The Mood: Long considered the season of new beginnings and flourishing romance, spring weddings present couples with an array of beautiful colours and fresh, fragrant blooms to incorporate into their big day. Pastel shades lead the way, but bold brights are also an irresistible option. Lisianthus, peonies, sweet pea, ranunculus and proteas are popular spring choices, but keep in mind that flower costs are extremely high. “We pay more for flowers in spring than at any at any other time of the year, particularly for white verities. If you’re on a budget, keep arrangements simple and incorporate foliage such as ivy, which looks beautiful with large roses in between. Spring weddings tend to have a lighter, prettier feel than their cold weather counterparts, so match your
accordingly. Glass is an easy way to keep the look fresh, as are paper details (think lanterns and pompoms).
The (fashion) look: Such an optimistic season deserves an uplifting bridal look. “Springs gowns should always be fresh and elegant. Pale Blush, nude and powder blues hues are perfect, as are favourite fabrics such as organza, taffeta and lace. Floral Embellishments also reflect the season and give outfits a wonderful, feminine feel. If your hears is set on a white wedding gown, incorporate pastels through your shoes, jewellery, hair accessories or bouquet.
The Logistics: Spring in South Africa’s most popular wedding season so make sure you book your suppliers at least six months in advance! Keep in mind that Gardens can still look drab and that the temperature may still be cool. Early rains can also put a damper on your day.