11 Amazing Ideas For Your Summer Wedding!
A lot of time, style and planning are required to achieve the wedding of your dreams. Most happy couples spend one or two years studying bridal magazines and mentally scrutinising every vendor they interview in an attempt to piece together the details of their magical and momentous occasion.
This is, of course, expected. After all, planning a wedding is nothing like organising a corporate event or throwing an ordinary party. It involves much more than a checklist of the bare necessities. Nowadays, young couples want their wedding to reflect their values, beliefs and image, all whilst making a statement and standing out from the crowd (which is no easy feat during peak wedding season!).
For those smitten couples planning their Summer wedding, this blog aims to walk you through possibilities you might have never considered and playfully challenge your own vision.
Your theme and decor are the details that have the potential to fully immerse your guests in the expression of love that is unique to you as a couple. Flowers, centrepieces and lighting will all contribute to the incredible experience.
For the Love of Flowers
Flowers have touched humans with their beauty for millennia, and have the power to turn any atmosphere into one of enchantment and romance with a delicate touch.
1. Floral Table Runners
Instead of a typical bouquet centrepiece, try placing flowers and greenery directly onto the tables. This will give your tables an effortlessly elegant appearance that will charm your guests. Have them running along the length of rectangular tables, or clustered in the middle of a round one for a pretty petal explosion.
2. Barrels of Fun
For a rustic feel, repurpose large wooden barrels by arranging bouquets on top and placing them in corners or on either side of the bar. They will seem to be overflowing with your floral decorations and add to the mood in a noticeable way.
3. Lovely Lanterns
Another innovative way to add a splash of style is to fill lanterns with flowers. You could opt for a totally green arrangement for a minimalistic look, or have fun with bold colours to brighten up the area. Lanterns of varying sizes placed next to each other is a wonderful way to utilise unusable space.
4. Carnation Curtains
A current trend for weddings is to string together stemless flowers and have them dangling from ceilings. This decoration is so endearing and truly encompasses the essence of romance and sweet, Summer love.
Illuminate Your Love
5. Fairy lights
Few people can resist the mood-lighting emanating from the warm glow of fairy lights. If you are having your wedding outdoors, consider creating a canopy of these tiny bulbs for people to enjoy when taking a break from the dancefloor.
6. Floating tealights
Evening weddings require a lot of light, so don’t be afraid of using different sources and take advantage of any large bowls, small ponds, or any other watery surface by placing floating tea light candles there. The reflection of the tiny flickering lights is incredibly intimate.
7. Candles in Mason Jars
Mason jars are trending and have been repurposed in so many ways. Tie them with twine and have them hanging delicately from the ceiling to capture people’s attention.
Munchies and More
8. Candles in Mason Jars
Summer drinks are all about refreshing citrus and cold teas. You could be creative and combine your favourite fruits to concoct a signature drink and even add a slight kick to it to turn it into a cocktail your guests will surely be queing up for!
9. Get Fruity
Fruit is both gloriously colourful and deliciously refreshing, so add a hefty splash of fruit to your menu! Whether it’s fruit kebabs, fruit salads or a beautiful fruit tart enhancing your dessert table status, you just can’t go wrong when serving fruit in Summer.
10. Combat the Heat
Get ahead of the crisis and consider the fact that your guests are likely to work up a sweat. It is, after all, a Summer wedding. In this heat, you don’t even have to move much to trigger the discomfort. Have goodies like water bottles in buckets of ice near the dancefloor for easy access. You could also put your faces on the bottles for an adorable feature. Why not give out personalised sunglasses or, better yet, hand fans to make your guests feel cared for.
11. Summer Souvenirs
Your souvenirs should be selected with the season in mind. If you are planning to hand out something sweet, ensure it can withstand the heat. Delicate little pouches filled with your favourite nibbles is a lovely idea, as long as they don’t melt.
If you want to pick a souvenir that stands out from the rest, you might consider miniature succulents, tiny bottles of your preferred liquor, wine bottle stoppers or even locally produced goods, such as sweet honey or freshly pressed olive oil, which would be a massive hit with your foreign guests. As long as you put your name on it, you can turn anything into an elegant souvenir!
If you or a loved one is tying the knot, contact our team to help guide you through the entire process. We will present you with a magical and unforgettable day that is all about you and your happiness. With over 800 successful weddings planned, your joy is guaranteed.