Though it might feel like this winter is going to last forever, spring will soon bloom and bring with it wedding season. April and May brides are in the full throes of planning, making the crucial decisions on how one of the biggest days of their lives will look and feel.
But while some decisions might already be set, these brides can easily still be inspired by the release of the spring wedding trends. But, never fear – there is still plenty of time to incorporate some of the hottest looks for 2015 spring weddings.
Rustic Goes Black Tie
2015 is the year when opulence meets shabby chic. A push to the ornate inspires brides to trade string lights for chandeliers, replace mason jar mixed drinks with champagne towers and discard burlap in favor of mixed metal tablecloths.
This polished yet homey feel also extends to the menu. Elegantly presented comfort food paired with flights of beer or wine are guest list favorites with the addition of fresh made midnight snacks growing in popularity.
Bringing Back Romance
The vintage feel is still alive and well in English garden decor. Naturally lush and romantic, this look features heaps of plush blooms, with bouquets and centerpieces stuffed with bride favorites like roses, ￼peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias and ranunculus and accented with heaps of greenery.
This dreamy feel translates beautifully into pastel color schemes, with some in favor of a monochromatic white or ivory palette. It also matches well with the latest gown styles on the runway, which is packed with ethereal off-the-shoulder dresses that are resplendent in lace and tulle and featured not just in traditional colors, but new hues like pale blue and mint.
Classic Flowers in New Ways
Florists have been inspired to get creative and use flowers in inventive ways to decorate traditional venues, giving them a modern feel. The classic centerpiece is often complemented with flowers hanging in clusters or dwarfed by elaborate floral walls or ceiling treatments.
Brides still adore creative arrangements of current flowers and greenery, but classic flowers like gladioli are also making a comeback. Flower crowns continue to anoint bridal brows, and vines are twisting up the traditional three tiered cake, which has replaced the cupcake as the bridal dessert trend of choice.
Gilding the Lilies
Last year’s color schemes saw yellow gold rival white, and the interest in using metallics continue. Rose gold is all the rage for jewelry as well as for décor and design, but this is slowly being replaced by copper decor accents.
Mixed metals are also popular, so feel free to mix and match metallic accents to create a striking contrast to the pastel and ivory colors so popular for fabric choices.
These trends can be seamlessly utilized with assistance from your venue’s event coordinator. Not only will this expert know the best way to weave these looks into your decor, but they can also make sure that you are working with the best vendors, making your special day an enjoyable event