53 Sweet Spring Wedding Ideas for Our Favorite Season

Because flowers for spring CAN be groundbreaking

Updated 03/15/19

Photo by Norman + Blake

There's something special about spring weddings—the abundance of flowers, the pastel colors, the garden-inspired details. Not to mention the very season is a time of welcome change and warmer weather. Basically, what is there not to love about spring—and a spring wedding at that? The season translates perfectly to the world of wedding decor because we already associate pastel palettes—think pinks, purples, whites, baby blues—and pretty blooms with this happy time of year. (All essentials at a wedding, if you ask us.) So if you're a gal (or guy!) who loves flowers, pretty things, and sweet details, keep reading for our ultimate guide to spring wedding ideas. Our general advice: Embrace the season, because if you're marrying this time of year it's safe to say that you're a spring bride for a reason.

But before you start scrolling, let's speak specifically about blooms because we're here to prove that flowers can indeed be groundbreaking for spring. In fact, with that in mind we curated this entire spring wedding ideas gallery featuring (among other things) unique ways to use flowers at your wedding. We also looked specifically at all the in-season beauties—think tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, garden roses—because that's a smart way to save money and get more bang from your buck. And believe us, you're going to want that because we may have gone overboard with the flower inspo. (Think planted blooms lining the aisle, petals in signature cocktails, edible flowers on cakes, and an entire dance floor covered in a printed floral design.)

Even if flowers aren't your thing, we have plenty of spring wedding ideas for everyone. Keep reading to see what makes us think of spring, but remember that you can use these beautiful arrangements and decor ideas in any season!

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A Statement Entrance

Photo by Kate Nielen; Florals by Early Hours London

For a surprise pop of pastel, consider filling rustic crates with an abundance of delphinium blooms. We especially love how this installation contrasts with the church’s more traditional entryway, which is dressed with climbing jasmine and ivy.

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Nest Escort Cards

Photo by Christina McNeill; Florals by Loop Flowers; Planning & Design by Glow Events

Channel your inner child by using dyed eggs in place of paper escort cards. We recommend elevating each with a calligraphed name and miniature nest. Also, feel free to use a fake—no one will notice!

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An Overgrown Aisle

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa; Florals& Styling by Sarah Winward; Florals by Afloral

When you think of spring, you think of flowers in bloom, and this natural aisle is evidence of that. Seriously, just imagine yourself making a grand entrance surrounded by this pretty purple display!

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Floral Jumpsuits

Photo by Norman & Blake

Don’t forget that fashion also informs the vibe of your big day. Case in point: these pastel printed jumpsuits!

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Specialty Cocktails

Photo by Christine Chang; planning by So Happi Together.

It’s always smart to garnish a cocktail with something pretty, but these drinks are especially unique. Flowers are inside the ice cubes while the sprig garnishes are clipped to the coupe with a mini clothespin.

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A Sweet Drip Cake

Photo by Jenna Powers Photography; Cake by Canteen Bakery; Florals by The Farmers Florist

It’s true that drip cakes are still trending but this mini one is next level. Why? We love that the color is added in the delicate floral accents rather than on the cake itself.

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A Floral Chandelier

Photo by Rachel Red Photography

Hello, spring! Nothing screams ’tis the season like a hanging installation of pink tulips. Keep the look going with a monochromatic vibe carried throughout in the plates, flatware, and rose gold chairs.

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Flower Girl Baskets

Photo by Pasha Belman Photography

Take inspiration from May Day baskets by giving some pretty woven ones to your flower girls. Don’t these little ladies look adorable?!

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A Bloom-covered Bar

Photo by Theo Milo; film scans by Richard Photo Lab; event planning & design by WED; florals by SYG Designs.

This lattice-covered bar (hello, garden vibes!) features pretty pink blooms while also incorporating last year’s color of the year, ultra violet. Talk about a fresh—and on-trend—way to create next-level florals.

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Woven Baskets

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; design by Joy Proctor; calligraphy by Written Word; coordination by Luxury Events Phuket; floral Design: Bows + Arrows.

We love the look of neutral woven materials and wicker when paired with bright flowers and green grasses. These baskets—hiding rubber flip flops for comfort—are springy and fresh.

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Mid-ceremony Snacks

Photo by Jose Villa

Translate your favorite movie pastime for the ceremony setting by serving popcorn in cute scalloped-edged containers.

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Fluffy Friends

Photo by Alba Rose Photography; florals by SweetWater Stems.

Go ahead and cue the “awws!” Make like this little lamb—the cutest wedding guest ever, by the way—and dress your littlest attendees (dogs, cats, bunnies) with crowns of greenery. They are the guests of honor, right?

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A Flower-lined Aisle

Photo by Sawyer Baird; event design by Samantha Anderson Events; planning by Chancey Charm; floral design by Stephanie Gibbs Events; rentals by Snyder Event Rentals.

We love the natural, planted look of this flower-lined aisle! It’s perfect for spring, as the pastel-colored flowers look as if they’ve just come into full bloom. Plus, these wooden benches add a special touch to the ceremony setting, making it feel like an intimate garden gathering.

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A Dried Floral Cake

Photo by Jenna Powers Photography; Cake by Desserts by Deena; Florals Design by Old Slate Farm

If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy cake moment, this is it. We especially love how these pressed flowers blend into the natural green backdrop!

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Deviled Eggs

Photo by Erin Milnik; styling by Beijos Events; floral design by Natasha Kolenko and Torchio Nursery.

These are a staple at springtime brunches, but they look even prettier in pink.

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A Hanging Installation

Photo by Shannen Natasha; planning by 42 North; floral design by Dana Markos Events.

At this real wedding, the dance floor was set beneath a floral sky, with delphiniums and lupines as a nod to the groom’s mother’s favorite flowers. “Toward the end of the night, our friends lifted us up above the crowd. We could reach up and touch the beautiful ceiling we’d been smelling all night,” says the bride.

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Strawberry Fields

Photo by Jose Villa

Strawberries are in season so take advantage! We love how this theme is woven throughout the tablescape’s design from the fruit bundle to the poppy centerpiece and printed linens.

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Fringed Tulips

Photo by Kate Holstein; Planning by Laurel & Rose; florals by Toast Santa Barbara, High Camp Supply.

Tulips were made to be carried in a tight, monochromatic bouquet. We especially love the texture of these.

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A Seasonal Menu

Photo by Liz Banfield; planning by Tara Guérard Soirée; paper products by Happy Menocal.

Most of your favorite fruits and veggies are in season right now. Incorporate them into your menu—and on your menu!

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A Floral Archway

Photo by M & J Photography

Make the entryway to your ceremony or reception stand out. It’s easy to make it a focal point of the celebration, especially when it looks and smells like this.

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Colorful Wellies

Photo by Kate Headley; Planning by Pineapple Productions.

While we would love the weather to be all sunshine and rainbows, we must remember that April is known for its showers. (They bring the May flowers!) Keep this in mind, watch the forecast, and if showers are in store, come up with a creative display for your guests’ muddy shoes.

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A Statement Cake

Photo by Olivia Rae James; Cake by ABCD Cakes; Florals by Flowershop

This chamomile-accented cake was as pretty on the inside as it was on the outside. It featured three different flavors (lemon, chocolate, and strawberry) paired with Swiss meringue.

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Hand-painted Fans

Photo by Ross Harvey; Design by Matthew Robbins Design

Since the weather can be hit or miss this time of year, it’s smart to prepare for both extremes. If it’s unseasonably warm on your big day, these special fans might just be your guests’ new best friends—and if it’s not, they’ll serve as a pretty prop nonetheless.

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A Floral Frock

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa; Florals & Styling by Sarah Winward; Florals by Afloral; Dress by Houghton for LOHO Bride

Take the spring theme quite literally by wearing a floral print dress. We can’t think of a better excuse to break the all-white tradition!

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Umbrellas

Guests With Umbrellas

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

Treat this as another precaution if you’re celebrating outdoors. These can be used to shade guests from either showers or strong sun rays.

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Bright Blooms

Photo by Christine Johnson Photography; Design & Florals by Greenwood Events; Paper Products by Jessica Coughlin from West Pasture Studio

Play up paper escort cards with a statement arrangement of bright blooms! Here, dahlias, zinnias, and snapdragons pop against the calligraphed paper.

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Floral Invites

Photo by Larissa Cleveland; planning by Dream a Little Dream Events; paper products by Minted.

Your formal invitation suite is a guest’s first glance into your wedding-day decor. If you’re featuring one signature flower (or even a variety), consider including it on your invite in the form of an illustration, motif, or even as an envelope liner.

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A Seating Chart

Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Planning & Design by Alison Bryan Destinations; Paper Products by Karli Strohschein Art

Create a custom crest to use throughout your paper goods, like this couple did on a statement seating display hung among wisteria blossoms.

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Greenery Garlands

chairs with flowers

Photo by Ashley Sawtelle; wedding styling & floral design by Ali Fortunato Botanics + Styling.

Bistro chairs already announce garden setting, but we especially love that this bride paired hers with vines of clematis. This beautiful flower blooms during the spring months.

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Lavender Favors

Lavender Escort Cards

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography; Planning & Floral Design by Tara Guérard Soirée

For the escort card table, create a flower stand reminiscent of a French farmers market. That way, little bouquets of lavender guide guests to their seats and serve as a favor at the end of the night. Also, they can look great in the guys’ jacket pockets while smelling incredible!

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A Fresh Confection

Photo by Kyle John Photography

If dried, sugar, or real blooms aren’t your thing, consider a printed version. This modern cake—thanks to its square shape!—reads both fresh and cool.

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Floral Plates

Photo by Fig Tree Pictures

When you think of springlike china, you often envision pretty pastel hues featuring vintage-type roses. And while we do love that look, we think this tiny blue-and-white pattern is a fresh take on the classic.

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Silver Serveware

Photo by Elisa Bricker Photography; planning by Calder Clark.

Forget the golden egg when you can have one served in a silver cup and paired with caviar. Yes, please!

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A Statement-making Installation

Photo by Norman + Blake; Design & Planning by 42 North; Floral Design by Lillibets Flowers

Floral install for the win! This floral chandelier makes a statement thanks to its muted pastel blossoms, which are paired with darker accents for an added wow factor.

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A Flower-covered Dance Floor

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

If you want to get your guests on the dance floor, try something like this. To re-create this look, find a design you love or have an illustrator draw one, and then have it printed on a custom dance floor. You can also create a similar look with gobo lights or a decal.

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Sundresses

Photo by Stil55; dresses by Free People; floral design by Isn’t She Lovely Florals.

It’s a must to have your girls wear a pretty sundress. We’re totally into this high-neck style by Free People, which features a knee-length silhouette and unique floral cutouts that feel modern and fresh.

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Swings

Photo by Ozzy Garcia

Embrace your inner child and take a swing in a flower-covered setup like this one! It’s a fun activity at cocktail hour—plus, it makes for one pretty photo op.

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Wicker Chandeliers

Photo by Lisa Poggi; Planning by Exclusive Italy Weddings; Floral Design by La Rosa Canina

You don’t have to save a sunny and bright theme for summer. Take this alfresco arrangement as proof that oranges and tulips can be translated for the season when paired with topiaries and wicker accents.

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Bright Bouquets

Photo by Kate Headley.

Since you’re investing in your wedding-day florals, don’t let them go to waste. We love the idea of sending your guests home with a bundle, or even delivering arrangements to nursing homes or hospitals the next day.

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A Unique Ceremony Set-up

Photo by Liz Banfield; Event Design by Tara Guérard

OK, so these umbrellas may be intended to shield guests from the sun. But we’re all about using them to set your garden party vibe—whether it’s sunny or not!

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Berry-filled Sweets

Plates of Cake

Photo by Jose Villa; Planning by Firefly Events

It’s strawberry season! Talk to your baker if you’re a fan of the sweet berry as it can make for a delicious filling or topping for your wedding cake.

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Lily of the Valley

Photo by Elisa Bricker Photography; florals by Kelly Odum.

You can’t get more classic than a lily of the valley nosegay or bridal bouquet. And as you’ll see, it’s a wedding favorite for a reason.

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Garden Furniture

Photo by Carrie Patterson; planning by Kristin Newman Design.

A tent is a smart idea for a spring wedding—remember those rain showers we mentioned?—but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream garden party. With the right rentals and topiary plants, you can absolutely re-create the vibe of a patio seating inside a sailcloth tent.

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Flower-pressed Cookies & Seed Favors

Wedding Favor

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

While we love flower-pressed sweets, we love this favor idea even more. At the end of the night, turn all of your guests into flower lovers like you by sending them home with a packet of seeds to plant. And as their flowers grow, they’ll remember where they got them.

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Flower Escort Cards

Flower escort cards

Photo by Kate Holstein; Planning by Laurel & Rose; florals by Toast Santa Barbara, High Camp Supply.

Attached calligraphed paper to long stems to create a picture-perfect flower wall. You can execute this look in a number of ways by placing the flowers in vessels, hanging them on string, or entwining them in a wire structure, as shown here.

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A Romantic Cake

Wedding Cake

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Cake by Magnolia Bakery; Planning by Twine Events

Decorate your buttercream cake and the cake table with pretty pastel flowers. (This is a cheaper alternative compared to the sugar variety.)

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Wildflowers in the Grass

Photo by Kate Headley; planning by Pineapple Productions; floral design & decor by Absolute Flowers and Home.

Take what you had decorating the aisle and make a display of it on a hill or in a great expanse of grass. We’d happily cuddle up here with a book (or cocktail!) in hand.

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Lattice Detailing

Photos by Nancy Ray; planning & design by Calder Clark; flowers & decor by Blossoms Events.

A trellis covered in vines is a staple of a home garden. We suggest translating this look onto a bar to make another statement setting. After all, it’s the most popular spot at the party, so why not make it pretty, right!?

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In-season Boutonnieres

Boutonnieres

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography; planning & floral design by Tara Guérard Soirée.

Give the guys a single in-season bloom to add to their lapel. It’s a forever classic look, and for good reason.

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A Muted Tabletop

Table Setting

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; cake by Magnolia Bakery.

Soft-hued blue-gray linens and plates modernize this otherwise traditionally romantic look. We’re especially fans of the cool silver tones when paired with warmer colored florals.

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Edible Flowers

Photo by Larissa Cleveland; Cake by Franny's Cup and Saucer

This trendy garnish is a must at any flower-filled celebration. We suggest adding edible petals to special treats, such as the cake or a signature cocktail.

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Pink Dresses

Photo by Nicole Berrett; florals by Sarah's Wedding Garden.

Sure, we talked about pink decor and pink accessories, but what about the pink ladies? Your wedding party can look pretty in pink, especially when wearing the hue in different shades and silhouettes.

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Pastel Blooms

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography; planning & floral design by Tara Guérard Soirée.

Talk about a springtime bouquet! This bridal beauty features lots of pink, purple, green, and white, including white peonies, lavender, white roses, ranunculus, and pale pink sweetheart roses.

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