I'm excited to have a special guest posting on our blog today, Samantha Morris, a fashion expert in the wedding industry! She is sharing some ideas for a beautiful spring wedding trend - Lilac and Green. Please read on to get inspired!
Fresh florals, watercolor pastels, rustic venue decor and the promise of new beginnings are all a few of the reasons why spring is a perfect season for a wedding. This wedding season, expect to see high-tiered cakes, wedding aisles draped in beautiful florals and color combinations that are sure to bring your wedding celebration to life.
A trending color combination this spring wedding season is the delightful pairing of lilac and green. Lilac, a softer shade of purple, is not only reminiscent of how fresh spring is, but also possesses a glow that is warm and inviting. Green, in nearly any shade, would be the perfect accompaniment to lilac and its crisp appearance.
Together, these colors create an atmosphere that is not only rustic and endearing, but eye-catching and alluring. If you are looking for ideas for a spring wedding, here are a few ideas we have as well as suggestions to incorporate lilac and green (or whatever colors you choose!).
Wedding Party Attire
It’s never too early to think about saying yes to the perfect color for the dress….for your bridesmaids! One of the most popular ways of using color in your wedding is through the attire of your wedding party. Lilac is a pastel that feels modern and elegant, making it the perfect option for bridesmaids’ dresses. Strapless, long or short dresses, Azazie offers lilac bridesmaid dresses in many different styles that are sure make your bridesmaids glow! To compliment your stunning bridesmaids, dress groomsmen in a suit or tux that is perfectly tailored in a color like grey or tan. According to the Fast Company, The Black Tux has found the secret to the perfectly tailored suit, and they offer great wedding tuxedo and suit rentals in a variety of colors (like grey and tan!) and style options. Give groomsmen lilac socks or ties to wear, and give bridesmaids lilac bouquets for a subtle and simple splash of color.
The spring season is an optimal time for a wedding because of the possible wedding venue options. As the weather beings to warm up and greenery begins to become vibrant again, consider hosting your ceremony at a venue that has an outdoor option. Shape your wedding aisle with newly-picked lilac, or tie greenery around seating for guests.
At the end of your aisle, consider saying ‘I do’ beneath an arch that is draped with greenery or flowers that align with your wedding colors. Imagine hanging high above your guests’ heads a canopy of flowers and greenery to create an atmosphere that is engaging and enchanting. This year expect to see venues with trending wedding decor like tall flowers and candle centerpieces that are rustic but elegant. Invite your guests to feel a part of your special day through the tone that you establish with the decor that you use in your venue.
Quirky Appetizer and Cocktail Bar
A popular trend that has been translating into any wedding season are fun and engaging food or cocktail bars before your reception. A food bar can be a setup of customizable beverage, hors d'oeuvres or wedding favors for guests. This idea works perfect because it allows guests to skip the hungry wait and enjoy selecting their own choices as they mingle together. As they create customized cocktails or choose between various fun and appealing appetizers, you have the time to snap those last couple wedding photos or grab a relaxing drink before the reception!
Tempting donut walls and snacking gourmet popcorn bars are a couple of great options to keep guests entertained and content. How would you incorporate your wedding colors into this idea? Easy! For lilac and green, use fresh lilacs in clear vases to display on the table, or choose foods that are decorated with lilac-colored details. Greenery draped along the food or cocktail bar would look natural but subtle. Another trending wedding idea is creating a cocktail that is significant for your wedding using your names or the colors of your wedding! Think of colorful drink creations and a name that is unique for your special day!
Cut the Cake
Before hitting the dancefloor and tossing the bouquet, it’s time to cut the cake! Geometric accents, succulent decorations and hand-painted flowers are all predicted by The Wedding Wire to be wedding cake trends everyone is talking about this year.
After you have chosen a mouth-watering cake flavor with a delectable frosting to pair, think about what style or design would fit the theme of your wedding. Are you interested in a cake that is several tiers tall? Or maybe you’re looking for something more petite and effortless in appearance. No matter what style of cake you choose, bring out your wedding colors in the shade of the frosting or in the flowers that adorn the top. Lilacs would look subtle and sweet used sparingly as a cake topper, or if you’re looking to incorporate greenery, think of hand-painted succulents. Brides.com says gorgeous greenery and compact glamorous details are a modest way of giving your wedding cake a rustic appearance. For a more muted and discrete hint of color in your wedding cake, consider small brush strokes of color in the cake’s frosting.
Lilac and spring are a picture-perfect wedding combination because of their modern and blooming appearance. For your springtime wedding, consider using colors that match your wedding theme and unique to your personal style. Creativity is encouraging when planning for your special day and don’t be afraid to personalize current wedding trends. From elegant and chic to rustic and warm, your wedding will emit an energy that is romantic and display the story of your romance.
If you are looking for ways to bring purple or any other color into your wedding design, please contact us today! We are excited to work with you to bring your color dreams to life.
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