As we prepare for the Royal Wedding, we can’t help but recognize spring wedding trends and styles of the season.
April showers? Well, that’s really not the case here in South Florida because April brings some of the best weather we have all year, which is probably why April is one of the most popular months for couples to get married in Florida.
“April is a very popular month for weddings. It’s a great time for destination brides and grooms to finally escape the cold winters of the north, and head to the sunshine state to celebrate,” said Melanie De Vito, the marketing director at The Addison. “It is also the best month for bright-colored spring flowers! The floral selection available during April is a dream-come-true for couples about to wed.”
As newly engaged couples look forward to their weddings in the coming year, we decided to talk to South Florida’s most trusted industry experts. This is what they had to say about spring weddings and trends that are taking over:
Boho, boho chic, boho bride, rustic, country, barn wedding—all words that have been used to describe a bride’s desired vision for her wedding day. This blossoming trend has that relaxed, rustic feel with a little bit more elevation toward the “down-home” look with succulents, aged wood, and fresh greenery plucked straight from the garden. It’s simple, edgy but still very romantic. (Credit: Provoke Photography and Stacey Elaine Photography)
As the wedding trends change every season, so do the desired dresses of the new-age bride. You’ll start to notice more delicate and flowing gowns, or lacy dresses that celebrate a bride’s curves.
“More often than not, we have brides coming in that want something simple, chic and boho. Boho brides crave a sense of simplistic elegance, so our new spring 2018 collections reflect that, and we have a lot of happy brides leaving Wonderland Bridal,” said Alicyn Munoz, the co-owner of Wonderland Bridal Couture in Margate.
Patti Nachmann, the boutique’s other co-owner, added, “Another style making a comeback is the princess look, which might have a lot to do with the Royal Wedding coming up. It’s simple, classic and timeless, yet modern and youthful. It can be embellished with a bridal belt and sparkle veil or kept as is. There’s so much you can do with this style.”
(Credit: Wonderland Bridal Couture and Stella York)
Colors Run Deep
When you think of a spring wedding, deep, dark colors probably aren’t the first thing to come to mind—but for spring brides, it is! Gone are the days of blush, mint and neighboring pastels…to a certain extent. In our last post spotlighting spring fashion trends, we brought up the Spring 2018 Pantone Color Guide and these colors remain true in the wedding industry too. Be on the lookout for these wedding colors this season. (Credit: Stacey Elaine Photography)
The Mismatched Bridesmaid
Mismatched neutrals started to make an appearance in Spring 2016 and have been continuing to evolve. Not only are the mismatched colors important to note, but the style is just as important for the boho wedding party. Mismatched dress styles are perfect for large wedding parties with an array of different body types and personalities.
“A mismatched bridal party is a fun way for the bride to express her creativity and embrace the individuality of her bridesmaids. We’re seeing a lot of brides gravitate toward icy tones and accents with off-the-shoulder styles when looking for bridesmaid dresses this season,” Munoz said.
Wonderland Bridal Couture has one of the largest selection of Sorella Vita Bridesmaid Dresses, which is one of the most popular designers for mismatched bridesmaid dresses in the industry. (Credit: Wonderland Bridal Couture and Sorella Vita)
The new age boho trend has stepped it up a notch when it comes to incorporating that into a wedding venue. It’s true, South Florida isn’t the first place you think of when searching for a woodsy wedding venue, but search no more because with its canopy of banyan trees, The Addison in Boca Raton has just what our boho brides are looking for. (Credit: Munoz Photography)
Years ago, small delicate bouquets were all the rage. Some brides even opted out for bouquets all together – the horror! Now, it’s quite the opposite as brides embrace the thought of having a cascading bouquet. This gives florists an opportunity to get creative by mixing different florals in an array of hues along with incorporating LOTS of greenery. Not only does this make for a beautiful bridal bouquet, you can also use a cascading bouquet as a centerpiece on a sweetheart table. (Credit: Munoz Photography, Daniel Events, Stacey Elaine Photography)
Overgrown, Wispy Wedding Flowers
As the new age boho bride plans for her flowers, florists are seeing overgrown wedding flowers steal the show this season. Jaw-dropped expressions are becoming a solid fixture on the faces of wedding guests as they enter wedding ceremonies and receptions. It’s ethereal, edgy, and everything a boho bride dreams of for her wedding day. (Credit Boca by Design and Chris Joriann Photography)
For the Sweet Tooth
Wedding cakes are starting to become a thing of the past. More and more couples are trading the traditional wedding cake in for other sweet treats and dessert tables.
“A trend we are seeing right now are specialty dessert tables, like mini pies, in lieu of wedding cake. Also, personalized guest chairs are becoming very popular. Adding vinyl monograms to ghost chairs makes a beautiful statement,” said Grace Eurglunes, the wedding and events manager at The Addison.
(Credit: The Addison and Daniel Events)
Trends come and go—especially in the wedding industry. Whether you’re deciding on your wedding theme, colors, or dresses it’s important to follow your vision, but also choose details that will remain timeless in the years to come.
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