The flowers have shaken from their winter slumbers, everything is in bloom, and blue skies and warmer days abound in spring. Summer may be the official start of wedding season, but spring is one of those transitional seasons that holds just as much promise for a gorgeous wedding as any other.
Whether you're thinking about having a spring wedding or are already in the throes of planning one, we have some tips and tricks for creating a wedding worthy of this season of rejuvenation and renewal.
Color Options for a Spring Wedding
When most people think of spring, they think of a pastel color palette: periwinkle, baby blue, pink, cream, lavender, lilac, mauve. The colors are soft and soothing, dreamy and neutral.
Pantone's 2016 colors of rose quartz and serenity were the epitome of pastel and were woven into weddings in the most beautiful ways.
But pastels aren't the only way to go; bold colors like zesty green, coral, yellow, and deep blue pack a punch and are just as easy to work with, especially when paired with white, cream, or ivory.
Savor the Season
From food to flowers, spring offers an array of delicious and delightful seasonal fare. Spring flowers include tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, hyacinths, sweet peas, lilacs, lily, and ivy.
Load up your menu with fresh, spring market finds like beets, parsnips, radishes, kale, spinach, mint, parsley, asparagus, garden peas, apricots, plums, peaches, berries, freshwater fish, and aged meats. For something unique, throw in some wild edibles like cactus pears, dandelion greens, fiddlehead ferns, and lamb's quarters.
If you're having a cocktail hour, think fresh, crisp, and refreshing. Serve a signature drink like the Blueberry Rum Smash (blueberries, rum, ginger ale) or the Kachumber Cooler (cucumber, gin, cilantro, lime) to give your guests tingling taste buds.
Spring Wedding Attire
Since spring is a transitional season, it's likely to be warm in the day and cool at night. These kind of fluctuating temperatures call for layers. Consider a wedding gown with sleeves or slip on a shrug or shawl when the temp gets cooler.
Remember to inform your guests (in your invitation and on your wedding website) about what attire is most appropriate for the venue and weather situation. To help keep guests cool during the day, place fans on the chairs and always have cold water available. To keep them warm when evening rolls around, rent portable heaters (if the reception is outside or in a tent), or put blankets in a basket or trunk for guests to pick up and use at their leisure.
Spring Wedding Decor
If you're going for a strictly spring theme, think gardens, flowers, greenery, wreaths, blooming backdrops, and items that symbolize spring (watering cans, rabbits, eggs, birds, butterflies).
A rustic spring wedding might incorporate burlap and lots of greenery. A bohemian spring wedding might be adorned in wildflowers and lace. A modern spring wedding might keep the decor minimal and crisp with white linens, citrus, and greens.
Whatever your theme is, spring elements can be easily added to create a dreamy atmosphere.
I hope this post has given you some ideas and inspiration for your own spring wedding. Remember, spring is all about renewal, light, and beginnings - the perfect symbols for a wedding and starting a new chapter with your loved one!