For a Spring Wedding, think floral, pastels and everything pretty! Spring is synonymous with lighter evenings, an array of stunning flowers and new life– what a wonderful time to say I do! Spring can often provide the best of the British weather making it the perfect time to tie the knot! For those of you planning a Spring Wedding, congratulations! We hope this blog provides you with some inspiration and ideas for your big day.
A Wedding at The Duke is simply stunning in any month. We enjoy celebrating the seasons and believe there is something magical about Spring. The morning dew on the grass as you arrive to get ready in one of our luxury bridal suites, the crisp air and the way the hotel glistens in the morning light. To give you a glimpse of what your day could look like at The Duke, here are some images from a range of shoots at the hotel.
Further images from this stunning shoot as well as a full list of suppliers can be found here.
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Now that we have shared the images from some of our styled spring shoots, it is time to hear from a talented team of suppliers regarding the finer details that can really add a touch of spring to your wedding.
Wedding Stationery is the first glimpse your guests will have into your big day, so what better time to start reflecting your chosen style. We simply love the below watercolour designs by Anon Design and think they fit perfectly with a Spring wedding. Or how about the ‘Spring Fete’ floral design by the talented Dearly Beloved. Your guests are sure to be impressed from the moment they receive their invites!
Below images: Anon Design
For the ceremony, embellish the aisle chairs with sprigs of gypsophelia tied with delicate twine and hessian to give a rustic feel. Line the aisle with pretty rose petals and large natural vessels filled with pastel flowers in your chosen colour scheme to give a truly romantic feel. Gypsophelia bridesmaid bouquets can look stunning. and when combined with the colours in the bridal bouquet look breath-taking.
For some pretty colour combinations, how about pale pink combined with sage and white or dusky blue – these can look sensational. Yellow can work well for a Spring Wedding, just imagine a room filled with delicate daffodils. You could combine mint with yellow for a truly exquisite Easter palette or jade and rose gold on a backdrop of crisp white linen. The possibilities are endless!
We love blush pink combined with gold, this was the colour scheme for our Mini Wedding Collection in March 2017. We paired gold charger plates and sequin table runners with pretty pink flowers which looked stunning and was perfectly in keeping with the season. We combined this with pink up lighting and twinkling fairy lights – the Ballroom looked beautiful!
Below images: March 2017 Mini Wedding Collection Mimosa Photography
If you would like to view more images from this event, click here to read our Magic, Music and The Duke Mini Collection blog post.
For bridesmaid dresses, pick out the colours from your chosen scheme. Pretty pastels and floral dresses look stunning, you could also incorporate delicate flowers into hairstyles to complete the look.
Below images: Liberty Pearl Photography
If you are looking for something slightly different, how about a bespoke bridal gown? Christine, owner of Christine Trewinnard Couture is simply amazing at what she does and goes above and beyond to ensure that the bride is really ‘in love’ with her gown.
Below dresses designed by Christine Trewinnard Couture.
No outfit is complete without stunning accessories. If you are looking for a bespoke piece, then look no further than the wonderful Janie at The Lucky Sixpence! Janie works with brides to custom make pieces that will complement the detail of their dress, resulting in something to treasure forever.
Below accessories by The Lucky Sixpence
If you are planning your wedding at The Duke, you are spoilt for choice with a selection of stunning spaces to cater for weddings of all sizes. When dressing the venue, consider the architecture of the building and use this to your advantage, what better way to draw attention to our dramatic ceilings than with pretty bunting! Bunting in pastel shades can not only look beautiful, but also accentuates the height of our intricate ceiling.
For table decorations that will truly wow your guests, how about a vintage tea party with delicate floral china? For a truly show stopping centrepiece that will look exquisite in a variety of colour themes, cascading cherry blossom displayed in natural vessels can look exquisite. Flowers arranged in an assortment of jars can look very effective and are sure to take pride of place in the centre of your tables. You could incorporate a vintage touch in the form of slate table numbers and cake stand which will complement the pretty pastel colours. This can not only look great, but is also something you could make yourselves.
For a unique table plan, decorate a rustic ladder with pretty jars or pots filled with flowers. You could display the table names by using photo frames and placing them on the ladder. These can then be taken home after the wedding and used to display family photos from your day.
For a fabulous Spring favour, packets of seeds or bulbs are something guests can take away and plant to remember your day for years to come. You can even have them personalised with your name and the date of your wedding for that added sentimental touch.
Left to right: Toby Lowe Photography; Liberty Pearl Photography – Esscential Blooms; Liberty Pearl Photography
Now for one of our favourite parts of the day – the cake! An exposed cake adorned with natural foliage and flowers can look stunning for a Spring wedding, showing the intricacy of layers and natural beauty of the cake. We simply love the painted designs shown below. The simplicity of the cake combined with the intricacy of the painted details is very effective and is a design we are sure will be very popular with engaged couples! Delicate cupcakes with pretty floral designs are always a crowd-pleaser and are the perfect way to complete any cake table. You can never have too much cake, right?!
Images 1-3: Cut me off a Slice
If you are planning a Spring wedding, we hope this has provided you with some exciting ideas. If you would like to hear more about weddings at The Duke, our wedding coordinator Toni, would love to meet you and hear all about your plans. To contact Toni, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752 275861.
Happy planning from all of the team at the Duke!