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spring summer wedding centerpiece

Well, today is officially the first day of Spring! I thought it would be fun to celebrate the imminent arrival of warmer weather with some spring-and-summer-appropriate decorating inspiration from one of my favorite entertaining books: The Perfect Wedding Details by Maria McBride.

Regardless of whether or not you actually have a wedding to plan – wedding books are always great places to draw creative inspiration for all sorts of occasions! For example, don’t you think the birdcage garden centerpiece pictured above would be gorgeous for an Easter table or Mother’s Day brunch?!

And this adorable strawberry & wheatgrass topiary below would be lovely for a bridal shower or strawberry shortcake themed baby shower…

spring summer wedding centerpiece

Cocktails are great for any time of year, of course… but there’s something about warm weather and a sunny outdoor party that really makes me want to punch up the color! The Perfect Wedding Details has some great ideas for fun garnishes too…

colorful cocktails

Want to put a unique spin on your bridal bouquet? Go green with a funky, chic arrangement of button mums & tropical leaves…

spring summer wedding centerpiece

A few more of my favorite crafty ideas from this book include: fun ideas for dressing up simple glass cylinders

spring summer wedding centerpiece

…and brightly colored, duo-tone chair bows (for those of you with sewing skills and the proper amount of motiviation/patience!).

spring summer wedding centerpiece

Check out The Perfect Wedding Details for a step-by-step breakdown of all of these ideas and many, many more!  Author Maria McBride also penned another one of my favorite “crafy entertaining” books called Party Ideas for New Nesters. Click here for more details on this fabulous read!

spring summer wedding centerpiece