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An ode to spring blossom – ideas for incorporating this pretty bloom into your spring wedding

Charlie

Spring blossom

Sometimes I get the urge to do a whole blog post dedicated to one particular flower.  Usually I’ve seen something that inspires me and off I head into the internet in search of inspiration on that particularly bloom.  I’ve previously done ‘an ode to violets’ and ‘an ode to old-fashioned roses’ and just last week ‘an ode to snake’s head fritillary’ and was pleasantly surprised by the ideas I found.

Today I want to share a seasonal ode to springtime blossom.  The few fruit trees that I have in my garden (cherry, apple, and crab apple) have made my garden frothy pink and white these past few weeks, and the air has been swirling with their petals.  I am completely in-love with this time of year – as you will see later today when I share the anniversary gift I had commissioned.

Apple blossom

So when it comes to weddings, how can you use blossom?  Firstly, this is a truly seasonal spring wedding bloom, I can’t imagine you can find it out of season and if you can it will be astronomically expensive, and besides, who wants blossom in October?  Here are some of the ideas that I came across to inspire you to incorporate blossom into your spring wedding.

Grouped vases

If you have certain areas of your wedding venue that you want to decorate with florals, why not collect a variety of large clear glass vases and jars and fill them with apple blossom cuttings.  The variety of jars and glasses adds a certain quirkiness to the look whilst remaining elegant with the uniformity of clear glass and soft apple blossom.

Mismatched vases of apple blossom

Apple blossom wedding decorations

Bouquets

Finding blossom in bouquets was more of a challenge, but I did find a couple of beauties that showed how you could incorporate branches of blossom into your spring wedding bouquet.

This pretty trailing bouquet features pink blossom and what I think are sweetpeas.  Along with some striking leaves and a big bow, this is my favourite of the blossom bouquets I came across.

Trailing blossom and sweetpea bouquet

For a more modern look this bouquet combines long twiggy branches of tiny white blossom with colourful Icelandic poppies and poppy seedheads.

Blossom, poppy and seedhead bouquet

This large bouquet incorporates longer branches of pink blossom alongside big blousy peonies blooms for a very romantic feel.

Romantic blossom and peony bouquet

Small antique bottles 

Due to the nature of blossom being on a twiggy branch rather than a delicate soft stem, they are inclined towards being displayed just one or two boughs in pretty vases.  These antique medicine and apothecary style bottles are perfect for holding a couple of branches of blossom, and grouped together on a table make for pretty decorations.

Antique medicine bottles with blossom

Vintage bottles filled with pink blossom

Wedding cakes

Incorporating blossom details into your wedding doesn’t just have to mean in the floral displays.  Why not use edible blossom petals or sugarpaste recreations to decorate your wedding cake?

These wedding cakes have been carefully covered in edible blossom petals or whole blooms.

Wedding cakes with edible blossom

Whilst this one is artfully decorated with a combination of sugar detailing and real bunches of blossom incorporated into the design.  There are many talented cake makers out there some who are skilled in sugar craft, such as Amy Swann Cakes.

Cherry blossom wedding cake

If you are on the hunt for edible blossom check out our recommended suppliers of edible flowers.

Tall table decorations

Like above where small antique bottles were filled with a branch of blossom, if you want to create some statement table centrepieces, choose tall, narrow vases to create an almost tree-like affect in the middle of your tables.  These would be ideal if you are looking to bring a feeling of the outdoors into a indoor venue, and would certainly make for a dramatic effect.

Tall wedding centrepieces of blossom

Spring wedding blossom table decorations

Wedding centrepices of pink spring blossom

So there you have it, that’s my round up of blossom ideas to help inspired your spring wedding.

Images: (1) Tec Petaja via Once Wed; (2) Krista Keltanen via Mrs Jones; (3) Skona Hem via 79 Ideas; (4) Skona Hem; (5) Unknown via Once Wed; (6) S. Leishman Photography via Style Me Pretty; (7) Martha Stewart Weddings; (8+9) Alexandra Meseke Photography via Style Me Pretty; (11) left: Martha Stewart Weddings, right: Jenna Trapasso of Red White and Green Photography via Ruffled; (12) Desi Baytan Photography via Style Me Pretty; (13+14) Michelle Lindsay Photography via Project Wedding; (15) Christian Oth Studio via Style Me Pretty

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