Spring Country Wedding Ideas – 12 Ideas To Inspire

Mar 13, 2019

We’ve rounded-up our favourite spring country wedding ideas, including decorations, money-saving hacks, table settings, flowers and personal touches. This guide, whether you are throwing a small country barn wedding or a more lavish affair, will make your special day as beautiful and blossoming as the spring month you are celebrating it in.


1. Use vintage crockery and furniture

⭐️Great for: Saving money, Personal touch, Reducing waste, Involving family and friends

At Beaulieu Waller and Will Rowsell’s wedding on Trevoole Farm, near Helston in west Cornwall, rather than hiring furniture, crockery, glassware, linens and so on, they asked family and friends to help hunt them out, as cheaply as possible, in charity shops, car boot sales and auctions. The result was 110 guests sat on rows of vintage metal chairs and benches, made comfortable with cushions and eiderdowns, and an eclectic mix of glassware and crockery. It made their wedding day completely unique and saved them money in the process.


2. Grow and source your own wedding flowers

⭐️Great for: Saving money, Reducing waste, Involving family and friends

The Rowsell’s ceremony was held under a canvas canopy dressed with roses and cottage-garden blooms, all grown locally and made up by selected friends and guests. With enough time, they grew wedding flowers from seed, and got a friend to sow more on her allotment.


3. Decorate the wedding cake with real flowers

⭐️Great for: Decorative value, Bringing the outdoors in

The below wedding cake design is simple but still makes a statement, thanks to the fresh blooms and foliage offsetting the minimalist icing. This cuts down on the cake-decorating process, making it cheaper if you are having a cake made, and much simpler if you (or a friend) are making it yourself. It is also a great way to keep the floral theme running throughout.

Don’t forget: Make sure to research whether your chosen decorative blooms come with any allergy or poisonous warnings.


4. Name and decorate tables after herbs and fragrant stems

⭐️Great for: Decorative value, Bringing the outdoors in

If you find table numbers too official-sounding, why not opt for naming your tables after foraged herbs and sprigs, and then using those cuttings as place-setting. This will also fill the space with aroma.


5. Fill the tables with foliage

⭐️Great for: Decorative value, Bringing the outdoors in

Keeping the theme of bringing the outdoors in, greenery makes a great centrepiece for the dining table, especially against a rustic, wooden finish. The great thing about this idea is that, as well as looking beautiful, it also keeps the decorations low, below eye level, so chatting guests have a clear view of each other.


6. Adorn the furniture, too

⭐️Great for: Decorative value, Bringing the outdoors in

If you have enough flowers, tie some to the bride and groom’s chairs to elevate their seating to floral throne standard – or a bunch, made up of one sprig from each of the table names, to represent the couple being part of every group of guests.


7. Wear a floral wedding crown

⭐️Great for: Personal touch, Bringing the outdoors in

After the ceremony, when the day is starting to feel slightly more relaxed, a flower crown is a beautiful way to be playful and embody spring.


8. Decorate surrounding trees

⭐️Great for: Decorative value

Back at the Rowsell’s wedding, they went as far as to decorate the trees. Balls made of silk roses hung from the branches, which were wound with lace and decorated with wreaths of flowers.


9. Hand-embroidered napkins

⭐️Great for: Personal touch, Involving family and friends

Hand-embroidered napkins with the name of the guest acts as both a place card and a wedding favour. It’s also the perfect evening job to delegate to a family member or friend, in the months leading up to the big day, to help them feel useful.


10. Use a vintage wedding car

⭐️Great for: Personal touch

With the right detail, even a seemingly battered old banger can make a romantic wedding car. On the first car, seen below, vintage cans are attached to the vehicle using recycled lace, and ‘just married’ has been spelled out with paper tape. The second car, although still vintage, is a bit more polished.


After the wedding day…

11. Hold a sale for vintage items

⭐️Great for: Reducing waste

After the Rowsell’s wedding, they held an open day in the gardens of their venue (a farm in west Cornwall) a couple of days after the wedding, where they sold off all the collected vintage finds in aid of charity. They of course kept a few chosen items as keepsakes. If the venue doesn’t allow for such an event, consider doing it at home or in your town.


12. Donate wedding flowers

⭐️Great for: Reducing waste

Call local hospices, care homes and retirement homes to see if they would like to accept some of the flower arrangements after the big day.


We covered Beaulieu Waller and Will Rowsell’s wedding in our June 2013 issue of the magazine.

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