Top Trends for Colorado Weddings

Wedding season is on its way: The venues have been chosen, the dresses altered and the bouquets—almost—assembled. Every Colorado bride (and groom) is anxiously awaiting their oh so special day, and so are we.

But what will they be wearing? What colors will they be digging? What trends are trending? We wanted to know, so this reporter set off to interview local wedding planners on top trends for the 2011 Spring/Summer Colorado wedding.

Bold colors are in. Forget the drab and overdone black and white affair; bold color palates are all the rage this season. The experts at Events Unwrapped in Denver suggested combining bold colors, such tangerine orange, with grape purple and clover green. These colors scream excitement; so back away, slowly, from the traditional and start mixing bold colors.

We know you secretly dream of walking the red carpet; this is your chance. Old Hollywood is stealing the spotlight with dresses and hair styles. According to employees at Denver’s A Memory Lane Event, vintage dresses, feathers and birdcage veils are totally in this year. Pair that style with diamond and crystal bling, and you’re sure to have everyone talking at the A-list after party.

Let’s face it: Cakes are overrated, right? (In full disclosure: I am a sucker for a delicious devil’s chocolate cake layered with fresh raspberries) The jury has spoken—cakes are out. Dessert bars, however, are in. Couples are giving their guests dessert options with a table spread of: candy, cupcakes, cookies and other assorted favorites. Dive in and satisfy all of your cravings this year.

Even city folk dream of a rustic wedding. The professionals at A Memory Lane Event love the phenomenon that is the Country Rustic Chic wedding. When you mix this seemingly confusing blend of themes you get rustic wrought iron, metal and wood creations with metal sculptures and milk glass centerpieces.

It’s all about the local flavor. Heather Dwight of Calluna Events says brides and grooms are doing everything they can to bring “farm to table inspired meals” to their guests. As well, “wine and beer pairings are hot,” Dwight said. The bar selection, in general, is staying local as brides and grooms are choosing to support local wineries and breweries this season.

In Colorado, weddings range from the grandeur to the understated, nestled under a forest of Aspen trees or inside a quaint chapel. Options are endless, and what’s “in” constantly changes. Whether you’re attending a wedding this season or preparing to walk down the aisle yourself, make sure you are on trend.