Spring-time is a gorgeous season; it is an early flourishing stage of development for flowers, the nights become lighter and longer and the weather becomes more clement. So what better time of year to choose for your 'Big Day'?
I chose Spring myself for my own wedding and we were fortunate enough to have glorious sunshine, with a beautiful backdrop of blossom falling from the trees.
Tying the knot in Spring will give you lots of inspiration when planning the details of the day. Here are some ideas on how:
Wedding dresses - most wedding dresses seem made for a spring wedding. Look for a versatile dress that can be paired with a wrap if you're chilly, yet is still light and airy.
Decorations - many more brides these days are opting for a hint of colour in their wedding dresses – be it a baby blue sash, an all-over hint of pink, or light colourful embroidery. These touches will look perfect at a spring wedding.
Menu choices - celebrate Spring in your menu with fresh young vegetables such as baby carrots, baby asparagus (or regular asparagus), new potatoes, sugar snap peas, and haricots verts. Strawberries, rhubarb and apricots are delicious at this time of year.
Flowers - those in season include roses, tulips, hyacinth, lilies and Gerber daisies. Multi-coloured calla lilies are very popular and look beautiful in a spring arrangement. Combine a dozen with lemon leaf or maiden hair, or create a simple hand-tied nosegay.
Wedding favours - give favours of seed packets or bulbs, with thanks for supporting the growth of your love; growth being synonymous with the spring season.
Spring-time can also have other advantages. A wedding at the start of the year is growing in popularity, with venues offering competitive prices outside the main summer wedding season.