45 Sweet + Sunny Spring Wedding Ideas

Say ‘I do’ to a new season full of bountiful blooms, garden-fresh menus and sweet celebrations.

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September 03, 2019

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Straight From the Farm

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for the flowers to start blooming in all varieties and colors. Decorate your big day with fresh blooms straight from Mother Nature herself. Chat with local growers and florists to see what’s available. Our opinion? The more unique and colorful, the better.

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Wedding Trend: Live Painting

While your photographer will certainly capture every classic moment of your day, we love the idea of commissioning an artist on the premises to create an everlasting piece of art for your newlywed home.

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Rustic Touches

Take advantage of the abundance of seasonal fresh flowers by crafting your own centerpieces. Simply arrange a few blooms in bud vases and place on top of a wood slab for an outdoorsy feel. For an added floral touch, create napkins out of fabric scraps and tie with twine.

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(Mis)Match Made in Heaven

Springtime is ideal for outdoor weddings because it’s not too cold and not too hot — depending on where you’re tying the knot, of course. Allowing your best girls or guys to choose their own outfits in a unifying color scheme creates a mismatch feel that looks totally chic.

Stylish DIY Send-Off

For an easy and stylish wedding DIY, craft send-off cones out of patterned cardstock. Fill with birdseed or rose petals and end your reception on a photo-worthy high note.

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Go Outdoors

Embrace the amazing breezes and temps that come with spring weather by choosing an outdoor venue or ceremony site. Not only will this allow your guests to enjoy fresh air but also provides a backdrop of lush greenery and beautiful blooms for pictures. Just remember to have a backup plan in case of rain.

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Beautiful in Blue

Think outside of the pink-and-white box and consider a breezy blue color palette instead. Amp up the elegance with long, flowy dresses for your bridesmaids in different styles and patterns.

MORE IDEAS: 21 Oh-So-Pretty Bridesmaid Trends

Springy Signature Cocktail

Cheers to a lifetime of happiness with libations packed full of juicy, fresh fruits. This colorful, photo-worthy sip combines seasonal blackberries with honeysuckle vodka for a signature cocktail that’s just as tasty as it is pretty.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry + Honeysuckle Spritz Recipe

Stunning Invites

Invitations are the first look into your big day. Design your invites to reflect the theme and overall feel that you want for your wedding. Here, pale pink and gray envelopes feature beautiful calligraphy on the outside and an elegant initial on the inside.

Statement Garland

Greenery garland is a must for any season, especially spring. The lush greenery is not only super versatile but also easy to decorate and DIY with. Win, win!

MAKE IT: How to Make a Floral Garland

Symbolic Bouts

Do you or your spouse have a favorite flower that holds special meaning? Incorporate it into your big day with the boutonnieres. Here, phalaenopsis orchids honored the bride’s grandmother in a sweet and thoughtful way.

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Fruity Hydration Station

Cool guests off with a bountiful supply of refreshing, hydrating beverages. Create a beautiful beverage station that doubles as decor by simply filling large glass dispensers with water and fresh citrus slices.

Eye-Catching Entrance

Make a great first impression with the help of beautiful vintage pieces, like this bicycle brimming with fresh blooms. Incorporate a welcome sign to greet guests and let them know you're happy they're here.

Interactive Guest Book

Guest books are a special and memorable keepsake from your big day. Make it a fun and interactive experience for guests by setting up a polaroid station for them to partake in. Trust us, you’ll love looking back and reading this guest book for years to come.

Pick a Posy

Crafting DIY favors and decor can act as stress relief amidst the craziness of wedding planning. Here, we dipped inexpensive faux flowers and succulents into plaster to create delicate favors that look like pricey porcelain.

Get the How-To: Budget-Friendly Favors: Easy Plaster-Dipped Flowers + Succulents

Pretty Table Numbers

Table numbers are a great opportunity to bring big style to your reception tables. Here, mercury glass numbers are used to accent a soft, seaside-esque color palette.

Berry Fresh

Nowadays, your cake’s appearance is just as important as its taste. Ditch the icing and opt for a naked cake brimming with fresh berries for a trendy take on the traditional.

Yes to the Dress

You spend months and months daydreaming about and searching for your perfect dress — make sure it accompanies the season, too. Dance the night away in a lightweight, floral-inspired number perfect for spring.

DIY Chic

Dress up a plain birch altar with eucalyptus and strands of paper garland to make a simple-yet-lovely backdrop for the ceremony. White garland works great for the minimalist bride, but if you want a little more color, try using shades of one of your wedding colors to create an ombre effect.

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Whimsical Watercolor

Spring wedding decor is more than just flowers. Watercolor accents can lend an artistic, romantic feel to your big day, like the pretty name cards seen here.

Puppy Lovin’

Don’t forget about your furry friends! If you choose to incorporate your pup, they deserve some pretty flowers as well, even if it’s just for pictures. Here, a greenery collar made from olive branch stems is accented with white spray roses, making this adorable pup ready for his ring bearer duties.

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Get Creative

Greenery is totally on-trend, so why not incorporate it in a creative way? Using a paint pen and your prettiest handwriting (or a calligrapher), display your menu on a large leaf.

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Brimming With Romance

Take the romance factor up a few notches at your indoor ceremony with an abundance of playful fresh flowers, warm candles and soft rose petals. Pro tip: Make sure your venue allows open-flame candles. If not, opt for battery-operated ones instead.

Let Love Grow

Seeds are a symbol of new beginnings. What better way for guests to remember your nuptials than with a pack of their own plantable memories. Display the favors in a rustic wheelbarrow and adorn with a cute sign for the perfect setup they won’t be able to miss.

MORE IDEAS: 88 DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

Romantic Eucalyptus

Taking the wedding world by storm, eucalyptus is a staple in wispy, romantic floral arrangements. Here, seeded eucalyptus is perfectly paired with blush garden roses, white lisianthus and scabiosa pods.

Weathered Seats

There’s something about this collection of weathered, white-washed chairs that lends an organic, vintage touch to the serene cliffside ceremony.

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Soft + Sweet Invites

Hankering for high-end invitations without going overboard? This ultra-romantic, ultra-feminine letterpress set is right up your alley. Soft gray calligraphy pairs perfectly with a blush ribbon bow for a soft, chic look perfect for spring.

Calm + Cool

Bring a breath of fresh air to your wedding palette with soothing cool tones such as the misty gray linens seen here. Pair the shade with an abundance of greenery to create a serene, garden-esque reception space.

Grab Some Shade

Spring is known for April showers, but what about the sun? For those hotter spring days in May and early June, place baskets of parasols throughout the space to keep your guests nice and cool.

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It’s a Fiesta

A variety of fresh, hot tacos are cooled down with a leafy green salad on the side — a perfectly delicious combination for a casual, al fresco affair.

Pastel Posies

A little known fresh-cut peony fact: the fragrant stems are only available a few months out of the year for weddings. Have no fear, spring brides, you’re in luck! Their peak is early spring to June, so pin all the beautiful peony bouquets your heart desires, like this beautiful pastel posy featuring luscious white peonies and pretty pink garden roses.

Fresh Berry Bouts

Tied with thin white ribbon, in-season, on-the-stem berries will lend a fresh feel to your springtime nuptials.

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Zesty Nuptials

What better way to incorporate spring into your wedding than with fresh fruit? Juicy oranges complement the gorgeous white and orange florals in this springtime centerpiece.

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Have a Seat

Relax and take a break from dancing the night away with comfy seating areas placed strategically throughout your reception space and/or outdoors.

Brunchin’ Mimosas

We’re obsessed with brunch weddings (hello endless food and drink options) and this honeysuckle mimosa to go along with them.

Get the Recipe: Summery Honeysuckle Mimosas for a Crowd

Blooming Blue

Design your tablescapes with calming hues of blues for a timelessly beautiful spread. With the help of a party rental company or even your own savvy thrifting, achieving a vintage-inspired table set-up might be easier than you think.

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Flower Child Vibes

Channel your inner flower child with crowns of fresh blooms for you and your girls. Here, baby’s breath sprigs are used to create the crown and are adorned with a white ribbon in the back for a cute touch.

Jam Out

With minimal materials and a few simple steps, you can send guests home savoring the sweet tastes of fresh, fruity preserves.

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Agate Accents

Leave the dark tones of winter behind and brighten up your tablescapes with pops of pretty pinks. All the rage, agate accents are a great way to incorporate color and trendy style into your wedding — like the Mr. and Mrs. pieces here.

Lovely Lavender

Add color and sweet fragrance to your tables with vessels of fresh lavender. In full bloom in late spring, this fragrant plant is a great addition to any color scheme.

Fields of Wildflowers

Give the guys some pretty flowers, too, with boutonnieres made of colorful wildflowers. Tie a little twine around the stems for a rustic touch.

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Yes to Ruffles

Can’t decide on just one trendy element for your cake? You don’t have to! This pretty lavender cake features two popular wedding cake trends — ombre and ruffles.

Casual Grub

Skip the traditional plated meal and transform a casual course into a conversation starter by allowing guests to pick their portions.

Sweet Treat

Send guests home with a nostalgic sweet treat. Simply string a clothesline with bags of fluffy pink cotton candy and a sweet note thanking them for celebrating with you.

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Merry Monogram

With some seasonal, low-cost blooms and paper mache letters found at the craft store, you can create stunning, personalized centerpieces for your reception tables.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Blooming Letter Centerpiece

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