Spring is by far the most romantic time of the year, when nature wakes up from its winter slumber and comes back to life in big, colorful style. Look no further than the blooming springtime florals and other symbols of the season – from pastel-colored Easter eggs to outdoor garden parties to the sunny skies above – for an abundance of wedding color inspiration! Since nature offers almost too many options, I’ve narrowed down your options to 10 unbeatable spring wedding color schemes that could be the inspiration for a perfect big day.
1. Bright Sunshiny Day: Butter Yellow, Pale Gray, & Ivory
It can be tough to dig out of the winter blues, but a bit of sunshine can make it a little easier. Add warm butter yellow accents to a cool backdrop of pale gray and ivory to break through the clouds and start the spring season right. The Bridal Party: Pale gray frocks serve as the perfect backdrop for bouquets of cream and buttercup blooms. To balance the coolness of the steely shade, choose a soft, touchable material, like the sheer tulle Dessy Collection Style 2950 in flattering platinum. The Rest: Less is more when it comes to the sunny hue, so skip the elaborate floral arrangements and try water-filled glass bowls with floating yellow blooms and silvery-gray pebbles lining the base. Because the rest of your tablescape will stay mainly neutral, don’t be afraid to play with fun patterned accents, like chevron and polka dots!
2. Feminine Mystique: Pastel Pink & Bright Purple
With spring in the air, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in nature’s most beautiful blossoms. Go for a pastel pink and bright purple palette for an ultra-feminine floral-inspired feel. The Bridal Party: Keep the look sweet and demure by dressing your girls in blush-colored frocks – the perfect backdrop for bouquets of pale pink and bold violet blooms. Choose a style like the Lela Rose Bridesmaid Style LR234 in soft blush, a prim and proper knee-length stunner with ladylike details. The Rest: Avoid a look that’s a little too sugary sweet by sticking with a neutral white backdrop and weaving in bursts of color, like arrangements of colorful peonies, poppies and zinnias. That being said, the candy-coated color scheme is a dessert table’s dream, so go all out with oversized candy jars, customized cupcakes and colorful macaroons.
3. Cool Mint: Mint & Coral
Fresh mint green paired with warm, welcoming coral is a cheerful springtime color combo that never gets old, and it’s easy to see why, as it adjusts easily to both vintage and modern wedding themes. The Bridal Party: Your ‘maids will love sporting the pale green hue on your big day, as it tends to flatter most skin tones. Opt for a classic cut like the Dessy Collection Style 2942 in mint – the perfect backdrop for a bouquet of fluffy coral peonies. The Rest: Spread it around! From a mint-colored caked topped by stunning coral blooms to painted faux coral strewn about, and decorative tinted glass vases, let no detail go overlooked. At the bar, guests can continue to celebrate the minty scheme with signature mojitos.
4. A Country Wedding: Navy, Cornflower Blue, & Chartreuse
Liven up a palette of navy and cornflower blue with sunny chartreuse – a simple yet cheerful color combination that’s perfect for a country wedding. The Bridal Party: Dress your gal pals in a knee-length style like the After Six Bridesmaids Style 6695, a soft knit with tons of movement that fits with the relaxed vibe of your down-home nuptials. All you need is some simple bundles of blue delphinium and bold sunflowers to finish the look. The Rest: Amplify your country-inspired theme with small blue-and-white gingham touches, like patterned napkins, colorful borders around escort cards – even the groomsmen’s shirts! A few other rustic touches, like reclaimed wood tables and mason jars filled with spiked lemonade, and the look is complete.
5. Peachy Keen: Peach & Pale Yellow
If springtime pastel pinks, blues and greens aren’t exactly your speed, stick with a more neutral palette of muted peach and pale yellow. It’s fresh and seasonal, without being over the top. The Bridal Party: Send your ‘maids down the aisle in elegant peach-hued frocks in a matte fabric, like the After Six Bridesmaids Style 6751 in apricot. The pale fruity hue is the ideal backdrop for simple bouquets in the muted color scheme. The Rest: Adorn tables in cream and peach place settings, which sit amidst lush arrangements of lightly colored blooms (peach Juliet roses pair perfectly with cream and pale yellow garden roses for a clean, classic look). Guests can sidle up to the bar to sip peach-flavored Bellini’s, the cocktail du jour.
6. Fields of Lavender: Lavender & Mint Green
Like a sea of fragrant lavender, let your nuptials be awash in the majestic hue, accented with soft mint green for a rustic, earthy feel. The Bridal Party: Since the pale purple shade will be your main hue, dress your bridesmaids in flowing lavender frocks, like the Dessy Collection Style 2882 in passion. Embrace your inner bohemian and finish the look with woven lavender crowns. The Rest: Add plenty of rustic details, like hanging birdcages overflowing with colorful blooms, decorative tinted glass bottles and mint-colored dishware atop wooden tables. A decadent naked cake swathed in fresh blossoms delivers a sweet end to your special day.
7. Sweet Sugar Mama: Pale Pink & Cream
It takes a real man to let his bride blanket his wedding in pale pink. If the blushing bride has her way, an elegant color scheme of pale pink and cream is on tap for the big day. The Bridal Party: Keep the look super-girly with strapless sweetheart necklines atop a flowing frock, like the Social Bridesmaids Style 8159 in blush, the palest pink hue. The Rest: For some added glamour, sprinkle in just the smallest bits of silver, like metallic vases housing bundles of light pink peonies and white hydrangeas. Share the sugarcoated love at the dessert table, with delicate rose-and-ginger cupcakes, handspun cotton candy and pillowy pink and white meringues.
8. Cherry Blossom Festival: Bright Pink, Dark Wood, & Leafy Green
The annual cherry blossom season might be short – just a few weeks each spring – but thankfully, it’s easy to incorporate the bright pink, dark wood and leafy green scheme into your wedding décor for a lifetime of memories. The Bridal Party: To complement the hard angles of the branches themselves, outfit your gal pals in pale pink dresses with structure and clean lines, like the Alfred Sung Style D697 in the supremely appropriate blossom shade. The Rest: Decorate tables with tall glasses vases filled with towering cherry blossom branches, interspersed with shorter arrangements of leafy greens and pale pink buds. A tiered white cake bedecked with a single sugary branch is simple and elegant, while delicate pink petit fours and bite-sized chocolates topped with teeny blossoms add extra sweetness to bring the festivities to a close.
9. Tea for Two: Royal, Pale Blues, Ivory
The spring season is prime time for an outdoor tea party, so why not host one of your own to mark your special day? Think deep royal and pale blues set against a clean ivory backdrop. The Bridal Party: An elegant tea party deserves a prim and proper dress to match. Try a floral-pattered frock like the Alfred Sung Style D699FP in white bouquet for a fresh, fun spin on a classic shape. The Rest: Set tables with simple white dishes layered with delicate blue-and-white transferware china for major tea party vibes. Arrangements of traditional white roses are dotted with blue hydrangeas and delphinium for a subtle pop of color. Bring the theme full circle with earl grey martinis as the fête’s signature cocktail.
10. Green with Envy: White, Glacier Gray, & Sage
So spring colors aren’t exactly your thing. Opt for a neutral palette of white and glacier gray with accents of pale sage and let the seasonal greenery be the star of the show. The Bridal Party: Take your gray hue and make it super feminine with draped layers and delicate lace, like the After Six Bridesmaids Style 6733 in platinum. Add some more unexpected touches to the bouquets, with white blooms and cascading leaves disrupted by gorgeous green succulents. The Rest: To keep décor appropriate for springtime, stick with a mostly white backdrop, with gray accents like table runners and printed place cards. Forgo flower arrangements and line tables with gorgeous green garlands woven around romantic white pillar candles.
Embrace the sights, scents and renewed energy of the season for your springtime nuptials, and you’re guaranteed a truly unforgettable day!