Sunshine and flowers

While summer still retains the crown as the most popular time of year to get married, savvy brides know that spring has just as much to offer. The weather is often lovely, without being too hot, there are plenty of flowers and colour themes to choose from and you can even include some tasty Easter treats in your day, too.

Soft pastels and pretty brights

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, everything comes alive. Spring is often associated with an abundance of soft pastel colours, thanks to all the blossoming florals. Think dusky pinks, lavenders, sage greens, peaches and baby blues. Plus, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to flowers. Seasonal blooms, such as hyacinths, daffodils, garden roses, tulips, Lily of the Valley, sweet peas, cornflowers and many more, are all available in the UK.

However, when it comes to spring wedding ideas, pastels aren’t your only option. We love the delightful mix of hot pinks and bright yellow daffodils at Jessa and Philip’s intimate spring celebration.

Alternatively, how about combining a soft peach colour theme with splashes of bold purple and bright orange, like this couple below? If you want to keep it more minimalist, try simple arrangements of just one flower, such as gypsophila, daffodils or tulips. Or, if you’re watching the pennies, potted daffodils in the centres of your tables are a bright and budget-friendly option.

Mix ’n’ match dresses

When it comes to your bridal party, spring is the perfect season for the mix ‘n’ match look. Sarah and Max married at Bowburn Hall Hotel in Durham and chose a pretty combination of grey and pinks for their maids. “The colourful bridesmaid dresses were a mix of pink and WED2B’s silver/grey Laila dress, with cream and pink flowers to match,” says Sarah.

At Rosie and Joshua’s April wedding near Dartmoor, Rosie held a bouquet of soft pink flowers while her maids wore mint green dresses and carried bunches of floaty gypsophila.

Later, at the reception, there were also pretty pink blossom trees, which are a great way to bring a venue to life and add interest to a high-ceilinged room.

At their spring wedding near Exeter, Hannah and Tom went for a mix of roses and gorgeous peonies in pale and dusky pinks, with splashes of white and plenty of light green foliage.

The decor had a lovely rustic feel and they were creative with wooden pallets, which they decorated with more spring blooms and loosely arranged greenery.

Consider an alfresco venue

The weather in spring is often good enough to consider marrying outside, just make sure your venue has a back-up plan, as sunshine is never guaranteed. Jennifer and Adrienne married outside at The Ravenswood Hotel in West Sussex. “We knew this was where we wanted to marry before we were even engaged, “ says Jen. “I had seen photos of it online and the venue was stunning. Such a beautiful building with gorgeous gardens and a little castle outside, which sold it to us.”

Or how about this delightful pergola in a quintessential English garden in Kent?

On balmy spring days there’s also nowhere better than an orangery, glasshouse or conservatory. The beautiful Orangery at Hayne House is a great way to enjoy the spring sunshine and clear blue skies.

Dreamy spring dresses

Don’t just save the flowers for your centrepieces either. Spring is the perfect time to wear a stunning floral lace dress, as it’s a style that can look both classic or contemporary. For something timeless, try detailed floral lace and perhaps a stylish lace jacket, in case the weather changes. For something that’s a touch more modern, try a design with oversized floral appliqués. Our stunning Magdalena dress has intricate all-over floral embroidery that’s perfect for the season.

Alternatively, how about something in blush to complement spring’s beautiful colour palette? Blush also has the added bonus of being really complexion flattering! Rea comes in both blush and ivory and features tons of fabulous glittering beaded appliqués. Continue the soft prettiness with accessories, such as sweet floral hairpins, a cute halo or a veil edged in delicate lace.

Invites, entertainment, food and more…

Your invitations give your guests the first clue to the style of your wedding day, so if you’re embracing florals then how about stylish floral invites that reflect the flowers you’ve chosen for your displays?

Also, floral doesn’t need to be fussy or fuddy duddy, as these cards from Ribbons and Wren Creative Wedding Stationery and Helen Scott Design show.

Keep it seasonal

When it comes to your food you’ll also be spoilt for choice. Seasonal spring produce includes asparagus, artichokes, wild garlic and Jersey Royal potatoes. Spring lamb is also a great choice for your main course.

Make use of the abundance of seasonal flowers for your cake, too. A simple white wedding cake decorated with a few of your favourite fresh flowers is cost effective and beautiful. Or, how about a bouquet of cupcakes? These floral cupcakes from Karen’s Creative Cupcakes look almost too good to eat!

Chocolate and Easter egg hunts

Finally, one of the joys of a spring wedding is that you can also include some fun Easter ideas. Rachael and Paul organised an Easter egg raffle and also an egg hunt for the kids, as part of their wedding day activities. Although, the hunt didn’t quite go to plan, as the gardeners tidied away the eggs before the kids could find them!

Liam and Natacha got married on Easter Sunday and their favours were mason jars filled with mini eggs. Painted eggs also make great place names or can be used as part of your centrepieces for a cute Easter theme.

So, we hope we’ve given you somewhere to start when it comes to choosing your spring wedding ideas. For more inspiration check out our Instagram, Facebook or TikTok accounts too, as well as our WED2B blog. Lastly, don’t forget to read our latest real bride stories too. They’re full of tons of great ideas from the people who’ve been there and done it!