Spring can be a wonderful time of the year to get married. The season itself signifies a new beginning with flowers beginning to bloom, birds beginning to chirp, butterflies coming out and a fresh, crisp feeling filling the air. A spring wedding theme is often a classy, fresh and sometimes vibrant affair, and this article takes a closer look at how to style your big day, from beginning to end, when opting for a spring wedding theme.
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Colours for a Spring Wedding Theme
Colours play a big part in setting the scene to any big day, and when it comes to a spring wedding theme you may wish to consider either pastel or vibrant floral colours. Peach, mint green and dusky pink work well, whilst for something a little more head-turning, orange or yellow could do the trick nicely. If you are considering more of an easter themed wedding, why not go for chocolate and cream colours?
Stationery for a Spring Wedding Theme
For a spring wedding theme, hand crafted invites, menus et al are the order of the day. For weddings taking place around the easter period, oval shaped stationery looks wonderful, but in truth and shape will do. Whatever card you opt for, make sure that ornate floral designs, images of birds, bunnies and alike feature prominently.
Spring Wedding Theme Transport
An open topped vinatge car or horse and carriage (with an optional roof for those April showers of course!) would allow you to take advangtage of the wonderful springtime air. Dependent upon your colour scheme, a pink cadillac could also be a viable option.
Spring Wedding Theme Outfits
For the Bride, a simple, flowing ivory gown with a hint of colour to match the colour scheme will look appropriate - a short puddle or sweep train to the dress would also help to empahise the spring wedding theme. Consider a matching shrug or bolero for the evening.
For the guys, cream suits are always an option whilst frock coats with suitably coloured ruches work well with a spring wedding theme.
For the bridesmaids, simple, tea length, floaty gowns look lovely, whilst mermaid, or dresses cut on the bias also look good. In lieu if bouquets, you could opt for fluffy easter bunny cuddly toys.
Spring Wedding Theme Flowers
When it comes to wedding flowers, it's alwasy best to go with what's in season, such as daffodils, tulips, primroses and violets. Speak to your florist and try to come up with simple bouquets and arrangements to emphasise both the time of year and your spring wedding theme.
Spring Wedding Theme Venues
A castle, country house or indeed anywhere with beautiful grounds and an abundance of flora and fauna is a good option if you're planning a spring wedding. It's wise to ensure suitable, and sufficient, outdoor heating is available for later on in the day.
Food & Drink for a Spring Wedding Theme
Food and drink are a great way to emphasise any wedding theme, so why not consider the following options, which could help to compliment your spring wedding theme:
Welcome Drink: Peach schnapps.
Reception Starter: Chilled Seasonal Melon with a raspberry compote.
Reception Main Course: Rack of lamb with mint jelly.
Reception Desert: Citrus fruit cheesecake.
’Evening Do’ Food: A finger buffet featuring warm, but not spicy, food would be ideal, followed by fruit cocktail for desert.
The Wedding Cake: Tiered cake in white icing covered in decorative (and preferable edible) flowers and fruit.
Decor & Favours for a Spring Wedding Theme
Rose petals, white organza bows, opaque balloons and pillar candles work well. For the tables, tiny fluffy yellow chicks (not real ones obviously!) and even decorated antique bird cages work well. When it comes to favours - how about easter eggs? For the kids, cuddly easter bunnies make a wonderful alternative.
Music & Entertainment for a Spring Wedding Theme
String Quartets for the Reception with a live band on the Evening. Consider organising an easter egg hunt for children and any fun loving adults!
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