Be inspired by pastel shades and spring blooms

Getting married in spring? As the weather gets brighter we look forward to the soft and delicate colour palettes that characterise spring weddings. Couples that get married in March, April and May typically benefit from soft sunlight, crisp blue skies and temperate weather meaning al-fresco entertainment is on the cards. With the new season also comes a whole range of colour options for couples to consider; from gentle and delicate pastel tones to vibrant primary colours that celebrate longer days and warmer evenings. Read on for Spring-time wedding tips that will take you one step closer to your perfect day….

be inspired by spring blooms for your wedding day

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If you’re getting married in the spring it makes sense to choose a light-weight wedding dress that allows you to move freely and enjoy the warmer weather. Gowns with subtle blush or champagne tones work well at this time of year, perhaps with a floral headpiece to add further subtle colouring to your wedding look. We also love tea-length vintage-style wedding dresses with full skirts paired with statement shoes in pretty shades or rose or soft grey. Continue the theme into your grooms wear with soft blue or greys suits and pastel ties or bow ties.

Speaking of pastels, inject some personality into your photographs with tonal bridesmaid’s dresses in different candy coloured chiffon. We think pastel pink, mint green, powder blue and lilac make the perfect colour combination. Each bridesmaid can pick their favourite colour and accessorise their dress with metallic shoes in shades of pewter, bronze and rose gold. Accent your flower girl’s dress with a colourful sash and ask your bridesmaids to be prepared for April showers with clear umbrellas at the ready for the wedding party and your guests.

lovely spring wedding inspiration

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For the ultimate visual feast decorate your reception tables with spring blossom twigs or high-impact baskets brimming with springtime blooms. Continuing with the pastel theme, a collection of peonies is an all-time favourite for spring brides and it’s easy to see why. Their soft textural look perfectly complements rather than overpowers traditional ivory wedding dresses and they work well with other light and fresh wedding blooms. If you’re looking for streamlined floral styling tulips are the flower for you and provide maximum impact when bunched together in a single colour. Tulips are a cost effective flower that packs as much punch as pricier rose varieties. Similarly jam jars and pretty coloured glass bottles make great table props when combined with single stem wild-flowers.

Take advantage of the brighter weather and set up an al-fresco lemonade station to refresh your guests throughout the day. In-between drinks keep them entertained with lawn games like croquet and set-up an interactive guest book with polaroid camera, sticky tape and marker pens so that guests can leave you with a visual memory of your perfect spring day.

Written by Ann Russell


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