March 19th, 2009 |

Lilac & Green: A Spring Wedding


I love those first few days of Spring.  Everything is in bloom and everyone is just so happy to be back outside!  Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding, and today I am going to show you an inspiration for a garden wedding with a sophisticated lilac & green color palette.  (Maybe I still have green on the brain from St. Patrick’s Day!?)

A few things to consider when thinking about the fashion side of your wedding: make sure that your dress equals the level of formality of your wedding.  For a garden wedding, I love this dress – not too formal, but completely unforgettable with the green sash and flower brooch.  Seeing as though a tuxedo may be too formal for your groom and his groomsmen, try a dark suit but add in a pattern tie that pulls all of your colors together.  Mix and match your bridesmaids and flower girls – no one says they need to wear the same color!

There are some wonderful details for a garden wedding below….enjoy!


Tables are set up outside, using the natural greenery as a backdrop.  The flowers are done in shades of purple and are a lovely compliment to the natural decor of the garden; the white linens look crisp on a Spring day.  You can use simple details to give the day a modern feeling – such as arranging the place cards through rows of limes, having candles floating in a cylinder vase of black rocks.  These little touches take a traditional setting and bring an updated feel to the event.

You can have a lot of fun with the food you serve at weddings these days – it’s all in the presentation!  For instance, try serving miniature crab cakes on a slice of lime for an hors d’oeuvre.  Set up a candy bar along with your wedding cake – using only green candies.  You could even offer celephane bags for people to fill and bring home as favors.

A Spring wedding promises a beautiful celebration of love and a lovely day in the garden!


Fashion Images: purple flower girl dress (, wedding gown,

green bridesmaid dresses andgroom’s tie (

Detail Images: table setting (, purple bouquet (, programs (, estate (, floral tree and candy favors (,

lime placecards (

Food Images: mini crabcakes (, champagne glasses (,

green candy buffet (,wedding cake (

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