Weddings in Springtime

By Cat Rooney
Cat Rooney
Cat Rooney
Cat Rooney is a photographer based in the Midwest. She has been telling stories through digital images as a food, stock, and assignment photojournalist for Epoch Times since 2006. Her experience as a food photographer had a natural expansion into recipe developer in 2012, thus her Twitter handle @RecipeGirl007.
March 28, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015
Using the beauty of the season gives a memorable arrangement. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)
Using the beauty of the season gives a memorable arrangement. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)

The sky is blue again, birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and the trees are covered in clouds of blossoms. What could be a more perfect setting for a wedding? The symbolism of a joyous new beginning, with Nature smiling, along with the delicate beauty of the landscape at this time of year, all combine to welcome this special event.

With a little attention to a few details, a spring wedding can be as memorable as you dreamed it would be.

Location

If you want to hold your wedding outside to enjoy the lovely atmosphere, you can check the weather records to see when the rainy season comes in that area, and then plan around it. This little bit of research will increase your chances of having your event on a sunny day.

Always have a Plan B, just in case. You can choose an outdoor setting with a covered patio or picnic area to hold the ceremony in if it is rainy, or select an inn or restaurant with an outdoor garden where you can have the ceremony if the weather cooperates, but be able to move inside if necessary. Or you can rent a tent and an awning to cover the walkway so you can still be outside.

Think of your guests’ clothing and your own wedding dress when you are taking this path. The rain can damage dress shoes and silk or other fabrics, so you want to be sure you have large umbrellas or wide awnings to protect all the formal clothes.

The flowers

It is tempting to choose all the typical spring flowers for your bouquet and floral arrangements, but the florist warns that some of those flowers do not hold well. Leave the daffodils and some of the other early blooms in the garden. You can place blossoming branches from trees in vases to bring some of the spring atmosphere inside. And there are many options for spring flowers to use, including tulips and iris.

So gather the flowers, pick the location to fit your dreams, and invite your friends and family to join you in a joyous, hopeful celebration of a new life beginning as spring blossoms forth.

Cat Rooney
Cat Rooney is a photographer based in the Midwest. She has been telling stories through digital images as a food, stock, and assignment photojournalist for Epoch Times since 2006. Her experience as a food photographer had a natural expansion into recipe developer in 2012, thus her Twitter handle @RecipeGirl007.