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What to Look for in a Venue for a Spring Countryside Wedding
You could easily achieve your dream spring countryside wedding as an outdoor event. When looking for wedding venues, choose an outdoor location with picturesque scenery focused on green or dry masses of grass and trees. Think of your favorite spring movie, and let this be your guide for your desired wedding location.
A ranch would be an excellent choice to echo the calmness and freshness of the spring weather. It’s hard to imagine a country setting without horses, so let these endearing creatures be your best friends. Also, if you don’t like too much greenery, you could select a venue with drier grasses. This way, you could give a sense of timelessness to your big day.
Details for a Spring Countryside Wedding
The best thing about spring weddings is the ton of gorgeous wedding flowers you can choose from to add life and color to your joyous celebration. If you don’t want to spend too much on florals, you can always use the natural elements in your outdoor setting to add organic value to the decor details.
Keep your designs simple by using everyday items like a green board, wooden tables, a regular glass flower vase, and succulents. Use the vast feel of your wedding venue to create a walk-in-the-park experience for your families and friends. Floral designs are one of the most versatile ones, so take advantage of these breathtaking gifts from nature.
Budget for a Spring Countryside Wedding
You’ve got yourself a perfect wedding venue if you have access to an open countryside location, like a ranch or farm. You can invite as many friends and relatives as you want since you have the luxury of a wide area to accommodate more guests. It also allows you to save a significant portion of your wedding budget to invest more in your wedding food and outfit.
Going for a spring countryside wedding means no need to buy fancy ornaments to decorate the venue. The beautiful scenery will serve as your backdrop for your dreamy day. If you plan to party all night, string lights are a worthy investment for a magical celebration.
Bridesmaid Dresses for a Spring Countryside Wedding
Choose light, soft colors like beige and light pink for the bridesmaid dresses. These colors match the low-key feel of a spring wedding. Sleeveless silk cocktail dresses look casual and fresh paired with floral accessories. This look could make a great addition to a summer fashion trend, but at a spring countryside wedding, the bridesmaids are stars for all seasons.
If you prefer a modest look, you may go for shimmering pleated gowns. For an added layer of class and sophistication, a gauzy tulle gown could just be what you’re looking for. For your female bridal party guests, casual attire would fit the event.
Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Spring Countryside Wedding
Fill your spring countryside nuptials with seasonal wedding flowers like anemones, carnations, peonies, lilacs, and lilies. You may also go with other old floral favorites like pink tulips and ranunculus for your wedding bouquet to unleash your most feminine side.
As with other wedding themes, what you use for your bouquets should be the same for your groom’s and male guests’ boutonnieres. You can make a small flower arrangement or pick a single bloom that represents you as a couple. Some popular choices you could choose include roses, carnations, and tulips. To complete the effortless look, add greenery to those boutonnieres.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Spring Countryside Wedding
Consider using fresh blossoms for your spring countryside wedding cake. Use fresh pastel hues like soft pink and carnation orange, but don’t be afraid to splash more colors to match the clean white canvas on the cake. You may add pressed flowers for a subtler look. For a pleasant surprise, revolutionize the taste of your cake by mixing fruity sweetness with vanilla and nutty flavors.
A standard white cake would suffice for a spring countryside wedding. Try to mirror the flowers on your bouquet and venue decorations for your wedding cakes. Put the pink peonies on top, the red ones at the bottom, and the green leaf decors on the sides.
Reception Decor for a Spring Countryside Wedding
Reception for a spring countryside wedding is one of the least demanding when it comes to decorations. What you’ll need is the ability to capture the beauty of nature during one of the most beautiful times of the year. You’ll have an abundance of natural decors when opting for an outdoor location. However, if you’ll go for an indoor reception venue, you must infuse the elements found in a country setting.
With your reception tables, use the magic of flowers as usual. Put up a green board with your personalized message of thanksgiving to your guests. You could add a bunch of fruits to complete the spring and country vibes and use translucent glasses, white or pink plates, and green placemats on wooden tables.
Wedding Photo Shoot Ideas for a Spring Countryside Wedding
Close-up photos are clever ways to highlight your joy and grace before, during, and after your wedding. In a spring countryside setting, portrait shots of the bride and the wedding bouquets will be great reminders for you of how amazing your dream wedding was. Also, take advantage of the beauty of flowering branches like pear, cherry, and magnolia, trees that bloom wildly during early spring.
Capture your most romantic shots in your most confident and comfortable selves. Wear casual but elegant dresses and accessories during your prenup shoot. Show your fierceness and grace during your ceremony shoots. And with horses around, try being playful with some close encounters with these furry creatures.
Portrait Props for a Spring Countryside Wedding
There’s beauty in simplicity, and the same thing applies to portrait props for a spring countryside wedding. Most countryside locations don’t have plenty of fancy flowers, but this backdrop would still work well for your photo shoots. The dry grasses, the barbed wires, and the beautiful horses will magnify your youthful exuberance.
If you’re not using too many props, learn to coordinate the colors of nature with your clothes and accessories. Also, find the middle ground in your location to capture your best angles on strategic areas. The sun is also your friend, so use its natural radiance as a portrait prop.
Outdoor Wedding Ideas for a Spring Countryside Wedding
An outdoor location will best amplify the nostalgia and contemporary beauty of a spring countryside wedding. With an abundance of grass, the welcome presence of horses, and the uninterrupted scenery of trees, what you have are elements for an unforgettable day. To make this outdoor celebration a success, your quiet confidence, your groom’s sincere smiles, and your guests’ excitement are of the essence.
To create a rustic sense, bring out the wooden tables, the stack of hay, and the white linens. However, be mindful of the weather as these things will only work together on a warm, sunny day. Also, don’t be afraid to get a little dusty since the spring winds and dry leaves will be everywhere.
Enchanting spring countryside floral design
Spring in the countryside has to be one of the prettiest times of year across the United States. The weather is gorgeous, the flowers are in bloom, and country weddings have a special kind of charm. Jody from The Moss & Rose created an enchanting spring countryside editorial, shares her tips and secrets for choosing perfect spring blooms, and it’s all captured beautifully by Korie Lynn Photography.
From Jody of The Moss and Rose – “Spring is an incredible time to source flowers locally in the South and also America-grown flowers from California. Not only are the varieties available during the spring enchantingly unique from other times of the year, but by sourcing from American growers, you’re ensuring you get amazing quality of flowers as well.
In Houston, Texas, we have anemones, ranunculus, larkspur, and narcissus available from growers within an hour of the city. And, we have plenty of incredible navy blue privet berries to be foraged along the roadsides. They add such a unique color and texture to a design! They add depth to a pastel color palette and they anchor a bold color scheme.”
“From California the abundance of varieties is outstanding during the springtime! Besides what we normally associate with spring flowers: tulips, ranunculus, anemones, and daffodils – flowering branches such as quince, pear, cherry, and magnolia are primarily available during the early spring. Not only do they add height and a decidedly whimsical nature to décor, but quince can be enjoyed for 2 weeks or more after the event. Send a branch home with your guests. It would be an unusually unique wedding favor and way to recycle some of your wedding flowers.
Cymbidium orchids are also in season during February and they are breathtaking! Mixing orchids with traditional springtime flowers adds a layer of elegance without entering into the world of exotically tropical. Plus, the orchids can be enjoyed for weeks after the wedding. Truly a special way to say thanks to the mothers of the bride and groom for all of the work they invested in the wedding.”
Credits: Photography: Korie Lynn Photography // Floral Design & Styling: The Moss and Rose // Calligraphy: The Weekend Type // Model: Alyse Morrissey // Location: Houston, Texas // Submitted via Two Bright Lights.