March marks the end of the wedding off-season, and couples around the state are gearing up for their sweet spring ceremonies! Warming mountain meadows and awakening blooms offer plenty of inspiration for a spring wedding palette. Here, we offer 14 ideas pulled from real weddings and inspiration shoots we’ve featured over the years!
Put a fresh spin on traditional spring colors with pops of vibrant peach and orange. In this al fresco tablescape, asymmetrical floral arrangements placed in rustic ceramic pots evoke classic European charm, while fresh kumquats add a touch of whimsy. “We opted for predominantly delicate tones,” explains wedding planner Sarah Tucker. “Then, we used unexpected shades like black, orange and yellow for vibrant pops that provided contrast in the styling.”
The warming Wasatch Range is a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding. Make the most of Utah’s wild beauty with a natural palette of evergreens and soft corals. The organic hues pair effortlessly with natural wood textures, as seen here in a springtime ceremony.
Soft blush florals and earthy sage hues gain an elegant quality when contrasted with rose gold finishes. When asked about her design choices, the bride of this Deer Valley wedding said ““The décor was garden-inspired—a bit wild and ethereal. It turned out very magical.”
The iconic black and white duo never fail to impress as a wedding palette. For a fresh interpretation, stylist Allison Baddley of La Fete suggests mixing matte finishes with shimmering metallics and sultry shapes. “I’d call this look: Blanc Noir,” she says. The stylist also opted to forgo the classic white roses for atypical beauties like luminaria, astilbe, fuzzy grasses and skeleton fern.
Lean into a warm springtime palette with pops of fuchsia and peach. These arrangements are bursting with garden roses, essential spring tulips, and texture from delicate Japanese Andromeda and hanging amaranthus. Throw it all on a modern-chic hoop arrangement, and you have florals fit for any pink-loving bride.
To compliment the natural scenery of this Blue Sky ranch wedding, the couple chose a color scheme of sky blue and navy. “Sky blue perfectly mirrored the beautiful, picturesque clouds and navy felt like such an elegant addition,” the bride explains. The couple added personal touches like crystal and horseshoes to curate the overall feeling of laid back elegance.
Celebrate freshly bloomed flowers and the pastel hues of Easter with delicate yellows and powder blues. Pair soft floral arrangements with bubblegum pink linens and embellished chinaware for a princess-meets-pixie vibe.
Adorn a canvas-covered reception with pale blues and dried arrangements for the ultimate bohemian vibe. To create even more depth and visual interest, mixed wicker basket pendants are hung at various length. The overall palette is modern yet relaxed.
Sophisticated gold accents and royal blue hues are a match made in nuptial heaven. Add rustic white linens and natural greens found in eucalyptus to ground the palette in a warm foundation.
Draw inspiration from Utah’s many desert venues, where sunsets display hues of vermilion, salmon and plum. In this stunning Amangiri ceremony, wedding planner Mara Mazder mimicked those very tones at the rehearsal table, where colors shine bright against the neutral backdrop.
Bring pieces of the outdoors inside your wedding venue with a lush display of greenery. Mix muted green ivy with more vibrant verdant shades of myrtle, lemon leaf and grevillea. Don’t be afraid to add a few pops of color, as shown here with soft coral and blush roses.
In an urban environment, vibrant colors and unexpected florals breathe life into the space. “People tend to shy away from tones like black and yellow because they’re not necessarily traditional,” planner Michelle Cousins explains, “but when you showcase them in a form that complements your venue, they create a memorable aesthetic that’s sure to make your wedding stand out.” Bring that same outside-the-box perspective when choosing your florals, opting for the type of foliage that frequents downtown locales like potted plants.
Emerald green has taken the wedding community by storm this season. Incorporate jewel-tones in paper goods and bouquets for a glamorous touch.
Purple had its moment in wedding palettes a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean sweet lilac tones don’t belong in present-day celebrations! Set your tablescape with shades of mauve and lavender, and balance the deep shades with bright florals.
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