Spring weddings are full of light and colour, with fresh blossom on the trees and colourful blooms. Here are the loveliest spring wedding ideas from the Devonshire Arms in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. With incredible table centrepieces and top tips for the best spring flowers, colours and themes for your wedding. Advertorial Feature.
The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa
Set within 300 acres of land, the Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa at Bolton Abbey has an award-winning restaurant and luxury spa with indoor pool in an ancient barn. A stunning venue, particularly in springtime, with its mature gardens and sensational panoramic views of the dramatic Yorkshire Dales. The hotel has its own Italianate style knot garden and even a heli-pad so you can arrive by helicopter for a real show-stopping entrance!
Weddings in the Yorkshire Dales
The natural beauty of the surrounding landscape makes the ideal backdrop for your wedding photos. Ilkley-based wedding photographer, Suzy Mitchell captured these romantic and ethereal photographs, complete with Monty the dog outside the venue.
Function Rooms at the Devonshire Arms
The Devonshire Arms has a choice of licensed reception rooms. The grand Cavendish Room, with its traditional oak-panelling, accommodates up to ninety guests for your ceremony and a hundred and thirty for an evening reception.
The Clifford room is a cosy and atmospheric room with a rich dark blue theme and the capacity for thirty guests. The Hartington Room is an elegant light and airy space, incorporating a picture-perfect feature fireplace and has the capacity for twenty guests. For smaller weddings, the Barden Room is a more intimate space for up to twelve guests.
Spring Wedding Centrepieces
Spring weddings at the Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa can be as formal or informal as you wish, with opportunities for spring flower centrepieces, a subtler foliage-inspired creation or even a magnificent blossom tree table centre as you can see below.
The height of the blossom tree centrepiece provides a stunning style statement to your wedding reception and a perfect talking point for your guests. Whether you hire your own wedding stylist or not, the hotel’s expert wedding planners will help you to realise your dream.
Wedding Themes for Spring
A spring garden theme, with tree blossom, tiny love birds or white doves, will bring colour and scent to your wedding. A vintage theme also works extremely well for spring weddings. Vintage decor, complete with ornate Victorian- style birdcages bursting with spring flowers and foliage make stunning table centrpieces for your reception.
Spring Wedding Colours
Sage Green and Blush Pink
Sage green and blush pink are a gorgeous combination that bring together the welcome emergence of fresh greenery with the romantic softness of subdued pink. Mix with ivory for a classic look, crystal for added sparkle and silver or gold for shine.
Sunny Yellow and White
Yellow is an unusual colour for a wedding and a nod towards the promise of spring sunshine and warmth. Mix with white or ivory for a bright, uplifting and simple statement.
Cherry Blossom Pink and White
A delicate pink cherry blossom against classic white is a striking pattern and one that can be carried through from your invitations to your ring pllow to your guest book.
Spring Wedding Flowers
Yon can save a pretty penny by ordering wedding flowers that are in season when you marry. Here are some of the most popular blooms for spring weddings:
Hydrangeas have large blooms that are in season in March, April and May. Generally available in a beautiful blue or pretty pink, you can also find them in red, purple, white or lavender-blue. Have them as the main element of your wedding flowers or mix with peonies and roses for a statement bouquet.
Tulips are the obvious spring flower. Holding a very simple bunch of hand-tied spring tulips as a wedding bouquet makes an understated style statement. Tulips also look wonderful mixed with other blooms. There are several different types of tulips with names that include ‘Queen of the Night’ and ‘Blushing Beauty’, and some can become droopy if you’re not careful with them so it’s always best to order from a good florist.
The Calla Lily is the classic trumpeted shaped flower, as dramatic as it is beautiful. Most often seen in white, the calla lily also comes in amazing shades of orange, yellow, green, pink, purple and even black.
Peonies, with their large round heads of petals are in season from mid-May and add a gorgeous soft, feminine look to your wedding flowers. Lilac bursts into life briefly from mid-spring to early summer with its delicate petals and sweet scent.
Location shoot credits:
Photography and Shoot Direction by suzy-mitchell.com| Styling by Donna Wojtas of Ambience Venue Styling | Make Up by Amy George | Hair by Zoë Regan-Pitts | Couture Bridal Gowns by Anita Massarella | Florals by Vanessa Wellock, from Wildflowers, Ilkley | Monty the Canine Model