Spring is a season of fresh rejuvenation after a long, cold winter, and spring weddings reflect this notion with color, beauty and of course romance. Whether celebrating your wedding at the early break of the season accompanied by spring showers, or further into spring with the warmth and vibrancy of summer waiting, the distinguishing qualities of the season are sure to help design a gorgeous spring wedding.
When choosing a spring wedding theme, nature offers easy inspiration. Garden themed weddings incorporate the fresh blooms of the season from cherry blossoms to daffodils and give life to romantic, vintage inspired designs. Imagine soft hued linens of assorted textures and patterns, adorned with fragrant arrays of flowers in antique vases, accompanied by decorative bird cages and votive candles. This garden theme would be completed by an assortment of china in varying or matching patterns for a soft, romantic spring wedding.
Another nature inspired spring wedding plays on the promise of April showers. Embrace the often inclement weather of the season with playful rain boots for you and your bridesmaids for traveling from the ceremony to the reception. Also, consider an outdoor photo shoot capturing the romance of you and your new husband cuddled together beneath a clear umbrella.
Your wedding theme may also be inspired by the myriad of spring color combinations. The softness of early spring is often decorated by hues of creams, blush and pastels. Subtle purples like lilac are also beautiful when combined with white and greenery. Additionally, the ombre effect is perfect for spring as it combines the softness of a shadeís lighter hues with the richness of its deeper tones in a gradual progression much like the season itself.
As the season progresses, the colors of the spring pallet intensify. For example, the delicacy of mint is gorgeous against a pop of coral or bright pink, while navy blue and lime green collaborate for a bright yet sophisticated theme. Yellow is also a widely used spring wedding color. It plays well for light pastel accents or takes center stage as a vibrant hue combined with vivid greens, pinks or even blue as summer approaches.
Much like the wide variety of colors spring has to offer, flower selections are at a high with so many beautiful blooms to choose from. Peonies in white and pink are gorgeous, full flowers for the perfect bouquet. Other spring favorites include deliciously fragrant sweat peas, tulips in a variety of shades as well and other bulb flowers like daffodils and paper whites (Narcissus).
For a classic (even royal) wedding bouquet, choose the delicate lily of the valley for a timeless, elegant look. Two famous royal weddings, Grace Kellyís marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1956) and Kate Middletonís marriage to Prince William of England (2011) both showcased this gorgeous flower with subtle cascading bouquets.
Spring offers so many incredible design options for your wedding. Play into your senses to see, feel and even smell the beauty of a spring wedding celebration.
Spring weddings are romantic and awe-inspiring with the help of fresh, fragrant blooms and masterful combinations of the seasonís hues. From dreamy pastels of early spring, to the vivid and passionate shades nearing summerís welcome, spring weddings stun because of the seasonís natural inspiration.