Spring is the most popular time of year to get married – and with good reason. Mother nature has awoken from her winter slumber bringing with her sunny days, green trees and fresh, bright blooms.
If you are planning a spring wedding, you probably have plenty of great ideas, but you might like some that haven’t been seen before.
Here is Only Dream Dresses’ list of New Spring Wedding Ideas that you are guaranteed to love.
Yellow is a wonderful colour to welcome in spring and just so happens to be perfectly on-trend at the moment.
If you aren’t sure about an all-yellow assault on your wedding day, why not think about unique ways to accentuate with the colour? Consider lush yellow bouquets to contrast with cobalt blue dresses, or putting the groomsmen in mustard coloured jackets or ties.
For your reception, bunches of yellow paper lanterns look fantastic against a white marquee, as do vases of daffodils, daisies, blossoms or wattle.
And while we are embracing everything yellow, you can’t go past the whimsical look created by using citrus fruit instead of flowers for your reception centrepieces. Choose oversized clear vases and fill them with lemons, oranges and limes for a quirky look and a fresh fragrance.
Exchange Vows Under an Archway
An outdoor or garden ceremony is perfect for a gorgeous spring wedding, but you can also get the look of a garden wedding indoors with a flower or greenery adorned archway.
You could also say your ‘I do’s’ under an ornate statement archway outside with an extra touch of formal bling by adding a crystal chandelier.
Blossoms and Bling
Cherry blossoms are one of the first signs of spring, and you can showcase these beautiful blooms in your wedding in a number of ways. Use hand-painted watercolour blossoms for your invitations, carry them in your bouquet, and decorate your reception space with long boughs of fresh cherry blossoms.
Cottage Garden Flowers
These flowers look like you’ve gone for a long wander in the times of Jane Austen and plucked yourself a fresh mixed bouquet across the English fields. Go for a wide range of colours and add unique touches with ribbon bows, paper butterflies or even silver brooches.
We adore the tea-length dress, whether it’s for the bride or her stunning bridesmaids. Now that the sun is shining you can get your ankles out and show off some perfectly pedicured feet. Choose a tea-length gown to walk down the aisle in, or perhaps switch to one for your reception.
A Lighter Groom’s Look
While we are mixing up the look and tossing tradition out the window, why not get rid of the formal look for the groom as well? Go for a lighter fabric such as seersucker and a lighter colour as well, and even a cute pastel bow tie – something completely different. Why should the guys look so solemn?
Touches of Green
Spring wouldn’t be spring without green – right? There are many gorgeous green shades you can showcase on your wedding day and plenty of ways to incorporate the colour. Consider mint or avocado hued bridesmaids’ gowns, bouquets that are all greenery rather than floral, or putting the boys in beautiful sage or emerald ties.
Prints and Patterns
Play up bold spring patterns in your wedding with the invitations, bridesmaid’s gowns or even tablecloths. Choose a bright print covered in butterflies or vibrant spring flowers and then use this as the basis of your style for the day.
Send Mother Nature home with your guests with spring-themed wedding favours. Give guests bright yellow or blue metal buckets to take home fresh blooms in from your centrepieces. Or gift small new plants such as fresh herbs to every guest to pop into their garden at home.
Floral crowns may not be a completely new idea, but we are still completely in love with the look. Not just for the super-sweet flower girls, fresh and vibrant floral crowns can also be worn with confidence by the bride or her bridesmaids.
Make them even more original by adding tiny pink or red berries or even pretty paper butterflies.
A Bouquet of Cupcakes
Instead of dessert, bring out pots with bouquets of cake pops or cupcakes decorated to look like fresh spring flowers. You will be amazed by how realistic some talented bakers can make their cakes look – almost too good to eat.
Alternatively, you could give boxed cupcakes decorated as spring blooms to guests for delicious wedding favours.
Other special spring touches could be sprinkled in through your photoshoot as well.
Take a ride on some vintage bicycles, or perhaps a tandem bike for a very cute setup. Hang a floral decorated vintage swing from a tree and pose prettily. Pose in front of a cascading fall of fresh jasmine or cherry blossoms, or take a shot throwing armloads of petals into the air. If you had a spring wedding and found some unique ways to incorporate the season into your big day, we would love to hear about it. Comment, or send in pics and share with our planning brides.