Thursday, April 8, 2010

Put Some Spring Into Your Wedding

Springtime is a fabulous time to host a wedding. The air is fresh and everything is new. It’s a great time for pictures and a wonderful time for love. But if you’re having a spring wedding how will you add some spring flair to your plans? Here are 5 simple ways to add springtime to your nuptials:

1) Think Lemon- Lemon meringue pie for dessert, lemon sorbet, lemon colored tulips, a lemon drop signature drink martini or bright lemon cocktail napkins. Mimosa was the color for 2009 but we’re just now starting to see if more and more in weddings. You have so many opportunities to make your wedding feel bright and fresh with a burst of lemon! (Photo courtesy of

2) Get Outside- Nothing says that you have to have your reception inside. At least not the entire time. When looking for a venue see if there is an outdoor patio space that could be used, or an outdoor fire pit. It’s a great time to be outdoors even though the air is still a little chilly. It’s perfect for getting cozy! Give your female guests a bright colored pashmina to keep them warm.

3) Spotlight the Flowergirls and Ringbearers- So many weddings these days say no children, but springtime is a perfect time to involved the little ones in your big day. We especially love when flower girls are dressed up as little fairies or little ringbearers are outfitted in khaki and tweed (just like those adorable Ralph Lauren print ads you see in Martha Stewart Living). (Photo courtesy of Ralph Lauren)

4) Steer Clear of Severe Hair- Spring calls for a more fun and flirty hairstyle. Try big curls or long waves, even half up half down. Headbands with a big flower ooze springtime glamour. I love when brides have sparkle hairspray in their hair as well as it looks so magical.

5) Get Inspired By Nature- Bring the outdoors inside, use brown linens to ground the room like soil then have bright colors popping from the centerpieces and the cake. Use tree branches in a vase with sparse flowers to represent the new blooms occurring outside. Try using grasses and greens for centerpieces instead of full flowers. Bulbs just beginning to sprout can make fun centerpieces and fantastic take home gifts as well.

By Caira Daykin, Firefly Occasions