Cherry blossoms, or Sakura, are an almost overwhelmingly beautiful flower when seen en masse in a grove of trees. In Japan, the traditional practice of viewing and enjoying cherry blossoms, which bloom for a short time in early spring, is called Hanami. The thinner branches can be used in bouquets, centerpieces, and structural pieces such as ceremony arches. They’re also inspiration for a gorgeous theme that can be carried throughout a wedding by way of cake decorating, silk fan and parasol painting, stationery, and accessories. In China, cherry blossoms are a symbol of feminine beauty, power, and love. There are springtime cherry blossom festivals all over the world. One of the largest in the U.S is the National Cherry Blossom Festival, in Washington, D.C.
1) Leo Patrone Photography 2) Bouquet: Martha Stewart Weddings 3) Cake: Pinterest 4) Mini Cakes: Peggy Porschen 5-6) Hair Crowns: Violette & Iris 7) Stationery: Momental Designs 8-9: Ring/Necklace: Hapa Girls 10) Large Fan: The Japanese Shop / Small Fan: Little Things Favors 11) Pinterest 12) Shoe Clips: Mignonne Handmade 13) Amber Wilkie Photography 14) Parasols (clockwise from top right) Oriental Trading, Luna Bazaar, Luna Bazaar, Japanese Style