Spring Ideas for your Country House Wedding
With the daffodils are in bloom and the sun shining, we’re dreaming of the glorious spring weddings ahead. Let’s take a look at some inspirational ideas for your spring wedding at Morden Hall.
Design and Décor
This generous season gives us so much to work with when it comes to choosing the style and colour scheme for your big day. Bring the outside in, echoing the beauty of Morden Hall Park with elegant greens and whites, delicate pastels or vibrant yellows and oranges. The choice is yours!
Imagine you are a guest at your own wedding and consider the day from start to finish, adding beautiful decorative touches as you go. Welcome your guests with pretty signage and introduce spring blooms at the entrance to Morden Hall. When it comes to your ceremony, decorate areas that your guests will focus on, from the magnificent staircase to the ends of the chairs.
And, for your wedding breakfast in the Mulberry Suite, nothing says spring quite like an array of table centrepieces with seasonal flowers.
If the weather is on your side, we hope you’ll be able to make the most of the gardens here at Morden Hall. Carry your colour scheme outside, perhaps with a few well-placed floral arrangements or some fabulous giant balloons.
Let them Eat Cake
Introduce the spring theme to your wedding cake. A naked or semi-naked is a great choice for a spring wedding with the introduction of fresh fruit and flowers. Alternatively, you might choose an elegant iced cake with spring flowers (fresh or sugar) or a design that captures your colour scheme. We’re rather partial to watercolour wedding cakes and the beauty of a grand house is that you can choose a wonderfully tall cake with plenty of tiers!
All about Flowers
The world is your oyster when it comes to spring flowers. If you like the idea of sticking to elegant whites, roses, gypsophila, peonies and lily of the valley are all in bloom this season.
Pastel shades are another popular choice for spring, as are the vibrant yellows and oranges from daffodils, daisies and tulips.
Delight your guests with flowers adorning the metal gates at the entrance to Morden Hall, carrying the same blooms through to your ceremony space and wedding reception. The staircase and fireplaces at Morden Hall lend themselves perfectly to arrangements and make impressive backdrops for photographs.
Food and Drink
When it comes to planning your menu, Galloping Gourmet are on hand to help you every step of the way, choosing seasonal produce to create an exceptional dining experience for you and your guests.
Serve canapés and spring cocktails on the lawn before moving in to dine and consider heading back outside for your evening dining. There’s nothing quite like some theatrical street food or wood-fired pizza to enjoy while the party is in full swing.
Treats and Favours
Favours should embrace the style and season of your wedding.
At this time of year, seeds or potted plants are a lovely thought – perhaps something that your guests can grow in their gardens that will remind them of your special day, or even some daffodils to take home.
Alternatively, you might decide to give your guests an edible treat – perhaps a jar of jam, chutney or honey.
Of course, another great idea is to give your guests an Easter egg… after all, chocolate is always popular. Or, embrace the Easter theme with a painted porcelain egg as a quirky keepsake.
For your spring wedding, choose a sleeveless or short-sleeved dress in case the weather is warm. It’s also a good idea to add a jacket or wrap that you can wear if it cools a little and you want to enjoy the garden.
When it comes to style, the most important thing is to choose a dress that you love and enjoy wearing!
If you have yet to visit Morden Hall, we would love to show you all we have to offer. Simply call our friendly team on 020 8102 0553 or contact us online.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll also be inspired by our pick of the most beautiful wedding trends for 2019.
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