With the advent of Spring, a certain joy and expectancy fills the air. Perhaps, this is why so many couples choose to take their vows in the Springtime. The season offers a variety of flowers from which to choose your bouquet and floral decorations. The weather is (usually) more temperate. With thoughts of the season in mind, the brides and grooms turn their imagination to the ceremony that will make them husband and wife.
- The bride may dream of something white or candlelight. For a Spring wedding, a tea length dress is a charming and graceful choice, especially for outdoor ceremonies or taking the beach wedding a step toward the formal.
- Pale blue bridesmaids’ dresses go beautifully with bouquets of pink and white blooms. A sunny yellow bouquet pops against pale blush dresses. Cobalt dresses are a perfect match for any season if they fit into your central theme. Your bridesmaids will thank you for keeping them cool (temperature-wise) in lightweight chiffon dresses. Do you trust their judgment? For a touch of the different, allow each to choose her own dress in pretty pastels.
- Want to add another bit of a twist to your wedding? Give your bridesmaids a delicate white basket of flowers rather than a bouquet to carry down the aisle (Easter eggs not necessary). Take this an additional step, and let your flower girl carry a basket as well.
- Flower girls are always precious in any attire, but a pale blush dress with a sage sash is a lovely combo—and nothing can be sweeter than your flower girl wearing a crown of beautiful spring flowers in your color palette. For a dash of Spring, add butterfly accents and ribbons flowing down the back.
- For a romantic bouquet, all you need are peonies and roses. The soft look is tasteful and chic for any style of wedding—from formal to vintage. Close your eyes and picture a mix of theme-perfect brooches embellishing a bouquet of hydrangeas, peonies, ranunculus, and Queen Anne’s lace. A pastel bouquet of paper flowers looks wonderful and is also a keepsake that you can bring your dinner table to life…with memories. Or let your bouquet mirror the natural scenery.
- Imagining an evening garden ceremony? For a getaway to an enchanted garden, hanging lanterns and lush flowers transport you, and no one will ever forget the romantic journey.
- Fantastical gardens are a wonderful place to conduct the ceremony. Add a touch of elegance and romance with an attractive arch and a dazzling crystal chandelier.
- Wedding arches are glamorous. An arbor decorated in birchwood is just as beautiful as a white linen Chuppah adorned with alabaster or ivory flowers. Fake white flowers, vines and leaves draped over a wooden wedding arch can complement natural scenery, or bring the outdoors inside with a birch Chuppah draped in lush green vines, ferns, hydrangeas, peonies, garden roses, eucalyptus and other seasonal blooms in shades of white, blush and cream. This subject is one that could be elaborated on at length…but shall we move on…
- For a wedding in the great outdoors, your guests will appreciate the shade of strategically placed umbrellas in the guest seating while you speak your vows in a beautiful white gazebo.
- Bring the taste of Spring to your wedding feast, avoiding the heavier winter fare. Spring drinks should be crisp, cool, and refreshing like Limoncello or champagne cocktails–Bellinis or Mimosas. It is time for the Easter bunny and eggs. For hors d’oeuvres, serve single poached quail eggs on demitasse spoons of mini egg soufflés. With the main course (salmon rather than beef), garnish your plate, electing for a variety of in-season cooked baby vegetables or asparagus spears. As to desserts, like the cocktails, lean toward the lighter flavors: vanilla, lemon, and berry creams. For either an evening reception or a great daytime option, consider a Belgian waffle bar – not full-size but about the smaller frozen waffle size.
- Wedding favors for Spring are fun. Single standing roses with tags; small potted succulents; Georgia peaches in a tin tub for a rustic wedding; honey sticks wrapped in ribbon and tagged; homemade jellies or jams; chocolate and macaroon edible favors; or orange swirl lollipop.
- Table Décor can take on a new freshness.Make Peony pink and leaf green zing by including them in unanticipated ways. Replace the ever-so-normal table runner with an enchantment of pink and green ribbons (shades, widths, and textures varying) and voila a colorful statement on white linens. A variation of pink and green napkins is visually pleasing. For a garden feel, add Tiffany chairs decorated with the pink and green theme. Place one white rose in each guest’s napkin.
- For centerpieces, step out of the box with a variety of pinks—rich pink peonies…pale pink freesias, and luscious greenery like hanging amaranthus.
- The Wedding cake should be the focal point of the reception. A tasty cake with the lightness of Spring is the exclamation point of the evening or afternoon. Does this one appeal to you? A vanilla cake with layers of Meyer lemon and blackberry curd and vanilla buttercream frosting. Perhaps, a white wedding cake with a cascade of white orchids? Or a traditional Nordic Kransekake?
- The wedding music is as important as any other facet of the perfect day. For the first dance, here are a few suggestions:
- “I Wanna Be Your Man” – Roger & Zapp
- “Drops of Jupiter” – Train
- “Lucky” – Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz
- “Faithfully” – Journey
- “Unchained Melody” – Righteous Brothers
- “Something Good” –The Sound of Music Soundtrack
- “So Close” – Jon McLaughlin
- “Blackbird” – The Beatles
- “All About Our Love” – Sade
- “Your Song” – Elton John
- “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
Spring brides are as full of joy and excitement as the season. While choosing your venue, take a look at Roof Garden in historic Galveston, and book a getaway minutes from the whispering waves of the Gulf. Contact us today to tour our facility or to reserve your date at (409) 762-5921 or check your date now. We have the right atmosphere for any theme. We also offer a taste of history.
About Roof Garden
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