Magical Spring Bluebell Wedding CeremoniesTips and Ideas to create a magical spring bluebell wedding ceremony - A Wedding Celebrant's Perspective
Magical Spring bluebell wedding ceremonies really are the stuff that dreams are made of.
Spring is such a beautiful time of year and a wonderful and popular season for weddings.
New buds are appearing on trees, primroses are in hedgerows, days are getting longer and warmer and wedding ceremonies can be back outside again, surrounded by nature, in all her vibrant hues.
One thing most of us look forward to is the arrival of the bluebells. There is an ancient woodland, a stone’s throw from my home, in Somerset and each year around the start of April, I start thinking, ‘Oh, the bluebells will be out soon, mustn’t miss them!’
Magical Spring Bluebell Wedding Ceremonies.
The UK has an abundance of ancient bluebell woodlands, hills and meadows and the joy of being surrounded by carpets of bluebells, with their delicate fragrant scent, is second to none.
Their natural beauty makes them sought after places for many couples wanting an outdoor Spring wedding.
Things to consider when planning a magical spring bluebell wedding cremony.
Bluebells usually flower from late March to early May, with the richest carpets of blue being mid-April, so bear this in mind when choosing your wedding date.
Flowering can vary from year to year, depending on the weather, and the flowers last for about three weeks, so you cannot predict when to catch them at their best.
Bluebells are fragile, they have soft succulent leaves that are particularly sensitive to be trodden on. It reduces their ability to produce flowers and seeds, so enjoy them with respect.
The ceremony space comes already beautifully decorated by Mother Nature’s bounty, so remember, less is definitely more.
Give consideration to your colour scheme, blue, fresh whites, dove greys, beiges, greens and hints of gold are the best partners for a bluebell wedding.
Unstructured, loose and wild bouquets, with lots of foliage will reflect the beauty of the woodland, whilst maxi, boho bridesmaids dresses, ethereal and floaty complete the bohemian relaxed vibe of a magical Spring bluebell wedding ceremony.
Carly and Matt’s Magical Spring Bluebell Wedding Ceremony
Carly and Matt held their magical spring bluebell wedding ceremony at Warren Farm Somerset. A farm and glamping venue, in the heart of the Mendip Hills. It sits high up on the top of Cheddar Gorge, which are the highest inland cliffs in Europe. It has panoramic views over the rolling Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels.
From our ceremony space, we looked down upon vibrant and shimmering bluebell laden hills.
Whilst the ceremony was taking place, in the valley below, the Mendip Ramblers were out in full force.
As Carly and Matt were making their vows, we could hear shouts of ‘Marry her’ ‘Say yes!’ and when they kissed, the crowd went wild, whistling, cheering and clapping!
It was unforgettable.
Pics Phil Martin Photography
Standing among millions of heavenly bluebells that stretch as far as the eye can see, the hills, forests and woodlands take on an otherwordly, enchanted quality.
Its not surprising that there is a lot of folklore surrounding these beautiful flowers. It is said that if a child picks a bluebell from a bluebell wood they never will be seen again,
In the language of flowers, Bluebells symbolise constancy, humility, gratitude and the abundance of spring.
Something blue. The well-known ryhme originated in England during the Victorian era. Traditionally it symbolised luck for a bride on her wedding day.
All brides would wear or hold something blue. It is the colour of love, purity, faithfulness and modesty.
A fine and subtle spirit dwells
In every little flower,
Each one its own sweet feeling breathes
With more or less of power.
There is a silent eloquence
In every wild bluebell
That fills my softened heart with bliss
That words could never tell.
Sacha and Ross held their magical spring bluebell wedding ceremony at Wildwood Bluebell, a boho glamping venue in the heart of the Cotswolds.
The ceremony space was in a clearing in a sun-dappled woodland, carpeted with thousands of bluebells, giving off a heavenly perfume.
It really was Mother Nature at her finest
The photos of the wedding ceremony look as though they are illustrations from a fairy tale, and for a long time after Sacha and Ross’s wedding, I wondered whether I’d actually dreamed it, it was so magical
Pics Black and Whiteley
These two magical Spring bluebell wedding ceremonies were individual and unique. However, although very different, they both shared many things in common.
Apart from all the bluebells, the thousands upon thousands of them, they were also both in venues that are off the beaten track and surrounded by nature. Guests could camp or glamp and there was a wonderful chilled and rustic wed-fest wedding vibe.
I hope these magical Spring bluebell wedding ceremonies inspire you and fill you full of ideas for your magical Spring bluebell wedding ceremony.
I’d like to thank my couples featured in this post for their kindness in allowing me to share their wonderful weddings.
As you have seen, magical Spring bluebell wedding ceremonies are extremely beautiful and memorable. I hope it helps and inspires you to create a magical Spring bluebell wedding ceremony that is just perfect for you.
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