One thing about wedding planning that can be both fun and frustrating is the fact that when you get started on it, chances are it’s a different season from the one you’ll be marrying in. Mr. Twistie popped the question on a November night and we were eventually married on a June afternoon. There we were heading into the dreaded dark days of winter (well, as dark as they get in my part of California) and I was thinking about spring flowers and light cottons for my bridesmaids’ outfits.
While it can be a nice break from stormy weather to think about warmer times ahead, it’s sometimes difficult to find the specific materials and inspirations you need. And so I decided to warm up October with some stylish thoughts for those of you planning spring weddings.
What most people will see first, of course, is the invitation. It will set the tone for the whole event in peoples’ minds, so you’ll want something that speaks of spring. How about something like this pretty cherry blossom invitation?
And of course nothing says spring quite the way flowers do. This pretty ribbon-wrapped bouquet would be surprisingly easy to replicate at home, too.
And let’s not forget the men while we’re at it!
Goodness knows I wouldn’t do this tablescape in its entirety on a bet. Too much pink and too much gingham for my taste. I think it may also be intended for a bridesmaids’ luncheon or baby shower more than a wedding, per se. Still, one look shows a lot of great ideas that can be adapted to a wedding.
From the decorated pitcher full of informal blossoms to the place cards tied to the tea cups to the fun bead flower napkin rings, there are a dozen great ideas that could be lifted from this table and added straight into your wedding with ease.
And speaking of place cards, this one would be simple, inexpensive, and fun to replicate.
Of course one of the most important things to many guests (and many a bride and groom, as well!) is the cake. I was quite taken with this one.
A spring wedding can be an absolute delight. After all, the winter has just departed and the sun has returned to warm us all. Why not celebrate it with lots of bright, fun touches? In fact, one of the best I found was this charming bridal headpiece. I’m not sure where it came from, but it made me smile.