Each season has its own characteristics. In fashion, we don't dress the same in summer as in winter, and not only because of the temperature but also because of the colours, shapes, motifs... Exactly the same thing happens at a wedding!
The personality of the seasons directly influences the decisions of a wedding, especially in decoration. And, in spring, the colours, the smells and the joy filter everywhere. Why not take advantage of them to succeed with the decoration of your big day?
1. Use the elements of the station
Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons. Although sometimes some rain escapes, the truth is that good weather reigns (without too much heat) and happiness. Thus, with the mixture of sun and rain, the flowers are shown in all their splendour. It could be said that spring has its maximum representative in flowers and it is great to be able to use them as the leitmotif of the wedding.
But before you start filling everything with flowers, keep in mind that you cannot abuse the types and colours. Try to keep a tune and a balance to create a whole that makes sense. Because everything counts: the place of celebration, the type of it, the interiors and exteriors and even the time at which the evening is celebrated.
In destination weddings, it depends a lot on the style of the couple and the celebration itself. Despite this, in general terms, the entrance with small bushes and the corridor with petals look great, although you can also decorate the doors with arches of flowers and leaves.
Next, the banks can include small bouquets of wildflowers or a large flower tied with fine cloth cords. The columns, better with garlands of white flowers such as daisies or paniculate, are more suitable for classic weddings. To finish, the altar with the pine green is perfect, but if you do not want an excess of decoration in this place, try loose flowers or in pots, with fall or in a bouquet. If the wedding is taking place in the temple, the type of decoration will mostly depend on the type of temple in which the rite will take place.
For civil weddings, the flowers do not have the same force but they do begin to gain prominence. The flowers that serve to frame the entrances, those that fill the path of the bride to her partner and the centres designed for the officiant's tables stand out. In this type of celebration, freedom is greater and you can play more with the colours and shapes of the flowers.
2. Play with the colour of the food
Each season has its own personality and the variety of food is proof of this. In fact, this feature also influences weddings, as the menu varies greatly depending on the season. But the gastronomic nature is not the only relevant aspect of the dishes and products in a wedding celebration, but rather the colours and the sensations that they transmit.
In this way, the food becomes another decorative element, making the cocktail party and the banquets true shows that also match the style of the wedding.
The cocktail is a great moment because the avant-garde is much more present. And, thanks to the avant-garde, great creations arise that take advantage of the combinations of textures, flavours, and colours. This is how the different stalls and stations that take advantage of seasonal food, usually flashy, arise. The different sushis, the pizzas, the appetizers served in jars, the sweets, the ice creams and the cocktail spaces like the margaritas, the daiquiris or the piÃ±a coladas help to apply the festive spirit of spring.
For the big banquet, it's fun and charming to introduce spring into every single dish. Since the experts advise the lightest products on these dates, dishes such as avocado creams, gazpacho in all its variants (in spring it is already beginning to appear) and salads, with which you can play in innumerable ways.
The vegetables in their different preparations are reminiscent of the purest nature that is unleashed right in spring. And it is that the Earth contains a multitude of flavours that come from the most natural environment, today enhanced with organic food. Vegetarian and vegan preparations also have a place in this type of wedding, much more concerned about the environment than traditional ones. The appearance is natural, simple but sophisticated, an ode to the purest and healthiest, so representative of spring.
Then, fresh sorbets in bright colours, such as the yellow-orange of the mango, the green of the mojito or the red and purple of wild fruits. And, finally, the cake, a fantasy that today captures the best of nature in its decorative part.
3. Include accessories to the bridal look
Spring and brides tend to get along especially well. Taking a look at the best weddings of recent times, it is shown that this season of the year suits weddings and, above all, brides, total protagonists with a special shine at this time. And it has much more impact on rebellious brides, who usually shed their traditional corsets and look for new ways to accessorize their dress.
Once again, the flowers make the difference and serve as a complement to that dress that usually uses lighter and more flowing fabrics in outdoor weddings, typical of the country theme and the mystical concept of nature. And they reign in the form of headdresses, generally in loose hair that evokes that feeling of wild freedom, or in up-dos and braids, beautifully accompanying the outfit.
The search for that boho touch for the bride is usually the main mission. Natural flowers are generally used on the head or decorating the different up-dos at the nape of the neck. This type of floral decoration is usually associated with outdoor weddings in gardens and open fields.
4. Add exclusive details
As we say, spring should be present everywhere when organizing a wedding. Therefore, it is necessary to take advantage of the life and colour of the station, as well as all the reasons that make it special, to decorate the different items.
Watercolour invitations are more typical of this season. The flowers and leaves are natural attractions that triumph as ornaments, and the languid stroke of the watercolour inspires the purest nature. It cannot be missing in an invitation like yours!
To top it off, use cream or off-white paper to enhance that sensation. And it is that the invitations are the letter of introduction to the wedding and give signs of what the rest of the celebration will be like. With that natural and artistic component in your invitations, everyone is sure to expect a unique sensational trip on your big day, and it will help the guests to prepare their outfits according to this theme.
Likewise, all the secondary wedding stationery should be related to spring. If you used the watercolour-style invitations, adapt them to the rest of the items and follow a line that marks the future of the wedding.
Use it for the seating plan and the minutes and, together with the flowers that decorate the reception areas and the centrepieces, everything will form part of a perfect set. If you have not followed the line of watercolour, still print a spring aesthetic with flowers, leaves and natural motifs that cause a charming effect.
5. Take advantage of the interiors and exteriors
Spring weddings are often held outdoors. In this season, Jalsa Lawn suggests that it is vitally important to take full advantage of the possibilities of the outdoors, whether in gardens, farms or enclosed land in the middle of nature. Colours and light are essential to place a beautiful patina that makes a difference, with green as the protagonist. And while these grounds ooze charm on their own, they also deserve a tune-up that further enhances their spring stigma.
This type of wedding is not always organized under the sun or the stars, but all kinds of structures are used to house the different events and make a hybrid between exterior and interior.
In fact, the cocktail party does have the privilege of being held outdoors, but the banquets are usually located under porches, gazebos, tents or teepees that are open to all kinds of ornamentation.
Both outside and inside, dim lights are used to illuminate the green spaces in a simple way. In the gardens, the different garlands are placed between trees and around them. Indoors, these lights blend in with the outdoor glow and are placed on top, falling at different heights.
It's also great to take advantage of existing plants and flowers and add more plant elements, such as small potted trees, shrubs, flower baskets and different floral decorations. To complete, the string of vintage and rustic motifs that enhances any space.