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25+ Gorgeous Ways to Use Cherry Blossoms in Your Spring Wedding

Browse photos of these beautiful blooms – both real and faux – from real weddings to see if this trend is right for you!

Cherry blossoms are only available for so long during the year, but using them in your wedding décor creates a stunning effect – whether real or faux varieties are implemented.

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Photo: Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography

While there are thousands of flowers to choose from, most brides decide to incorporate roses, hydrangeas, and orchids into their floral design; however, we love when couples select unique blossoms for their design scheme. While they may only bloom for a couple months out of the year, cherry blossoms are an absolutely jaw-dropping choice for your wedding. If they're not available and you can't imagine your big day without the look of cherry blossoms decorating your tables, ask your floral designer about faux cherry blossoms (as seen in this real wedding)! 

Cherry blossoms, known as "sakura" in Japanese, are a symbol of spring and renewal, which is a lovely sentiment for a wedding! The trees, which offer short-lived blossoms that typically bloom in March and April, were first introduced to the United States in 1912 as a gift from Japan – and ever since, they've been a romantic addition to the country's landscape. For those couples lucky enough to live near them, the lush, flowering trees make for a wonderful site for an engagement shoot, day-of portraits, or even the wedding itself. Popular parks providing cherry blossom trees include: Balboa Park in San Diego, Branch Brook Park in Essex County, New Jersey, Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Lake Balboa in Los Angeles, Sakura Park in New York City, and the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.

Even if you don't live near rows of stunning cherry blossom trees, the flowers can certainly be incorporated into your wedding décor. Cherry blossom flowers can range in color from various shades of pink to white and ivory, so they fit beautifully within most wedding color palettes and look lovely as both ceremony décor and reception centerpieces. If they're out of season or unavailable, faux cherry blossoms are a wonderful alternative, as well as using a cherry blossom design motif on paper goods, your bridal gown, or even your wedding cake decorations!

Take a look at the images from real weddings below, all of which feature cherry blossoms. To see more from these celebrations, be sure to click on each photo.

Cherry Blossom Wedding Invitation Suite
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Ocean-View Ceremony with Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Armenian Church Ceremony with Tree Décor
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

First Kiss In Front of Cherry Blossom Trees
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

White and Gold Ceremony Decorations
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

Happy Couple Post-Ceremony
Photo by John & Joseph Photography

Violet Ceremony Décor
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography

Mirror Table with Large Blossom Tree
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

Cherry Tree Escort Card Display, Ribbons
Photo by Maya Myers Photography

Branch & Floral Escort Card Table
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; Plannning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Escort Card Table in Front of Arch Windows
Photo by Maya Myers Photography

Lavish Ballroom Reception
Photo by Michael Falco for Christian Oth Studio

Indoor Trees Full of Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design

Faux Cherry Blossom Centerpiece
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Centerpiece of Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Studio Avantgarda

Cherry Blossom Menu Card
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Pink Tree Centerpiece
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography

Cherry Blossom Table Arrangement
Photo by Images by Berit

Table with Cherry Blossom Tree & Ivory, Pastel Purple & Mint Flowers
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Tall Ivory Centerpiece on Gold Stand
Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

White, Pink & Gold Wedding Cake
Photo by Ralph Raphael; Planning & Design by KA Mariage

Five-Tier Cake with Gold Stripes
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design

Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake
Photo by Images by Berit

Cake with Enchanting Cherry Blossom Trees
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Shannon & Tahir Whitehead's Table
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

Touching First Dance
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design