Spring is in the air, which means love is in the air too. With the sunny season comes many bright changes, and many, many weddings! Spring is a popular wedding season in Colorado for good reason: our mountains are blooming, the city is buzzing, the sun is warm (but not yet blazing), and people are just plain ready to celebrate. After researching and working on ideas with our spring brides, we have gathered the top eight spring wedding trends for 2015.
Colorful weddings will rule in warm weather seasons. For bold, bright brides we are seeing literally every color of the rainbow. The colors of the rainbow are popping up in bouquets, bridesmaid’s dresses, shoes, candy buffet tables, and layered rainbow cakes. We love seeing rainbow colors, as they seem to anything instantly fun and really fit into the spring season. After all, April showers bring rainbow weddings too!
Traditional, romantic ladies are sticking to monochromatic and muted colors to make a statement. Pinky blushes, metallic gold, and the peach color families are holding steady as bridal favorites, however this year we seem to be seeing blue taking the lead as the color for spring. With blue’s versatility, its many shades add sophistication as a main color, or as a bright accent.
Perfectly appropriate for our Colorado Mountains are Wild West themed weddings. This spring we feel that brides are getting back to basics, yet still prefer an outdoor earthiness that came with last year’s uber- fantasy Woodland theme. Keeping the wedding romantic and more “West” than “Wild,” think of a romantic ranch, sipping from chilled copper mugs, wild flower bouquets held tight with leather straps, chandeliers hanging high from trees, tents with outdoor lights, and nighttime fire pits with plenty of dancing.
Getting right down to (party) business seems to be a growing trend this season, and most likely in the upcoming years. With more couples opting to skip a formal ceremony in favor of just hosting a reception, brides are worrying less about traditional details, and more about the fun to be had at the party. Many couples are going to the courthouse for “quickie” nuptials, then hosting a party at a later date. With more and more couples waiting until they are older to marry, couples who already live together, or couples on their second marriage, expect to receive more invites for just the wedding reception in the coming years.
The trend we are having the most fun with: food installations! Inspired by elaborate buffet tables and the dessert displays of yesterday, food installations are a creative way to showcase and serve wedding food. Interactive foodie works of art are showing up as appetizer spoon walls, hanging salad or skewer stations, cocktail cups made with real ice, beer “gardens” (as in an actual garden wall with beer taps), and miniature dessert walls that also function as place card holders for guests.
Working well with the food installation trend is the need for more edgy wedding venues. Brides are looking for modern spaces: lofts, art galleries, or renovated factories. The modern versatility of these types of spaces lend themselves well to couples who simply want something different without having to fuss too much with décor.
The champagne tower has returned for the special occasion. For a seasonal spring twist on the classic tower, we are adding fruit purees and berries for an easy, instant signature cocktail. Another sipping trend is serving flights of the couple’s favorite craft beers, or small sips of different mojitos to give variety of cocktails without going over budget as an open-bar often (and easily) does.
Sweets always say so much about a wedding and we are seeing brides branching out from just serving cake. In addition to cakes (which are popular now in metallic, lace textured, and pleated) brides are also serving miniature pies, macaroons in the wedding colors, and popular for spring or summer, ice cream bars, root beer floats, and make-your-own-sundaes served in personalized dishes which double as wedding favors.