Springtime may bring fresh blooms and pretty pastel hues, but those aren’t the only motivating details for spring weddings. Modern couples are combining traditional elements with firm contrasts, including black accents and futuristic details, for their spring wedding festivities. For more ideas, check out our past blogs here!
Read on for some fresh ideas to invigorate your own spring wedding theme.
What says sunny weather more than tropical wedding décor? King protea bouquets, beautiful centerpieces of orchids, and boutonnieres of birds of paradise will all grant a South Pacific feel to your wedding, so it’s no wonder that a tropical theme is hot for spring marriages. Now, that doesn’t mean you should create a full-on luau, so you can leave the faux flower leis, tiki torches, and palm trees to the pool parties. We recommend accenting time-honored décor with tropical touches so it doesn’t feel like a Hawaiian party pack. Incorporate smart and sophisticated accents of palm fonds, blushing bride protea, and orchids into more traditional floral installations. It allows you to balance the venue and location where you are, including Greenwood Springs Event Center.
If April showers bring May flowers, then spring is all about budding foliage. We recommend exploring this idea of new growth as you plant the seeds for the next step in your relationship. Think seed paper for stationery(seed paper is a special eco-friendly paper made from post-consumer materials embedded with wildflower, herb, or vegetable seeds. When you plant the paper in a pot of soil or outside in a garden, the seeds in the paper germinate and grow into plants), potted planters of herbs as centerpieces, and a menu full of seasonal and local produce. Spring is when all the flowers begin coming up and to design a wedding that showed this growth would be so beautiful, especially at our location!
Just because spring calls to mind pastel colors, it doesn’t mean that black is off the table. In fact, it’s very much on the table. Black hues—charcoal, onyx, obsidian, raven, and ink—add a moody vibe to a spring event. Black taper candles, smoky black wine glasses, and matte black flatware all bring an elegant tone to a tabletop otherwise filled with more typical spring hues of ivory, blush, and pink.
Bringing Back Traditions
While we’re all for breaking a rule every now and then, we do love that couples are harking back to wedding traditions for their big days. Everything that is old is new again, and we are seeing more and more couples including classic elements like black-tie dress codes, engraving on wedding invitations, and formal send-offs at the end of the night. (That also means fewer after-parties.) One small time-honored detail we love? Those tiny couple figurines on top of the tiered wedding cake.
Why do weddings have to be so serious? Of course, we want to be reverent when it comes to vows, but for the post-ceremony party, it can be all fun and games. Childhood sentimentality is taking over spring weddings with playful details, such as balloon installations and wistful honeymoon locations like campsites. Take this idea to the next level by serving upgraded childhood favorites like mac ‘n’ cheese and rice crispy treats as late-night snacks and theming your photobooth after Marvel superheroes. You could even shoot off confetti cannons!
While plenty of couples look to the past for inspiration, many more are gazing toward the future and incorporating neon lights and 3-D projections into their celebration. You can go all out with a neon lighting installation and pearlescent fabrics or just add touches, like a custom neon sign above your bar or iridescent glassware on the tabletops.
Spring is full of whimsy, which explains the enchanted garden trend dominating weddings. Whether outdoors in our picturesque valley or inside our greenhouse reception room with floral chandeliers, this trend brings the celebration into a verdant space. Overflowing greenery, romantic blooms, potted trees, flower walls, and hanging floral installations all bring this idea to fruition. It doesn’t stop with the plants. You can take this idea to the tabletops, your confections, and your dress too. The use of patterned linens creates a beautiful base for your place setting and brings depth in design. Plus, 3-D appliqués on bridal gowns, and floral-print tuxedos!
Thanks to April’s famed Coachella festival, couples are taking a cue from desert landscapes for their spring wedding themes. Use pampas grass to frame your ceremony space or hang pampas grass chandeliers from the ceiling for an airy, natural feel. Succulents and wildflowers can top tables while guests can sip on prickly pear cocktails. Of course, agave spirits must be included. We offer a fully refundable security deposit of $300* (without Alcohol), $500* (with Alcohol).
Purple in all of its glory has its moment in spring, and we’re crushing on all the shades—from lovely lavender hues to royal purple touches. Couples are dressing spring celebrations in purple-hued flowers, purple linens, and even purple-tinged outfits. Paisley purple bow tie, anyone?
Keep It Small
Forget the big fat wedding—spring couples are really trimming down the guest list He’s seeing guest lists shrink and with good reason: To-be-weds want to spend quality time with their nearest and dearest, not party-hop among 35 tables to say hello to mom’s second grade best friend. Couples, in general, are really taking a deep dive and concentrating on their guest list, adding that intimate weddings often cater more to the guest experience. It makes everyone feel like they had a getaway together.
At Greenwood Springs we understand that your wedding is the moment you have been waiting for, and just like you, we want to make all the details as special as can be. Our experienced staff will work with you to ensure your event goes just as planned.