The flowers are beginning to bloom, the days are getting longer and everyone is ready to say goodbye to winter! Spring is just around the corner and that means the spring wedding planning season is in full bloom. Getting married during this time of year allows you to incorporate all of the best seasonal colors, flowers and cuisine into your very own nuptials — and we at Bridal Spectacular have a few great ideas on how you can turn your spring favorites into an enchanted wedding theme everyone will love!
The Wedding Attire
Spring is ideal for pastels in just about every color, including pinks, blues, purples, yellows, and greens, which are perfect spring hues to select for your bridal party.
For the guys, choose a lighter shade for their suite or tux, such as tan, light grey, light blue, or white. Then, be sure that their tie and/or vest matches the colors you selected for your bridal party.
For the beautiful bride, you can choose a traditional white dress that includes a colored sash to match your wedding party, or a light pink or blush gown to truly embrace the season. Another great option is to opt for a tea-length dress, which is a charming choice for a spring wedding!
Spring Wedding Floral
Spring brides have the option to use a variety of seasonal flowers that are bright and cheerful in a vast array of colors. Some wonderful spring flowers include, Apple or Cherry Blossoms, Daffodils, Hydrangeas, Iris, Lilacs, Lilies, Pansies, Peonies, Roses, Sweet peas, and of course, Tulips! Depending on your wedding style, you can mix your favorite spring flowers with flowers that are available year-round, such as roses, daisies, orchids, other tropical flowers, and ever succulents.
A Delectable Spring Menu
To incorporate the best of the spring season into your wedding menu, consider adding these delicious twists to traditional wedding favorites:
Signature Cocktails: With the weather beginning to warm up, think of serving crisp, refreshing cocktails, like Limoncello or champagne cocktails (like a Bellini). For nonalcoholic drinks, you can set up a lemonade bar with different flavored lemonades, such as strawberry, raspberry, kiwi, etc.
Refreshing Salads: Skip the Caesar and iceberg salads and serve up seasonal mixed baby greens instead. Then add a fruity element, like berries or a fruit-infused vinaigrette, which will play up the spring vibe.
Seasonal Entrees: For your main course, keep things on the lighter side using popular wedding dishes, like chicken or fish. You can give them a spring-like touch by adding fresh herbs, like rosemary and mint, or a citrus marinade. Top it off, garnish the plates with an edible flower, like a pansy or orchid.
Delightful Desserts: For your desserts, opt for lighter flavors, like vanilla, lemon and berry. Then, along with your cake, provide other dessert options, such as macaroons, white chocolate-dipped strawberries (which are in season) and mini berry tarts!
For more wedding planning tips, ideas and inspiration, please visit http://www.bridalspectacular.com or follow us on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest. And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Autumn Bridal Show August 21 and 22 at Cashman Center where you’ll discover more great wedding ideas and themes!
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