Spring Wedding Style

Written by    Last updated: April 29, 2014

Spring weddings are about flowers, colour and light. Decorate your reception tables in the joys of spring with colourful floral blooms and lanterns and more. Here are some of the loveliest spring wedding ideas, from centrepieces and favours to table planners and bridal brollies and how to incorporate them into your big day.

Blue spring flowers

Above: Samantha and Iain’s Real Wedding by Douglas Fry

Spring flowers

Spring time is perfect for Lily of the Valley and with its delicate bell shaped flowers and lovely scent. Seasonal spring flowers include tulips in bright pinks, oranges, yellows and reds, pretty anemones with their black centres and vibrant coloured petals, bright or pastel yellow daffodils and mimosa,  hyacinths and narcissus. For late spring weddings also include dramatic open-headed peonies, romantic roses, pretty sweet peas and lovely lilac.

Table centrepieces

Floral centrepieces will never go out of style as they make a beautiful, sweet scented focal point to your reception tables. A  tall and elegant vase or jug of spring flowers will give height while a low floral or candle arrangement will give guests the space to talk across the tables. Ornamental bird cages and wire crowns filled with blooms make a real statement.

Spring flower centrepieces

Above, clockwise from top left: French Style Enamel Pitcher Wedding Table Decoration | Large Black Crown Centrepiece | Mini Decorative Vases in 5 Assorted Colours | Decorative Picnic Basket Centrepiece

Lighting and lanterns

Lighting brings a glow to your wedding reception and while a spring wedding may be light and bright in the daytime when evening falls the gentle glow of candle light is far more  romantic than ceiling spot lights will ever be. Fairylights are sweet and pretty while candles inside lanterns can look exotic. Add floating scented candles and small flowers to water in low coloured glass bowls for spectacular table centrepieces.

Lanterns and candles

Above, clockwise from top left: Butterfly Hanging Lantern | Large Marrakesh-Style Lantern Centrepiece | Mercury Glass Curved Heart Serving Dishes Pack

Paper lanterns and candles

Above, clockwise from left: “Light The Way” White Paper Lantern with Butterfly Pattern | Paper Luminary Lantern with Love Bird Pattern | Beach Theme Mini Luminary Candle Wrap

Petals and plants

Spring is the time when everything comes alive again. Give seed strips to each guest as favours so they can grow their own flowers as a reminder of your special day or decorate the tables with tiny planters of green or flowering herbs for friends and family to take away. Add each guest’s name so they double up as place card-favours and you may have just saved yourself some money too. Real petals can be thrown as confetti or sprinkled on reception tables to add colour and scent to great effect.

Mini flower pot favours Botanical garden votive candle holderLove Grows spring seed stripsSpring freeze dried delphinium petals

Above, clockwise from the top-right: Botanical Garden Votive Candle Holders | Freeze-Dried Delphinium Petals Pack | “Love Grows” Picked Fence with Seeded Paper Sun | Mini Flower Pots

Place cards and planners

It’s fun making your own table planner and there are now all sorts of beautiful spring butterfly, bird and dragonfly place cards to perch elegantly on each guest’s glass to bring a real feeling of nature in springtime to your reception tables. Add a guest book for your guests to write their well wishes to you both or give individual cards to be hung on a wishing tree or posted into a special box.

Laser cut place cards

Above, Laser Expressions Die-Cut Cards, clockwise from the top-left: Dragonfly Die-Cut Card | Double Heart Filigree Die-Cut Card in Shimmer Paper | Butterfly Die-Cut Card in Standard Paper | Fanciful Bird Die-Cut Card

Love bird table planner

Above: White Enchanted Garden Trail DL Fit Insert

Cherry blossom guest book

Above: Cherry Blossom Traditional Guest Book

Wedding wishing box and tree

Above, clockwise from the top-left: Country Charm Wooden Wish Box | “Something in the Air” Wedding wishes Pack | Modern Decorative Birdcage with Birds in Flight

Bridal umbrellas

Spring showers are nothing to fear. Rain on your wedding day is meant to bring good luck so don’t give the weather forecast another thought, just get some lovely wedding umbrellas, they will make your wedding photos even more amazing.

Photo by Anthony Gould-Davies at Fabulous Wedding PhotographyWhite Edwardian style wedding umbrellaBride and groom under umbrellaBridal umbrellas with green ribbon at Confetti

Above, clockwise from the top: Couple Beneath an Umbrella – Photo by Anthony Gould Davies of Fabulous Wedding Photography | Wedding Umbrella | Large Wedding Umbrella | Ivory Edwardian Wedding Parasol

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This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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