Springtime is the Best Time for your Wedding Day

  • Julia Sibun Spring 2019

The season has always been about new birth and renewal. What better time to take your vows?

With its glorious floral backdrop, perfect warm temperatures and pretty pastel colours, there is no better season than Spring for a wedding.

There are so many things that we all love about Spring. Gardens are transformed with new colours and fragrances and it is changes like these that make the season so perfect for a wedding.

Table centres can look so pretty by potting in-season flowers into baskets and small pots and placing them in the centre of the dining tables - try daffodils, grape hyacinths, tulips, primulas, iris, mimosa, larkspur, lily of the valley, bluebells and - of course - the gorgeous peony. (Why not then name your tables after each flower?)

The coming of spring also means that there will be a large selection of beautiful blooms available for the bridal bouquet – you can select flowers that are in season and local to you too. Whether you have adopted a soft, muted colour scheme, or something more vibrant you will find the perfect flowers for your wedding – narcissi, ranunculus and anemone (to name but a few).

And I haven’t yet mentioned the splendid colour paletters of the season - rose, pinks, yellow, pale blues, lavender and mint and sage green all abound and it is the lighter, brighter tones of Spring that are so feminine and able to make any wedding look so gorgeously chic and romantic. Your bridesmaids can also wear these gorgeous pastel colours such as pistachio, pale pink and robin’s egg blue.

With the temperatures a little milder, it is the perfect time to head outside and invite your guests into the garden with a glass of champagne and some delicious light canapes. If you are dreaming of an outdoor ceremony in picturesque gardens then Spring is one of the best seasons to get married outside with the temperature just right and the surroundings in full bloom. (Check which venues have an outdoor ceremony licence so that you are covered inside as well as outside depending on the weather on the day.)

If at home, don’t forget to have the garden furniture out all ready and clean for use with large colourful scatter cushions – you must make the most of the weather before the sun begins to set!

If you have decided to marry in the Spring you will find that there are more suppliers available (trying to book your favourite photographer will likely be easier in Spring rather than during the long hot Summer months). And unlike the Summer months, where you will find some suppliers getting booked up two years in advance, Spring wedding dates are more widely available.

There is no better backdrop to your wedding photographs when the wedding venues are in full bloom, during the Spring months the gardens are usually at their best – there’s plenty of colour and visual interest for your guests both adding to the charm and romance of the day.

There are also plenty of honeymoon destinations to choose from at this time of year. If, like most newlyweds, you’re planning a honeymoon straight after the wedding then you are in luck: Spring is one of the best times to get away. Prices are still reasonable and the children are not yet on holiday, and a large number of destinations are at their best too – why not visit Japan during its famous cherry blossom season, or head to Florida’s fun theme parks for some early Summer sun - or alternatively take it easy on one of Europe’s gorgeous beaches?

Lastly, there is usually an abundance of delicious Spring vegetables and herbs available to give your guests a vibrant, fresh meal – baby carrots, new season salad leaves, radishes, new jersey potatoes and asparagus which is such a wonderful vegetable heralding the arrival of Spring – served lightly steamed with hollandaise sauce or wrapped in pancetta for a delicious starter.

For something different your signature wedding cocktails could be a Mint Julep, a Pimms Cup, a Ginger Mint Mojito or a Cucumber and Sorrel Cooler – absolutely delicious on a warm Spring day served from a fun cocktail glass!

There really is something extra special about getting married during the Spring months. After all, they’re all about rebirth and renewal – it’s the best season to start your next chapter together as a married couple.

For more information - and to get in touch - visit Julia’s website at www.juliasibun.co.uk