7 of the Hottest Spring Wedding Trends for 2016

Spring brides, your big day isn’t that far away! From 1920s glam to pretty pastels, we’ve curated the hottest spring wedding trends for 2016. Start scrolling (and pinning) your favorites to help you choose your theme, dress, and favors!

English Garden

One trend we’re loving now: an English garden themed wedding. Airy pink and green pastels, vintage cameo details, and beautiful hand-picked florals bring this theme to life!

Cameo on Bride's Bouquet Let's Frolic Together Photography via Bridal Musings Wedding BlogLet’s Frolic Together Photography via Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Teatime can easily become part of the decor. Tiny gold teacup tealight holders look cute at each table setting, and guests can take them home as gifts. Vintage floral favor boxes filled with English candies make the perfect little treat!

The Perfect Favors for an English Garden Wedding | @KateAspen | KateAspen.com

Tiered skirts and floral appliqués were a few details trending on the runway. This gorgeous Marchesa gown is sure to add wonderful flowy movement and texture to a bride’s look, plus it makes the ideal romantic dress for a garden theme.

Beautiful Wedding Gown with Floral Applique | Marchesa Spring 2016Marchesa

Mixed china adds more vintage floral touches to the table, and vintage cameo necklaces would be lovely bridesmaid gifts!

English Garden Wedding Table Setting and Cameo | Anya Albonetti PhotographyAnya Albonetti Photography via Story Board Wedding

Sleek and Modern

An elegant and modern look never really seems to go out of style. If you’re a bride who likes simple details, a modern wedding theme is the right pick! A basic wedding cake with sleek geometric shapes fits a minimalist look.

Geometric White and Gray Wedding Cake | Megan Robinson PhotographyMegan Robinson Photography via Style Me Pretty

A white tuxedo suit, another trend seen on the runway, is a chic and modern alternative for the bride who doesn’t want to wear a traditional dress.

White Pantsuit for Bride | Carolina HerreraCarolina Herrera

Ghost chairs paired with all-white flowers and decor create such a modern vibe!

Ghost Chairs | Modern White Wedding | James Christianson Photographer via Style Me PrettyJames Christianson Photographer via Style Me Pretty

Art Deco Glam

Inspired by 1920s Great Gatsby glam, this is the theme for brides who love a classic but glitzy feel.

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Reception Table Settting | Zorz StudiosZorz Studios via Kate Aspen

Bold black and white lines with a mix of gold create a snazzy color palette. Guests can take home personalized matchboxes and mini bottles of whiskey as favors!

Classic Black and White Striped Matchboxes | Wedding Favors | @KateAspen | KateAspen.com

Mini Bottles of Whiskey Wedding Favors | Zorz StudiosZorz Studios via Kate Aspen

Flirty feathers is another trend spotted on the runway for spring 2016. This real bride was ahead of the trend and changed into a short feathery dress for the reception!

Bride in Wedding Reception Feather Dress | Derks Works PhotographyDerks Works Photography via Kate Aspen

Traditional Elegance

What if you’re a bride who wants a traditional look with a twist? New wedding dress styles hitting the runway are returning to a more traditional look, but with daring plunging v-necks and a lot of sheer lace.

Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neck | Reem Acra Spring Bridal Collection 2016Reem Acra

Traditional brides can include elegant touches throughout the wedding decor, like a “Happily Ever After” cake topper.

Happily Ever After Cake Topper | @KateAspen | KateAspen.comWedding reception decor doesn’t have to be over-the-top. Dress white tables up with simple floral arrangements that match your color scheme.

Traditional Wedding Reception Table | San Miguel de Allende Mexico | Evan Hunt Photo via Style Me PrettyEvan Hunt Photo via Style Me Pretty

Energetic Bold Colors

If you’re more of a bold bride, a few vivid brights from Pantone’s Spring 2016 Fashion Color Report can serve as inspiration!

Bright Red Wedding Invite | KT Merry Photography via Style Me PrettyKT Merry Photography via Style Me Pretty

A high energy red, like Pantone’s Fiesta, is a strong and beautiful color to mix into everything from your invitation suite to the flowers. Other Pantone colors of the season include Buttercup, a happy yellow, and Green Flash, a brilliant green, both exciting colors for spring.

Bright Red Flowers in Bride's Hair | Red Bridal Bouquet | Allen TsaiAllen Tsai via Wedding Inspirasi

White Wedding Cake Adorned With Red Flowers | Tracy Enoch Photography via Elizabeth Anne DesignsTracy Enoch Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs


A tropical theme may not scream spring, but a fresh, modern take on tropical decor is the perfect match if you’re planning a spring beach wedding.

Pineapple Wedding Reception Table | Bamber Photography via Ruffled BlogPhotos By Heart via Ruffled Blog

Pineapples, palms, and flamingos come together to create a stylish design scheme. Fancy flamingo bottle openers are the cutest favors wedding guests will love!

Tropical Wedding |Spring Wedding Trends 2016 | Flamingo Bottle Opener | @KateAspen | KateAspen.com

Wedding gowns with high thigh slits are trending, and this structured gown would look amazing on a beach bride goddess!

Sleek Wedding Dress with Slit | J. Mendel via The Knot J. Mendel; Maria Valentino/MCV Photo via The Knot

Forget flowers! Lush palms create a stunning ceremony backdrop.

A Simple Tropical Palm Wedding Ceremony Backdrop | Ashley Keleman Photography via BridesAshley Keleman Photography via Brides

Calming Pastels

Serene pastels are a few other seasonal colors found in Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for spring 2016. From a soothing Rose Quartz to the airy Serenity, so many of these calming colors make a lovely spring wedding color palette.

You can choose just one color as your main inspiration, like this Limpet Shell-inspired wedding gown.

Beautiful Blue Wedding Dress | Olivia Leigh Photography via Green Wedding ShoesOlivia Leigh Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Sprinkle vintage blue glass tealight holders into the reception decor for an ode to Limpet Shell.

Glam Wedding with Pastel Blue Touches | @KateAspen | KateAspen.com

A mix of pretty pastels looks flawless, too! Switch out a traditional cake for ombré tiers of macarons.

Ombre Macaron Cake | One Love Photo via Style Me PrettyOne Love Photo via Style Me Pretty

It’s fun to mix it up! Bridesmaids can wear different colored mint and blush dresses with pastel bouquets.

Pastel Vintage Wedding | Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses and Bouquets | Matthew Morgan Photography via Wedding ChicksMatthew Morgan Photography via Wedding Chicks

Which trend do you love the most for spring? Tell us below!

Happy Planning!


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