With April comes the beginning of Wedding Season in all it's joyful craziness, and in amongst all the planning I've been having a ponder about the latest wedding trends for Spring. John and I really wanted a May wedding, sadly his exams got in the way, but if we had I'd have tried really hard to get all of these into the day!! From chocolate to tree branches, there's all sorts of ways to bring the season into your wedding.
Pantone's colour of the year 2017 is Greenery. I've had several chats with couples already this year about creating that amazing Kew Gardens glasshouse feel in marquees. (And one nightmare about doing it for my sister's wedding. I was wearing my bridesmaid dress with my workboots and by the start of the ceremony I still hadn't bought the reception flowers, let alone started building the foliage installation!) Greenery is big this year, textures can take centre stage and it lets couple have incredible pieces of floral art at less cost.
Palm house vibes 🌿 Isn't this such a gorgeous space? @seftonparkpalmhouse @_cassandralane #weddingvenue #seftonpark #seftonpalmhouse #seftonparkwedding #liverpoolwedding #greenery #pantonecolouroftheyear2017 #weddingswoon #conservatory #glasshouse #glasshousewedding #thelovelustlist #rockmywedding #yourdayyourway #justmarried #2018brides #weddingvenue #quirkyweddingvenue
Everywhere I look at the moment, magnolia is there. I can't understand why the world's most boring paint colour is named after the most wonderful flower, it takes blossom to a whole new level! From the tiny delicate 'Stellata' to the huge flowered saucer varieties they are in full bloom in most of the UK right now and so are popping up in weddings all over the place. I've got a wedding in a couple of weeks where I'll be using it and I can't wait!
Speaking of blossom, of course there's the gorgeous pink cherry blossom. A favourite for floral design is 'Kanza' and I very nearly ordered several this winter before remembering there's no way I have space for one, let alone five. When I get my acres the first thing I'll plant is cherries! From a few delicately placed twigs in a bouquet to armfuls all over the venue, cherry blossom is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
4. Floral Prints
More and more brides are choosing modern takes on the traditional gown and I'm seeing so many dresses with classic bridal silhouettes reimagined in delicate floral prints. Bridesmaids are wearing them too, combining gorgeous fabrics with simple bouquets of foliage or ranunculus. Frankly, it makes me want to put one of my Monsoon numbers on and go and frolic through some meadows, though it might be a little too chilly for that still!
Floral gowns have stolen our hearts this season 🌸💕 and this one by @immaclenovias is pretty special 👌🏻 Image by @gianlucaadovasio // Flowers by @mireiaabras // Planning by @misslittlethings_ // Make up by @agustinadeveras // @theruralworkshop_ #floralweddingdress #floraldress #rockmywedding #yourdayyourway #floralembellishments #rmwlookbook #weddingdress #immaclenovias #immacle #tánger
5. Easter Influences
The Easter weekend is prime time for weddings thanks to those two bank holidays, and you can incorporate some lovely seasonal touches. From bunny favours to roast lamb for the wedding breakfast to floral arrangements incorporating tiny quail and duck eggs, there are so many ways to get that Easter theme and satisfy your guests' chocolate cravings! And how much would you love to be at a wedding where mini hot cross buns were served during cocktail hour?!
And one that's amazing but probably isn't going to catch on... flower-bedecked ring bearer bunnies. Ridiculously cute though!!