The symbology and significance of the cherry blossom spans across space and time. From the East to the West, the cherry blossom has represented everything from mortality to renewal, beauty to passion. But if there's one message that the cherry blossom has expressed in all ages and places is the promise of greater things to come.
Because of its beauty, historical symbology, and springtime growth, this pillowy pink and white blossom makes for a rich and meaningful wedding theme. Take a look at our mood board for some cherry blossom wedding inspiration.
Magnolia Bouquet: Just because you have a cherry blossom theme doesn't mean you can't incorporate other gorgeous flowers into your wedding. Take your bouquet, for instance. The poetic magnolia has a bitter sweet blooming period, in that it only lasts for one week on its branches. Its brief moments remind us that life is short and we should savor every moment. Especially the precious moments filled with love. Photo by Lauren Balingit via Once Wed
Cherry Blossom Cocktail Dress: This is the perfect little number for your wedding reception. It's soft, romantic tulle and pretty pink flowers make this dress as dreamy as a sun speckled cherry blossom tree.
Floral Invitations: Naturally, you'll want floral invitations for a cherry blossom wedding. Consider combining delicately painted flowers with gold accents for a regal look. Photo by Jasalyn Thorne via Wed Luxe
Macaron Cake: Simple is sweet. A one-tiered wedding cake topped with dainty blooms, cherry blossom macarons, and drip icing will pair nicely with a glass of champagne. Photo by Elisabeth Van Lent via Ruffled
- 1 ounce cherry brandy
- 1 ounce brandy
- 1/ 4 teaspoon curaçao
- 1/4 teaspoon grenadine
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 or 4 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Reception Tables: These tables are the epitome of dreamy romance. Tulle wraps around the table like a ballerina's skirt and the tabletops are decorated with lush flowers, cherry blossom branches, white plates, peachy pink napkins, and silverware. Photo by James Walton via The French Bouquet