Quote of the Week

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Seasonal Themed Weddings

Would you have your wedding in Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter? Discover the season best suited for you. Check out these following wedding theme ideas from wedthemes.com.

Spring Themed Weddings:

"Spring has sprung and the grass has risen, birds are chirping and the spring bride glistens."

Flowers are usually a theme that's focused on when it comes to weddings in the spring. Daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, lilies, and tulips are some of the favorite flowers chosen by brides. Any one of these can be used to plan a theme wedding around.

If the weather where you live tends to be mild and sunny, consider having a Victorian Garden wedding outdoors, or perhaps have a small intimate ceremony in a butterfly enclosure. Another option is to focus your spring wedding ideas on flowering bushes and trees such as lilacs, apple, orange and/or cherry blossoms.

Pastel colors are what's most appropriate for spring weddings. Think pale yellows, pinks, purples, blues, and greens. Pair two or more shades together - pink and green or purple and yellow for example, to create a color wedding theme.

You can also take one of these shades and match it with an earth tone color such as chocolate brown, terra cotta, or beige. The main rule of thumb is to stay away from dark, rich colors such as royal blue, dark green, deep burgundy, and other such shades, which are more suitable for late fall and winter weddings. Remember to keep your wedding colors light and airy to reflect the renewal of spring.

Summer Themed Weddings:

Bridal magazines, wedding planning guides, and Internet resources can provide you with a ton of ideas for planning a summer wedding. From flowers to colors to outdoor suggestions, you won't be at a loss for creative themes.

Most wedding gown manufacturers design their dresses to be worn during the warm months of spring and summer, so your dress options are in the greatest supply at this time. Beach weddings are extremely popular, along with tropical themes, and destination weddings.

Since the season is so popular for brides and grooms, services are in high demand. In order to get what you want, shopping and booking early is very important.

When it comes to bridal bouquets and flower arrangements, you're in luck. This is the time of year when a huge variety of flowers are available. The most popular choices include roses, daisies, foxglove, hyacinth, bachelor buttons, geraniums, hollyhock, tiger lilies, poppies, carnations, sunflowers, calla lilies, and pansies.

Keep your guests in mind when planning your reception. Summer, being what it is, can range from a warm, sunny, mild day; or develop a blistering heat wave; or provide a never ending torrent of rain. You need to be prepared and should choose a location where shelter and air conditioning is available, if possible.

In the end, just remember that summer wedding ideas offer you a freshness reflecting the season, lots of sunshine, and happiness. Enjoy your perfect day to the fullest.

Autumn Themed Weddings:

Autumn weddings are a time to embrace nature's beautiful bounty of vibrant fall colors such as light greens, faded yellows, burnt oranges, burgundy reds, and chocolate browns. In fact, pairing these colors (as well as blue, pink, terra cotta, ivory, plum, and white) with various shades of brown can make a stunning and elegant wedding theme combination.

Your decor will most likely highlight these colors, along with using the symbols reminiscent of fall: leaves, pumpkins and gourds, wheat stalks, Indian corn, acorns, etc. If you're coming up short on unique ideas for your fall wedding theme, just select an autumn item and plan your wedding around it.

For example, use the colors found in Indian corn as your wedding accents, while using the corn itself to inspire favor box colors, favor tag shapes, table centerpiece arrangements, and more.

Often times, an item that you find online can inspire the direction your planning will take - usually with very personal and unique results.

Winter Themed Weddings:

You could choose your winter wedding flowers as your main theme, using the flower type and color as your inspiration for decorations, centerpieces, favors, cake style, and wedding attire. You can also opt to focus your wedding theme upon the colors of winter. And don't worry, you needn't settle for red and green! Think clear crystal, pure white, ice blue, midnight blue, teal green, ruby reds, burgundy, gold, silver, and finally - jewels tones of ruby, sapphire, emerald, and purple.

To make your reception decor "pop" add twinkle lights to bare branch trees, framing doorways, and along the bar. For an even more dramatic affect, tack ribbon streams of midnight blue tulle netting or gossamer from the center of the ceiling out to the corners of the room, then drape twinkle lights within the material. (Note: make sure the lights aren't sitting on the material, but are suspended up a bit - or use "cool" lights, so there won't be a chance of fire.) You can wrap columns and banisters in the same way.

You will find several articles online featuring ideas to help you plan the winter theme wedding of your dreams. Enjoy!


Oh, the choices are endless. I would have to say that my favourite is Winter. What is your favourite? Please feel free to let us know what season you would choose and why.

Please join me on Monday for some wonderfully wild wedding themes from Annimal to Historical, you never know what can happen ;D. Thanks for blogging in, hope you all have a great weekend.

Cheers and Blessings,