Spring is a wonderful time to get married, with the sunlight lighting up fresh green leaves on the trees, and spring flowers dotting the countryside with colour. So why not celebrate your wedding with a fresh, vibrant colour scheme and entertainment with a traditional British flavour!
Here are our top five spring wedding ideas to make your special day stand out, and the perfect entertainment to match.
Tip 1: Bring the outside in
Being outside on a beautiful sunny spring day is delightful, but we can’t always rely on the British weather to behave itself! So, bring the glorious colours and subtle scents of spring inside. Decorate tables with plant pots of delicate narcissi or crocus topped with moss. Display delicate bouquets of spring flowers and foliage in retro jam jars, jugs or glass vases tied with ribbon. Brides can carry all-British bouquets bursting with spring flowers to evoke memories of childhood, and to create a rainbow of colour in any church or registry office.
Tip 2: Wear flowers in your hair
A floral crown or head dress is a gorgeous way to show off any flowers (and you!). A professional florist can create this for you using either English spring flowers, or by mixing in the gentle pastel colours of traditional roses and tulips. Compliment this very English crown with the crowning glory of English music, from traditional folk bands and ballad singers, to handbell ringers and Morris dancers. Or go the whole 60s vibe of flower power with a 60s tribute band – like groovy, man!
Tip 3: Wear what suits the weather!
One of the great advantages of a spring wedding for the groom is – you can wear almost whatever you likes! This year’s trend is for coloured suits, especially in this year’s hottest colour, a deep rich shade of cobalt blue. This contrasts wonderfully with the yellow of spring flowers, such as daffodils. Set off this weather-wise theme with an electro string ensemble who play both classic and contemporary, to capture the wilder moments and the blissful calm of our spring climate!
Tip 4: A very English country house wedding
Getting married in a country house setting? Why not embrace the whole country squire theme! For her, an elegant sweeping bridal gown with outer cape for warmth, and for him, an ensemble of classic checks or country tweeds. Complete the country manor wedding experience with suitably indulgence entertainment, whether a string quartet in the lounge, a soloist in the music room, or a Downton Abbey style 1920s dance orchestra in the hall. And, of course, those ‘oh so English’ waiters or footmen might suddenly feel the urge to burst into song…
Tip 5: Do it your way
What does spring mean to you and your spouse-to-be? Jot down some ideas, and then let your imagination run wild! For example, if spring for you starts at Easter (which is at the end of March this year, by the way), celebrate with a traditional egg hunt for your younger guests. Then book a brilliant live jive band for your party, who’ll have older guests up and jumping like bunnies on the dance floor!
If you’re stuck as to how to turn your wedding ideas into musical entertainment, just call us: 01306 741007.
We’ll create a bespoke wedding entertainment package just for you, drawing on our extensive selection of exceptional artists for your wedding service, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party.
Or browse our website, listen to demo tracks, watch artist videos, and create a Wish List of wedding performers to share with family and friends.
One word of advice. If you’re getting married this spring, and you want the top UK wedding bands or entertainers, you’ll need to ‘spring’ into action and ‘hop to it’, as they book up fast!