Wedding Trends for 2018
Posted by Theresa Tanner on Feb. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Looking for some wedding inspiration? There are so many decisions to make – dresses, suits, flowers, invitations, venues, menus, photos … whew, making a list alone is exhausting!
One way to prevent wedding panic is to start by picking a theme that can help focus the tone and scope of your big day.
Here are four popular themes this year to get your vision board started.
Fairy Tale Romance
Meghan Markle may be marrying an actual prince this year, but your wedding can feel like a royal fantasy too. The stonework and high ceilings make Chateau Rive look like a castle, complete with river view, while the elaborate embellishments of the Historic Davenport Hotel ballrooms resemble the palaces of Europe. Dramatic accessories like capelets, gloves and tiaras instead of veils give a regal flair to a flouncy, tulle ball gown with a cinched waist and sweetheart neckline. For décor, pink and peach accents paired with gold feel lush and feminine with an element of whimsy that reflect the joy of your “happily ever after” day.
If you’re known for a more relaxed attitude, a retro Boho-theme might suit you well on your wedding day. Your carefree vibe lets you get away with mismatched patterns and textiles for place settings, décor and even bridal party outfits – just tie them together with one or two cohesive colors. If you really want to feel like a throwback bride, consider a floral crown over wavy locks and pick a dress accented with lace, or flowing, sheer sleeves.
With so many lovely, historic buildings in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, finding a venue that walks the line between rustic charm and industrial elegance is easy. Mirrors and ambient lighting with string lights or Edison bulbs create a romantic atmosphere, along with understated but vibrant rose bouquets and table settings. For bridal style, off-white gowns in ivory or blush have a throwback air, especially with a draped silhouette. For the groom, think bowtie and suspenders for an old-school appeal.
Who says you actually have to go to the tropics for a destination wedding? Bring the warmth of a beach ceremony to the Northwest with sunny yellows, passionate pinks and verdant greens. Look for a venue with a neutral palette that will allow you to transform the space into a paradise without clashing with its own style. Tropical hallmarks like pineapples, flamingos and seashells can be both kitschy and classy, depending on how you incorporate them into your décor.