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Welcome to our March Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on all things Spring to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Chantal Benoit Photographer on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.


Top 3 Spring Wedding Tips

IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer:  Ruth Eileen // Floral Design: Tamara Menges Designs // via SMP}
IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer: Ruth Eileen // Floral Design: Tamara Menges Designs // via SMP}

Have you always dreamed of getting married in the spring?  Sunshiny days, green grass, and sweet smelling flowers…it doesn’t get much better than that right?  Well actually, it can!  Remember those flowers we were just talking about?  Lucky enough, choosing flowers that are in season for your wedding can actually save you quite a bit of money.  Some choices we recommend for a special day in March, April or May are: tulips, daisies, peonies, lilacs, anemones, daffodils, wax flowers, ranunculus, orchids, and (let’s not forget) forget-me-nots!  Look for these flowers in softer, feminine colors with a little pop to really bring the spring to life.

 

 

Skyline Tent Company and the Sperry Tents Virginia
Skyline Tent Company and the Sperry Tents Virginia

We may be going a little out of order here, but I’ll bet that most of you have heard the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.”  Nobody wants to pencil in rain on their wedding to-do list, but since we already have the flowers taken care of, it is something we cannot just overlook.  If you have or plan on selecting an outdoor venue for your ceremony or reception, be sure to talk to your contact about a back-up plan in the event of rain.  You may even need to reserve a tent just in case.  Who knows, darling little monogrammed parasails just might double as lifesaver and kickin’ wedding favor!  One last thing before we move on from the weather.  Don’t forget to take into account that some lovely spring evenings can get a bit chilly.  Blankets or outdoor space heaters (provided by the venue) may be the way to go.

 

Photo Credit: Kelly Anne Photography Catering: Center Cut Catering
Photo Credit: Kelly Anne Photography
Catering: Center Cut Catering

Finally and most deliciously, seasonal catering. Caterers are chefs and chefs love to be creative, so when planning the menu for your wedding ask your caterer about taking a seasonal spin on it.  There are so many fresh fruits and veggies making their way out of the gardens during this time of year, so why not include them in your dishes?  Brighten things up with lighter appetizers and entrees that highlight all that spring has to offer.  Like a citrus glazed salmon, or a garden salad with a strawberry vinaigrette for instance.

Happy Planning!
Shelby, ITE Event Manager

 

The next stop is Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

 

  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
  3. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  4. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
  5. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  6. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  7. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  8. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  9. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
  10. Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
  11. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
  12. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 
  13. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
  14. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  15. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  16. Kimberly Parks at  KP Photography
  17. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  18. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  19. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
  20. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
  21. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings