Kent is the Garden of England, with breathtaking countryside, stunning coastline and world-famous attractions. Now that winter’s fading away, it’s the perfect setting for a Spring wedding. You may be thinking that Summer is the traditional go-to wedding season, but there are so many reasons to have a Spring wedding. And if it’s good enough for Beyonce and Jay-Z who got married on 4th April, it’s good enough for us!
1. Delicate Palettes
We adore pastel colour schemes. Subtle greens, pinks, blues and yellows complemented by the backdrop of the natural beauty of the season. A blush theme can be so romantic. Fresher and brighter shades can be a unique change from the rich heavy jewel colours of Winter and Summer.
Spring is also the perfect opportunity for your guests to wear something a little different from the usual summer wedding attire and really let your and their personality shine.
2. Fresh Flavours
Spring brings with it an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, providing a fantastic choice to create a delicious seasonal wedding menu. When it comes to wedding food ideas the variety of British produce available in Spring makes for some exciting ingredient choices. Spring Lamb, gooseberries, rhubarb, radish, Jersey royals, samphire, asparagus and a plethora of seafood including lobster and crab, will bring a fresh, sophisticated element to your day.
This is your chance for you and your guests to experience something a little different when it comes to flavours and ingredient combinations.
3. Spring Blooms
As Spring starts to bloom so do the most beautiful flowers. In addition to gorgeous Peonies being in season, you can choose from Roses, Hydrangeas and Tulips. Pale pinks and warm yellows; you’ll be spoilt for choice when discussing options with your florist.
Delicate blooms and sweet scents. Here at the house, our Orchard will be in full bloom and the driveway bursting with Daffodils.
4. New Beginnings
Spring is synonymous with rebirth and full of new energy as we leave the darker colder months of Winter behind. So, what better time to get married? Spring is a time of renewal and new life. Guests will have something to look forward to after the cold short days of winter and be in a brighter more positive mood as they look forward to the warmer months. And of course, it’s a time for new arrivals like the fluffy goslings who’ll be arriving at this time of year on our lakeside.
5. Less Demand
If you’ve set your heart on a venue, chances are that lots of couples have too. High demand and competition during the peak summer period may mean you miss out on the dates you want. If you’re booking at short notice missing out on your dream venue completely. Suppliers and your guests will find it easier to book accommodation at this less busy time. You may even be able to pick up some out of season discounts and packages.
The cheapest months for your wedding would be January, March, April and November. During these months, vendors are typically more available and less expensive.
6. Greater Availability
Got your eye on a leading local band? If you’re getting married in spring, it will be a little easier to secure your favourite suppliers. Unlike the summer months, where you’ll find some suppliers getting booked up in advance, spring wedding dates are more widely available. With more availability come potential discounts. Friends will also be thankful that weddings are spaced throughout the year as there aren’t so many other commitments as the Summer Holidays and weddings to attend every weekend until the start of October.
Believe it or not, you’re a bit more likely to get some better wedding presents when you get married in early spring. After ‘dry’ January is over, people have more money to send again, but it hasn’t yet hit summer so guests aren’t bogged down with expenses from holidays and other weddings.
7. Eggsquisite Decorations
In Spring wedding table settings can have a more relaxed feel, or you could go full on Easter themed. If you’re creating Wedding Favours – seed packets are a cute and different idea to include and ideal for Springtime. You could also give away small baskets full of decorated Easter Eggs. A creative touch that guests won’t forget.
8. Great Light
Lighting is everything when it comes to photographs on your wedding day. It may sound strange, but the fresh bright light of Spring is perfect for capturing stunning photographs. Cloud cover provides much better lighting for stunning shots than highly sunny, cloudless days.
9. Perfect balance of hot and cold
The milder temperatures of Spring means that getting married at this time of year is ideal as you’ll be able to benefit from the best of both worlds. The perfect temperature. A combination of indoor and outdoor wedding photography will create opportunities for a variety of memorable shots.
There’ll still be a chance of rain, so be prepared with umbrellas and wellies that you and your guests can pop on if needed!
10. Stand out from the crowd
Who doesn’t like to stand out? Your wedding is a chance to really let your style and personality shine through. Choosing a Spring wedding will offer your guests a unique and unforgettable experience. Marrying out of the usual Summer period will add a real twist to your special day.
Each season has benefits and advantages, and Bradbourne House is the perfect backdrop regardless of weather or season.