spring weddings

Invitations for spring weddings

Invitations for spring weddings

Your invitation sets the tone of your wedding, and what better way to announce spring weddings than with a fun, fresh invitation design? For spring weddings look for floral designs and motifs, natural colours such as green, yellow and pink, and relaxed informal fonts. Decorate your spring wedding invitations with gingham ribbon for a really cheerful effect.

Bridal gowns for spring weddings

Bridal gowns for spring

Spring weddings are the perfect time to showcase your dream bridal gown, whatever it may be. It should be warm enough for a strapless, or short skirted number, but not hot enough to rule out that heavily structured princess gown. Some key trends for spring weddings include floral embroidery on the bodice or train, a splash of colour in a sash or corsage, and light fabrics such as chiffon and organza.

Colour schemes and patterns for spring weddings

Many couples choose a garden venue for their spring wedding, so their colour schemes are often influenced by spring flowers and blossoms. The traditional pastels such as lavender, pink, blue and lemon are still popular, but these can be combined with stronger colours to achieve a contemporary look. Pale pink or blue can look great with chocolate brown, lavender can work well wit warm yellow or lime green, and lemon can look superb next to a deep purple.

Patterns that work well at spring weddings include stripes, polka dots, gingham and plaid. Mixing two patterns can give a modern look, but more that that could look too busy. If you mix patterns try to keep your colours simple. You can get away with multiple patterns if you stick to baby pink and white for example. Use your chosen patterns on your invitations, your cake, your bombonieres, your table linen and your bridesmaids' dresses.

Fresh food for spring weddings

Fresh food for spring weddings

Catering for spring weddings tends to focus on fresh and fruity dishes, incorporating herbs and leaves to get that garden feel. Chilled soups and salads make perfect appetisers, and fish, chicken and lamb are all suitable for the main course when paired with seasonal vegetables. While it may not be warm enough for an ice cream dessert, a hot pudding is certainly off the menu. Try serving a light cheesecake or fruit tart.

Your wedding cake can continue your spring theme both inside and out. White chocolate, raspberry, lemon, orange and carrot are all great wedding cake flavours for summer weddings. Decorate your cake with baby rose buds, cherry blossom, colourful polka dots, or yellow and green ribbons.

Drinks for spring weddings are also fresh and fruity, with citrus elements playing a key role. A lemonade bar with different flavours and colours of lemonade served from large glass jars can make an attractive feature as well as providing refreshment. For your signature cocktail choose something refreshing like aCaipirinha, white wine sangria, or Long Island Ice Tea. Make sure you have plenty of white, rose and sparkling wine available as this will be more popular than red during the spring season.

Bombonieres for spring weddings

Bombonieres for spring

The wedding bomboniere possibilities for spring weddings are endless. If you are having a garden wedding a decorative packet of seeds, or a small potted plant for your guests to grow at home could be a nice touch. At the last spring wedding I went to, the couple gave small garden lanterns filled with brightly coloured sweets.

If you are having edible bombonieres, look for fruit flavoured sweets, or if you really want chocolate try white chocolates with a fruit filling. For the traditionalists who are giving five sugared almonds, layered green and yellow voile, white ribbon and pretty leaves can make fresh and original bombonieres.

Decorations for spring weddings

Venues for spring weddings

There are so many beautiful flowers in season in spring that most couples simply opt for stunning floral table centrepieces to add colour to their receptions. However, if you are looking for something a bit different for your spring wedding there are plenty of other ideas that can work well.

Suspended bird cages decorated with flowers, as well as brightly coloured Chinese lanterns can make a real impact. Tall indoor trees are a very fashionable option and these can be accessorised with ornamental birds and brightly coloured butterflies.