Close your eyes and picture the scene: You’re in Japan and it’s Hanami – “flower viewing” season. In the breeze, branches of blossoms are dancing; these flowering cherry blossom trees are known as sakura and are seen in full bloom from the end of March to early May. There is nothing quite as gorgeous in the Springtime and Japan celebrates this season of festivals, outdoor parties and lantern hanging. When you go for a walk, you can’t help but be awed by the frothy clouds of pink flowers – petals gently drifting down. Our thoughts? This would be a perfect theme for your wedding day. Read on to discover wedding ideas that incorporate blossoming touches…
Buttonhole with a twist
Secured with a pearl pin, we think that this buttonhole posy works beautifully for a Spring wedding suit. Just a touch of pink can look fresh and add a sense of romance to your day, as you greet each other down the aisle. Try a sprig of blossom, or, alternatively opt for small pale pink flowers to achieve the effect.
As the weather gets warmer, there’s always an excuse for a lovely, lovely bit of something that sparkles. With signature cocktails becoming more and more desired at weddings, hop on the trend, cherry blossom style. For that pink twist, we think that additions of pink grapefruit juice, pink lemonade or just a touch of cranberry juice work beautifully to offset your tipple with a little Sakura blush.
For a touch of the oriental, lanterns combined with blossoms make a gorgeous floral arrangement to line the aisle, spruce up the venue or allow your tables to sing. We think that the stylised black lines of the lanterns pictured, create a particularly look against the pink of the flowers…
What direction to go in with your tables? Pale pink flowers look fantastic in a rosy glow – for a romantic and intimate ambience, we’d recommend using plenty of glass, floating candles and reflective or mirror surfaces combined with your signature choice of blossoms and branches. There’s something enchanting about this lavish table dressing effect, you could also try stringing crystals through the branches to catch even more of the light.
Go small and delicate with the prettiest of details, especially when it comes to something sweet. Fondant fancies in a pale pink icing are simple, elegant and just perfect looking topped with a small flower or sugar petals. Serve this simply, against a natural wood for a beautifully balanced dessert.
Thoughts for a Centrepiece
Make the most of tall windows and natural light: a high vase overflowing with blossoming branches will look stunning on a table of its own – there’s a definite hint of the wow factor here. Try playing with the freshness of the flowers with verdant greens, shoots of bamboo and peek-a-boo foliage.
And of course, The Cake
How great does this cake look on a plain white cloth in front of its own screen? Yet another reason to adore cherry blossom and incorporate it into your day…
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