Summer may be considered to be "wedding season" nowadays, but there has always been something romantic about a traditional spring wedding. Flowers begin to bloom, the weather takes a turn for the better, and people have felt cooped up after a long winter. Starting a new life with your sweetheart in the season of rebirth just seems fitting – not to mention all of the beautiful trends that are emerging for a spring wedding.
From décor to dresses and everything in between, these spring-inspired ideas can be incorporated in every aspect of your wedding. And the best part? Each of these ideas are perfectly customizable in order to create a wedding day that’s both trendy, unique, and personal.
The examples below all come from real weddings. Be sure to click on each picture for further inspiration!
1. Soft, Pale Bridesmaid Dresses
Whether matching or in complementary styles, these flowing frocks within the pastel and neutral color palette add to the relaxed vibe of a spring wedding. Photo by Gloria Mesa Photography
2. More Intimate Ceremonies
Though a difficult option for those with large families, more and more couples are choosing to pare down their guest list, opting for a wedding weekend for those nearest and dearest. Side benefit: Charming and eclectic ceremony seating! Photo by Tine Hoffman for TM Photography; Consulting by Viva Bella Events
3. Alfresco Reception
An open-air tent reception makes for a beautiful evening underneath the stars. With Daylight Savings Time, your first dance could occur right at sunset. It’s hard to imagine anything more romantic than that. Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden
Instead of buying separate dresses for the ceremony and reception, many brides are opting for a sheath gown with an overskirt to create a ceremony ball gown. The result is a perfect combination of romance and tradition for your nuptials, with an elegant and modern dress once it’s time to party. Photo by Renee Sprink Photography; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier
5. Naked Cake
Forgo fondant and buttercream and let the natural beauty of your cake shine. Flavored fillings, different flavors for each tier, and fresh flowers or fruit is all a cake needs to be ready for spring! Photo by Adam Barnes; Consulting by SoCo Events; Floral Design by Amaryllis, Inc.
6. Freshly Picked Bouquet
Take advantage of the variety of flowers that are in season for spring by carrying a modern “freshly picked” style bouquet composed of wildflowers. Photo by Willa Kveta Photography