A Fresh Take On Spring Weddings
Spring weddings are always beautiful affairs, full of pastel colours, yellows, and the crème de la crème of English flowers. Throw in some benevolent spring sunshine and every spring wedding glows. If you’ve got your heart set on a Spring wedding but want to break the (easter egg) mould, we’ve got a few ideas as to how to shake things up a bit.
1. Guest Bouquet
Spring on our impressive lil island is the time for flowers, with daffodils, tulips, lilac, snowdrops, crocuses and pansies all popping up to say Happy New Year after the winter. Ask your guests to each bring a couple of flowers, (whether homegrown or bought) to the ceremony, and as you walk down the aisle, take a bunch from each of the guests at the ends of the rows. By the time you reach the front, you’ll have a bouquet filled with gifts from all of your dearly beloved.
2. Floral Accents
Highlight your accent colours with some beautiful floral fabric, and chuck it everywhere…and we mean EVERYWHERE. Hairbows for flowergirls, sewn onto grooms’ pockets, sashes for the bridesmaids as table runners, as ribbon around flower jars on tables, as backing for noticeboards and signs…buy a pelt of fabric and the possibilities are endless.
3. An Outside Table Plan
What are we Brits if not exceptionally optimistic about Spring weather? Craft an outside table plan in a patch of grass, with some garden props (garden flamingos, we’re staring firmly at you) with table names and corresponding guests attached. Don’t want to risk the weather aspect? To be fair, I can’t blame you – my birthday is 19th April and it snowed one year. That was a fun birthday walk to school. There are loads of ways you can still make a gorgeous table plan – design it around vintage pictures from old gardener’s books with a flower per table, or a bird species per table, or ask your florist to make a table plan with hanging flower chains, a la the daisy chains of all of our youths.
4. An Easter Egg Hunt For Adults
If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, this is super easy— just hide them around the area. You can use anything: chocolate eggs, egg-shaped soap with lego figurines inside them, a wildcard for a surprise speech. If you’re having it inside, consider filling the reception with tiny ones, and print clues and hints on everyone’s name cards.
5. Lovebird Cake Toppers
Follow the nature theme and have two lovebirds as your wedding cake topper. Go traditional with bluetits, rockabilly with sparrows holding a banner of your names, or colourful with flamingos. Or make the top layer of your cake a short and squat one, decorated on top with a wreath of chocolate to look like a nest, and perch some gilded chocolate eggs and little birds in there.
Written by Ellie Kime
Open Light Studio