If You’re Planning a Southern Wedding for the Spring and You Need Some Fresh Inspiration – Here are Some Ways to Embrace the Season’s Natural Beauty and Create a Day That You and Your Guests Will Never Forget!
Spring is the perfect time of year for a wedding. The air is fresh, the sun is shining, and nature is in full bloom. If you’re planning a spring wedding, you’re in luck because there are so many beautiful ways to incorporate the season’s natural beauty into your big day. By combining southern-inspired picnic food, custom cocktails, spring florals, vintage furniture pieces, whimsical elements, and couture wedding gowns, you can create a unique and memorable wedding day.
Spring is a season of renewal, and there’s no better way to celebrate that than by incorporating lots of spring florals into your wedding. From classic roses and peonies to daffodils and tulips, there are so many beautiful flowers to choose from. You can use them to create stunning floral arrangements that will add a touch of elegance and romance to your big day. Thistle and Twig Flowers created the breathtaking floral arch and delicate bouquets used in this inspiration shoot.
Vintage Furniture Pieces
Vintage furniture pieces are a great way to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your spring wedding. Think antique tables, chairs, and chandeliers that will transport your guests back in time. You can also incorporate vintage-inspired details like lace table runners, delicate china plates, and antique candlesticks to create a classic, timeless feel. There are many vintage and decor rental companies that carry huge and diverse inventories curated especially for weddings. If you are planning a wedding in Western North Carolina, I recommend A Bushel and a Peck Vintage Rentals who provided the beautiful rental pieces for the shoot and was the main visionary for this inspiration.
Spring is a season of growth and new beginnings, so why not embrace that with some whimsical elements? A cotton candy cart, like this one from Sweet Cotton Co., is a fun and unexpected way to surprise your guests and add a touch of sweetness to your big day. You can also incorporate other playful details like a photo booth with fun props, a balloon arch, or a confetti cannon to create a sense of whimsy and fun.
Southern Picnic Food
For your reception, consider hosting a southern-inspired picnic with classic comfort food like fried chicken, deviled eggs, pimento cheese sandwiches, and mac and cheese. These southern classics are perfect for a laid-back outdoor reception where guests can enjoy the delicious food and soak in the sunshine. You can also incorporate some local favorites like shrimp and grits or gumbo to give your guests a taste of the region. The amazing Southern treats featured in this shoot were provided by Katz Sandwich Co. The cake was designed by Small Cakes Hickory.
Custom cocktails are a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding day. Work with your bartender to create signature cocktails that reflect your personality and taste. For a southern-inspired wedding, consider serving classic cocktails like mint juleps, sweet tea vodka lemonades, or bourbon and peach iced tea. You can also have a non-alcoholic option like a refreshing watermelon and basil mocktail or a citrus spritzer for guests who don’t drink alcohol.
Couture Wedding Gowns
No spring wedding would be complete without a stunning couture wedding gown. Whether you’re looking for something classic and elegant or modern and edgy, there are plenty of options to choose from. The gowns featured here are created by Megan Kelly Designs. Think soft, flowing fabrics like chiffon and tulle that will move with the breeze and add a touch of romance to your bridal look. You can also incorporate delicate lace details, intricate beading, or a dramatic train to make a statement and wow your guests.
By combining southern picnic food, custom cocktails, spring florals, vintage furniture pieces, whimsical elements, and couture wedding gowns, you can create a unique and memorable spring wedding. Whether you’re planning a rustic outdoor wedding or an elegant indoor affair, these elements will help you create a day that reflects your personality, taste, and style while showcasing the beauty of the season. So, go ahead and plan your dream spring wedding, and enjoy a day filled with love, laughter, and beautiful memories.
Dream Vendor Team for Southern Wedding Inspiration in the Spring
Planning and design: @milkhoneycollective
Rentals, design, styling: @abushelandapeckvintagerentals
Rentals, design, styling: @vintagechicrentalsdesigns
Floral design: @thistleandtwigflowers
Bridal wear: @meagankellydesigns
Cotton candy: @sweetcotton_co
Models: @leah.chester @its_brookiebby @fit.whit.it
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