Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Watters; Anna Elyse Bridesmaid; Monique Lhuillier; BHLDN. Photos by Dan Lecca (3); courtesy of BHLDN
When you’re shopping for bridesmaid dresses, it’s important to not only consider styles that will look great on your gals, but also dresses that will fit your wedding season. And since springtime is about blooming blossoms and (we hope!) blue skies, heavy fabrics and dark colors simply don’t look right at spring weddings. Check out our top hues for spring bridesmaids:
Pale Coral: Coral is absolutely the hot color for bridesmaids this year. While we typically think of it as a summer, beachy hue, we think a paler coral would look just right at a spring garden wedding.
Mint: We know, we know – isn’t emerald the hot green of the moment? Well, yes, but it’s a little too deep and dark for springtime. Featuring a pale mint is a great way to include green in your wedding palette.
Floral: We’re aware that technically floral is not a color, but this pattern is never more appropriate than in in the springtime.
Sky Blue: This color looks great on most skin tones and looks beautiful at both formal and casual occasions.
What color are your bridesmaids wearing?
Clockwise from top left: Mirelle Carmichael Photography, Blush 129 Inc., Bel Regali, Courtney Bowlden Photography, BeauCoup
Leave your wedding guests with a little something that represents the fresh, flourishing spirit of the season. Here are five thoughtful spring wedding favors sure to delight your friends and loved ones!
Potted Succulents: These low-maintenance, cheerful little plants make great favors for any special occasion. Plant them in tiny terracotta pots for guests to take home to their gardens or grow in their homes. Double as escort cards or place settings.
Herb-Infused Olive Oil: Pour flavored oil into miniature glass bottles and accent with a sprig of lavender, rosemary or other fresh herb. It’s the perfect spring treat for drizzling on salads, pastas and artisan breads.
Garden Mints: Adorn traditional mint or candy favors with floral appliques. The silk gerbera daisy boxes pictured above are perfect for spring.
Flower Seeds: Spread the love! Fill personalized coin envelopes with your favorite flower seeds for guests to plant and enjoy in their own gardens.
Lemonade Mix: Guests will love whipping up a batch of this sweet, refreshing beverage on a sunny spring day.
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Claire Pettibone; Wtoo Brides; Ines di Santo; David’s Bridal. All photos by Dan Lecca
Looking for a wedding dress for your spring wedding? You’re in luck. At the most recent bridal market, there were many dress trends that were just made for spring garden weddings. Here are a few of our favorites:
Floral Motifs: Floral patterns can be showcased on a wedding gown in a variety of ways – embroidery (as shown on the Claire Pettibone gown above), printed fabric, and 3D appliques are the most common.
Lace: This is an obvious one – lace is the ideal fabric for a spring wedding. It’s so feminine and classic, and is available in so many silhouettes, from ballgowns to sheaths, like this Wtoo Brides gown.
Blush: We love that pink is becoming such a popular hue for wedding gowns (hello, Jessica Biel!) – and it’s never more appropriate than in the springtime. Worried that a pink wedding dress won’t allow you to stand out the way a white one would? Let this jaw-dropping Ines di Santo gown prove you wrong!
Tea Length: If you’re getting married outside, there’s no need to get your hem dirty – choose a tea-length dress for a vintage vibe, and to show off your shoes! We adore this David’s Bridal style, as it features another springtime favorite – dotted fabric!
What wedding dress style are you wearing for your spring wedding? Let us know in the comments!
Clockwise from top left: Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch, Greenworks Florist, The French Bouquet, Watson-Studios, Photography by Jen Philips
Spring is officially upon us, inciting an outburst of bright, vivacious blooms. Here are five stunning flowers perfect for spring weddings.
Ranunculus: This buttercup relative is distinguished by tightly bound, tissuey whorls. The cheerful blossoms come in a variety of pastels and brights. White, orange, yellow and pink are popular picks for spring brides.
Anemone: With their dark, bold centers, these distinctive flowers add a touch of drama and intrigue to any bouquet. These elegant wildflowers are a popular choice for weddings with vintage schemes.
Tulip: Nothing says spring like these fresh, vibrant classics. While the blooms make a lovely addition to any floral arrangement, they look particularly stunning on their own.
Peony: Brides lust after these voluminous, fluffy florals. They can be found in soft, romantic colors like white, blush and lavender, or in bright, bold hues like coral and fuchsia.
Lilac: These whimsical flowers are characterized by clusters of tiny, sweetly scented blooms. While they are most often seen in various shades of purple, they also grow in pink and white.
Kerrie & Amin
Sagaponack, New York
Q & A with the Bride and Groom:
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
Do not try and do everything yourself, enlist the help of others. I say this because without the help of my mother and stepfather who literally planned everything (with the exception of my matron of honor, Damaris and one of my maids of honor, Tara, who were also integral in planning and execution) I don’t know how this day would have been possible. From the moment I screamed “Mom! I’m engaged!” she literally started planning the wedding. If I didn’t know any better I would’ve thought she was waiting for that moment from the day I was born.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
During the party, one of my favorite songs came on (“I Am Blessed” by Mr. Vegas) and when I heard the entire crowd signing my favorite line in the song which is “I am blessed, I am blessed, Every day of my life I am blessed, When I wake up in the morning, And I lay my head to rest, Every day of my life I am blessed,” in that moment I literally had to stop and take it all in because no truer words could have been spoken about my wedding day and my life to date.