With sunshine, good company and love, what’s better than a summer wedding? Here’s a little inspiration for a memorable day.
Summer is perfect for al fresco dining, and the smell of delicious food is sure to tempt the crowd. Hire a local ice-cream provider to give your guests a fun way to cool down, a food van for casual dining, or a pop-up popcorn stand for a retro feel.
Make it atmospheric
Delicate white lights can be hung on trellises, between trees and draped over flowers and bushes to add a gentle sparkle. Go rustic with mason jars hung from trees, or even take lighting to the maximum effect by staging a magical nighttime wedding and making the evening one to truly cherish. A bicycle or wooden archway decorated with flowers and tea light lanterns can provide a vintage backdrop for Instagram-perfect photos.
Step away from typical gowns and go vintage chic. According to the Telegraph, 5 per cent of brides are opting for secondhand or vintage dresses for their big day. Go for brighter colours for bridesmaids to make a bold statement.
A backyard provides the perfect canvas from which to fully shape your wedding and the level of formality. Want something a little more extravagant? Consider saying your vows on a dock or overlooking glistening water on a pier, or make it a beautiful outdoor experience with a Hotel Wedding Venue in Gloucester with stunning grounds which you can view on sites including hatton-court.co.uk.
Liven up the activities
Create your own comfortable and cosy retreat for guests with an outdoor dance floor and lawn games, such as giant Jenga or a spot of mini golf. Picnic benches and hay bales for seating can provide a rustic touch for a bite to eat or a break from the festivities.
A shoe swap basket, where uncomfortable heels can be ditched in favour of flip flops, or a basket of sunglasses are token gestures that are both novel and useful.
Go out with a bang
Fireworks, sky lanterns and sparklers are a way for your guests to help give you the perfect, glittering send-off. Swap the limousine for a vintage car or even a 4×4 for a more unique exit.