The flowers are blossoming amidst an increasingly emerald vista, as the sun soars overhead, it’s hardly surprising spring is hailed as the most popular season to get married. Springtime weddings provide opportunities for brides and grooms to become acquainted with the unique natural beauty of this time of year and make the most of what spring has to offer. If you are planning a spring wedding, whether it’s around the corner in 2017 or further away in 2018, take a look at the following wedding essentials for a memorable spring wedding.
Spring colour schemes
Out with the heavy tones of winter and in with the softer pastels of spring. Now’s the time to emphasise the beauty of the season by opting for crisp, fresh colours, such as lime greens and sky blues. Adapt the free-spiritedness of the season by combining crisp whites with sea greens and soft pinks and lemons.
Play around with breezy tones to augment the vitality in the spring air, such as lavender, yellow and cream rose. Or, for late spring weddings, throw some spice into the colour palette by introducing bolder colours, which show a hint of summer, including poppy pinks, rainforest green and cobalt blue.
Flowers for a spring wedding
Spring is synonymous with the fragile beauty of flowers so is certainly the right time of year to really go to town with floral arrangements. Peonies work particularly well at a spring wedding, crafting softness, texture and pastel variety to complement the soft hues of a spring wedding.
The fragrant elegance of sweet peas is there to be enjoyed at a springtime wedding. These beautiful, delicate flowers of subtle lilacs, blues and pinks, craft the perfect wedding bouquet to the enjoy the individual natural splendour of the season.
Whether you’re having a vintage themed wedding or a more modern affair, tulips make a great choice of flower from a springtime ceremony. This vibrant and unmistakable flower will create an eye-catching floral feature.
Accessorise your flower girl
Being the season of floral splendour, spring weddings certainly warrant a flower girl to carry the bride’s flowers down the aisle. Accessorise your adorable flower girl in stunning spring-like features, including floral crowns in white roses, sparkly shoes and a pretty clasp bag full of colourful confetti!
Springtime wedding flavours
If you’re getting married in the spring, why not incorporate some of the flavours of the season into your wedding catering?
With the temperatures on the rise, get seasonal with the drinks, offering crisp and cool cocktails, Proseccos and plenty of jars of lemonades at the ready, flavoured with seasonal hints of kiwi, lavender and raspberry.
For your springtime wedding cuisine, opt for enticing salads and dishes infused with fresh seasonal herbs, such as mint and rosemary. Marinade meat and fish dishes with a citrus flavour to bring the season alive at your wedding dinner.
Now’s the time to get playful with desserts, offering strawberries dipped in chocolate, or fruit of the forest berries covered with lashings of lemon sorbet or vanilla ice-cream.
Springtime wedding venues
With the dark, cold months of winter over, couples tying the knot in the spring have a wide range of options available for a springtime wedding venue.
With nature blooming and the weather improving, outdoor wedding venues work well in the spring. Garden weddings and forest weddings and are popular choices during the spring, where couples can enjoy getting married surrounding by nature, as it emerges from its winter sleep.
Or for a spring wedding venue with a real difference, you might want to think about a camping wedding or a tipi wedding, where the ceremony and reception take place in the great outdoors, perfect for a mythical and magical springtime wedding to remember.
Dresses for a spring wedding
With the weather getting warmer, brides can afford to show a little flesh and opt for a spring and summer style wedding gown. Whether it’s a long floating dress with a plunging neckline, a strapless gown that fits snugly to the body, or a shorter, modern style dress that shows shapely calves, there’s plenty of fabulous springtime dresses on offer to suit all tastes and styles of weddings.
Venus Bridal has two main collections of dresses suitable for warmer weather weddings. Check out Venus Bridal’s Informals collection, comprising of a stunning range of wedding gowns that would complement the unique joys of a spring wedding. Alternatively, take a look at the Pallas Athena collection of beautifully exquisite gowns that flow to the ground and are ideal for weddings that take place in the warmer weather of spring.
Whatever dress, venue, floral arrangements and colour scheme you opt for, getting married in the season of renewal and rebirth, where nature blossoms to its former glory, provides the perfect setting for a wedding to remember.
This blog post was written by Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse bridalwear. If you are getting married in the spring, whether it’s this spring or spring 2018, Venus Bridal will have a stunning wedding outfit to complement the distinct beauty of the season.