Springtime, with its blooming flowers and pleasant weather, is a popular season for weddings. During your planning, ensure that you are making arrangements that suit your tastes. After all, your wedding is about you.
Depending on when and where you are hosting your wedding, you may want it to be indoors or outdoors. You can control conditions indoors, but you miss out on the beauty that a garden can afford your guests. You could have an indoor-outdoor wedding reception, with tables indoors and access to a garden or balcony.
A classic spring wedding might have a color scheme of pink and green. These colors can be incorporated in several different ways. For example, you could set a green grass centerpiece atop a deep pink tablecloth. Use a range of colors for your theme. Instead of sticking to one type of flower and flower color, try peonies with a deep pink color for the table and freesias with a pale pink color to accompany guests' napkins.
The key when you're using many shades of colors is not to use too much. Be sure to incorporate white here and there to break up the color. For example, you could use white napkins on a colored tablecloth or a white tablecloth with colored napkins.
Whether your reception is indoors or outdoors, incorporate the nature around you. Don't be afraid to open the windows to allow a light breeze and sunlight to permeate your reception. Encourage your guests to spend time in a garden outdoors during the reception, a garden where they can converse freely and openly.
If you want your wedding to have a more rustic feel, consider a color scheme of deep brown and light blue. You could have your reception under a tent in a wooded area or indoors surrounded by natural decorations. For example, you could use long sticks as fillers in your centerpieces to add a rustic feel.
For a deep color feel, use a chocolate-brown color for your linens, especially the tablecloth. Accompany this with napkins that are either robin's egg blue or ivory with a light blue trim. If you have an evening wedding, you could incorporate tealights atop coffee beans inside a Mason jar. For your centerpieces, consider a grouping of items, such as an antique ceramic pitcher, a branch basket, and Mason jars. To fill the containers, think of arrangements that include willows and dried herbs and blue hydrangeas coupled with one or two large blooms of either gardenias or peonies.
To add some flair to your table arrangements, add a miniature bird's nest next to each guest's charger and fill it with blue candied almonds or something similar to resemble little birds' eggs.
A reception with a vintage feel is difficult to accomplish successfully because it's easy to go overboard. Instead of patterned linens, consider a buttery yellow tablecloth covered with a white, lacy overlay. You can incorporate your patterns elsewhere, such as in the seat cushions, where they will not be as overbearing.
Use classic flowers in your centerpieces, such as daffodils and grape hyacinths. To complete your vintage feel, use terra cotta pots to host your bouquets. Incorporate a variety of colors to prevent everything from matching to too high of a degree.