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Spring has Sprung! Three Easy Ways to Dress Up Any Springtime Affair

Aisle Planner Spring Wedding Details
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From dreamy florals to soft shades to stunning settings, we love few things more than a spring wedding. Spring is, after all, the season of life, love and starting anew—which makes it the perfect time for planning lush, romantic, unforgettable affairs. With the month of May in full swing, then, we wanted to provide you some serious eye candy for that next springtime soirée you plan. Read on…and get ready to dream in peonies: we’ve broken down our favorite (super easy) ways to add depth, dimension and mega dreaminess to any springtime celebration.

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Fans

We love the idea of incorporating fans in a spring wedding…but not for the guests. Instead, try using fun, festive, oversized paper fans to add some depth to an altar space or dress up an unsightly wall. BHLDN’s Garden Party Fans are especially perfect for a bold springtime soirée, as they offer modern floral prints against stark black patterns. We also love BHLDN’s Vintage Crinkle Fans, which boast softer hues and sweet, subdued metallic prints for a classically romantic affair (we’re thinking: an Al Fresco day-after brunch).

Lanterns

Is there anything as dreamy as a garden wedding? We love the charm and romance a great outdoor affair offers—and there’s nothing quite like an evening reception in the cool springtime air. No matter how stunning the setting, though, every outdoor reception needs great lighting—and lanterns are an inexpensive, but gorgeous option for creating beautiful layers of light and ultimately transforming a space. For an earthy or boho soirée, we love these Antiqued Zinc Latika Hanging Lanterns and these Antiqued Brass Indian Hanging Lanterns from World Market. Or, for a more modern and streamlined aesthetic, World Market’s Stamped Glass Teardrop Raya Lanterns (either in a dreamy teal or a classic clear) really add an artistic pop. Or, for a couple who prefers a fairytale touch for their garden affair, we recommend Pier 1’s Whitewashed Metal Lanterns.  

Paper Florals

When done well, paper flowers can be such an easy way to add a seriously whimsical touch to a springtime wedding. We are swooning over BHLDN’s Spring Blooms Cake Topper, a beautiful paper bouquet in soft hues that looks anything but artificial. We also love their Spring Blooms Chair Banners, which offer such a simple way to add a romantic, personalized touch to the lucky couple’s chairs (we’re thinking these would be an especially dreamy option for couples who opt for a sweetheart table).

About the Author

Gillian Griffith
Gillian Griffith

As Aisle Planner’s Associate Editor, Gillian knows there’s nothing as deadly as a woman with good grammar, great nails and a strong backhand (think: tennis). She is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, where she spends the sunny days with her family, her Louisiana Catahoula pup and, her ultimate love, a 1939 typewriter. Follow Gillian on Instagram @gigi_the_girl

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