Let Love Blossom | Your Complete Guide to Spring Weddings

April 18, 2024

The Wedding Blog

Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Tie the Knot

With flowers blooming, longer days and warmer weather, there’s no time quite like springtime to say “I do”. Spring is the season of new beginnings in nature and the perfect time to embark on your journey of marriage. Planning a spring wedding is an exciting affair filled with endless possibilities, from selecting the perfect venue, to choosing the right flowers and colour scheme to complement the season. Lucky for you, this complete guide will make planning your dream spring wedding that little bit easier.

Get ready to ‘spring’ into happily ever after!

Spring Wedding Venue

Springtime unveils a world of enchantment, and what better a way to celebrate the season’s splendor than by choosing a venue that complements nature’s revival? Take advantage of the warmer weather and lighter nights by hosting your wedding in the great outdoors. Say “I do” amonst the daffodils, celebrate beside the crocuses and honour your devotion whilst the hyacinths bloom.

Immerse your guests in nature by hosting a spectacular garden wedding. For a wine-loving couple, a vinyard could be the perfect spot. Alternatively, escape to the countryside and discover charming venues nestled amidst forests and meadows. Although consider utilising a gazebo to ensure that a light spring shower won’t rain on your parade.

Daffodils springing up at Shortflatt Tower

Floral Festivities

Incorporate seasonal decor into your springtime soiree. Embrace the vibrant colors of spring with pastel shades like blush pink, mint green or soft lavender. Of course, no spring wedding would be complete without incorporating seasonal flowers such as tulips into table centerpieces and decorations. Dried flowers are another beautiful addition to any venue and a delightful way to preserve a little piece of your big day. Carrying a spring bouquet is another essential. A posy of peonies would be perfect!

Flora fit for a spring wedding | Green Antlers

Flavours Fit for a Spring Wedding

Include fresh seasonal ingredients, like elderflower and rhubarb, in your spring wedding menu. Perhaps offer your guests refreshing beverages like fruity cocktails, or non-alcoholic alternatives of fresh lemonade and iced tea. Add a taste of spring to the dessert selection with an array of glazed strawberry tarts, rhubarb crumble and zesty lemon cheesecake. It’s the little touches that will make your big day! Last but not least, impress your guests with a wedding cake adorned with edible flowers. 

Spring wedding cake | Green Antlers

Capture Precious Moments

Eternalise those precious memories in photographs. Hire a photographer who specialises in outdoor weddings to capture the natural beauty of your spring celebration. Capture the beginning of your next chapter amidst the blossoming of new life, making the most of the romantic natural photo opportunities that make spring weddings so special. Consider even adding your own flourish, with floral arches or spring-themed props to let your guests also enjoy the springtime festivities. 

Moments to Remember

In the spirit of new beginnings consider ways to add personal touches to the ceremony. Perhaps plant a tree to symbolise the start of your new life together. Incorporating a tree planting ceremony into your wedding is a meaningful way to celebrate your marriage, honor nature, and create a lasting legacy that will continue to blossom for years to come. 

Tree planting ceremony symbolising the couples unity |  Katie Guns

Dress for the Occasion

Spring is synonymous with blooming flowers, making floral patterns a timeless choice for your wedding attire. Floral designs can be interwoven into all aspects of the ensemble, from a floral lace veil to intricate floral jewellery enhancing your spring bridal attire with subtle elegance. A seasonal boutonniere or floral pocket square could serve as the perfect addition to a grooms attire. Also think about opting for soft fabrics and pastel hues of lavender and powder blue to mirror the colours of the budding flowers.

Spring wedding attire for the bridal party | Jonny MP

Give Back to Nature

The season of growth and renewal offers the perfect opportunity to consider giving back to nature. In the spirit of appreciating natures beauty, consider ways in which you can contribute to the protection of our natural wonders by incorporating sustainable practices into your spring wedding. 

Shower the newlyweds in biodegradable flower petal confetti. Celebrate with nature! Encourage your guests to explore options to rent outfits for your big day, cutting down on both the costs and environmental impacts – it’s a win-win! Impresss your guests with a seasonal menu to showcase what delights local producers have to offer. As well as seasonal produce, incorporate the spring flora into the decor and consider making your own re-usable decorations such as bunting. Not only is handcrafting your decor a more sustainable option, it’s a wonderful way to create sentimental decorations that you will treasure and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Host the Perfect Spring Wedding at Shortflatt Tower

Nestled in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Shortflatt Tower is the perfect location for your springtime wedding. 

With a plethora of magical backdrops for your wedding photographs and stunning grounds, there’s no place quite like Shortflatt Tower for budding love to bloom into marriage!