Do you smell that? Spring is in the air and so is wedding season! Check out these top 10 wedding trends presented by The Knot and provided to you by the one and only EMG!
One of the must-haves for spring wedding receptions is a unique lounge area. That’s right — one-of-a-kind rental pieces aren’t just for celebrity weddings. Event designers and couples are sourcing unique furniture pieces like mismatched benches and armchairs to create trendy, yet relaxed seating vignettes.
Emerald green may be Pantone’s color of the year but spring wedding color palettes will take on a softer look — think berry pink, mint green or even guava. And the idea is to create a tonal color palette. For example, berry pink might be paired with similar shades like coral and persimmon.
Textural, lush, garden-fresh arrangements will pop up all over spring wedding reception tables this spring. Plus, a few added bold flowers — like the yellow and orange Mexican poppies in this centerpiece — will steal the spotlight.
Wedding dresses with feminine touches are in for spring — everything from lacey or even beaded necklines, like the Marchesa gown on the left, to airy overskirts, like on the Christos gown to the right. Even ready-to-wear trends are making their way into spring wedding dresses, with subtle peplum designs and pretty cap sleeves.
5. Spring Wedding Cake Trends
This white wedding cake with a sugar-made blossoming dogwood branch made by Maggie Austin Cakes is just the beginning. We’ll also see classic white cakes with colorful floral accents like sugar-made tulips, hyacinth and delicate sugar peonies.
Seasonal food bars like this one — featuring strawberry pies, strawberry shortcake and chocolate-covered strawberries created by Peter Callahan Catering — or even a fresh olive oil bar with lots of spring herb-infused options are all fresh, fun food ideas for spring.
The buzz word for spring cocktails is refreshing. We’ll see lots of cocktails made with flavored spirits like pear vodka and St. Germain (elderflower liqueur), and then finished off with seasonal fruit like strawberries.
Rather than the traditional black tux, we’ll see a lot of grooms in fitted gray suits. And we’re talking many shades of gray depending on the formality of the wedding: lighter grays for outdoor, rustic weddings and darker charcoal for more upscale settings.
Colorful printed bridesmaid dresses, like these two by Amsale, were all over the runway and are particularly popular for spring. Consider mixing and matching necklines and hemlines for a fun, flirty, laid-back look.
Think pink! Rosey cheeks and pretty pink lips are the hottest trends in beauty for spring weddings. No need to find the perfect red stain, just a tinted gloss or coral lipstick will do the trick.