The chill is almost completely out of the air and nature is starting to show signs of life as autumn melts into spring. And what better time is there to get married than spring? The blossoming of life and renewed energy creates the perfect environment for the start of a lifelong journey of love and happiness. Here are a few of this year’s exciting spring wedding trends.
Wedding Trends for Spring
- Pastel watercolours
These subtle hues are channelling the essence of spring with their gentle palette and exquisite brushstrokes. These can be incorporated into anything from envelope liners to place cards, giving every aspect a truly personalised feel.
- Coloured stones
The De Beers campaign that started the move towards diamonds as the staple engagement rock has finally started to lose some of its momentum. Coloured stones are becoming much more popular, made even more so after Kate Middleton started sporting Diana’s famous sapphire ring.
- Trendy meets classic dress
Brides are desperate to bring in the modern look but reluctant to dispel the classic wedding dress altogether. This has resulted in a trendy mix of the two with the introduction of white pant suits, tailored jackets, ball skirts and even sexy shorts.
- Elizabethan elegance
Brides want to feel like princesses on their wedding day which means the incorporation of regal touches into the wedding dress. Ruffles, puffed shoulders, high collars, trains and elegant fabrics are making their way into the design, all completed with lace umbrellas and crowns or tiaras.
- Tall cakes with berries
Cakes took a backseat for a while, replaced by cupcakes and other creative alternatives, but it seems the extravagant wedding cake is making a deserved comeback in the form of tiered cakes – either naked or fondant-covered – with some beautiful berry and foliage décor.
- Floral prints
A classic spring print, floral has returned – ranging from the subtle silhouette to bold statement designs – particularly for the bridesmaid dress. Groomsmen can even have floral ties or pocket squares to really tie the wedding ensemble together.
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- Wild blooms and leafy garlands
The love of foliage continues into the wedding flower décor with green garlands of ivy, lemon leaves or seeded eucalyptus adding a really fresh and festive look to the wedding. Really, any spring-season blooms will make for beautiful décor!
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- Family-style meal
Gone are the days of overly-fancy dishes that don’t touch sides. The family-style meals of hearty, wholesome portions, all created using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients are back in fashion. This encourages an interactive sit-down meal, shared among friends and family.
- Surprise setting
Choosing a location set among natural landscape awash with scenic beauty is the best option for any spring wedding. A location that offers exclusive use, set in the countryside that allows for a weekend stay is also a very enticing option this time of year.
If you’re looking for a spring wedding venue then The Nutcracker Country Wedding Venue is the perfect location. This is an exquisite tranquil weekend wedding venue situated on the banks of the Vaal River, 90 minutes from Johannesburg. Offering all that is needed for the perfect wedding, The Nutcracker is for the exclusive use of the bride and groom and their guests for the entire weekend. Contact The Nutcracker today for rates and availability.