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!
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.
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.