How do you marry the romance of a vintage wedding with the floral beauty of spring? With a wedding theme inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel The Secret Garden! Transport your guests back to that genteel era with elegant decor elements in pastel colors—from a dreamy garden setting straight out of the pages of the book, to vintage-style tablescapes and bridal accessories, to a flower-decked cake and cocktails!
Inspiration from The Secret Garden for a Romantic Spring Wedding
Our exquisite finds for this inspiration board are unified by a pastel palette of powder blue, blush pink and gold. And of course, lovely floral touches are everywhere. Welcome to your very own Secret Garden wedding!
A gorgeous gated floral garden (4) immediately sets a stately, Old World air for your special day, with an elegant wedding sign mounted in an antique gold frame (3) greeting arriving guests.
Your bridal bouquet (1) should, of course, be a vision of spring’s beauty—featuring white garden roses, spray roses, white ranunculus, hydrangea, delphinium, fresh lavender, blue tweedia, and dusty miller.
A birdcage-inspired arbor (2) draped with hanging blooms provides a picture-perfect spot for your exchange of vows. While sweet embroidered sachets (8) can hold loose petals for the traditional wedding toss, or be used to enclose wedding favors.
The Secret Garden inspiration continues to the reception elements. Have place settings (9) that are ornate yet delicate—with fancy gold cutlery and antique-style chargers, softened by powder blue china, a menu in gold calligraphy and a fresh pink rose!
Your wedding cake (5) would be lovely as a classic four-tiered buttercream creation adorned with pastel flowers, matched by blackberry lavender champagne cocktails (7). Then, guests get to leave their wishes for you in a fittingly refined guest book (6) bound in soft blue velvet and monogrammed in gold.
Yes, there is room for romance in today’s weddings—especially with a theme this well loved, set in a pastel-hued springtime garden!
Credits: 1 – Splendid Stems Event Florals / 2 – Concept Photography, via Colin Cowie Weddings / 3 – Ashdown and Bee, via Modern Wedding / 4 – P. Allen Smith / 5 – Project Wedding / 6 – Martha Stewart Weddings / 7 – The Adventure Bite / 8 – Bellenza / 9 – Caroline Tran Photography, via Chic Vintage Brides