Spring weddings are all about nature and DIY.
We’ve been stuck indoors all winter daydreaming about the sweet little flowers getting ready to bloom, and about how we can incorporate them into our special day.
With spring wedding season upon us, it’s finally time to turn our dreams into realities. We’ve done all the prepping there is to do - from finding the ring to booking the caterer to choosing the dress - and now it’s time to get crafting!
Here are a few spring DIY ideas to inspire and delight your creative spirit. Have fun!
Bring the Outdoors In
Spring is the perfect season for an outdoor tent reception. Why? If it’s sunny your guests can frolic, and if it’s rainy, they’ll have shelter. But of course the best part about an outdoor spring wedding is being surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Why relinquish that beauty to outside the tent? Wildflower garlands and foliage canopies are a stunning way to earth-up a boring canvas tent. Bring in the green. Give your guests something to awe over.
Oh the Romance of … Logs
If you’re going for a rustic edge to the wedding, take a second look at that pile of firewood outside your back door. Logs can be crafted into a surprising number of fun decorations. It just takes a little creativity. Cut logs at varying heights and use them as gorgeous stepped votive stands. Cut notches into them for a place-card display. Or if you feel like getting really woodsy, hollow out the core of a cut log and fasten a light inside to illuminate a path in the woods.
Spring Dew Drops – Lighting Ideas
Lighting is obviously an important feature of any outdoor wedding. Wouldn’t want our guests getting lost in the dark, would we? This utilitarian consideration can easily become one of the most magical elements of the celebration. String lights can become dainty flowers with just a little bit of paper. Flowers and mason jars can become pretty tabletop lights. And votive candles inside glass orbs and drops hanging from the ceiling can give the impression that spheres of light are simply floating about the celebration (if anyone asks, yes, they were on the guest list).
Accessorise your Dash
The Dash is my favourite single moment in a wedding - it’s when the bride and groom leave the reception, dash to the car, and drive off to their honeymoon. It’s a moment of pure glamour; it’s that iconic photo of Elvis and Priscilla on the tarmac headed for their honeymoon. Even if you’re DIYing the entire wedding, the Dash is the perfect time to treat yourself to something special. Go for something that’s reminiscent of your wedding theme - wildflowers, for instance - but make sure it’s something that can carry over into daily life. Remember that it’s ok to splurge on a special accessory to carry with you as you wave farewell to your friends and family at the reception. These are the first items you will carry with you into married life. Why not go a little lavish?
What is your favourite DIY wedding idea? Share it with us in the comments!