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It's that time of the year...it's SPRING! Here's to new beginnings! If you're planning a spring wedding, then congradulations! For this exciting time of year, you have a huge collection of choices to choose from to make it your perfect day.
Choices for color are absolutely endless. There are so many shades and pastels to choose from during this time of the year; pinks, purples, oranges, yellows, greens, and blues! Contrasting these colors against a solid white, like a fancy table cloth, will make them pop even more.
Just like chosing a color theme, there are plenty of flower choices in spring: Magnolias, Primroses, Daffodils, Freesias, Gardenias, Hyacinths, Lilacs, Gerberas, Narcissi, Peonies, Irises, Jasmines, Lilies, Sweet peas, and Tulips. (Note: if you're having a wedding in a church and want to save some money, speak to them about their Easter decorations!)
For food, there is the option for fresher fruits and vegetables. Here's where you can go all out with floral cakes and appetizers to match all of your decorations (or bouquet!). Consider a creative spread of bite-sized fruits with flowery toothpicks. You can always match your array of fruit with a fun cheese platter and sweetened walnuts or almonds. For a main course, marinated chicken or lamb, with a side of fresh garden vegetables, like red potatoes or baby asparagus, are always delicious.
There are plenty of styles for a wedding dress; a short or long length will work here if the weather is still teetering on the edge of cool and warm! This is also the best time to consider a hint of color on your dress. You can work with shashes or embrodieries, or simply go all out and find a softly colored, non-traditional dress. If you're sticking with a sleeveless dress, find wraps or shawls to have just in case it does get chilly or damp!
If you're planning your wedding close to Easter, you can subtly add a touch of the holiday to your party favors. Consider giving away little birdhouses (run to your nearest craft store for these), ceramic bird nests/eggs, or perhaps a bundle of edible chocolate eggs! If you want to keep away from an Easter feeling, decorate your silverware or goodie bags with flowers or feather butterflies.
images/ideas from Martha Stewart.