For a season as fresh and flower-filled as spring, your wedding just has to celebrate all this beauty! From your choice of wedding invitations to the color palette, ceremony elements, bridal bouquet, reception decor, and wedding party style all the way to the wedding cake and guest favors, there are absolutely captivating ways to have florals work their natural charm. Just browse through this mega-showcase of spring wedding inspiration—and fall in love! Then, plan your own ways with flowers for your Big Day.
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Send Floral Invitations from DIY to Customizable Suites
Your guests are sure to be smitten with the floral theme for your wedding as soon as they receive invitations as gorgeous as these ideas! There are limitless options available—from semi-DIY invites abloom with flowers (shown above) that come in the form of printables and kits, and make use of crafting skills and handmade embellishments. Floral wedding invitations also come in varied styles (shown below), such as hand-painted, laser cut, retro or vintage, or with flower-printed envelope liners. Others capture the romantic hues of flowers, like the blush pink of roses.
And if you want an entire floral wedding stationery suite, have it custom-designed or buy from the many available from design sites online—in themes as varied as garden wedding, rustic, woodland, bohemian, Asian, even beach and more!
SMART TIP: Match Your Invitations to Your Wedding Cake!
Select Floral Hues as Inspiration for Your Wedding Palette
Of course, it goes without saying that the prettiest spring color palettes are those with floral hues (e.g., see Radiant Orchid!)For a classic garden wedding (shown above), you would have the natural surroundings providing a background of greenery and lush blooms. Simply extend that into your ceremony details, like the wedding program, pretty signage, and garden parasols.
A variation of this could be a “secret garden” theme, with a more vintage, Old World look—a flower-decked gazebo, signage in ornate carved frames, and classic floral centerpieces in fancy vases.
Want an alternative to the traditional pink of a floral theme? Why not choose a palette of violet, lilac, or lavender (shown above). It lends an air of sophistication to the setting, as you incorporate it in your bridesmaids’ dresses, centerpieces, wedding cake and sweets, cocktails, and favors.
A floral palette in “candy colors” of sugary pink and mint green would create the sweetest effect. Perfect for a bridal shower brunch or tea party before the wedding–with mini pots of fabric roses doubling up as centerpieces and favors, too.
Other spin-offs from spring florals could be a palette of cool and chic blues and greens, or one that plays up fruity or citrusy colors. Prefer bright, vibrant hues? A spring wedding color scheme could go modern with hot pink, teal, purple, yellow, and orange instead of the usual pastels.
SMART TIP: Choose Your Wedding Style by Color!
Imagine Ceremony Elements Inspired by Florals
Flower lovers are nature lovers, too. See how this sentiment can inspire various aspects of a spring wedding ceremony. For an eco-friendly themed ceremony, other natural elements can be incorporated along with flowers (as shown above)—in the aisle and chair decor, the bouquets and ring holder, the “tree planting” unity ritual, all the way to the wedding toss.
And while the bridal party bouquets often receive much of the limelight, why not dress up your wedding ring holder in lovely florals as well? And you can get quite creative with a “tree planting” ceremony as an alternative to the unity candle lighting. Then, at the reception, show-stopping overhead floral installations are another way to highlight the beauty of the spring season in a dramatic way.
Carry Bridal Party Bouquets in Various Floral Designs
Wildflower-style bouquets have that “just plucked from a meadow” look—often with a merry mix of blooms of different types and colors, hand-tied in ribbon, twine, hemp, or strips of fabric. If you choose to DIY your bouquets, there are helpful “recipes,” tips, and suggestions for creating sweet, dainty arrangements out of fresh spring florals. Crafting bouquets out of gorgeous paper flowers is also a unique option to consider—plus you get to preserve this wedding keepsake forever. If an elegant spring bouquet is what you’re after, you may choose a cascading style, one with blooms in a monochromatic or single hue, or a classic, formal arrangement. Or you could go with a green bouquet featuring succulents, orchids, kermit mums, and the like.
Spring Wedding Table Decorations All Abloom
Add more floral touches here to grace your wedding reception decor. All utterly charming and totally doable! Create centerpieces that are like mini wildflower bouquets arranged in recycled jars, bottles, and vases. They are so simple, yet striking! If your reception will have a tea party theme, present fresh blooms in dainty floral teacups.
Planning an eco-friendly wedding? Use recycled items and materials to craft a DIY table seating chart, chair decor, place card holders, table numbers, and wedding favors—all incorporating flowers and natural elements in some way.
Utilize Budget-friendly Ways to Decorate with Flowers
Looking for budget-friendly ways to go floral? Pretty up recycled household items with fresh or faux blooms, grab flowers and other materials from your garden, or buy flowers in bulk from your local farmer’s market.
Another ideal focal point for floral touches would be in your escort card display (shown above) as guests arrive at the reception. Think mini wreaths, potted herbs, single flowers in glass vials, seed packets as name cards, and more.
A little goes a long way, too. Select a few bright flowers like these orange gerbera daisies to create a vibrant spring tablescape as you see in the picture above.
And finally, for your wedding favor table, flowers can certainly make a stunning statement. The entire display can be decked out in a floral color, and the table decor, signage, and favor packaging can echo this as well.
Bridal Party Style Inspired by Spring Florals
The bridesmaids would look so lovely in pastel-colored dresses (e.g., rose quartz, limpet shell, peach echo, lilac gray, and buttercup)—whether all in one hue or in varied shades. (Hint: A handy guide for being “on trend” with your color choice would be the Pantone color for spring in that particular year.) Fresh spring colors can appear in the gemstones that adorn your engagement ring, and on to the earrings, necklaces, bangles, and hairpieces of the ladies in the bridal party. Loving the ombré look? You can opt for a soft and sweet effect using a gradient of yellow, blue, green, and pink—not only for your bridesmaids, but for all the decor as well. Oh, and don’t forget your guests’ attire! A spring wedding is one chance to ask all the ladies to come in floral-print dresses, from short, to midi, to maxi length.
Choose The Prettiest Flower-decked Wedding Cakes
Flowers are so naturally gorgeous, that even simple cakes that you homebake can be a sight to behold—frosted in floral colors, flavored with spring fruits, and decorated with blooms and berries.
Pansies are the sweetest spring flower—plus they can be used fresh to adorn your wedding cake. Simply bake a favorite cake recipe for the base, cover it with tinted frosting, then top it with a bunch or garland of pansies.
Some fancy frosting techniques can play up the lovely florals even more. Consider delicate ruffles, drip frosting, ombre frosting, pearl dots, and either a dramatic cascade of blooms or sweet little nosegays as toppers.
Finally, the demure blush pink of roses can serve as inspiration for the most romantic and elegant wedding cakes. Adornments, such as ruffles, beads, a cameo medallion, gold bands or ornate filigree complete the look beautifully.
Give Your Guests Flower-themed Wedding Favors
“Let love grow” is such a popular favor idea, since it combines the floral theme of a spring wedding with the eco-friendly plus of planting your own flowers. This plantable concept can be done via packets of flowering seeds or seed bombs. Or you may prepare plant saplings in small pots, all ready to transfer to the earth and grow! If you prefer to give edible favors, it’s hard to beat mini cakes topped with fresh or faux blooms for sheer prettiness!
While if your spring wedding happens to fall around Easter time, lucky you! The floral factor gets an added boost from delightful Easter-inspired favor packaging. Consider porcelain eggs, candies in silky organza, or sweets in petite pastel favor baskets.
Again, if you’re on a tight budget, try something simple and sweet. Place single cut flowers in little glass bottles, vials, or vases and give these as spring favors. Even tea cups make wonderful containers for giving flowers as favors (see above)!
Lavender wedding favors can be given as fresh sprigs in small vases, as fragrant hand soaps, candles, or potpourri, or even baked into gourmet macarons. Then, the packaging can continue the motif—whether as lilac-colored rose pomander bags or lavender embroidered favor bags.
And since springtime is also cherry blossom season in Japan and certain states of the U.S., why not a lovely cherry blossom themed wedding? Then, you can gift guests with favors inspired by this festival of flowers—such as Japanese candies, called wagashi, bundled up in cherry blossom pink wraps.