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Getting Married in the Spring

The perfect season to say "I do"

A time for new beginnings, surrounded by beautiful flowers and sunny spells. There’s really no better time of year for a wedding!

After what always seems like a very long and cold winter, this change in season brings with it the most beautiful flowers from all year round. Pale pinks and warm yellows; you will be spoilt for choice when discussing options with your florist.

A perk of this stunning season is the fact that you’ll be able to wear whatever wedding dress you like. Whether it’s a strapless gown, a silhouette with cap sleeves, or a full ball gown, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of styles, without having to think about a cover-up. Plus, when it comes to dressing your bridesmaids, they’ll also have a great choice to choose from.

When it comes to your wedding photography, you’ll be able to benefit from the best of both worlds. A combination of indoor and outdoor wedding photography will create great memories for your wedding album in years to come.

There are a few bank holidays during this time of year, including the Easter holidays. Many people like to take advantage of this, especially if you’re a teacher (or have a lot of teacher friends), and decide to get married on a Thursday, Friday, or Sunday.

With warmer weather and lighter evenings, you may be able to host your drinks reception in the gardens or grounds of your chosen wedding venue. If you’re getting married in a church then you could even consider driving back to the venue in an open-top car, or on a horse and carriage if it’s not too far!

Between the warm breeze, longer days, beautiful pastels, and endless inspiration for those little touches, we firmly believe that Spring is the perfect time of year to get married.

Spring wedding colour scheme combinations

When people think of spring they tend to think of pastel colours, but nowadays rather than focusing on one single colour scheme for a wedding, consider choosing a combination of a couple of different shades. Below are our ten favourite colour combinations for spring.

  • Gold and mint
  • Peach and cream
  • Baby pink and cayenne
  • Pastel yellow, white, and gold
  • Pastel orange and dove grey
  • Peach and coral
  • Lavender and lemon
  • Rose gold and ivory
  • Sand and placid blue
  • Teal and buttercup

Floral ideas for a Spring wedding

You’ll have a great choice of wedding flowers when it comes to planning the decorative details. Peonies will be in season, as will roses, hydrangea, and tulips. Below are our top ten ways to feature flowers at your spring wedding.

  • Have your bridesmaids carry bouquets of white hydrangea to compliment your white wedding dress.
  • Have tall vases lining your aisle with stemmed bouquets resting on the top
  • If you’re having long reception tables, have them lined with small votives and vases full of ivory and green blooms
  • Depending on the entrance to your venue, it might be nice to decorate the front door with an arch of flowers or a heard wreath
  • If you’re choosing a simple white wedding cake, your florist might be able to design a cascade of flowers to feature down the side
  • Small flowers in jars, hanging on the edges of the chairs in your wedding ceremony, lining the aisle, could be great for a vintage spring wedding

Celebrity couples who got married in spring

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono: 19th March
  • Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato: 2nd April
  • Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z: 4th April
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton: 29th April
  • Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier: 19th April
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: 30th April
  • Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu: 1st May
  • Keira Knightley and James Righton: 4th May
  • Jenna Bush and Henry Hager: 10th May
  • Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan: 19th May
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: 19th May
  • Jessica Alba and Cash Warren: 19th May
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: 21st May
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