45 Spring Wedding Ideas from Real Celebrations

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Julie Paisley Photography

There's nothing quite like a spring wedding. The very season is a symbol of your impending marriage—your wedding marks the beginning of a new phase of your life, and spring is seen as the time of renewal. Metaphors aside, couples also love the colors and florals associated with this particular wedding season, and celebrations are often filled with pastel hues and cascading blooms, transforming ordinary venues into the prettiest of garden parties. The best part? You don't need to actually throw a spring- or garden-themed event to take advantage of the season's décor highlights.

Whether you choose an in-bloom invitation suite, choose peonies or tulips for centerpieces, or decide to serve fruity fare, there's a way to embrace the best of the season throughout your ceremony and reception. The following photos (all from real couple's weddings!) prove just that. From sugar flower-adorned cakes and blush pink cocktails to some of the prettiest floral installations we've ever seen, these fêtes kept the in-bloom inspiration coming. If you were on the fence about deciding on the best time to get hitched, these ideas just might convince to you to book your venue in the spring.

After all, there's a reason why wedding season kicks off during this time—it's just such a beautiful part of the year! Now that winter is finally over, you and your guests will be able to mingle, toast, and dance outdoors (which is a celebration in of itself!). But it's important to note that they work just as well inside, too, if you're planning for an earlier part of the season. However you decide to incorporate spring into your big day, you can't go wrong with these ethereal elements.

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"Potted" Cake

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Whitney Heard

Nadia and Co. created this vine-covered three-tier treat, which was decorated with sugar roses, anemones, and peaches. The finishing touch? A sugar pink pot that acted as a cake stand.

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Plant-Lined Aisle

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Erich McVey

Gauze-covered chairs and an aisle lined with potted plants made this ceremony space feel like a secret garden.

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Watercolor Paper Suite

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Courtney Dueppengiesser

To drive the seasonal vibe home, this invite was illustrated with pastel blooms and embellished with a tree-stamped wax seal,.

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Seed Favors

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Lisa Blume Photography

What better way to celebrate the season than with a floral favor? Guests took home packets of seeds to add to (or begin!) their own garden at this flower-themed wedding.

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Brass and Blooms

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Greer Gattuso

Garden roses, anemones, ranunculus, and greens looked lovely in a vintage brass vessel—especially paired with matching flatware and goblets.

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Fruity Hors d'Oeuvres

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Steve Steinhardt

These yummy wedges, covered in thinly-sliced cantaloupe, berries, and cucumber, made the perfect cocktail hour pass-around.

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Flower Arch

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Megan Welker Photography

Hydrangeas and roses dressed up the arched doorway of this castle venue.

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Floral Bridesmaid Dress

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Studio Ohlala

This bride went for the mix-and-match bridesmaid look—some attendants wore one-tone gowns, and others wore this bold, rose-printed beauty.

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Hanging Plants

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Megan Welker Photography

This couple hung potted plants from a tree to create the prettiest greenery installation.

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Petal Bar

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Studio Ohlala

Prior to the ceremony, this duo encouraged guests to create their own petal packets, which they later used to shower the newlyweds after they said "I do."

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Dahlia Centerpiece

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Betsy Blue

A single dahlia dressed up a greenery-filled vintage teapot, which the couple paired with deckle-edged table number cards.

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Succulent Escort Cards

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Anna Marks Photography

Different succulent varieties served as escort cards at this fête—they also doubled as adorable wedding favors.

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Rose Ceremony Backdrop

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Connie Whitlock

Super-skinny string made the rose garlands on this ceremony backdrop appear to be suspended in midair.

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Spring Cocktails

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Lauren Peele Photography

Fun cocktails speak to the season. This signature sip packed a double punch of seasonal inspiration thanks to edible flowers on the rim and a berry flavor.

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Balloon Décor

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Erin McCall

A blush balloon installation greeted guests upon their arrival to this wedding's ceremony venue.

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Botanical Garden

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Melia Lucida Photography

This couple transformed their venue into a botanical garden, complete with a mix of tropical greens. Crystal accents, like hanging bead garlands and a sparkling chandelier, added a touch of sophistication to the wild setting.

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Half-Circle Ceremony Display

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Wisteria Photography

Layered rugs, pillows, and a half-circle of assorted wildflowers, roses, and astilbe created this picturesque spot, seasonally-inspired ceremony spot.

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Lush Bouquet

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Flora + Fauna

For her garden nuptials, the bride held this lush dahlia, carnation, clematis, and eucalyptus spray by The Wilding Collective.

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Floral Robes

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Daniel Kim Photography

Bridesmaids donned flower-printed robes—a sweet nod to spring—during their glam session.

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Spring Flower Girls

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Paula O'Hara

Barely-blue dresses, flower crowns, and petite clutches polished off these flower girls' spring-ready looks.

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Rose Lemonade

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Jasmine Star Photography

These bottles of Belvoir Elderflower and Rose Lemonade were pretty enough to serve as-is, and also made for perfect mocktails at this spring wedding.

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Peony Cake

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Jess Barfield Creative

This textured three-tier Sugar Bee Sweets cake was embellished with white, pink, and purple peonies (the flower of the season).

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Greenery Installation

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The Nichols

This couple proved that you don't need to add a single flower to create spring vibes at your reception. Their major greenery chandelier stole the show.

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Betsy Blue

The couple took advantage of their venue's built-in fountain to play up the spring vibe. The bubbling water, mossy brick, and lush greens brought serenity to their outdoor ceremony.

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Lychee Cocktail

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Greg Finck

Three lychees finished off these frothy dessert cocktails, topped with whipped cream and edible flowers.

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Upside-Down Roses

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Anna Shackleford

The couple dressed up the buffet bar with a hanging rose installation, which created the effect that roses had grown out of the ceiling. Votive candles in bubble orbs added a modern touch.

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Muted Gray

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Natalie Watson Photography

A blossom-embellished paper suite by Ceci New York and The Left Handed Calligrapher felt spring appropriate, even with its muted gray color scheme.

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Rainbow Boutonnière

Julie Shuford

We're not sure which screamed "It's spring!" more—the groom's daisy-flecked tie or his rainbow-wrapped boutonnière.

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Illustrated Menu

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Anna Delores Photography

The meal's farm-to-table ingredients were illustrated on playful, circular menus.

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Garland Centerpiece

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James and Jess

A major pink hydrangea and monstera leaf table garland was all this vibrant tablescape needed.

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Lace Overlay Bridesmaids Dresses

Abby Jiu Photography

These bridesmaids wore Erin Fetherston dresses with a lacey floral overlay, perfect for the sunny May wedding.

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Pastel Bridal Bouquet

Austin Gros

This bridal bouquet designed by Amy Merrick featured soft pastel colors and minimal greenery for a fresh spring look.

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Full Spring Blooms

Jacqueline Campbell

Brass pedastals held floral arrangements from Twigg Botanicals of acacia, freesia, amaryllis, stock, spirea, roses, ranunculus, and ferns at this springtime California wedding.

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Outdoor Lounge

Jose Villa

This couple took advantage of the spring weather while ensuring guests felt cozy by setting up a seating area with living room furnishings and a coat rack draped with pashminas for guests to borrow.

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Sorbet Signature Cocktail

Abby Jiu Photography

The bride's signature cocktail at this spring wedding was Champagne with a scoop of St. Germain-flavored sorbet, served with a sprig of baby's breath.

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Spring Bridal Bouquet

Delbarr Moradi

Julie Stevens Design created this gorgeous spring bouquet using peonies, hydrangeas, a variety of roses, seeded eucalyptus, and eucalyptus.

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Naked Cake With Fresh Florals

Gary Ashley for Les Loups

Beach Plum Bakery Café designed this adorable naked almond cake with powdered sugar and fresh flowers.

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Springy Color Scheme

Belathée Photography

Pastel pinks and baby blues set the tone for this fun wedding in Palm Springs.

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A Garden Party

Taylor Lord

The bride designed her own stationery suite using pretty floral designs and the phrase "Join Us In The Garden" to reflect the romantic, festive, garden-party feel of her wedding.

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Animal Lover

Nancy Ray Photography

This bride didn't forget about her furry best friend! This pink floral leash fit in perfectly with the bright color scheme of her spring wedding.

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Floral Escort Cards

NBarrett Photography

Fresh blooms were added to these calligraphed escort cards.

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Bright Blooming Stationery

Catherine Mead

Bright floral illustrations and fanciful calligraphy make for a fun invitation suite, like this one designed by Rosie Harbottle.

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Ceremony Location

Josh Gruetzmacher

The lush garden scenery at this outdoor ceremony on the property of Petit Hopital let all of the guests soak in the lovely spring weather with a gorgeous view.

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Spring Swing

Brandon Lata Photography

This cozy outdoor swing in the lounge area allowed guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather before the reception began.

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Floral Garland

Annie McElwain

This head table, designed by florist Sara Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers, was decorated with a lush garland of silver dollar eucalyptus, as well as pink florals for a gardenlike look.

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