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Wedding theme of the month: Spring is in the air

19 Mar 2018

A spring wedding has many advantages and one such benefit is the joys of nature it (usually) delivers - perfect for a wedding theme centred on the season. Industry expert Donna Sharpe of South West wedding blog Pasties & Petticoats explores...

Image: Charlotte Dart Photography

You've got to love the British weather – snow one minute, grey skies and mizzle the next, and then out of the blue we’ve all found a spring in our step as we’re treated to a spot of sunshine and blue sky.

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Images: World Inspired Tents (Sarah Lauren Photography)

I know it’s still only March but there have been a couple of times recently where it’s really felt that spring is around the corner. Fields of bright yellow blooming daffodils lift my heart, so this month’s post is dedicated to spring in the air. 

One of my favourite things about this time of year is seeing nature come to life, so when I envisage a spring wedding it conjures images of abundant florals, flower walls and foliage. Nothing beats a blue sky spring day, when you can capture those gorgeous images of the two of you together underneath a cherry blossom or with dappled light through fresh new greenery.

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Images: Charlotte Dart Photography

But as a wedding caterer friend of mine pointed out, there’s a practical side to spring weddings too… it’s so easy to get swept away with excitement at the appearance of golden sun after a long winter. We can forget how chilly it can suddenly get, especially in the evenings. Kerra of Kerra’s Catering suggested that you “serve tea and coffee after dinner, and that you remember to book heaters if you’re in a marquee.” Wise words. 

Likewise, think of your attire – perhaps add a little lace bolero to your frock to take the chill off your skin (a top tip from Tara at The Bridal Studio). And if you’re wondering about the best seasonal blooms, I asked my florist friends what their favourites are, here’s what they said:

  • Hellebores – Wedding Flowers in Cornwall
  • Ranunculus and paper white narcissi – Fuller Blooms                                                                 
  • Ranunculus – The Velvet Daisy
  • Muscari – Loulabel

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Images: Freckle Photography

Are you having a spring wedding? I’d love to hear all about your plans – let me know what you’re doing in the comments below.

*footnote – since writing this, Cornwall has since been blanketed with snow once again. I saw something on social media saying “it’s like winter keeps leaving mid argument then storming back in saying ‘and another thing’”. When will this unpredicatable weather end?

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