Spring is always a welcome change to the winter months (and a signifier that summer is just around the corner!). And while most of us equate the later with wedding season, Spring definitely sees its fair share of celebrations. This time of year is synonyms with fresh florals and new life. The warming weather and blooming landscapes make Spring the perfect backdrop for a wedding. The season brings a bit of fresh air to everything from fashion to food so why not incorporate this feeling into your wedding décor? And while bright florals and prints definitely scream Spring there are a multitude of ways to bring the season in starting with your ceremony and straight through your reception.
From gorgeous floral arrangements to overall wedding design trends, a few of the industry’s top planners, designers and florists share their tips on how to make the most of this new season. And while bright florals and prints definitely scream Spring there are a multitude of ways to bring the season in starting with your ceremony and straight through your reception. From gorgeous floral arrangements to overall wedding design trends, a few of the industry’s top planners, designers and florists share their tips on how to make the most of this new season.
Add Dimension to the Design
“Whether it’s hanging from a ceiling or growing from the wall, floor or table - design is going 3-D. Hosts want to immerse their guests into the design and feel of their event.”
—Lori Stephenson, Owner & Principal, LOLA Event Productions
Embrace Outdoor Spaces
"When the weather finally warms, we want to be outside enjoying it, whatever the occasion! Transforming a venue’s outdoor seating areas into attractive, comfortable and inviting spaces allows guests to mingle in the fresh air and celebrate under a starry canopy."
—Emily Clarke, Creative Director, Emily Clarke Events
April Showers Bring May Flowers
"April showers bring May flowers and require cute umbrellas! That’s why we have a brelli pop-up complete with hanging chocolate barks or warm, crunchy churros. There’s no better way to serve dessert in the springtime!”
—Shana Sperling, Wedding Specialist, Pinch Food Design
Stay Mellow With Yellow
“While yellow isn’t typically incorporated into most wedding color schemes, when integrated into a spring wedding it’s absolutely beautiful! We love pairing bright hues, with soft whites and ivories creating the perfect spring inspired balance.”
—Kate Ryan & Chelsea Dillon, Partners, Gold Leaf Event Design & Production
Bring Out the Cherry Blossoms
“Spring in DC means Cherry Blossom season! This rehearsal dinner at the Hay Adams kicked off the cherry blossom-themed wedding weekend with this floral ceiling fixture and muted rosy tones on the crisp clean tables. An elegant mix of season and style.”
—Jen Stiebel, Founder, SoCo Events
Look Out for Lilac
“Lilac. This wonderfully fragrant spring flower is only around during a short window of the season and is beautiful not only for its blooms but also for the soft and delicate foliage. This springtime bloom is bound to lighten any one's spirits and grows in a variety of colors including white, violet, variegated purple, lavender, fuchsia, and light pink.”
–Alise Davis, Owner & Principal Designer, Olive Willow Designs
Be Bold With Color
“Color is back- and it’s bold. After many years of taupe-on-gray-on-beige, couples are asking for a little more oomph- especially in flowers.”
—Calder Clark, Owner & Creative Director, Calder Clark
Choose a Venue With a Garden
“Choose a venue that invests in a beautiful garden each season, so you don’t have to bring as much decor in."
—Kristin Doggett, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Bellafare
Pay Attention to Place Setting
“The tabletop design is more important than ever as spring weddings kick off! Using plates with various patterns, textures, and colors is a great way to personalize the design. Additional things we anticipate this year include more creative napkin color, fold and placement as well as flatware selection and placement. Unique materials and shape for menus are also on the rise.”
—Virginia Edelson, Owner, Bluebird Productions
“Greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year, is the perfect color to incorporate in your Spring wedding. The fresh, zesty shade represents the bright and vibrant energy of the season. It is illustrative of the revival and renewal of greens during Springtime. As a symbol of new beginnings, greenery will complement any wedding celebration.”
—Joshua Jones, Event Producer, Kehoe Designs