cherry blossom

Pink cherry blossom wedding

Cherry blossoms bloom the world over, but the cherry blossom festival originated in Japan and is something of a national symbol. The transience of the blooms, their quick beauty and sudden death, remind viewers of the ephemerality of nature. During World War II cherry blossoms were often painted on the sides of kamikaze pilots’ planes, and at Japanese memorials cherry blossom trees can always be found.

Though the leaves are mildly toxic, cherry blossoms can be pickled in salt and are used to decorate cakes and other confectionaries.

Find out how to make your own adorable cherry blossom cookies at The Decorated Cookie!

photo credits: cake, outdoor reception, layered cake slice, makeup table, pink blossoms, bouquet, bottom row cake, flower girls, cookies

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Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. I LOVE all of your boards but this one & the Elizabeth Bennet are the best ones in my opinion!! 🙂 needless to say I’m one of the biggest P&P fans ever….