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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 day! 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 backdrop of the wedding photos

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
  • 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 the link below each photo!

Cherry Blossom Wedding Invitation Suite
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Elegant Reception with Cherry Blossom Theme

Ocean-View Ceremony with Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Elegant Reception with Cherry Blossom Theme

Armenian Church Ceremony with Cherry Blossom Tree Décor
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant White + Lavender Ballroom Wedding with Cherry Blossom Trees

First Kiss In Front of Cherry Blossom Trees
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Wedding with Rich, Romantic Décor at Luxury Hotel in Beverly Hills

White and Gold Ceremony Decorations with Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Luxe Wedding of NFL Player Tahir Whitehead at Elegant Castle Venue

Couple Ceremony Recessional Cherry Blossom Tree Decor
Photo by John & Joseph Photography; From Real Wedding: Opulent Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony & Reception in San Diego, CA

Violet Ceremony Décor with Cherry Blossom Trees
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography; From Real Wedding: Pastel Pink + Purple Celebration at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Mirror Table with Large Blossom Tree
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Luxe Wedding of NFL Player Tahir Whitehead at Elegant Castle Venue

Cherry Blossom Tree Escort Card Display, Ribbons
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; From Real Wedding: Sleek + Contemporary Wedding with Jewish Traditions in New York

Cherry Blossom Branch & Floral Escort Card Table
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Elegant All-White Wedding with Modern Details at Luxe Bel-Air Hotel

Cherry Blossom Branch Escort Card Table in Front of Arch Windows
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; From Real Wedding: Classic Traditional Ceremony + Striking Reception in New York City

Lavish Ballroom Reception with Cherry Blossom Centerpieces
Photo by Michael Falco for Christian Oth Studio; From Real Wedding: Formal Manhattan Wedding with Opulent Ballroom Décor

Indoor Trees Full of Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design; From Real Wedding: Opulent Wedding with Classic Winter-White Color Scheme

Faux Cherry Blossom Centerpiece
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Elegant Reception with Cherry Blossom Theme

Centerpiece of Cherry Blossoms
Photo by Studio Avantgarda; From Real Wedding: Traditional Indian Ceremony + Opulent Reception in Florida

Cherry Blossom Menu Card
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Elegant Reception with Cherry Blossom Theme

Pink Cherry Blossom Tree Centerpiece
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography; From Real Wedding: Real Housewives of Orange County: Tamra Barney's California Wedding

Cherry Blossom Table Arrangement
Photo by Images by Berit; From Real Wedding: Sophisticated Wedding with Organic, Elegant Theme at Estate in NJ

Table with Cherry Blossom Tree & Ivory, Pastel Purple & Mint Flowers
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant White + Lavender Ballroom Wedding with Cherry Blossom Trees

Tall Ivory Centerpiece with Cherry Blossom Branches on Gold Stand
Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography; From Real Wedding: Timeless, Luxury Wedding with Personalized Details in Austin, Texas

White, Pink & Gold Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake
Photo by Ralph Raphael; From Real Wedding: Spring Hotel Wedding with Soft, Pastel Color Palette in Florida

Cherry Blossoms Over Five-Tier Cake with Gold Stripes
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design; From Real Wedding: Opulent Wedding with Classic Winter-White Color Scheme

Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake
Photo by Images by Berit; From Real Wedding: Tented Backyard Wedding with Equestrian Details at a Family Farm

Cake with Enchanting Cherry Blossom Trees
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant White + Lavender Ballroom Wedding with Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake
Photo by Tomas Skaringa of The Big Affair Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Ocean-View Ceremony + Elegant Reception with Cherry Blossom Theme

Shannon & Tahir Whitehead's Table with Cherry Blossom Trees
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Luxe Wedding of NFL Player Tahir Whitehead at Elegant Castle Venue

Touching First Dance with Cherry Blossom Decor Backdrop
Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral & Event Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design; From Real Wedding: Opulent Wedding with Classic Winter-White Color Scheme