Spring weddings are more than just pastels and flowers! As much as I love classic spring wedding decor, it’s always fun to push the envelope a little and try something unexpected. All of these decor trends are really hot right now, and I hope they’re not going away anytime soon!
Rocks, Crystals & Geodes
Photo by Amber Cather Photography
Let’s start with one of my (current) favorite decor trends! The raw, organic beauty of the earth shines through in the iridescence of geodes, quartz, agate and minerals. For a bohemian, laid-back look, you can incorporate pieces into your table decor as table numbers, centerpieces or escort cards. And of course, there’s always the mini, edible version: rock candy!
Photo by Cadence Kennedy Photography
Many of the geodes and crystals you see have different symbolic meanings, so it’s also quite interesting to research the meanings behind different pieces you include in your wedding celebration. A neutral color palette or a color scheme that accents the natural hues of the gems works a charm for the other elements of your wedding, such as the bridal party attire or paper goods.
Photo by Let's Frolic Together
When you think of the clean lines and bold shapes of geometric details, you think of a modern wedding, right? Geometric pieces are a fun way to swap out pastels for vibrant hues to create a contemporary aesthetic.
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They work on anything from cake toppers to confetti, backdrops or centerpieces! Their sleek, simplistic style is truly refreshing, and don’t forget that opposites attract; organic, soft florals look fabulous with geometric shapes.
Photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography
Terrariums are all about bringing the outdoors inside, and they’re just perfect for spring weddings. I think what I love most about terrariums is their incredible versatility. You can make them from virtually any glass vessel: apothecary jars, bell jars, large bowls, etc.
Photo by Limelight Photography
You can also include any number of natural elements like moss, air plants, succulents, ferns, cacti, stones and even miniature figurines. Terrariums are easy DIY centerpieces for brides; once you create a mini garden scene inside your container, you can even add table numbers to them.
Photo by Abbey Domond Photography
Watercolor & Calligraphic Decor
Photo by Erin Johnson Photography
Watercolor designs are incredibly popular for spring weddings, especially in the form of the paper goods: menus, invitations, table numbers, escort cards, etc. This is another relatively simple DIY project for crafty brides, but there are plenty of professionals making gorgeous watercolor creations, too.
Photo by Sarah Elizabeth Photography
Calligraphy used to be only for the invitations, but a lot of couples are incorporating beautiful, hand-lettered signage and decor in their weddings, commonly in metallic inks with gorgeous flourishes.
Photo by Lauren R Swann Photography
And when you combine watercolor designs with calligraphy? Magic.
Photo by April and Paul
Photo by Aislinn Kate Photography
When it comes to decorating for a wedding, you can hang pretty much anything and make it look cool: lanterns, lace doilies, embroidery hoops, umbrellas, chandeliers… The list goes on!
Birdcage lanterns can hang from big trees at your ceremony location for a charming, rustic or shabby chic look. Fill them with flowers during the daytime, or with tea lights for an evening celebration.
Photo by Custom by Nicole Photography
Upside-down umbrellas suspended in mid-air create a whimsical effect and add a lot of color to the venue. If you purchase paper parasols, they’re also significantly less expensive than hanging floral designs. Add a few strings of twinkle lights, and you have a magical ambiance!
Photo by Lydia Messenger Photography
For another affordable, DIY decoration, you can hang embroidery hoops or lace doilies as a ceremony backdrop. You can take it one step further by stitching your names and wedding date onto the fabric in the hoops!