Spring is, without a doubt, a beautiful time of year to tie the knot – so many flowers are in bloom, the sun is beginning to shine again, plus the days are starting to get longer.
If you’re planning a spring celebration, you may be thinking about how you can fill your day with floral wedding ideas or how else you can highlight this gorgeous season in your planning. Well, just call us your wedding fairy-godmothers, as we’ve rounded up 25 spring wedding ideas to get you ‘springing’ into action!
Go Bright With Your Bouquets
Spring lasts from March until May, so if your wedding falls during this time then you’re lucky – you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a spring wedding bouquet as there are countless varieties of flowers available in every color of the rainbow.
Wear a Floral Inspired Dress
If you think floral décor is a bit predictable for spring (we’re hearing Miranda Priestley’s iconic line in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ right now!), why not put a unique spin on it and wear a floral wedding dress instead?
Match Your Flower Crown to Your Bouquet
Spring brings with it so many wonderful flowers – it makes sense to put them on your head too right? Whether you choose to make your own flower crown or enlist your florist to create one for you, matching your crown to your bouquet is a wonderful spring wedding idea.
We adore this bride’s rustic bouquet of roses and tulips which co-ordinates with her show-stopping flower crown.
Colorful Groomswear is a Definite ‘I do’
Spring is the ideal time of year to experiment with color, and this extends to the groomswear as well. Colorful buttonhole, printed ties and suits in bold shades of blue would all look dapper at a spring wedding. Alternatively, rustic groomswear that features country checks and tweed would fit in with the season, especially if you’re marrying at a countryside wedding venue.
Cover Up in Case of Bad Weather
The sun may be making a reappearance during spring but unfortunately the weather can still be quite unpredictable. Have a bridal cover up prepared just in case it gets a bit nippy – like this bride’s glamorous feathered number.
Choose a Spring Inspired Wedding Cake
Floral wedding cakes are all the rage for spring weddings, and nowadays it’s just as much about the look as it is the taste.
Create Simple Yet Stunning Centrepieces
If you’re all about clean, minimalistic décor when it comes to reception planning, just add subtle seasonal hints to your tables by creating simple arrangements of gypsophila, tulips or daffodils in jars and vases that have a rustic vibe to them.
Alternative, why not co-ordinate your centrepieces with your colourful spring bouquet? The blue ribbon of this one adds even more of a colour pop.
Be Inspired By Alice in Wonderland
With the arrival of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ in cinemas this spring, now is the perfect to time to plan a quirky wedding theme inspired by the much loved story. A lot of venues offer an afternoon tea reception instead of a formal meal if you don’t want anything too heavy, plus you could sit outside if the sun is shining.
This Disney wedding cake is another brilliant ode to Alice in Wonderland – just look at that amazing teacup topping and all the gold detailing.
Channel Your Inner Boho Goddess
If you’re wondering how else to incorporate spring wedding ideas into your bridal look, consider a gorgeous boho wedding dress like this off the shoulder design from Mikaella Bridal. The scalloped neckline and head to toe lace detailing gives a pretty, laidback look that is fitting for the season.
Get Creative With the Table Plan
Inject your spring wedding reception with a little creativity by displaying your table plan in an unusual way. Or how about wrapping your plan in a gorgeous frame of seasonal wedding flowers for spring? There’s no way your guests will be able to miss it then!
Pose in Front of a Flower Wall
If you feel like your day isn’t quite glamorous enough yet, you could make your wedding more Kanye West by snapping some seriously romantic photos in front of a magnificent flower wall.
We’re not all blessed with a Kim and Kanye sized bank account, so a great budget hack to recreate the above is to make paper flowers for your wedding instead.
Get Your Pins Out
If your spring wedding is around May time, chances are that the weather will have already started to hot up (fingers crossed). If this is the case then a cute knee length wedding dress would be perfect, especially if you’re planning a 1950s inspired day.
Vintage Themed Details
Looking for spring wedding ideas with a whimsical or retro twist? Vintage inspired décor works so well with this season – think birdcage centrepieces filled with seasonal flowers, antique items used as decorations, hanging pom poms, bunting… the options are endless.
Go Naked (With Your Cake!)
We’re big fans of buttercream wedding cakes here at hitched HQ, and in particular this amazing naked cake which is rustic perfection. The decoration of roses gives the cake a fresh, spring-appropriate look.
Embrace Nature in Your Photos
If your spring venue has beautiful grounds or gardens, make sure that you get your photographer to snap some outdoor photos. The trees and plants will be in bloom, making for some wonderful picture opportunities.
Get Married Under a Floral Archway
How romantic would it be to say your vows under an archway made of flowers? You can do exactly that at a unique wedding venue with a stunning glasshouse that has floor to ceiling windows and an abundance of natural light.
Decorate the Aisle With Gypsophila
Set the mood for your walk down the aisle by lining it with light and airy gypsophila trees. You could also use sprigs of gypsophila as pretty wedding chair decorations for your ceremony seating.
Lay Out a Picture Perfect Sweet Buffet
Set up a pretty sweet buffet that your guests will want to dive head first into. Pop an assortment of sweets into jars and dishes then decorate with floral arrangements and a wedding sign.
Choose a Laidback ‘Do
Gorgeously girly and laidback hairstyles are perfect for a wedding in the spring months. If you opt for an updo, pull some strands loose at the front to give it more of an ‘undone’ look.
If you love Tangled, then why not use your favourite Disney princess as inspiration for your spring wedding hairstyle? A head of long, wavy curls is a super pretty spring look. Take a look at these Rapunzel themed wedding ideas for more Tangled-inspiration.
Serve Fruity Cocktails
Refresh thirsty guests by serving up some deliciously fruity wedding cocktails like pina coladas and cosmopolitans. However if the sun is shining and your reception is outdoors, that definitely calls for Pimms!
Consider Pretty Peonies
Peony season is at its peak around April and May which is just as well, because they look absolutely stunning in a spring bouquet. Check out our guide to peony wedding bouquets for everything you need to know about this romantic bloom.
Make Your Own Bunting
Pretty vintage style bunting is a lovely accompaniment to a spring reception. We love this floral set from Bouquets and Bunting – oh, and how delightful is that dessert table and ombre wedding cake?
Add Pastel Details
A soft colour palette of pastels works a treat at a spring wedding. Weave accents of your chosen shades throughout neutral reception décor to add contrasting pops of colour – think pastel napkins and table runners over crisp white tablecloths.
Bold Bridesmaid Dresses
We love these gorgeous blue bridesmaid dresses – the style is perfect for spring weather conditions as the flowing material would keep them cool in the sun, yet a cover up can easily be added if there’s a chill. Take a look at these bridesmaid hairstyle ideas if you need more inspiration for your best girls.
ByBlossom Wedding Stationery feature the loveliest collection of invitations in a range of floral patterns. Ranging from sets that have minimal fuss and maximum elegance to more colourful designs with luxe gold fonts and pretty illustrations.