Springtime is one of the most beautiful seasons, in fact, it can be better than Summer in many ways! The flowers are freshly in bloom, the air is warm but still fresh. The Winter is gone and people have come out of hibernation, ready to mingle and enjoy a celebration. What better setting for your Springtime wedding than a beautiful garden? Read on for our tips for planning your Spring garden wedding.
Embrace the morning
Weddings are often set in the afternoon or early evening, which is lovely…but what about the morning? Springtime mornings are fresh, clean, bright and beautiful. You could plan your ceremony for 11am, ready for a 12pm lunch, followed by afternoon cocktails and dancing to follow. This way, your guests can settle in for a long, leisurely day of mingling and relaxation.
Imagine a cluster of tables set out across the garden, decorated with fresh linen and flowers. Place a tiered cake stand full of little cakes, pastries and sandwiches on each table, complete with a pot of hot tea and coffee. Your guests will absolutely love the luxury and old-fashioned sweetness of high tea, and the layout will look gorgeous in photos.
Go all-out feminine
When choosing your wedding dress, use the feminine softness of a Springtime garden as your inspiration. Look for mermaid wedding dresses with delicate fishtail trains, softly sweeping along the grass as you walk. Dress your hair with fresh flowers and try a pink, flushed makeup look.
Springtime can be unpredictable, so make sure you’re prepared for all temperatures. Have a backup plan organized for rain, and ensure your bridesmaids have a warm layer to wear if need be (such as a shawl or wrap). A nice touch is to have blankets laid on a couple of chairs at each table, so guests can use them if they’ve underdressed for the weather.
Go for white decor
Springtime gardens are generally so full of color and vibrancy. The green grass, colorful flowers and blue, clear sky make the perfect natural palette for your wedding. You don’t need to compete with the surroundings, so why not go for clean, clear white decor? White tables, chairs and archways will compliment and off-set the beauty of the garden without overcomplicating things. What’s more, it’s far easier to have one clear description for your decor when picking and ordering supplies. If your only request is “white, clean and fresh” then there’s not a lot to get wrong!
Garden weddings are among the most memorable weddings of all. The fresh, new feeling of Springtime will make your garden wedding all the more stunning. To really enhance the beauty, consider a morning wedding with a glamorous high-tea to treat your guests. Go for a feminine, soft wedding dress and fresh-faced, flattering makeup to suit the freshness of Spring. Leave the bold colors to the natural garden settings and go for white decor for a classic, clean aesthetic.