If you're having a spring wedding, a cherry blossom theme might be appropriate. Delicate cheery blossoms enhance an Asian flair and are one of the wonderful delights of spring (and spring represents new beginnings).
To the Chinese the cherry blossom can be the symbol of love within herb and herbal lore. The cherry blossom is also the national flower of Japan (unofficially). Blooming cherry blossoms means not only the arrival of spring, but the beginning of the new. This is why it has been a popular wedding theme. Cherry blossoms can represent a bright future. It is probably the most favorite flower with the Japanese people.
Colors: Your colors for a cherry blossom wedding theme can consist of possible colors like pink, purple, white, brown and plum.
Decorations: Decorations ideas for a cherry blossom theme wedding can be:
Candles with a cherry blossom theme.
Cherry blossom branches, twigs and sprays make an attractive floral arrangement or you can use them to tuck in with the bows and swags.
Cherry blossom parasols.
Cherry blossom garland.
Fans for outdoor events or you can have your bridesmaids hold the fans in place of bouquets (money saver).
Disposable cameras with cherry blossoms on the tables for guests.
Napkin holders with twigs of cherry blossoms add a nice to
uch to the table setting.
Cherry Blossom Floaters which you can get from Illuminations.
Cherry Blossom lights from From Graham and Greene. These are really beautiful and can be used in many ways.
You can accent the party even further by giving each table at the reception a name for well known cherry tree varieties such as Weeping Cherry, Yoshino Cherry, Chrysanthemum, Sargent Cherry, Goldbark Cherry, Black Cherry, New Year Cherry, Rice Cherry, Equinox Cherry, and don't forget Maraschino. Centerpieces:
You can place twigs in vases and then tie on miniature lanterns like an Easter egg tree. Lanterns come in all kinds of colors so it shouldn't be hard to find some that are going to match your wedding colors.
Where can you buy cherry blossoms for my Cherry Blossom wedding theme?
Try your local florist and nurseries first. March is when cherry blossoms bloom but they lose their petals fast, so your bouquet may thin out some as the hours go by. You might want to consider hydrangea. They have little petals, are sturdy and are available in many beautiful colors. If they're unavailable in town, then try artificial. You can find beaded branches at Whiteaisle. Try Michaels or Joannes and see if they carry them in silk.
You can also try the following for trees and maybe branches: greenwoodnursery.com
You can usually rent trees from a party rental house. You should ask around in your location.
You can serve items like cherry dumplings, cherry cupcakes, cherry tarts, cherry cream filled chocolate truffles, cherry mousse, chocolate cherry coconut bon bons, pink champagne, cherry punch, duck with cherries, lamb with red wine and cherry sauce, or cornish hens with cherry stuffing. There are lots of food ideas for cherries. Just run a search for cherry recipes.
Wedding Favors with Cherry Blossom theme:
Cherry blossom scented incense or scented candle sets and candle tins. Favor dishes with cherry blossoms. Chinese take out boxes filled with pink and purple wrapped chocolates or chocolate covered cherries. Cherry blossom seedlings as favors (hard to find). Chopsticks. Cherry blossom magnets. Cherry blossom coasters.
There are all kinds of ideas for a cherry blossom wedding theme. Just put your imagination to work with pink flowers in mind. Whatever you decide, it's sure to be beautiful.