It’s March and even though it’s technically “Spring” it doesn’t feel like it outside. Thankfully warmer weather is inevitably on the way and will be here before you know it.
Being a spring bride was always my dream; it signifies a new beginning, and hello, blossoms are so gorge. I had my wedding in May and the reception hall was filled with gorgeous purple lilacs that had just blossomed the day before. Everything was perfect. So hard to believe I will be celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary this coming May!
Spring is a time for softness, and this year is no different. This spring, softness is the key for all wedding trends– fabrics, colors, flowers, linens, hair styles, and even silhouettes.
The term “blushing bride” is becoming quite literal as brides are moving on from white, and even ivory dresses to blush and even griege (like beige, but grey) gowns to make a softer statement in their wedding dress. Pastels are the go to for bridesmaids dresses. Soft fabrics like chiffon and tulle and silhouettes that can be mixed and matched to your bridesmaids’ body-types are also all the rage. Colors like lavender and mint, rose gold and turquoise, gold and ivory, and classic navy bring about an air of spring elegance.
Hairstyles that are soft and sultry are combining with boho-chic hair pieces like bejeweled headbands and floral crowns. If you are going for this look, make sure you have curling irons and a good hairspray on-call for touch ups. If you’re using fresh flowers in your crowns, order a few incase they start wilting, or, order some high-quality silk flowers from your florist.
The sparkle doesn’t have to stop with your gown and hair piece. Sparkle-accented floral bouquets are emerging in numbers. Tight, round bouquets are loosening up a bit and are cascading in a more natural effect (think wildflowers, not exactly the long bouquets of the 1980’s) with organic shapes like peonies, lavender and tulips. Bouquets are accented with broaches, jewels and ribbons. Also, don’t forget to use bridesmaid bouquets as accessories that can match nails and jewelry pretty spectacularly.
The 1920’s-inspired wedding dress is still appearing in numbers, thanks to the Gatsby trend. Gorgeous scoop necks and sheaths are appearing with glamor galore.
For the woman who can’t give up the fairytale-princess wedding dress, the modified A-line is the new, more sophisticated silhouette for the modern bride. Lace and tulle and chiffon envelopes you in these airy creations and you won’t be able to stop twirling.
Woodland-themed weddings have taken over for the barnyard wedding. Paired with a boho-chic, Australian-inspired wedding dress like the current styles from Stella York eco-friendly decoration will make you feel like a fairy princess. Floral garlands in pretty pastels draped over chairs and tables set outside and lit with candles create a magical atmosphere.
Watercolor or chalkboard invitations contribute to this soft and dreamy theme.
Naked cakes are still as hot as can be, simply adorned with floral accents. On the other side of the coin, modern cakes are popular as well.
Speaking of cake, edible favors like individual doughnuts or packages of pastel macaroons are on trend for wedding favors.
Creating your own hashtag is also a trending idea and absolutely brilliant. The amount of wedding pictures you will have will be insane and you’ll catch all of those great candid moments. Post signs around the reception with instructions to caption all of the photos they take with your unique hashtag, like #janejohnwedding. It’s not only fun for your guests, but for you as well.
No matter what Spring trends you decide best fits your bridal style, enjoy the blossoming of your love along with the blossoming flowers.