her days roaming boutiques to find the newest trends to bring to her clients.


7 Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Flowers

There are many phases of wedding planning, from picking out the dress to taste testing different cakes. One detail, though, ties together the colors of the wedding and the meaning of the day: the flowers. And there is something fun about choosing the perfect flowers for the wedding.

Finding the perfect flowers to craft the most beautiful and meaningful bouquet really is an art form. The best florists know how to design those bursting blossoms to create amazing scented sculptures. But flowers go beyond color and fragrance. Yes, of course you want to choose a bouquet that will look wonderful against the bridesmaids’ dresses, but you also want to create a meaningful arrangement.

The art of the bouquet and flower selection relies on understanding the meaning behind the blooms. Every petal plays into the symbolism of your bridal bouquet…and the bouquets of your bridesmaids. Looking to craft a symbolically stunning wedding bouquet, use these flowers as a bit of inspiration.

Know your roses!

Not all roses are created the same. All rose colors hold a different meaning. Yes, red is symbolic of love and passion. But, according to Good Housekeeping’s “The Meaning of Every Rose Color,” Yellow roses signify being unfaithful, light pink roses mean “grace” and purple roses are enchanting.

Opt for simplicity.

Sweet and simple is sometimes the most beautiful. Simple flowers include the daisy and other wildflowers. These are the flowers you grew up seeing in fields. Daisies give a whimsical vibe to a bouquet. They can take you back to the swinging sixties when flower power ruled. But, mostly, they remind us of country fields and sweet happy memories. Daisies are the perfect flower for a spring and summer bouquet.

Choose happy blooms and fragrant scents!

Your flower choices should make you smile. Maybe happiness to you means hydrangea, carnations or mums. If you want a flower that is the symbol of sunshine and happiness, look no further than the sunflower. Happy and cheery and representative of the sun itself, sunflowers are the state flower of Kansas and boast bright bursting rays of petals. When choosing bold sunnies for your bouquet, opt for simple accents of greenery or small springs of Queen Anne’s Lace. Let the bold sunflowers stand mighty. Use smaller sunflowers for boutonnières.

Some couples choose flowers based on their fragrances. Many flowers are often used as the base for essential oils, and you may love the smell or the benefits of certain oils. For your bouquet, grab the petals that inspire them! Some people believe that the scent of lavender oil may help bring a sense of calm; you may opt to integrate sprigs of lavender for this reason. Whether it does or doesn’t help calm your nerves, lavender still smells amazing!

Represent your ancestry.

Some brides love to integrate their heritage into their bouquet. If your family hails from Netherlands, integrate pops of color with tulips. Choose Edelweiss as a nod to Austria or sweet cherry blossom sprigs whose beauty is indicative of Japan. For couples hosting their nuptials abroad, research flowers that are native to the area and integrate them into your bouquet.

Silk is a forever option.

While many brides choose real flowers for bouquets, silk flowers are a beautiful—and nearly forever—alternative. While real flowers may be difficult to preserve for a keepsake, silk flowers will likely last a lifetime—as long as you clean them properly. Silk flowers also are lighter in weight than their real counterparts. If you choose high-quality silk flowers, most guests won’t even be able to tell that they aren’t the real thing!

Feathers, paper and tulle can create amazing bouquets.

Some brides opt to not even carry flowers. You can choose alternatives to the traditional bridal bouquet. Carry bold arrangements of feathers, puffs of tulle or even a bouquet of paper flowers (a very now trend!).

Choose an edible bouquet.

Feeling really nonconformist? Carry an edible bouquet. Cookies wrapped in colored cellophane or maybe an arrangement of candy bars…the choices can be as bold and crazy as you like! You may even opt to carry a bouquet of lollipops!

No matter what flowers you choose for your bouquet, design an arrangement that is symbolic to you. This could mean integrating meaningful colors, regional flowers, blooms that are native to your ancestry or your bouquet could feature no flowers at all! Your personality and style define your look for your wedding day…and that personal inspiration even plays a part in the bouquet in your hands. Whatever bouquet you design, just make sure to remember to have a back-up for tossing!

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