Spring wedding inspiration with a bunch of flowers and little details
The official start of spring is not too far away and we can already smell the scent of sweet little flowers that are sticking their heads towards the sun. The soft light, the tender blossoms and the gentle breeze create a picturesque landscape full of surprises. You can only see these cute ladybugs or gorgeous butterflies when you take a close look at your surroundings. But when you see them, you can not deny their beauty that they bring to nature. With our spring wedding inspiration, we tried to create a cohesive design that comes with small details. When you enjoy the first bits of spring as much as we do, then go to our article about the most stunning spring color schemes for more inspiration!
A quaint old castle with an unique charm
The venue, Schloss Hemhofen, is a very old building. Its roots can be followed back to 1156. Since 1722, a noble family owns this manor. This country estate offers a castle, additional buildings, several fields and woods and a stunning garden. At first glance, the manor appeared a little bit old and maybe not in the best state. But it also has so much charm and authenticity. It is almost like a white canvas because of its roughness and undone look. A white canvas is absolutely perfect for a wedding designer, because of the endless possibilities to style the wedding. There are fewer limits to a certain style with a venue like that. It also continues the spring metaphor, because spring itself is a transition time where the nature is undone as well.
The idea behind the wedding design
The design approach for this spring wedding inspiration is an allusive one. We took the undone look of the wedding venue and chose to stage the bride as a painter. The goal was to create the metaphor of a painting bride to get a more unusual and artistic vibe. In the process of this wedding design, we were fascinated by the Dutch still-life paintings. These are usually pretty dark but with cunning usage of light and shadow. Dutch still-life paintings often depicted flower bouquets. There is always a deeper meaning behind the motives. Butterflies and bugs are small details that can be discovered when taking a closer look. But even these small details always had a symbolic meaning. Mesmerized by this kind of art, we developed our own interpretation of the Dutch still-life.
Spring wedding flowers in a beautiful color scheme
The wedding color palette comes in different nuances of orange and yellow. Both colors are warm and remind of happy spring days with the sun shining and immerse the whole world in a golden shimmer. White accentuates the orange and yellow tones. A very light blue breaks up the monochrome orange color scheme and completes the look by enhancing small details of the flower bouquets. Gold is used as the accent color.
Flowers are a very important theme for the Dutch painting so in the wedding design, the focus is also on the flower bouquets. For the wedding flowers, we used typical spring flowers that are thriving in March and April. We used the imperial crown, ranunculus, helleborus, tulips, poppies and fritillaria persica.
The styling comes with so many little details
The wedding decoration is build with a play with contrasts. The roughness of the wedding venue combined with the tenderness of the wedding flowers. Delicate charger plates made of glass match the overall tenderness. A small gold frame picks up the accent color. Very unique is the ivory colored porcelain tableware from the 1950s. Crystal glasses and mismatched chairs play with the contrasting themes. Slender candles balance the dark mismatched chairs. Butterflies can be found here and there within the wedding design.
For the styling of the bride, it was important to stick to the Dutch painting theme. The wedding gown is definitely a showstopper due to its unusual design. The pattern and the high neck might appear a little bit strict but the cap sleeves, the polka-dot tulle skirt and the loose updo are yet again a great contrast between rigorous and girly.
Planning: Flora & Grace
Photography: Tanja Kibogo Photography
Flowers: Grace and Flowers
Hair & Make-up: Julia Goetz Makeup
Model: Selina Köhler
Velvet Vow Books: Elmo Paperstories
Silk Ribbons: Seidenband
Creative Direction, Concept & Styling: Magnolias on Silk