Spring is all about renewal, the world starts coming alive after months of barren trees, ice and snow. It’s about starting over again. Weather in the spring isn’t as constant as the summer months but the transition from winter to spring is always a bit tumultuous as the sun melts snow and the streams run deep again.
Springtime is also one of the ideal times to get married. Winter can give you a chance to do the bulk of the heavy wedding planning. Then as the flowers start to bloom, and the birds start chirping again, love and weddings fill the air! A marriage in the spring is the perfect way for two people to start their lives together.
Wedding colors in the spring usually consists of pastels ranging from light cherry blossom pinks to lavender shades of purple. Spring is about romance and that’s the best theme for a spring wedding for sure. But let’s take a look at other ideas that make a great springtime wedding.
Another romantic spring wedding idea is a garden wedding theme. Garden weddings should be held in the later months of spring when the weather is less likely to bring rain to ruin the wedding day. The wonderful things about a garden wedding theme are the props you can use to decorate the space and the flowers. Gardens in general have flowers so go for different arrangements to mix and match it up when creating your centerpieces. Also try benches for guests to sit on at the ceremony or for the reception lounge. Find a garden space for the ceremony and reception to do less work in decorating. Use what nature already has created for you. There are many ideas you can use for a garden wedding to make your wedding unique!
Speaking of delicate, romantic and spring, why not butterflies? Now don’t think your whole wedding has to bombarded with butterfly designs but a few elements about butterflies could really work wonders. If you already love butterflies, this is the theme for you. If you like them but aren’t sure how to incorporate them without looking cheesy think about the butterfly and do your research about them. Study the different colors on their wings and the patterns that catch your eye. Take a look at the different types of butterflies and which one stands out to you. Use these elements on your invitations and even for the cake decorations. If you are having a wedding reception in an outdoor tent, hang a butterfly chandelier creation. This wedding theme will have everyone’s hearts aflutter.
A fun spring wedding idea is to add whimsical elements. Go for bold colors instead of pastels. Try a lush bouquet of pinks and greens and turquoise for something different. Play with linens with patterns or elaborate inlays. Whimsy means having an element of the unusual in the design of the wedding, something out of the box that will make your guests smile and look around in wonder.
What can be sweeter than two lovebirds getting married? Well, a wedding theme based on the lovely flying creatures. Birds can be cute but they can also be as wild as nature, like the raven. There are different ways to incorporate birds into the wedding design. For a vintage look use bird cages in the décor, whether on the tabletops or hanging overhead. Birdcage veils add drama, glamour and some mystery to a bride’s ensemble. Also use feathers and branches, which are items related to birds if you don’t want to use the look of an actual bird. Birdseed can be use for tossing after the ceremony has ended and the married couple leaves the altar. There are so many ideas with this theme it’s hard to go wrong. This theme is wonderful for a spring wedding!
Paris in the Spring
There is nothing more romantic than Paris. Paris and it’s beautiful bridges, language, buildings, food, people and just the perfect way the sunlight streams into the city is all about romance. Paris in the spring is something special. This wedding theme works in every way from a romantic ball gown, delicate macarons for a dessert table and a gorgeous color palette to work with. Don’t be afraid to throw in an Eiffel Tower decoration into the wedding design also.
Marie Antoinette Themed Soiree
To continue in the French theme, another wedding theme that works well with the pastel spring color palette is one inspired by Marie Antoinette. The palace of Versailles is stunning and opulent in all its glory with outlandish manicured gardens, elaborate water fountains and painted ceilings. They even have the infamous hall of mirrors, which King Louis XIV used just to admire himself. Extravagant? Quite.
This theme is uber-feminine in color and swaths of fabric. Try mini chandeliers to light an outdoor tent reception or crystals dripping from tall centerpieces lush with an abundance of flowers. Use colors like pink, lavender, cream, light-blues and especially gold. “Let them eat cake” at a dessert table filled with cupcakes, cakes and a tower of macarons. Think extravagance from choosing the wedding dress down to picking the table napkin and you are sure to have a stunner with this wedding theme idea!