Spring Wedding Season is Here! Flowers, Gowns, Invites and more.
It may not look like Spring outside but today marks the start of the new season and begins a wave of upcoming weddings. While most brides with a Spring wedding this year have their plans finalized we are reaching out for those brides-to-be who are visiting their venues and tearing images from magazines in order to prep for their Spring weddings of 2014. Here, a quick guide to what's in for Spring...
Spring is a great time for flowers since just about every type of stem is in bloom. Spring does however have some preferred flowers which work well for wedding bouquets. Our favorites include:
Peonies- These large bloom flowers make for stunning bouquets and centerpieces. Their size allows you order less stems which can help your budget. Peonies come in great Spring colors including pink, white and yellow.
Tulips- Although they can often be found in a garden these flowers make for beautiful bouquets and simple centerpieces. Have your florist wrap a bundle of tulips together for a tight bouquet in shades of purple, pink, or yellow. Use cut stems in a small glass to create easy yet lovely centerpieces.
It's all about floral design and embellishments for Springtime invitations. Try colors such as lemon yellow, bubblegum pink, and dusk blue for your envelopes or paper to give your invites a pop of color.
For brides in certain areas of the US, Spring means being able to have your bridesmaids wear short dresses. Let your girls show off their legs in a short, flowing gown (go for Chiffon for a light, breezy look) for a look that can go from daytime, outdoor ceremony to elegant reception under the stars. If you will be taking pictures outside consider the landscape of the ceremony site when choosing the color of your bridesmaids dresses. Tangerine, pink, and lavendar make for beautiful shades against a lush green backdrop.
There are certain special touches you can add to your wedding that work best for a Springtime bride. When considering how to wow your guests on your special day think about these creative ideas:
-Champagne with Berries. The fair weather of a Spring wedding allows brides to have outdoor ceremonies which means guests will want to mingle in the sunshine prior to your 'I Do's'. Give them something to talk about by providing a drink infused with some Springtime berries... tasty and inseason.
-Releasing Butterflies. If you are looking for an alternative to throwing rice or blowing bubbles consider having your nearest and dearest release butterflies as you and your new husband make yourgrand exit together.
-Baseball Themed Wedding. Spring training has begun and so starts baseball themed wedding. Have your wedding at a ball park, get a groom's cake with your favorite team's logo or have your guests sign a jersey of your fav player instead of a guest book.