Spring has sprung, brides and grooms—and we couldn’t be happier about it. From stunning bouquets to light-and-airy everything, spring weddings happen to be among our all-time favorite things. Today, then, we’ve rounded up all-things easy-breezy and beautiful-as-ever in spring wedding trends. Read on for some serious inspiration for your Big Day.
1. Wild, Whimsical Bouquets
Gone are the days of tight, focused, round-as-a-globe bouquets. Instead, 2018 has something a little less structured in mind. From cascading ivy to dripping eucalyptus, spring wedding bouquets this year are all about the wild and whimsical. The more untamed and less structured, the better. (Psst...looking for the perfect vendor to execute your wildest floral vision? Browse listings of our favorite wedding florists in our new marketplace!)
2. Bright, Playful Balloon Arches
We love a great wedding arch...and we’re particularly stoked on this new trend for a number of reasons—but mainly because it offers some serious bang for your buck. Save your floral budget for amazing bouquets and table arrangements, and opt for an arch comprised of mainly balloons instead. We love the idea of working with varying shades of a single color family (light peach and bright corals, pale yellow and bright gold, or blush and bright magenta, for example) for a super sophisticated springtime look. The trick to making a balloon wedding arch look chic-and-playful, rather than tacky-as-ever? Opt for different sizes of balloons for depth and dimension, and use greenery (sprigs of eucalyptus, olive leaves, or flowing vines) as filler throughout. And, as always, choose a color palette that plays well with the overall aesthetic of your wedding.
3. Ribbons, Ribbons, and More Ribbons
Springtime is the absolute queen of all-thing easy-breezy—so it makes total sense that long, flowy ribbons are one of the biggest spring wedding trends right now. Plus, a little wind only serves to enhance their look and make for stunning photographs, so brides and grooms need not fear a little breeze on their big day. We love the idea of tying your bridal bouquet with super long ribbons, wrapping ribbon around your wedding favors, using ribbons to hang escort cards, or tying them to the end chair of each aisle at your ceremony.
4. Mismatched, Light & Airy Lounge Spaces
Spring is all about lightening up, so it makes total sense that wedding lounge spaces are getting a fresh-as-ever facelift this spring. Work with mismatched pieces (rather than opting for couches, coffee tables, and end tables all from the same line) to add some eclectic character to your wedding lounge space—and be sure to opt for light, easy-breezy colors. Avoid dark hues and instead layer pastels (think: a pale yellow couch with sky-blue pillows and a plush ivory rug) for a lounge space that screams springtime.
5. Borrowing from Interior Design
From wire-frame chairs at wedding tables to rugs and textiles at the altar, spring wedding trends this year all have one thing in common: they look like they could be plucked straight from the pages of West Elm or Anthropologie. We love the idea of turning to interior design tricks and trends when planning your spring wedding for an aesthetic that’s as playful and unique as they come. Skip the wedding arch and opt for a chic grouping of modern planters filled with tall succulents (like snake plants) instead. Or, rather than typical chiavari chairs at your reception, mix varying chairs in metal, wire, leather, wood, etc. The trick to nailing this trend is to think like you’re designing a home, rather than a wedding—look for cool copper design accents and chic ceramic plates, rather than lace table runners and typical gold chargers.
Photo courtesy San Diego wedding photographer Jen Wojick