There’s nothing better than a wonderful Summer wedding – especially if you’re lucky enough to tie the knot abroad. Unsurprisingly, Summer is the most popular time of the year to say ‘I do’ and we can certainly see why: gloriously warm weather, hazy sunshine and blue skies – what more could any couple want on their special day? From pretty flower crowns to wedding cocktails, take a look at our Summer wedding inspiration…
One of the best things about a Summer or destination wedding is the fact that almost any colour scheme works. We love the idea of fresh mint shades and soft peach tones to create a colour combination that is guaranteed to wow! Give your guests a glimpse of what is to come by setting the theme with your wedding stationery. Our Midsummer range is a gorgeous mix of coral and mint with delicate floral detailing. The script typography adds a subtle touch of elegance whilst still maintaining a lovely Summer style. Your invitations are the first look of your wedding your guests will get, so you want to be sure it’s perfect. Follow your stationery through to your table plans and menu for a completely coordinated look.
A Summer soiree means you’re completely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your wedding bouquet. Peonies are beautiful blooms for bouquets – team with daisies, carnations or sweet-peas to complete. Succulents are also making an appearance on the wedding scene, and these unusual posies look stunning if you want an elegant, natural looking bouquet. Speaking of posies, flower crowns have become a phenomenon in the wedding world, and they are a wonderful alternative to the traditional tiara. Adding pretty flowers to your hairstyle will create a relaxed, bohemian style and is perfect if you’re getting married abroad.
Colourful lanterns, paper garlands and pom-poms are the new ‘bunting’ for 2016. This hot trend is a fabulous way to decorate your venue and is also relatively purse-friendly. If you’re tying the knot outside, why not consider hanging pretty paper lanterns on trees – these will look lovely in your wedding photographs too. Ribbons are also a super versatile trend for your wedding décor, as they make a great chair cover alternative! Alternatively, you could drape them across the ceiling and walls of your venue for a colourful look. This is also a great way to build upon your wedding colour scheme.
Wedding cocktails are a must-have for any Summer or destination wedding. Your guests will adore treating themselves to a fun cocktail and it’ll also help them to cool down in the scorching heat. Why not create a cocktail bar of you and your partner’s favourite flavours for something extra personal?
Your maids will look delightful in mix and match dresses that fit in with your colour scheme. If you’re getting wed abroad, make sure your girls are comfortable in their dresses and that they won’t get too hot. Shorter dresses with a light material will help keep your bridesmaids feeling cool whilst still looking ultra classy. A linen or cream suit is the ultimate destination wedding outfit for your man – match his buttonhole with your bouquet and voila!
You can get seriously creative with a Summer wedding, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours and styling ideas. We hope you’re feeling inspired, time to get planning!