Spring Wedding Trends 2016
Spring is the perfect time to celebrate new beginnings and for those of you planning or considering booking a spring wedding here at Brinsop Court, this blog is for you.
Today’s blog is a timely treat for all spring brides as we discuss a few reasons why so many of you choose this time of year to say your “I do’s”.
With the pale blossom appearing on the trees and the presence of delicate snowdrops scattered across our beautiful estate – both symbolising new beginnings, Brinsop Court is the perfect backdrop to your spring wedding.
We’ve selected some popular spring wedding trends that are certain to wow your guests and make sure your special day’s both bang on trend and one to remember.
Spring Wedding Colour Schemes
Photo by Marta May
The thought of lengthening days and a growing warmth in the air adds to the tranquillity of the spring season and the soft, pastel hues of its palette.
A pastel themed wedding offers a chic and feminine touch, with colours such as soft blue, rose, mint, peach orange, blush pinks, lilacs and light greys… you can create a naturally soft and unique scheme that will wow your guests and make your day perfect.
You could even have your bridesmaids dressed in a pastel rainbow; they’ll love the chance to choose their own colour!
Hot colours this spring are:
Spring Wedding Flowers
At this time of year, you will be greeted with a wonderful selection of scented and softly coloured flowers to compliment your chosen theme. Spring is the only season that peonies, magnolia, cherry blossom, sweetpeas and freesia are all in bloom, adding beautiful soft tones and lovely fresh scents to your special day.
As we wandered through the grounds of Brinsop Court earlier today, the earth is coming to life and what a joy it is to see and smell the beautiful colours and scents of our spring gardens, where in the coming months, civil ceremonies will take place.
Flowers on trend this spring are:
Lily of the Valley
Spring Wedding Cocktails
With spring comes the chance to enjoy fun cocktails at your reception on the Wordsworth Lawn here at Brinsop, encircled by the moat and beset with beautiful views across the estate.
To emphasise a soft, spring pastel theme, why not try the simplest, and best loved strawberry basil margaritas!
Take a look at the recipe!
Makes 1 pitcher, or about 8 servings
1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate
10 strawberries (or 12 if you’re using smaller ones from the farmer’s market or your backyard.)
8 basil leaves
2 to 2 1/2 cups tequila (gold or silver)
Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of water and 1 1/2 (18 ounces, or 2 1/4 cups) cans of tequila (or a bit less, if you don’t want your drinks to be quite as strong).
Hull the strawberries, slice lengthwise, and add to the pitcher. Crumple the basil a little in your hands (this will help the basil flavour release into the drink) and add it to the pitcher, too. Place the pitcher, covered, in the fridge overnight, or for at least four hours.
When you remove the pitcher from the fridge, your margaritas will be a lovely pale pink colour. Now all you have to do is serve them and wait for the compliments to pour in.
Spring Wedding Canapés
Here’s to wonderful, local spring produce to enjoy at your wedding celebration! Below are a few mouth-watering spring canape ideas utilising local Herefordshire produce and flavours that will help ensure your guest’s taste buds are left tingling and ready for the wedding breakfast! Canapés and cocktails on the Wordsworth Lawn here at Brinsop are a special spring treat after the long winter months!
Wye Valley Asparagus with Wild Garlic Aioli
A shot of tomato essence with podded summer peas and broad beans
Rare Herefordshire beef fillet topped with celeriac remoulade served on a truffle croute
Parmesan and wild garlic Arancini served with a home-made tomato chutney
These mouth-watering canapes will be just perfect with a glass of champagne on the Wordsworth Lawn or as a precursor to a hog roast on the cricket pitch.
Spring Weddings at Brinsop Court
With wonderful outdoor spaces to provide the backdrop to your celebrations, Brinsop Court is the perfect choice for your spring wedding venue.
Call our dedicated wedding team to book your visit today and while you are with us, why not stay the night in Ivy Cottage and soak up the romance of the estate.