Spring has officially sprang when cherry trees begin to blossom. The delicate branches and billowing blooms are embraced by Asian cultures as symbols of fertility and femininity. Cherry blossom-themed weddings represent the start of a new life. The beauty and versatility of cherry blossoms create a wide array of fresh ideas for your wedding. Depending on her taste, a cherry blossom bride can play up the femininity, bright colours or Asian symbolism of the cherry tree.
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Cherry blossoms inspire a fresh and feminine colour palette. While pink is the colour most often associated with this theme, since most cherry blossoms bloom in pale and dark pinks, different varieties of cherry blossoms also bloom yellow, white and red. Contrasting colours can be inspired by the dark brown branches and green leaves of cherry trees. Although pink and brown are the most favoured cherry blossom wedding colours, brides who love pink may choose to use various shades of pink with white accents, or even plan an all-pink wedding. Brides who shy away from pink may choose instead a red, dark brown and white colour scheme. Additionally, sage green, pale yellow and dark brown combinations put a natural, earthy spin on a cherry blossom theme.
Cherry blossom weddings usually occur during springtime, since cherry blossoms bloom in spring. Complement the seasonal warm weather with tea-length bridesmaids' dresses and incorporate actual cherry blossoms into the hairdos of the bride and bridesmaids. Groomsmen can tuck cherry blossom branches into the lapels of their tuxedos. Add Asian flare to your wedding by having your bridesmaids carry folding fans adorned with cherry blossom prints.
Use cherry blossom branches in long vases to create tall, whimsical centrepieces and string lights from the ceiling for a romantic imitation of overhead flowering branches. Use paper lanterns to add a sophisticated Asian touch to your reception. Scatter cherry blossom petals on the tables for a splash of colour and fragrance.
Food and Drink
Cherry cordial chocolates are well-liked favours that complement weddings with pink and brown colour schemes. For a special treat, set up a candy buffet with glass canisters full of chocolates and candies in shades of pink, red and white, and give your guests Asian-inspired takeout boxes to scoop candy into. Serve pink champagne and cherry punch for toasting, and create a cherry-infused signature cocktail by having your bartender mix amaretto and grenadine; garnish drinks with fresh cherries. For dinner, serve light, springtime fare, such as a menu of pea soup, asparagus, baby potatoes, roasted chicken and lamb. Cupcakes are a trendy alternative to cake; frost them in shades of pink, red and yellow to create a visual appearance similar to that of cherry blossoms.
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