Spring Wedding Color and Decor Trends

IMAGE SOURCE: GREEN WEDDING SHOES

IMAGE SOURCE: GREEN WEDDING SHOES

Gone are the days of rose gold accents. This wedding season, it’s all about mixing up the metals, incorporating jewel tones, and really ramping up the greenery. Copper is really having a moment this spring, despite it usually making an appearance in autumn weddings, and we’re loving it! One of our favorite decor trends is utilizing copper in your place settings and silverware, especially against an off-white or cream table cloth - the end result is gorgeous and timeless. Go to our Rustic Copper Story for more inspiration!

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IMAGE SOURCE: BRIT + CO

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IMAGE SOURCE: THE KNOT

Brides that aren’t into metals or the rustic charm trend have been opting for a more modern take on their decor, and it’s something we’re seeing pop up time and time again this season. Acrylic pieces are taking over the wedding scene! Make a bold statement by ditching the traditional ceremony seating and go with acrylic chairs instead. The see-through effect will leave the entire ceremony space open and minimalist, and the clean backdrop will really let your decor and florals shine.

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IMAGE SOURCE: @LUNADEMAREPHOTO

In terms of florals this season, they’re bigger than ever - it’s spring, after all! Brides are going with a more innovative approach to how they style their florals by choosing to use more vertical space. Think flower walls for the ceremony space and hanging arrangements in place of an over-the-top centerpiece. This allows for more space on the table to really play with your place settings, and it fills the room with springtime glam!

Another trend we’re obsessing over is the huge amount of greenery brides are incorporating in their big day. Instead of going with a condensed, colorful bouquet, get on trend with a cascading bouquet that incorporates tons of different greenery and pops of vibrant colors. Carry this same feel throughout your ceremony space and reception area for a chic and unique look! Greenery was Pantone's 2017 color of the year and it's impact is not slowing down yet!

IMAGE SOURCE: KATIE HARMSWORTH

IMAGE SOURCE: KATIE HARMSWORTH

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IMAGE SOURCE: LINO & CO

Ditch the single-color focus for your wedding decor and go with a more unexpected (but still cohesive!) palette instead. Rich colors and hues against a lot of greenery may seem a little dark for spring, but keep the space open and airy with light, white elements and those acrylic pieces for a glamorous and elegant springtime look. Violets, maroons, and blues against creams, blush pinks, and dark greenery have created some beautiful venue spaces so far this spring!

Texture is also one of the biggest trends in 2018. Instead of going with the classic satin accents, bring in textures as rich as the colors that you’re using. Macarame is really popular in the wedding scene right now, be it for statement backdrops, table runners, or hanging decor. Add in some more unexpected textures like velvet for an expensive and sophisticated feel, but keep the heavier ones in lighter colors to keep that springtime feel!


Winter Gathering

When creating this Winter Gathering concept, Parsimony Inspired's vision was to embrace the color palette of winter but balance the look with soft feminine accents. We created a design with hues of creams, greys and greens, a palette that we softened with flowing fabrics, gold accents and mixed textures.

Tucked in the mountains of the Berkshires, Bloom Meadows was the perfect backdrop for this romantic winter shoot. A space with beautiful lines, natural elements and neutral colors, our designs felt rooted in the space and allowed our soft color palette to pop against the beautiful white walls. We loved the venue's design so much we had our invitation designer Kim Small of With Wild and Grace draw the venue and add it to the elegant invitation suite's design. One of our favorite ways to add a custom detail. 

Our bride was styled in a stunning chiffon A-line Lilian West gown. The illusion V-neck and the detail of the lace appliqués also brought a feminine touch to the bridal look, while the long sleeves and chapel length train were the perfect look for a winter wedding. The hair style framed our bride's face with greenery touches while soft makeup with a smokey eye gave a bit of drama to the final look. To add a little sparkle to our bride's style, she wore a stunning engagement ring and wedding band set designed by Megan Thorne and stunning hand crafted moonstone earrings designed by Pamela Froman.

When it came to working with floral designer Stacey Radcliffe of The Tangled Grapevine, we knew that we wanted the flowers to be filled with different types of greenery, our favorite trend for 2017. We incorporated greenery in every aspect of the design from the aerial floral installation above our reception table to greenery in our bride's hair. Stacey created a lush presentation bouquet filled with white Anemone, silver Brunia, white Lisianthus, peach Spray Roses, white Tulips, seeded Eucalyptus, Ruscus, Asparagus Fern and Gooseneck Loosestrifes.

From the serene Berkshire winter setting, the soft and romantic invitation suite with it's perfect vellum wax seal to the amazing marbled cakedesigned by the talented Pete of Pete's Sweets, we balanced winter's neutral palette and elements of nature with soft fabrics, feminine touches and meaningful details that would make you want to spend a winter's eve snuggled up with the one you love.

Photography: Brooke Ellen Photography & Alison Marie Photography | Planning & Design: Parsimony Inspired | Flowers: The Tangled Grapevine | Invitations & Stationery: With Wild and Grace | Cake: Pete’s Sweets | Dress: Lillian West from In White | Makeup: KiSSandMaKeUp | Jewellery: Don Muller Gallery | Videography: Embark Films | Venue: Bloom Meadows

The Minimalist Story

We were inspired by the gardens and architecture of this late 1800's historical home nestled next to the Emily Dickinson homestead in the heart of Amherst, Massachusetts. The house and surrounding grounds helped us create a space where we could incorporate the unique elements of softness, texture and romance.

Our vision for this seasonal shoot was to embrace a balance of nature's elegance and feminine romance. We created a soft design with hues of creams, greys and blues, a palette that softened our base of earth textures; wood, succulents and ivy.

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While touring the grounds we decided to set our table beneath the canopy of a gorgeous old tree, whose low hanging branches created a stunning backdrop. Our table was a mix of wood, bark and succulents softened by accents of gold and sweeping fabric. It was the type of setting would make any guest linger in their seat to absorb the surroundings and details.

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Our bride was styled in a beautiful lace BHLDN gown and elegant accessories. Her hair was simply done and her soft makeup with a hint of pink lip was all this bride needed to allow her stunning lace dress to take center stage.

The setting was dreamy, and perfect for a lush, cascading bouquet filled with Dogwood, roses, peonies, the first sight of dahlias and on-site greenery designed by Flowers by Justine.

From the elegant invitation with its perfect velvet envelope, the earth inspired cake with its handmade details of succulents and grapevine, to the beautiful balance of nature and romance, the new Minimalist Bride is defined.

Event Design: Parsimony Vintage | Photography: Melanie Zacek | Fine Art Photography | Model: Maya Simone | Succulent Favors: AudandEl | Table Number: Everlaser | Floral Design: Flowers By Justine | Hair and Makeup: Michelle Anne Hair Design | Wedding Veil and Hairpeice: Bridal Heirlooms | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Rentals: Jerome's Party Plus | Cake: Pete's Sweets  | Jewelry : DMG Gallery  | Ring Box: OaknShield | Invitations: With Wild and Grace | Wedding Venue: Amherst Women's Club

Pantone Color of the Year 2017:Greenery

With the announcement that Greenery will be the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year. we have all gone green crazy.

This "zesty yellow green" is so versatile and can be added to any color scheme a bride and groom are working with! So add that greenery to your bouquet, ceremony, tables and so much more. Best part of greenery? Helps keep the floral cost down! High style, low budget is what we live for.

We have pulled our favorite greenery inspiration to help jump start your designing process.


Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose. This is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature... Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come from the ground. It is something life-affirming to look forward to.
— Pantone's executive director, Leatrice Eiseman