Well, it’s been a long time coming but I think we can all see spring on the horizon so when Dobbies garden centre asked me to style with their #springblooms I was extremely excited to get some colour in the garden.
Spring offers so much to weddings – colourful in-season flowers, gorgeous sun, and the giddy, exciting feeling of new beginnings. There’s just so much to take inspiration from during this season, as explained in a previous post here Spring holds a lot of fresh, warm promise, and is one of the best times of the year to get married.
Whether you’re planning a grand wedding with hundreds of guests or an intimate gathering with your family and closest friends, here are some springtime craft ideas for styling your wedding.
Flowers lavished every corner and table at Laurie and Dave’s Barn wedding.
When it comes to flowers in spring, it’s next to impossible to overdo it. In their feature on the hottest wedding flower trends for this year, Bride Magazine recommends using a wild meadow flower bouquet for a combination of textured foliage, budding flowers, and some larger blooms that is both natural and exciting. Get creative and draw inspiration from wildflowers in your garden or outdoor wedding venue, like astrantia, lisianthus, genista, and amnesia rose. Other classic springtime blooms include peonies, elegant sweet pea, lilacs, and intricate hydrangeas.
At Hayley and Jaime’s wedding reception, chairs were decorated with simple gypsophelia and twine.
These flowers will also do well everywhere else. Arrange them into centrepieces, put some in your hair, line the walls, place them on your getaway car, use them to accent your minibar or wedding signs – you get the idea. You can even use petals and potpourri as fragrant confetti for your guests to toss.
Springtime flowers and motifs lend themselves gorgeously to vintage-inspired décor as featured in our Miami Botanical Vibes shoot.
Another great thing about flowers is that they go well with almost any material you want to work with, from rustic wood and steel to more refined marble and gold accents. Turn up the vintage charm by repurposing old items for your wedding and reception, like this window-turned-seating chart featured on Country Living Magazine.
Image credit: Country Living / Kaysha Weiner
You can also work with repurposed mailboxes as cardholders and even an old boat to hold drinks and crushed ice. For smaller craft projects, decorate mason jars or tin cans with twine and flowers to hold cutlery or flowers, and even breathe new life into simple candleholders with flowers or twine.
Rustic trivia time
Another fantastic way to incorporate crafts into your springtime wedding is through the use of activities and games.
Having people active and engaged helped make Emma and Steven’s wedding fun and their bespoke décor shine.
Have your best man or bridesmaid hold a trivia quiz about the happy couple, with each table holding cards that have been decorated with you and your partner’s names, or perhaps letters fashioned out of rustic materials for multiple-choice questions. FoxyBingo explains that getting quizzical with couples’ trivia is a fun way to get everyone involved during the reception and a great twist to the usual shoe game played by only the bride and groom. Moreover, the signs are a great crafts activity for you and your partner to enjoy.
Craft wedding favours
Ensure that your wedding guests won’t go empty handed with handmade wedding favours that embody spring and show how much you valued their presence during your big day.
Tie a heartfelt note to a handmade candle, as well as a sprig of lavender to let your guests take spring home with them. DIY and Crafts also recommends making homemade extracts, customised drinking glasses, and even mason jar drinks for your guests to enjoy.
Although seasons come and go, good styling is always key to a beautiful and unforgettable wedding. Drop me an e-mail or leave a comment below if you would like some help with your wedding styling!
Like a mother living out her dreams through her children I am living out my interior/wedding fantasies through my wonderful clients! You may have seen on Instagram that I recently updated my kitchen and although I would absolutely love to replace my wooden worktops with marble, sadly funds will not allow. Therefore I am gradually introducing as many affordable marble accessories as possible.
I love it!! And luckily for me working in the wedding industry I get to see all of the fabulous ways that it can be used.
Marble has the ability to be both classical and modern. It is just at home in a French chateaux as it in in an industrial venue. The most recent resurgence for modern geometric shapes seen in the interior world doesn’t seem to be letting up. It is everywhere and I love how it can be used as a main feature or just as small accents.
Used as place mats in this gorgeous setting, it really lends itself so well to these romantic rustic surroundings. A table scape to die for!! Styling by The Marthy’s Vintage Garden
I am still very much in love with it being used as place names, especially here with the gold calligraphy.
Incorporating your venue aesthetic is really important and I love how this couple worked with the vast amounts of marble in their Town Hall wedding. They have used lots of other modern elements too but the flowers keep it romantic and soft. Photography – Camilla Arnhold
This stunning marble hexagonal cake is both modern but timeless and the use of real flowers really adds that wow factor. Cake – Custom Baked Cakes
The majority of marble used is Carrara, which is white and grey but brand new onto the interior scene is Terrezzo. I say brand new, its been around for decades but as with everything its made a comeback and the varieties and colours are amazing. When I think of it I picture a huge Miami beach house in the 1950s, with Terrezzo floors, pink velvet loungers and palm trees…… ooooo!!! Think Feud, Bette & Joan, and if you haven’t watched it you need to!! Here are some of my fave images.
I got slightly carried away on the amazing Yellow Trace blog! Such gorgeous interior inspiration and as I always say, if you love it in your home whats stopping you from bringing it into your wedding?
Now, I am off to find a marble butter dish, don’t ask!!!
I suppose this is whats known as a cathartic post, new year, new me and all that but to be perfectly honest this has been manifesting for a while now.
Who doesn’t love gathering around the table with their loved ones to celebrate and share a wonderful meal? So when Denby approached me to work with them on their new range I jumped at the chance.
This is a tricky subject but one I feel needs discussing. I’ve read lots in the last year from various professionals in the industry but everyone deals with it differently.
Remember Margo and Jerry from the Good Life? Well they loved it!! And it would appear I do too!
I took at trip down to the very Instagramable Petersham Nursey, Richmond in January and fell in love at first sight! So imagine my excitement when I heard they were opening a new branch in Covent Garden…..
Its nearly that time again where we have to start thinking about Autumn/Winter wedding styling. I know that there are lots of couples who love nothing more than to cosy up, light all the candles and create a warm welcoming feel to their big day.
When was the last time you sent one? I think I still have my old ones from an ex boyfriend somewhere but then I discovered the text message and that was that!