It is mid February now, some green buds are beginning to appear and there are daffodils in the flower shops – spring is on its way! A spring wedding is popular because of its association with the start of new life and a chance to cast off the winter blues and look forward to sunnier times. Green is a popular colour theme for spring weddings and a delicate bouquet with snowdrops, hyacinth, narcissus or spring tulips will bring a touch of colour to the scheme. There will be more choice of blooms as the season progresses which may be important to the eco conscious bride who may not want to have flowers that have been flown hundreds of miles before reaching the UK.
Spring bridal gowns often have an ethereal quality about them with romantic lace details, tulle overlay and delicate embroidery, a real contrast to heavily detailed and beaded gowns which may be more suitable for a wedding in cooler months. Brighter weather may also encourage different transport options such as open topped cars or carriages, or even a funky camper van for a real holiday feel. Venue dressing could have the air of a spring fete with pussy willow decorations, bunting, paper pompoms hanging up or a chalkboard seating plan and jam jar cocktails for guests.
Catering options for warmer weather can vary from wonderful salads and fresh fruit to a barbecue or hog roast which can be cooked outside, making the most of the fresh spring air but still having a hot meal. If is to be a late spring or summer wedding couple could consider an ice cream option for dessert, hiring a specialist ice cream company who will provide lots of interesting flavours and toppings, quite often served from a delightful vintage ice cream van or cart.
Wedding fayres and magazines are a great source of inspiration when wedding planning, with their wealth of products on show and information on lots of different suppliers, so whatever season you choose to get married there are experts who can help you realise your design dreams.