Spring is the traditional season for weddings, and with good reason.
The weather is warmer without being too stifling, there are beautiful blossoms in bloom and there is a mood of gaiety and optimism in the air.
Spring weddings are the perfect time to experiment with vibrant colours, exciting patterns and floaty fabrics.
Invitations for spring weddings
Your invitation sets the tone of your wedding, and what better way to announce spring weddings than with a fun, fresh invitation design? For spring weddings look for floral designs and motifs, natural colours such as green, yellow and pink, and relaxed informal fonts. Decorate your spring wedding invitations with gingham ribbon for a really cheerful effect.
Bridal gowns for spring weddings
Spring weddings are the perfect time to showcase your dream bridal gown, whatever it may be. It should be warm enough for a strapless, or short skirted number, but not hot enough to rule out that heavily structured princess gown. Some key trends for spring weddings include floral embroidery on the bodice or train, a splash of colour in a sash or corsage, and light fabrics such as chiffon and organza.
Colour schemes and patterns for spring weddings
Many couples choose a garden venue for their spring wedding, so their colour schemes are often influenced by spring flowers and blossoms. The traditional pastels such as lavender, pink, blue and lemon are still popular, but these can be combined with stronger colours to achieve a contemporary look. Pale pink or blue can look great with chocolate brown, lavender can work well wit warm yellow or lime green, and lemon can look superb next to a deep purple.
Patterns that work well at spring weddings include stripes, polka dots, gingham and plaid. Mixing two patterns can give a modern look, but more that that could look too busy. If you mix patterns try to keep your colours simple. You can get away with multiple patterns if you stick to baby pink and white for example. Use your chosen patterns on your invitations, your cake, your bombonieres, your table linen and your bridesmaids’ dresses.