Spring is a popular time of year for weddings in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
The variety of unique venues combined with the stunning natural beauty and comfortable climate make for a destination that can serve as the perfect spot for your special day.
The Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge also boasts an extensive network of wedding professionals and service providers who can offer all kinds of great advice and tips for planning the wedding of your dreams.
We put together this list of five ideas for a spring wedding with the help of some of our talented wedding partners.
1. Catering: Sarah Pendleton - Pumpernickel Pickle
"Spring weddings are the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful hues and bountiful harvest of greens, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. A fun trend is to use wild edibles as garnish for your salad or entrees, or even frozen in ice cubes to elevate the look of your signature cocktail! Our specialty lemonades and teas, such as strawberry basil lemonade, are always a refreshing spring treat for your guests!"
2. Photography: Jared Ladia Photography
"For most wedding photographers, spring marks the start of the busy wedding season ahead. It can also be one of the best seasons to photograph! Temperatures are finally on the rise, everything is in bloom, and the greenery provides an excellent contrast to your wedding dress. The best part is the extra hour of daylight, and when it comes to wedding photography, lighting is everything, which means more time for those gorgeous golden hour sunset photos with me!"
"The spring season brings hues of blush, golds and ivory in various silhouettes perfect to suit every bride's style. Bohemian gowns showcasing flowy, whimsical sleeves and dresses featuring floral lace appliques are the perfect accompaniment to the spring season. The spring trend carries into the bridal party as well by choosing pastel colors to enhance the blossoming florals that the season has to offer."
4. Venues: Seth Davis - The Patrick Henry Ballroom
"We find that couples getting married in the spring enjoy incorporating the brighter spring colors into their color schemes for ceremony and reception. Seasonal flowers like peonies, tulips, daffodils, and others also add a fresh spring touch to their decor. With the gorgeous spring weather and the beautiful mountain overlooks, some of our couples have even taken a short drive between the ceremony and reception up to Mill Mountain for some bridal party pictures in the park and at some of the beautiful Blue Ridge views. The Patrick Henry Ballroom is so centrally located, that couples can easily get urban, downtown pictures and stunning mountain landscape pictures within a matter of minutes!"
Spring is the perfect opportunity to make use of Pantone's 2017 color of the year - Greenery! This is the time of year when trees begin to flush out with blooms and foliage; the earth comes back to life. And what an amazing time of year it is to get married. Greenery is definitely a neutral in the world of flowers and therefore, works with any bride's color scheme. Foliage as a featured element are quite on trend in wedding florals. The style is very flowing and organic, like this bouquet (pictured above) we created for a styled-shoot! We can help design the wedding of your dreams!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this post and provided their expertise. Visit our Weddings section for more ideas to help you plan a wedding in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
You can also connect with the Roanoke Wedding Network - a great resource full of wedding professionals and service providers. The network is hosting its 2017 Wedding Crawl in Downtown Roanoke on April 2 so mark your calendar and make plans to attend!