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    Floral Centerpiece Ideas for Spring

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    Spring is (almost) officially here, which means Spring wedding season is upon us.  If you are still finalizing your florals or planning a wedding for next Spring, I’m sharing some pretty centerpiece ideas for your Spring wedding.

    {Vibrant Peaches & Pinks}

    spring-wedding reception centerpiece pink peach wedding flowers

    What says ‘Spring’ more than brightl colors?  The incorporation of peonies and peaches in your centerpieces are perfect for your Spring wedding.  The sherbert colors are fresh, warm, and fun.

    {Yellow & Green}

    spring wedding green and yellow florals

    Don’t daffodils just announce spring when they start popping up?  When I was a little girl, my favorite thing about spring was when our hillside turned yellow with daffodils and I would pick bouquets everyday.  This mix of daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, and ranuculus make the perfect spring table.

    {Pretty White Tulips}

    white tulips spring centerpiece ideas

    The flower that most symbolizes Spring for me is the tulip.  Make them even lovelier by grouping a large group of white tulips together.  I also love large groupings of white hydrangea (another great bloom that shows up in Spring).

    {Soft Pastel Spring Florals}

    spring floral centerpiece ideas

    If brights or whites aren’t your thing, these muted pastel florals also make lovely Spring centerpieces.  Need more pastel wedding inspiration?  Check out this pastel palette inspiration. And did you know you can search by color and season on Oh Lovely Day?  Yep! Just hover over ‘Inspiration’ in the navigation menu and a drop down menu will appear for color, style, and season.

    What is your favorite Spring centerpiece style?  Remember to keep your florals in season to ensure you will have them for available for your wedding and to keep them more budget-friendly. You can find a handy cheat sheet for what florals are in season when here.  And be sure to follow our Lovely Florals board on Pinterest for lots more inspiration.

    {photo credits} photo 1: Florals by Flowerwild, photo by Jose Villa, for {Mag}Rouge shoot, via Style Me Pretty | photo 2: Photography: Rebecca Wood  and florals by Stemz Florals via Style Me Pretty |photo 3:  Karen Woolven Floral Design | photo 4: via Martha Stewart Weddings; via Project Wedding | photo 5: via Photography: 1313 Photography, Floral Design + Decor: Ines Naftali Floral & Event DesignStyle Me Pretty; via Style Me Pretty

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    {Real Wedding} Nathalie & JJ: Modern & Quirky DIY Wedding at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum

    modern natural history museum wedding | jennifer roper There is so much I love about today’s incredibly unique wedding.  It’s the perfect blend of quirky and elegant: the venue, the bride’s gorgeous emerald gown, the personality infused in every detail.  But what I love most are the bride’s own words about how the couple made their day THEM. Read More »


    {Styled Shoot} Modernly Chic Palm Springs Wedding from Something Events

    modern palm springs wedding

    Today’s shoot is perfectly timed with the launch of our new look. It is a breath of fresh air in styled shoots, with it’s funky modern style, chic color palette , and DIY inspiration. Plus, it totally matches the new Oh Lovely Day!  I love the pops of color, the quirky touches, and the chic style. The succulents, the chevron, the color…oh my!

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    modern palm springs wedding

    modern palm springs wedding

    Don’t you love this!? It is such lovely wedding inspiration, and could be so perfect for a bridal shower or baby shower too.  Such a lovely and simple shoot with lots of pretty details to inspire you. And how fun are those flamingo cake toppers? What’s your favorite detail? Be sure to check out the gallery for even more from this shoot!

    {vendors} Event planning, styling, & design (along with florals, cake, and all DIY) from Something Events / stationery by Renee Nicole Design / Photography by Jon Warren / cocktail table, cake stand, and cake toppers by Reclaimed


    {Inspiration Board} Sparkle + Mink Winter Wedding

    {inspiration} for that winter wedding that’s not exactly a holiday wedding, not exactly a New Year’s wedding, but wants a little extra sparkle & pop

    {palette & details} winter white + silver sparkle, of course, but with pops of deep red in the bride’s lips and nails, and pops of red in the florals would be lovely.  I also love the idea of the bride wearing a vintage or faux fur mink wrap.

    don’t you think this is a chic, fun, and cozy winter wedding style?

    {photo credits} couple and bride in sequin gown by Scarlet O’Neil via Wedding Chicks / sparkle bow shoe from kate spade / cake by the caketress & photo from elizabeth in love / bridal wrap from aaron delesie via style me pretty / tablescape by hey gorgeous and jenna mckenzie photography via wedding chicks

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