Spring Wedding Trends 2016

Dramatic florals, romantic pastels, show-stopping lighting, bridal two-pieces and meticulous hand-painted wedding cakes – wedding planner Aimee Dunne reveals the top 2016’s Spring Wedding Trends…

Pantones Colour Combo

2016 is the first year Pantone has chose two colours for their colour of the year. It awarded the accolade to Rose Quartz and Serenity, a dreamy combination that suits so many styles and weddings, and certainly Spring. Serenity could easily be incorporated into wedding attire, a powder blue type suit or tie, as well as smaller details such as stationery. Rose Quartz works well in so many aspects, from soft blousy flowers to beautiful, dreamy brides or bridesmaids dresses.

Flowers Galore

Couples are still very much into the soft, pretty colour combinations of creams, pastel pinks, and lilacs because they offer a soft floral palette that’s easy to combine. What I’ve also seen is an abundance of cascading flowers, hanging arrangements and pools of flowers. Think long rows of flowers flowing off the ends of tables, beautifully draped to the floor; and overhead reception flowers that softly set the scene. This can work well with brighter colours, particularly for a more striking effect. If you are on a budget, don’t worry, you can still incorporate cascading flowers; just use less expensive flowers, and contrast elaborate displays on some tables with smaller ones on others.


I’m finding more and more couples wanted to use lighting to give that wow wedding effect. Lighting is so versatile, it can absolutely transform a space and be the difference between an ‘okay’ wedding and an ‘OMG’ one. From pea lights to lanterns, mirrorball’s to lasers and everything in between there are lighting options to suit every wedding style, location and budget. If you’re worried about getting it wrong, think about your venue and what would truly add that wow factor… or hire a wedding planner to help!

Hand-Painted Cakes

Think super pretty, super delicious cakes that look like a work of art. As well as wanting their wedding cake to taste beautiful, more couples are opting for cakes that look like a work of art. Couples wanting less traditional cakes have really been on the increase in recent years, with lots of cake trends coming from the United States. Hand painted cakes are growing in popularity and work briliantly for Spring. You can go all out elaborate with these using striking colours and five tiers for height, or keep things simple with a small two tier painted prettily with pastels.


The idea of a less traditional outfit is growing in popularity. There are more and more two-piece options on offer from bridal designers. Pair a delicate lace top with a full white skirt for a dramatic look; opt for a softer, more romantic option by matching a loose lace top and a floaty skirt (ideal for a beach wedding) or go for a clean cut tailored suit. Two-pieces might be less conventional but it works brilliant for the warmer Spring months, and with such a fantastic variety on offer you’re bound to find something you adore.

About Aimee Dunne

Aimee Dunne is a wedding and event planning service for style-loving couples. Specialising in weddings, civil partnerships and social occasions, they work closely with their clients to create a celebration that is never off the shelf, but unique, personal and beautiful.

Image credits:
Pantones:, and Pinterest
Flowers: Pinterest, stylemepretty and bellethemagazine
Lights: and Pinterest
Cakes: Pinterest, The Frostery
Two-piece suits: All House of Ollichon