Today’s bride doesn’t seem to be as particular as brides in the past. She is far more relaxed and comfortable with having a generalization of colors rather than the strict “exact color” of old. This new attitude is actually helping the bride to relax and not stress about not having “perfect peach”. The bride is no longer the one to make decisions as the groom of today is much more involved. The focus is now more on the feel of the celebration rather than using a cookie cutter plan.

Last year we saw pastels and everything romantic, light and airy. This year brides seem to be going more bold with their color pallets, dramatic even. With Meghan and Harry’s wedding coming up on May 19th, I expect we will see some of today’s trends peaking through the royal traditional elements.

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet

Many wedding planners and formal-wear specialist have let us know that decor is getting away from the greenery of 2017. This year Ultra Violet and other hues of purple will be everywhere.  Ultra-Violet can be described as imaginative, original, artistic, and thoughtful. This color is very calming and blends well with many other colors.

Thanks to my friends at The Black Tux, I have learned so much more information about men’s formal attire and the many choices there are for the groom and his groomsmen. They no longer have to wear the traditional black tuxedo, unless they want to.

Spring Color Trends

The romantic airy colors of blush, peach and mint are staples that have been around for years. Those colors will always represent spring. They are so timeless that they can really be matched with almost any other color. To mix with today’s trends blush looks stunning when being paired with a Grey Suit, as seen in the picture on the left. Blush and grey accents carry into the bouquet as well as linens and decorations. Highlight your bouquet with: proteas, tulips, anemones, and blush garden roses.

Lilac and Green shows the more boldness of colors that are trending for 2018. Both colors would look great with either a Tan Suit or with the more formal Grey Bound tuxedo. Any of the lilac variety of spring flowers would look amazing as accents in your bouquet as well as Acoma or Harmony iris’.

Slate and Moss is another perfect combination of colors. The dramatic contrast is so stunning and pleasing to the eye. For the bouquet: spanish moss, succulent, and the vendella rose would make great additions.

Today’s more dramatic flair will also show us silver and chrome.

Thank you to our friends at The Black Tux for inspiring us through your tuxedo and suit rentals for this spring’s wedding trends. Without their artistic vision, I would not be able to show you the photo examples of what the trends are for Spring. For impeccable service, and so many color choices for Suits and Tuxedos, contact The Black Tux, inside your Nordstrom store and online.

Written by Ellen Crivellone of Smokey Mountain Sounds and the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association– We would love to DJ for your celebration! 1-865-712-1854