It’s that time of year again: daffodils are flowering and you don’t need to leave the house with quite so many layers on. Spring is shaping up to be a popular time for the Joy community to get married, with the season representing new beginnings and the promise of summer ahead. Here are some inspirational ideas for taking your springtime wedding to the next level.
FRESH & VIBRANT COLOR PALETTES
Not everyone is a fan of pastels – but if you are, you do you. Those soft, muted shades are popular for spring nuptials and have a feminine, romantic feel. However, if that’s not what you’re after, consider the natural colors of the season itself. By choosing vivid greens, sky blues and sunny yellows, your wedding will feel in keeping with this time of year. Opt for in-season flowers and natural ivy centerpieces that will keep things affordable, too.
SEASONAL FOOD & LIGHT BEVERAGES
With a stunning abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available at this time of year, you’ll want to do your research on what’s locally in season for where you are tying the knot. Consider keeping it simple, with family-style dining that offers a rainbow of colorful produce. Explore cocktail recipes that take advantage of fruity and floral flavors, like lavender, lemon and rosemary. If there’s a chance of cooler weather, particularly for an outdoors event, make plans to have hot drinks available, too.
A SPRINGTIME SHOOT
Again, make sure you’re taking advantage of the stunning springtime scenery when you plan out your wedding photos. Is your venue close to a forest, where wild flowers are newly in bloom? It’s powerful to look back on these photos for years to come and remember the day, including the beauty of your surroundings. Use nature as a backdrop, and your photographer will make the most of what light and stunning colors are on offer.
WINTER WARDROBE, BE GONE
It sounds obvious, but if you’ve been shopping for a dress for a spring wedding ahead of time, hopefully you didn’t opt for a style that will now feel too heavy. Springtime weddings can feel a little more casual and spontaneous if that’s your style, so play with floral prints, colorful manicures and brightly colored shoes to find a look that feels of the season. Vintage jewelry styles are having a real moment, too, so consider for your ‘something old’ a beautiful pair of estate earrings or an antique bracelet.
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Are you planning a spring wedding? How did you choose things like a color scheme, menu and your bridal look? Let us know in the comments or join the discussion on Twitter!