May, 13, 2014

Get into the Season: Throw a Spring Wedding

Event Planner/Styling: Debi Lilly / A Perfect Event

After a pretty brutal winter, spring is finally here! We can all take off those winter jackets, gloves, scarves—you get the idea—and head outside. If you’re a bride who loves the green grass and the reemergence of plants and livelihood all around, consider a spring wedding to really make your day shine.

Flowers Everywhere

spring-wedding-food-drinksYou probably are already using a ton of flowers for your big day, but ‘tis the season to use them even more—don’t worry about going overboard! Flowers are a classic way to decorate your wedding, and now that they’re in bloom, you’ll have greater access to them.

My favorite flowers for the springtime? Daisies, tulips and daffodils. But I’m not excluding any flowers; in fact, I love seeing as many different varieties as possible!

Get Green (and Pink!)

Brides have already taken with mint green for their winter weddings, and the shade will continue to live on into the spring months, too. Also popular for weddings during this time of the year? Hemlock green. Expect to see each color on their own or mixed together for everything—bridesmaids’ dresses, rental table linen and runners, wedding cakes.

Blush pink is also especially popular for springtime weddings. Let this color take center stage and use it on its own, or combine it with the green for a positively perfect wedding day color scheme.

Lighthearted Food and Drinks

spring-wedding-sweet-foodWhile no one food may be “spring” per say (except perhaps spring rolls?), some foods do give off a spring vibe! For example, when you think of spring, you probably think of fun, sunny days. Translate that mood to your food by choosing lighthearted, seasonal menu options. Start by setting up a beautiful display of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Pastels are the colors for spring, so try to incorporate those into your food, too. This may be easiest for desserts like macaroons or meringues. You can also prepare other soft-shaded sweets, like blush pink brownies or iced sugar cookies. To present all these foods, set them up on a rental table linen in a neutral color, like ivory, adorned with a glitzy table runner for the ultimate aesthetic.

And don’t forget about the drinks! Mix up some batch “spring breeze” cocktails and some creamsicle sodas for the kids. Your guests will feel a spring in their step in no time!
What are your plans for a spring wedding? Let me know on BBJ Linen’s Facebook page!