With sweet-smelling flowers and sunnier days, spring will eternally remain the ultimate season for weddings. For the floral obsessed, spring is the ideal time of the year to get married and be surrounded by bright floral bulbs and rich green leaves that will take any venue from looking bare to a warm and beautiful place.
Florals are always on trend for spring weddings but this year, it seems that every table and ceiling, every dress and course are tinged with florals and making weddings even more incredibly romantic.
Fresh flowers decorated cakes – From gold encrusted cakes drenched with peony bulbs to three-tiered white icing cakes loaded with garlands, fresh flowers on cakes will make this traditional wedding sweet feel more fresh and modern, romantic and youthful.
Edible flowers – Take your floral obsession to another level by having your chef add edible flowers to each course. The idea of edible flowers is still something novel and each course, even if you are serving traditional chicken or fish, will look innovative in the eyes of your guests.
Floral garlands and soft petals – In your hair, on the tables and even on the walls, floral garlands create that bohemian aesthetic that is synonymous with spring. Have your hair wrapped in florals rather than jewelry, drape the walls with leafy greens and have your flowers be the protagonist of your wedding décor. You can even line the tables with colored floral garlands or scatter soft petals throughout the long tables for a softer take on the garland.
A sky full of petals – Drape the ceiling of your venue with floral bulbs and rich greens so that the romance of the environment will persist even when you or your guests happen to look up. Tie single floral bulbs to string or ribbons and hang them up or have your florist create extravagant pieces to hang with fairy lights for a more dramatic piece.
Floral prints – Besides the floral arrangements, you can take the floral theme to your bridesmaids’ dresses too. Find a floral pattern that is subtle and flattering for all of your bridesmaids and have your wedding party looking like spring.
Florals on your dress – From Reem Acra to Vera Wang and even Naeem Khan, the runway was a feast of florals scattered on shoulders, on the bust area and even on the dramatic skirts. You can choose to go with a delicate train of florals sewn on your shoulders and back or you can go for a full-on floral inspired gown.
The floral bouquet – Peonies, English roses and blush pink were and will continue to be popular choices when it comes to the bridal bouquet. You can stay true to these popular soft florals or you can go with this season’s newest trends featuring tropical blooms, flowering plants like the pink-ice protea, hydrangeas or even tulips for a twist to the traditional spring wedding bouquet.
Flowers are the best way to turn any venue of your choice from bland to beautiful and give it the aesthetic of your choice, whether that is minimal or classic, bohemian or more. What other ways are you planning on incorporating flowers into your wedding décor? Share your thoughts below!
Naomi Shaw lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids. She is a freelance journalist, blogger, and stay at home mom who enjoys writing on fashion, beauty, jewelry, and interior design.