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With spring in full bloom, some of the wedding industry’s top tastemakers share their predictions on what’s new this season and what trends brides will be embracing!
“Ball gowns are back, but with a modern update! They can be simple timeless or have three dimensional floral appliqués or even prints." — Merilee Hennings, wedding planner and owner, EverAfter Events
Paul Barnett Photography
“Spring brides are opting for more modern silhouettes and minimalist designs for an effortlessly chic look. Also, selecting fabrics that catch the light perfectly help illuminate a bride on her wedding day.” — Ashley Sawtelle, film wedding photographer
“Separates are taking center stage, and it’s not only a look I love, but it's super easy to achieve. Whether it's a bandeau top or a tulle skirt, have one of the two elements, be cohesive, and give it a go.” — Kristin Banta, owner and creative director, Kristin Banta Events
Michelle Boyd Photography
“Dresses that grab a little attention with embellishment or unique details are taking center stage this spring.” — Elisa Bricker, owner and lead photographer, Elisa Bricker
“We love to see a pop of color at spring weddings, and the wedding dress is no exception. There is nothing more romantic than a light shade of pink, blush, or rosé, and when done correctly, it can be just the right amount of unexpected romance that sets your wedding dress apart!" — Aimee Dominick, president, A. Dominick Events
Vicki Grafton Photography
“We see a lot of our brides selecting convertible wedding dresses! This allows them to have a more formal or traditional look for the ceremony that can transition into a fun party dress for the reception. We love that they can easily change up their look during the evening without having to completely change dresses!” — Brooke Keegan, founder and creative director, Brooke Keegan Special Events
Amy & Stuart Photography
“Brides are looking for shoes that will last well beyond the wedding day. They’re picking Valentino Rock Stud Flats, Jimmy Choo sandals, or playful Manolos that don’t scream ‘wedding.’” — Jenna Lam, founder and event director, Jenna Lam Events
Carrie Patterson Photography
“Illusion necklines are perfect for spring, because they add just the right amount of coverage to create an elegant yet understated look while still feeling fresh for the season.” — Lynn Easton, owner, Easton Events