Top 5 Spring/Summer Wedding Trends for 2017

Photo: Jill Devries

Photo: Jill Devries

We love wedding trends, especially those that are so lovely they effortlessly turn into timeless classics! Anyone can agree your wedding should highlight your personality, tastes, and style. But it never hurts to throw in an element of 'that's totally in right now." So wow your guests with your current and up-to-date wedding knowledge and twists on timeless takes. 

If your Spring wedding is basically around the corner and you're wrapping up all the details, no worries. You can still incorporate these trends by adding a custom cocktail (you create the name) during cocktail hour,  using a cluster of giant balloons as a photo prop to create a whimsical ambiance, and - of course - adding more candlelight! We love the look of clusters of white pillar candles in cascading sizes, but just make sure your venue permits open flames. Alight; here we go:

#1. “Guest don’t need to wait until midnight for the traditional rice-toss or sparkler moment. Brides and grooms are looking for the celebration to begin with the first kiss. Whether that is followed by a confetti blast, fireworks, or marching band, the celebration is starting at the ceremony. The other big one is large scale installations. For example, filling a ceiling with drapery, flowers or even floating orbs will add a sense of wonder, creating a beautiful and long-lasting memory.” - Bryan Rafanelli
#2. “People are moving away from stereotypical ‘wedding venues’ in exchange for locations that are more special and rare. Think an alfresco meal at a long dinner table in front of a historic mansion, or tents on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean in Big Sur. These are the types of immersive experiences people now want their guests to have. It isn’t just about having a wedding, it’s about transporting guests to something magical, and allowing them to experience to something once in a lifetime.” —Alison Laesser-Keck and Bryan Keck
#3. “We’re going to see a lot more greenery in place of abundant wedding flowers. Flowers will certainly never go out of style, but this year they may have to move over for bright and beautiful leaves. It doesn’t hurt that Pantone supported this movement by electing Greenery as the Color of the Year. Also, hiring an expert mixologist to make unforgettable artisanal cocktails for you and your guests will be the experiential cocktail hour every wedding in 2017 requires.” —Colin Cowie
#4. “Nighttime ceremonies. So long to sunsets and welcome dusk. This means lighting and candles can become the focal décor element and not necessarily the florals.” —Yifat Oren
#5. “As much as we love neutrals, a big splash of color is exactly what we’ve been wishing for the past few years. We’re very excited to be incorporating more color in every element of our weddings in 2017.” —Virginia Edelson


Will you be using any of these trends? If so, which ones and how do you plan to incorporate them? Do share and let us know how these worked for you!