You might be waking up to heavenly sunshine on the morning of your springtime wedding, but there’s a good chance it’ll be those typical April showers. Plan ahead and organise things to warm your guests in case spring decides to be a chilly affair. Think gloves or handwarmers for the church or cashmere blankets and maybe even blazing open fireplaces around the venue. A few candles dotted about our barn can create a really warming visual effect and we light our fires in all of the rooms.
As for decoration, spring offers some amazing flowers at a relatively small expense. Peonies, sweet-peas, daffodils, daisies and tulips are stunning and there’s plenty of these growing wild in the land around our farm, so incorporating them into your décor can make a seamless transition from the Lake District wildlife to the intimate celebration of marriage.
Spring weddings are renowned for their pastel colours and muted tones, but with life flourishing back into bloom there’s no reason to not go bold if you want to. Bright yellows, royal blues and lush greens reflect the season perfectly and a rich colour like these can add a little depth to a subtler colour scheme.
Seasonal, fresh food is also one of spring’s greatest attributes. Serve your guests spring lamb with seasonal vegetables like asparagus and you could even save yourself some money. Rhubarb and pink Champagne are a beautiful combination as well and there’s every opportunity to explore your own inventions to create a really hearty hot meal that’s in season and doesn’t break the bank.
You can also create a handcrafted cherry blossom tree, the leaves of which your guests can write small notes on, and have it blossom over the course of the day. These notes can later be collected into a book along with the photographs and other treasured bits and bobs!
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