Cherry Blossom Wedding Ideas
One of the most popular choices for Spring weddings, cherry blossoms are a beautiful flower that you can easily tie your entire wedding theme around. Traditional cherry blossoms are white to light pink tinged with a darker pink center. However, you can find cherry blossom wedding accessories and favors in many colors including red, lavender, and even blue. One of my favorite color combinations is pink and chocolate brown and a cherry blossom theme lends itself perfectly to this color combination.
I hope this hub gives you lots of ideas and inspiration for incorporating this elegant and beautiful flower into your wedding!
Photo courtesy of My Real Wedding from The Knot and The Nest. This lovely couple got married in late April at the New York Botanical Wedding. What a stunning backdrop!
Cherry Blossom Inspiration Board
I found this gorgeous cherry blossom inspiration board at Flickr. I love the red, chocolate, and white color scheme. The board gives a great overview of all the wedding components such as the cranberry red bridesmaid dresses with the lovely white parasols, wedding chopstick favors, a gorgeous square tiered cake, and candle and water contemporary centerpieces. This may not be the vision you have for your cherry blossom wedding, but my point in showing it to you, is to say that you should develop your own style board before you get too far along in the planning process.
I love inspiration boards because they get brides to organize their thoughts and vision before they go full steam ahead. Boards are a great way to make sure that all your components will tie together perfectly. You can find many inspiration boards online or you can get crazy and make your own. Here Comes The Blog has some great suggestions on How To Create Your Own Wedding Inspiration Board.
Cherry Blossom Wedding Stationery
Your wedding invitations are likely the first time your wedding guests will get a glimpse at your overall style, personality and wedding theme. Choose invitations that reflect your color scheme and choose a font that goes with your personality - traditional, fun and even whimsical can be conveyed in your invitation style and font choice.
As you can see in the list of invitations available from Amazon.com, you have many options when it comes to the color for a cherry blossom wedding. Whatever the font choice and color scheme, be sure to carry them through to all the wedding stationery including the wedding bulletins, thank you notes, and rehearsal dinner programs.
If you are on a tight budget, consider purchasing a wedding invitation kit where you simply purchase themed paper and envelopes and then you print the invitations yourself on a laser printer. You can get great results if you are careful about following the kit instructions.
If you still want to go the professional route, many online retailers offer a wide array of lovely cherry blossom themed invites and thank you cards.
The above photos are from Real Cherry Blossom Weddings at The Knot. The top right photo shows the wedding party in front of the pavilion and cherry trees at the New York botanical garden. The lower left photo shows a bride and groom on the walk that encircles the tidal basin in Washington DC. In early April, the trees given to the U.S. by Japan burst into color with cherry blossoms on hundreds upon hundreds of trees. In the background you can see the Washington monument and Jefferson memorial. All of the brides went with classic white or ivory dresses. However if you'd like to add a splash of color to your gown, you could always incorporate a bit of color in the dress sash or train.
For the bridesmaids, you can use traditional dresses that tie in with your color scheme. However, you can customize their look for the wedding by adding embroidered cherry blossom sashes and/or beautiful parasols (like the top left and lower right photos). All of these bridesmaids look amazing!
Cherry Blossom Accessories
Flower baskets, ring pillows, guest books and other wedding accessories can certainly carry a cherry blossom theme as well. The photo to the right shows the classic pink cherry blossom wedding collection available from Wedding Favors Unlimited. They also sell coordinating stationery items such as table numbers and decorations such as window clings for the reception hall, church or get-away car.
If these accessories don't tie in with your scheme because you've gone with red, lavender or blue cherry blossoms, you can still find delicate floral accessories that will work perfectly with this theme!
The following video from Youtube has tons of ideas for brides that are thinking about a Cherry Blossom theme. There are several inspiraton boards as well as ideas for wedding favors, accessories, decorations and more.
Cherry Blossom Wedding Inspiration Video
Don't Forget The Party Favors!
The collage above shows just a few of the many cherry blossom wedding favors available from Wedding Favors Unlimited. They offer a huge selection of favors that range from DIY bags or boxes, personalized mint tins, personalized lip balms and hand creams and so much more. The sandalwood and silk fans can do double duty as the favor and as a practical item that guests can use to cool themselves on a warm spring day.
You can even tie the cherry blossom theme into the reception décor by using the candles and place card holders shown in the above photo. When it comes to incorporating the blooms, the possibilities are endless!
Cherry Blossom Cake Inspiration
I found the above collection of cakes on one of my favorite wedding blogs. The cherry blossom cake collage features cakes with blossoms of just about every color such as classic pink, red, yellow, blue, green and more. Personally I love a white or light colored fondant base that is decorated with brown branches and gum paste flowers....it looks so real!
For more inspirational themed wedding cakes, visit Here Comes The Blog.
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