Top 3 Wedding Trends for Spring/Summer 2013

The weather has seemed to finally make up its mind here in the Smokies and decided that it's time for Spring.  We are so excited for all the upcoming weddings and receptions here at Flower Mountain.  Many creative brides (and grooms) have already planned out their decorations, wedding colors and overall themes for their spring and summer events.  These are the top 3 trends that our couples are using for their mountain view wedding in the Smokies.  We hope that this also helps you with inspiration for your wedding details!

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1. Mint

In 2012, Malibu (turquoise) and Hot Pink were very popular for Flower Mountain couples.  Other popular color combinations were Hot Pink/Orange, Malibu/Orange, Bright Red/White, Navy Blue/Yellow, etc.  So it seems that bright and vibrant color clashing was the trend for last year.  Some colors look amazing together, some look silly.  But we can agree that the color trend for 2013 looks nothing short of elegant.

This year, it looks like it's the opposite.  Rather than vibrant and loud, brides are using soft and muted.  The big color trend is Mint mixed with various pastels like lavender and ivory.  What a cute idea!  Flower Mountain carries soft pastels and ivory chair bows and pergola decorations for your Mint flavored wedding and reception event!


© Gatlinburg Photo

© Gatlinburg Photo

2. Burlap

Rustic and vintage weddings are all the rage and scream summer!  And one of the main attractions in a rustic wedding is burlap! The chair flowers you see to the left were designed in a burlap sack by the mother-of-the-bride for a wedding last weekend.  Although burlap is one of the most requested decorations at Flower Mountain, this was the first time it was actually used for an event.  We were surprised with how great it looked with the wedding colors (orange, purple and hot pink).  The bride even had her bouquet wrapped in burlap!  Needless to say, it looked really cute.  We hope to be hosting more rustic themed weddings featuring burlap in the future!

Not sure what to think of using potato sacks for a wedding? Take a look at the creative examples that have reached Pinterest and see for what all the fuss is about!


© Gatlinburg Photo

© Gatlinburg Photo

3. Birds

That wedding we hosted last weekend?  Yeah, the mother-of-the-bride also designed the table centerpieces for their reception, and to our surprise, she added paper owls in their wedding colors to willow branches!  The bride loves owls and wanted these cute little guys in almost all of their decorations!  I'll be sure to make another article highlighting their event and include more photos of their owls and decorations, but I wanted to include this particular photo because a lot of you have been asking our coordinators their opinions about birds in their wedding theme and how it would look.

White dove release is a popular addition to a ceremony featuring either two white doves the bride and groom release or a single white dove the couple releases in memory of a loved one.  Peacocks have also been a wedding trend for a couple of years, with brides buying accessories that include feux peacock feathers and choosing colors that represent the beautiful birds.


What are you planning for your wedding and why?  Let us know in the comments!