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Spring 2024 is just around the corner, and with it comes a fresh batch of bridal trends that are as exciting as they are varied. At Hummingbird Hill, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for all the fabulous and not-so-fab ways to celebrate your big day. As we sort through this season’s latest, we’ll guide you through the trends that are totally worth your time and those that might be ready for a little makeover.

From the dazzling hits that will make your wedding pop to the misses that might just need a twist to shine, we’re here to keep things light, fun, and super stylish. Get ready to make your wedding effortlessly cool and contemporary, with a nod to traditions that feel right. Let’s start this stylish journey and make sure your wedding is nothing short of spectacular!

HIT: Vibrant Color Palettes

Did someone say BOLD? Who says spring has to be all pastels and muted tones? Not us! This 2024, it’s all about vibrant color palettes that bring energy and personality to your wedding day. Picture this: deep blues that remind you of the midnight sky, bright yellows that capture the essence of sunny days, and lush greens that bring nature’s best right to your decor. These colors aren’t just beautiful—they’re a celebration of love and life!

Why It’s a Hit:

Vibrant colors set the stage for a lively and memorable wedding. They reflect the joy and excitement of your special day, making every moment pop with a burst of color. Plus, they’re amazing for photos. Imagine your wedding pictures splashed with vibrant hues that bring out the happiness and love of the occasion—totally Instagram-worthy!

How to Use It:

Incorporate these peppy colors in your floral arrangements, bridesmaid dresses, and table settings. You can even extend them to your wedding invites or your cake design for a cohesive look. Mix and match these bold colors with softer shades or complementary colors to create a balanced visual feast.

Pro Tip:

To really make these colors shine, pair them with plenty of natural light and simple, elegant backgrounds. Our venue at Hummingbird Hill is perfect for this—with its natural landscapes and light-filled spaces, your vibrant color choices will truly come alive.

So, are you ready to ditch the traditional and embrace a palette that’s as bold and unique as your love story? Let’s make your wedding day a color-filled spectacle that everyone will remember for years to come!

MISS: Traditional Buffets 

Ah, the traditional buffet—once the go-to for wedding receptions everywhere. While it’s had a good run, we’re thinking it might be time to shake things up a bit. Why? Well, it’s 2024, and the one-size-fits-all approach to dining just doesn’t cut it anymore, especially when you want your wedding to feel personal and unique.

Why It’s a Miss:

Traditional buffets can sometimes feel a bit impersonal and don’t always fit with the more health-conscious approach that many couples prefer today. In our current health-conscious world, the idea of everyone serving themselves the same dishes might give some guests pause.


Why not spice up the dining experience with plated meals or family-style servings? Plated dinners add an elegant touch, ensuring that each guest is served a beautifully presented meal that looks as good as it tastes. Family-style service, where dishes are shared at the table, brings a warm, communal feel to your reception—perfect for sparking conversations and creating a cozy atmosphere.

Pro Tip:

Talk to your caterer about incorporating your wedding theme into the menu. Whether it’s a specific cuisine that tells your love story or dishes that are favorites of yours, personalized touches can make the meal memorable. For an extra twist, pair each course with a selected wine or a custom cocktail that complements the flavors, turning the meal into a gourmet experience.

Switching from a traditional buffet to a more tailored dining option not only elevates the guest experience but also ensures that every detail of your wedding is thoughtfully curated. Let’s make your wedding feast as fabulous as the rest of your day!

HIT: Interactive Food Stations 

Interactive food stations are making a huge splash in 2024, and we’re all for it! Why settle for standard fare when you can infuse your reception with fun, flavor, and flair? These stations are not just about eating; they’re about experiencing. They turn your meal into an adventure that your guests get to customize to their tastes.

Why It’s a Hit:

Interactive food stations cater to the unique preferences of your guests, offering a personalized touch that makes your wedding stand out. They’re a fantastic way to keep the party dynamic and engaging. From sushi rolling stations to custom pasta bars, the options are endless and can be tailored to fit any wedding theme or dietary preference.

How to Use It:

Think about the kinds of foods that you and your partner love or that mean something special to your relationship. Maybe it’s a taco bar with all the fixings because your first date was at a taco truck, or perhaps a gourmet burger station that nods to many backyard BBQs together. Place these stations around your reception area to encourage guests to mingle and explore.

Pro Tip:

Pair each station with a mini drink station offering a signature cocktail that complements the food served there. For example, a margarita bar next to your spicy taco station or a selection of fine wines beside a cheese and charcuterie board. Not only does this enhance the flavor experience, but it also adds an extra layer of customization for your guests.

Interactive food stations are not just about dining; they’re about creating memories. They encourage your guests to interact, mix, and mingle, making your wedding a memorable, communal feast of fun!

MISS: Over-The-Top Wedding Favors … Moderation, please

Wedding favors are a lovely way to thank your guests for celebrating with you, but when they become too extravagant, they might not hit the mark as intended. In 2024, we’re noticing a trend away from overly lavish or impractical favors that guests might leave behind or never use.

Why It’s a Miss:

Over-the-top favors can often end up being costly, and despite the best intentions, they might not resonate with every guest. Additionally, elaborate favors can contribute to waste, which doesn’t align with the growing trend towards sustainability in weddings.


Consider giving something simple yet meaningful or even something edible that guests can enjoy on their way home or the next day. Homemade treats, local delicacies, or eco-friendly items like seed packets or reusable straws are thoughtful, useful, and less likely to be forgotten on the tables.

Pro Tip:

Personalization goes a long way! A small handwritten note thanking each guest, or a favor that ties into the couple’s story or wedding theme, adds a personal touch that makes the gift more special and memorable. For example, if you’re having a beach wedding, a small bottle of sunscreen or a custom-made fan can be both thematic and practical.

By choosing wedding favors that are simple, personal, and useful, you ensure that this small token of appreciation genuinely enhances the overall experience of your guests without being wasteful or overlooked.

HIT: Outdoors Ceremonies

Nothing says “spring wedding” quite like an elegant outdoor ceremony. With nature as your backdrop, these celebrations are more popular than ever in 2024. Offering fresh air, breathtaking landscapes, and the beauty of natural light, outdoor weddings at venues like Hummingbird Hill provide a canvas that indoor settings can hardly match.

Why It’s a Hit:

Outdoor settings inherently offer a sense of openness and freedom that enhances the celebratory mood of any wedding. They allow for beautiful, natural decor and give you the flexibility to play with space and layout in ways that enclosed venues cannot. Plus, the natural lighting is perfect for stunning photographs.

How to Use It:

Leverage the natural surroundings to minimize the need for additional decorations. Use the landscape’s features, such as trees, gardens, or water bodies, as focal points. Enhance pathways with lanterns or line aisles with floral accents that complement the environment. For seating, consider elegant yet comfortable options that blend into the outdoor aesthetic without detracting from the natural charm.

Pro Tip:

Always have a plan B. While outdoor venues are unbeatable in terms of beauty, the weather can be unpredictable. Ensure you have tents, canopies, or an accessible indoor option ready to go in case the weather turns. This way, you maintain the ambiance and ensure guest comfort regardless of what Mother Nature has in store.

Outdoor weddings are not just ceremonies; they’re an experience. They engage all senses—from the sight of the verdant settings to the sounds of nature around, making them an unforgettable choice for any couple looking to make the most of their special day.

MISS: Single-Use Decorations

While they can make setting up and breaking down a breeze, single-use decorations often end up being less eco-friendly and more forgettable. In 2024, we’re steering away from disposable decor in favor of options that are as thoughtful as they are beautiful.

Why It’s a Miss:

Single-use decorations often contribute to unnecessary waste, not aligning with the growing trend towards more sustainable wedding practices. Additionally, these items can sometimes lack the personal touch that makes wedding decor truly special.


Opt for reusable or rental decor items that can be returned or repurposed after the wedding. Think elegant glassware, cloth napkins, and items like vases or candle holders that can be reused in your home or donated. Not only does this approach reduce waste, but it also adds an element of sophistication to your wedding setup.

Pro Tip:

Work with local suppliers to source these items, which can often be customized to fit your theme while supporting local businesses. Consider decorations that double as favors for guests, such as small plants or personalized keepsakes that carry meaning beyond the wedding day.

By choosing reusable and sustainable decor, you’re not only making a responsible choice for the environment but also creating a more memorable and meaningful wedding experience for you and your guests.


As we look forward to the 2024 wedding season, it’s clear that the best celebrations are those that combine personal touches with thoughtful consideration of guests’ experiences. From vibrant color palettes that pop to eco-friendly choices that make a statement about the couple’s values, this year’s trends offer endless opportunities to customize your wedding day. While some older trends may be on their way out, the new directions allow us to reimagine what a wedding can be. Whether through the use of innovative technology or by creating interactive dining experiences, each element has the potential to turn your special day into a memorable, one-of-a-kind celebration.

Hummingbird Hill: The Perfect Springtime Backdrop

At Hummingbird Hill, we’re not just a venue; we’re a cornerstone for creating your dream wedding. Nestled in the picturesque landscapes that inspire our vibrant color trends, and equipped with spaces perfect for any of the hits from 2024’s wedding trends, we offer the flexibility and support to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re dreaming of a grand outdoor celebration under the stars, an intimate gathering with gourmet interactive food stations, or a tech-savvy event that connects family from afar, Hummingbird Hill is where your wedding wishes take flight.

Schedule a tour today to see how we can tailor our venue to fit your perfect day, making every moment unforgettable. Let’s make your wedding not just a day but the start of your lifelong journey together, surrounded by beauty and love at Hummingbird Hill.


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