You can’t beat April for colour. It’s the month when everything starts to get greener, flowers begin to bloom in earnest and we get to see the big yellow sun in the sky more frequently.
You can go to town on a Spring wedding in terms of pretty colours; pastels are a great choice, with lots of verdant greenery too. Alternatively ramp it up with brighter colours to chase any grey skies away.
Catering can choose from the pick of Spring produce; think lamb, asparagus, new potatoes. But don’t worry, we won’t be foisting Spring greens on you any time soon – unless they’re on your must-have list.
Remember that the Easter holidays will always take up some of April – this year Easter is right at the end, of course. This may be a help or hindrance, depending if the majority of your guests have children or not. If they do, then you need to plan ahead and give as much notice as you can for them to ‘save the day’.
Generally, April is not the most popular month for weddings, so you should be able to pick and choose from the cream of the crop of suppliers, from photographers to florists to vintage cars!
Be prepared for the vagaries of April weather. While you may well be fortunate enough to have a warm and sunny day, there’s still the chance of chill – even snow! So, don’t throw off your warming fluffy bridal wrap too soon. This may be a month to think about having a civil ceremony so your wedding day can be in one location with no need for your guests to hang around outside.
Greet your guests with fresh, fruity cocktails or light prosecco with a strawberry added to the flute. Or perhaps a fruity chilled cider for a change.
At Escot, our terrace and gardens look lovely over the late Spring period, with camellias and magnolias in bloom, often daffodils and grape hyacinths still offering lots of colour. If you are fortunate enough to have a mild day, make the most of the outdoor space for afternoon drinks, or early evening boogies!
For an April wedding cake think lighter options like lemon or vanilla. Fresh flowers or edible flowers, especially violas, add a delightful prettiness to this type of cake. Or how about a wedding Pavlova piled with fresh fruit instead of a cake?
Choose wedding favours to reflect the season; personalised flower seed packets are a lovely option, or if you can find mini watering cans, fill these with sweets for a cheeky takeaway treat.
However you decide to play it, your Spring wedding will be a memorable day for your guests – and for you. Get planning and we’ll see you next April, maybe!
Wedding photos by Warren and Carmen