Inspiring Spring Details for Outdoor Weddings

Spring in Savannah is simply magical. With plenty of fresh air and new flowers abounding, it feels like spring was made for weddings. Soft colors are everywhere, from blooming gardens and trees to delicate new shoots and grasses. Warming Southern breezes bring people outside, and soirees at The Mackey House were made for outdoor weddings (with the convenience of indoor and covered options). To celebrate this lovely season, we’re sharing five of the details we find inspiring for spring weddings.

Host an Outdoor Fete (with backup options)

Spring often brings couples outside and their guests outside to enjoy the gentle reawakening of gardens and nature. While the weather is warming, spring breezes can still be cool and everyone is familiar with the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” it’s important to choose a venue with easy backup spaces in case your guests need to be moved indoors because of inclement weather.

Because we pride ourselves on being the “outdoor experts” we encourage couples to celebrate in our outdoor spaces. Think about hosting your ceremony in the garden, celebrating in the open-air pavilion, or eat, drink, and be merry under the protection of the clear tent on our deck where you and your guests will be able to look out on our own blooming grounds.

Revisit Yellow, The Quintessential Spring Color

Photo via Vitor Lindo

Few colors lend themselves to spring like pastels, and we’re particularly enamored of yellow florals this year, especially delicate shades like buttercup. But whether you love a soft pastel or a bolder hue, yellow brings a sense of cheer at celebratory events, like weddings. Incorporate yellow into your bridesmaids’ dresses or groomsmen’s attire. Choose blooms that are yellow, like roses, peonies, or tulips, then layer in complementary colors such as coral to add variety. You can even add yellow to your stationery, table linens, and wedding cake!

Incorporate Statement Florals and Greener

Some of the most coveted flowers, like peonies and tulips, are in full bloom in spring, and greenery is always in season. Embrace the height of the floral season even more with statement floral pieces incorporated into your reception design. Many couples also choose to add a florala over their arbor, and it’s one of the most talked about details at the wedding.

And greenery is always in season and in fashion. Opt for delicate touches of plumosa or wispy ferns, or go for bolder, yet still romantic eucalyptus or ivy details.

Turn Your Wedding into an Elevated Garden Party

Guests love a good garden party in spring. It’s a welcome treat from being indoors most of the winter. Garden parties are made all the more delightful when a variety of activities, games and seating options are offered. Invite guests to wear cocktail attire (it’s just formal enough without sacrificing comfort!). We always love when ladies wear dresses with floral prints! And don’t forget to remind guests who wear heels to use high heel caps that stop heels from sinking into the grass or simply wear platforms or flats.

Then make sure to set up backyard games. They’re a crowd favorite during cocktail hour as guests begin to bond, and they’re also a great diversion from the dance floor for anyone seeking a quick break.

Serve In-season Menu Items and Treats

Offer guests a break from heavy winter menus with fresh and delicious spring menus. You don’t have to rework your entire menu to embrace springtime delights. Simply incorporate one or two seasonal items into your menu. You can even serve seasonal fruit, such as strawberries on your wedding cake.

Are you planning a spring wedding day? Allow us to help! We can’t wait to hear about the details you’re eager to include in your design.