Spring time means gorgeous colours, fantastic flowers and somewhat unpredictable weather. Here are some great tips on getting the most out of your spring wedding.

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Weather

Spring is in a league of its own when it comes to the great British weather. You may wake up to glorious sunshine but it’s much safer to plan for April showers, blustery winds and a frosty morning.

If the winter winds are still around, you need to think of ways to keep your guests warm and comfortable. We’re thinking Pashminas, cashmere rugs and even gloves for the chilly church!

As long as young children are kept at bay, open coal fires don’t only look wonderful, they are perfect for warming frozen limbs.

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Spring is the season for flowers, think peonies, sweet-peas, daffodils, daisies and tulips. These will not only look stunning in a bouquet or decorations, they are also relatively inexpensive.

Colour

Spring wedding colours normally consist of gorgeous muted tones such as coral, aqua and taupe.

If you’re looking for something with a little more body, incorporate lush greens, bright yellows and maybe add a splash of neon for something truly unique.

Existing features

When you’ve chosen your wedding venue identify any features that could use to enhance the overall look and feel of your wedding.

A good florist can turn an old pergola into a magical arch of roses quite easily. Similarly a well-placed marquee or screen can hide a feature, which might otherwise detract from your overall vision!

Food

Spring time means lots of beautiful, fresh and seasonal food.

Rhubarb and pink Champagne is a match made in heaven. Serve your guests spring lamb young broad beans and asparagus, it will be a welcome break to the heavy and stodgy food served during winter. Plus seasonal produce can help save on the budget!

Guest book

With a bit of imagination you can make your guest book much more engaging than just your average guest book.

Create a ‘cherry blossom guest book’ and ask your guests to write a little note on a delicately cut piece of card, which can be tied to a beautiful blossoming tree with silk ribbons. The cards can then be collected and carefully arranged in a book later on.

Are you having a spring wedding in 2013? How does your theme set you apart from other spring brides?

Words: Snapdragon parties

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