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Springtime is a beautiful and increasingly popular time of year to get married without the pressures of peak wedding season. Although there is often still a chill in the air, it feels fresher and lighter as we come out of the darkness of winter and into the bright new spring that brings with it the promise of summer as everything starts to wake up and romance is in the air.

For weddings, spring is the perfect time of year to start having some fun with colour, soft pastels and sorbet shades are often popular with brides anyway, but are perfect in the springtime. Incorporate pops of colour into your wedding through the flowers, bridesmaids dresses, venue décor, or sneak them into the groomsmen’s suits via their handkerchiefs or socks.

One of the springtime wedding themes that is having a moment is ‘Country Garden’ a romantic and vintage inspired trend that makes use of the soft spring colours, fresh flowers and dewy greenery of the spring. Take advantage of the new blooms, spring buds, fresh greens and crisp air in the 40 acres of parklands that surround the elegant Kesgrave Hall wedding venue in the Suffolk countryside, or take in the picturesque Essex scenery with your loved one as you enjoy a boat-trip along the River Stour from the unique wedding venue Le Talbooth.

Decorate a country garden wedding with wicker baskets for favours, little metal watering cans full of flowers as table centrepieces, Pimms and other cocktails served in jam jar glasses, naked cakes decorated with fruit or flowers, bunting and lots of greenery are all elements that perfectly make up this charming theme. The 350 acres of sweeping lawns, meadows and impressive lake that surrounds Hengrave Hall, a stunning Suffolk wedding venue, provides a beautiful backdrop for your country garden themed wedding whilst you feast on the delights crafted for you by the Milsom Catering team. Suffolk and Essex both provide the beautiful lush green countryside settings perfect for a springtime country garden wedding.

Festival weddings are great in springtime and can be taken one of two ways, either get back to nature with greenery and hessian or go all out wild-child with colourful flowers and glowsticks.
It’s all about creating something fun and memorable for yourselves and your guests whilst still enjoying the romance and intimacy and the Essex wedding venue Maison Talbooth is perfect for this as you can host your very own intimate festival in a stylish country house hotel.

Floral crowns are everywhere at festivals so why not feel even more like a princess and swap out the standard tiara for a floral crown for you and your bridesmaids, decorate the wedding venue with fairy lights for a soft glow and various bottles and jars with flowers matching the bouquet.

Place some fire-pits outside to keep guests warm while they mingle, kids would love toasting marshmallows over them too. Go the extra mile and create your invites so that they look like festival tickets or provide guests with personalised lanyards so they have something to keep after your special day, printing out pictures of your guests and pegging them along string as the seating plan also has a fun and rustic vibe. Host a seaside festival with charisma from unique Essex wedding venue The Pier. Party away with your guests in the beautiful nautical setting of Harwich as you watch the sun set over Ha’penny Pier.

Whatever the theme you choose for your springtime wedding, with the help of the Milsom Weddings team you’ll be sure to find the perfect Suffolk or Essex venue for you creating a magical day with memories that’ll last a lifetime. To discover more about our hotel accommodation you can visit our hotels and restaurants website.

+ Sue Bunting

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