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 colour of the rainbow.
Image credit: The Hare and Hounds Hotel
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? The D1639 wedding dress from Essense of Australia is the perfect choice and is more than worthy of a double take.
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 – photographed by Jennifer Sinclair Photography.
Colourful Groomswear is a Definite ‘I do’
Spring is the ideal time of year to experiment with colour, and this extends to the groomswear as well. Colourful buttonholes, 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.
Image credit (top to bottom): Thairapy; Benjamin Stuart Photography
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.
Image credit: Amanda Forman Photography
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.
Kasserina Cakes do a great selection of country garden inspired designs that almost look too good to eat, from single tier wedding cakes covered in realistic 3-D flowers to tiered beauties that feature a rainbow of pastel colours.
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.
Image credit (top to bottom): Brympton D'Evercy House; Stone Barn
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.
Image credit: St Andrews Town Hotel
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 whimsical cake stand from Postbox Party (bottom) would be the perfect centrepiece to hold all manner of cupcakes, tarts and Alice themed cocktails.
Image credit (top to bottom): Babb Photo; Postbox Party at Not on the High Street
This Disney wedding cake from Sadie May 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 - like this shabby chic one from Rustic Rentals decorative hire. 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!
Image credit (bottom): Nicola Milns Photography
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.
Image credit: instagram.com/kimkardashian
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.
Image credit: PFW Paper Flower Wedding
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 like the Betty Blossom from Kitty & Dulcie 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.
Image credit: The Wild Boar
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.
Image credit (top to bottom): The Eden Project; Groombridge Place; Froyle Park
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 Kew Gardens – 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, as seen here by As You Wish decorative hire in Hertfordshire. 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, like this one by Wedhead in London. 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.
Image credit: Flashkate Bridal Makeup
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.
Image credit: Elmore Court
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!
Image credit: The Secret Garden
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.
Image credit: Cove Photography
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?
If you fancy getting crafty, check out our tutorial for making your own wedding bunting.
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.
Image credit: Harrowden Hall
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.
If you’re looking for more spring wedding ideas, take a look at these vintage wedding favours which would be the perfect treat for your reception guests.