Spring makes her presence felt in the soft folds of cherry blossom, in kisses of warming breezes and the turning of winter scenes to green vistas. The vines burst into life with tiny tendrils reaching for the sun, and the fruit trees follow suit, exploding bud and blossom in impossible displays of beauty. If ever there was a time to get married, spring is the perfect season for floral splendour, lengthening days and clear skies. Spring is love, and love is spring.
While the spring is considered the official start of the traditional wedding season, making vows of forever love can happen any time of the day, any time of the year. If a Saturday wedding in spring means booking a year or two in advance (and who can wait that long?), then spring brings the ease of a twilight wedding, a midweek wedding, an any-day-of-the- week wedding because there is no rush when you have open hearts and an open agenda.
From a small intimate wedding to a luxe grand affair, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges has the perfect springtime setting to make your day.
In spring the doors burst open and the outdoors beckons us with secret gardens, forest aisles and hill top odes to the love you share. Think beyond the ‘norm’ and find ways to express your love in a ceremony that says ‘us’. There are wild places to get married where nature is your chaperone (try the Redwood Forest), and there are carefully curated settings that ooze love (see Cloudehill Gardens for inspiration).
And there is the unusual and the delightful. An orchard of cherry blossom makes for a sweet walk down the aisle (and the perfect background for an on- trend rosey pink-gold wedding theme), but you may find the million bright blooms of a tulip farm equally as attractive and Tesselaars may just be a perfect love bubble for you both. Colour co-ordinate with fields of lavender or a stunning wisteria arbour to bring a subtle purple haze to your day.
There are so many ways love blooms in a spring wedding.
Let’s embrace them all.