Spring Wedding Theme Ideas & Inspiration

February 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Spring Weddings

If your having a Spring wedding we’re bringing you some fabulous Spring wedding theme ideas and inspiration to help you plan your dream day.  A Spring wedding offers some gorgeous wedding theme possibilities from elegant to feminine wedding day styles.

Before considering flowers, dresses, decoration, invitations, outfits… it is first of all vital to consider what you want your day to be:  super stylish, cool and relaxed, rustic, urban, retro, vintage, romantic…  You may also wish to consider a linking theme to unify the different elements into a coherent style.

Cherry Blossom

Cherry blossoms stand for virtue and new beginnings and the theme draws on colour and thematic trends that couldn’t be fresher. 2011 takes floral patterns on in a big way and Cherry Blossom is perfect Spring wedding theme option.

How to get the look:

  1. Have a thick layer of flower petals carpeting the aisle
  2. For centrepieces, use compact flowers like hydrangeas or peonies in delicate colours with crystal-beaded willow for dramatic height, and scatter petals generously down the table runners.
  3. Hand your bridesmaids parasols, or fans.
  4. Coordinate all your gowns with beautiful, rich brocade sashes.
  5. Design one-of-a-kind invitations, save the dates, paper fans or favour tags.
  6. To add a bit of glow, hang round paper lanterns from the ceiling, and place shoji-style lanterns on the tables.

The Butterfly Theme

A springtime bride might pair butterflies with blossoming branches and pastel petit fours, while a bride who’s planning a summertime wedding with a funky, modern vibe might weave them in with colourful ribbons and eye-popping Gerber daisies.

How to get the look:

  1. Wear pretty silver and rhinestone jewellery sets, crystal butterfly hairpins and hair combs. Pretty accessories are highly fashionable in 2011.
  2. Have the groom wear a single fabric butterfly in his buttonhole.
  3. Ornament hand-tied blooms with sparkling crystal bouquet jewels
  4. Dress flower girls in wings and carry a white satin petal basket that’s filled with butterfly petals instead of the usual rose petals
  5. Pin a nylon butterfly to every table/place card.

Celtic Theme:

With St Patrick’s day in March, there are lots of ways to include an Irish theme.

How to create the look:

  1. Make a harvest knot to wear on your wedding day, or place one in your bouquet to symbolize your Irish heritage.
  2. Have a Ceilidh with traditional Irish dances.
  3. Wear Irish Lace – a key fashion trend for 2011.
  4. Serve a traditional Irish Wedding Feast.
  5. Give Celtic-inspired gifts marked with the claddagh (two hands and a heart) or wear the Irish symbol around your neck on your wedding day as a reminder of your heritage.
  6. Give love Tokens of Hair – they’re symbolic of acceptance: when the woman wears the circle of hair, she is linking herself to him for life.

Flower Power

Spring is all about sweet abundant blooms. Take the spirit of spring to your wedding ceremony by holding a garden themed wedding.  Allow your guests to strut their stuff in this season’s trend pattern – the floral design.

How to create the look:

  1. Use lots of natural, glamorous flowers like daisies or irises.
  2. Have the ceremony in a lavish gazebo or under the canopy of blue sky – if you dare!
  3. Select a flower of your choice and choose your decorations, invitations, and centrepieces accordingly.
  4. Use flowers to dress up the halls, tables, your wedding car, wedding cake and even your bridal bouquet.

Go Vintage!

The 40s/50s vibe and the glam 70s are so chic this year – why not have a period theme wedding?  You can, of course, choose any time period and plan your wedding right from your wedding dresses to your wedding accessories – just keep everything in keeping with the age. Use antique or retro dishes, silverware, candelabras, and chandeliers add a touch of enduring appeal for your vintage wedding party.

Pure White

What else can outdo the grace and luxury of a white wedding?

How to get the look:

  1. Accessorize your all-white themed wedding ceremony with stunning white bridal gown, white bridesmaid dresses, feathered boas, gloves – tap in to the Hollywood glam fashion trend.
  2. Have white centrepieces, white favours and white flowers.
  3. A white limo or a classic Rolls Royce can add a striking Hollywood touch for your day.

Finding a key theme gives you a clear focal point and will greatly help the planning process.  It allows organisation and structure and needn’t be expensive or stressful – quite the opposite in fact.  Whatever your theme or your style, link it together seamlessly for a wedding to remember.

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