With your spring wedding just around the corner, you’ll no doubt be looking to finalise. But even if you’re made lots of the big location and dining decisions, there’s still time to make the most of what is best about spring.
Sandon Hall are here to help you tie up those loose ends and place those finishing touches with a guide to styling your spring wedding, including flowers, colour co-ordinating and watching out for wetter weather.
CHOOSE BRIGHT FLOWERS SUCH AS DAFFODILS, TULIPS AND CHERRY BLOSSOM
Spring means rejuvenation and rebirth. As the ground thaws towards the end of January, the first spring flowers begin to appear. Daffodils are one of the first to emerge, sprouting it seems earlier each year. Inspired by their bright yellow petals, they marry beautifully with a spring country wedding.
Daffodils can be featured in a couple of unconventional ways such as in wellington boots or tied in bunches with twine to be held by bridesmaids. More conventionally, they can be the table decorations or simply feature in photos in the country setting.
Sandon Hall’s in-house florist Breige says that “cherry blossom for spring weddings that are later in the season are great for high impact displays. Alternatively, tulips with their many beautiful varieties make for lovely bouquets, especially when paired with scented narcissi”.
BE INSPIRED BY NATURE AND FIND ACCENTS IN VERDANT GREENS AND CHARTREUSE
Nature’s dominant colour is green – from leaves on trees and bushes to lily pads and wild grasses. But, while the darkness of evergreens and verdant new grass suggests life, they aren’t the ideal colours for your wedding.
Instead, look for accents in teal or chartreuse. This can come in ribbons for the flower girls or in the bowties for the groomsmen. Various shades of green that also match well with greens are gold, ivory and lemony yellows.
HAVE A CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR SPRING SHOWERS
For the new year’s revival of life must come the key ingredients for growth, namely water and sunshine. Plenty of rain will come in the spring, especially in the country parts of England, nurturing the plants and flora.
If you’re hoping to enjoy a spring wedding outdoors, perhaps to make the most of your venue with some memorable photos or the backdrop of luscious gardens, then you need a rainy day contingency plan.
This means umbrellas.
Obvious but simple, having enough umbrellas for your guests is a necessity if the forecast suggests even a spatter of rain. However, boring black umbrellas could look a bit corporate. Instead choose colourful umbrellas, matching your wedding theme or spring surroundings.
If the rain does come down then you can make umbrellas a fun feature of your wedding, such as with an umbrella canopy.
SELECT A COUNTRY VENUE WITH FLOWERS IN BLOOM
Sandon Hall, for example, with its ivory stone walls and period building is the perfect rustic setting to make the most of quintessential British flowers in its grounds and gardens. The period, neutral tones of the building allow it to pair with any colour theme you select.
Additionally, a country wedding is the ideal spot to embrace the ever popular trend of revived vintage. From flower crowns to lace wedding gowns, Sandon Hall’s historical setting perfectly complements these spring time touches that also suit a spring wedding.
With flowers in bloom and the sun (hopefully) shining, your wedding will truly feel like the celebratory start of a new beginning.