Summer Wedding Ideas From Our Real Weddings

Summer has and will always be the most popular time of year to get married. It’s easy to see why: the warmer and longer days mean you can celebrate your nuptials long into the night. With summer just around the corner, we share our favourite summer wedding ideas from our past brides.

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Bridal Summer Accessories

When it comes to accessories no summer bride is complete without some flowers, and that’s exactly what our brides did. Laura created a beautiful floral headpiece using roses and the English countryside favourite, baby’s breathe. But when it comes to adding flowers to your accessories you don’t always have to go for the real thing. Caroline wore floral printed shoes under her dress to give her that summer look.

Summer Bridal Wedding Accessories |
Images courtesy of Lauren and David’s Real Wedding | Caroline and Charlie’s Real Wedding

We all know British summers are unpredictable so you will need to be prepared. Using a lace parasol for moments when the sun is beaming, or an umbrella for then the skies open up, is perfect for keeping you looking amazing all day and makes a wonderful photo opportunity.

Summer wedding ideas | Bride using a lace parasol | Bride walking through a garden holding a red and white umbrella |
Image courtesy of Diane & David’s Real Wedding | Steph and Gary’s Real Wedding

Summer Wedding Transport

When it comes to your transport, give it an old English twist with a Victorian horse and carriage. Be at one with nature and make your way to your ceremony basking in the sun.

Summer wedding ideas | Horse and carraige wedding transport |
Image courtesy of Lynn and Simon’s Real Wedding

 Outdoor Summer Wedding Ceremony

If the British weather permits it, have your wedding ceremony outside. The key to many outdoor ceremonies is to keep it simple: don’t over do it with your decor, and let the sun and nature work its magic. We love how our bride used small arrangements using baby’s breath and mason jars along the aisle.

Summer Wedding Ideas | Outdoor wedding ceremony |
Image courtesy of Steph and Gary’s Real Wedding
Summer Wedding Ideas | Outdoor wedding ceremony mason jar decor |
Image courtesy of Laurens and Davids Real Wedding

 Summer Refreshment

This summer, serve your guests lashings of your favourite summer cocktails in mason jars or small vases. Our creative bride used coloured  straws and twine to complete the look.

Summer wedding ideas | Summer wedding cocktails in mason jars |
Image courtesy of Nadine and Robert’s Real Wedding

Homely Food

When it comes to your summer wedding breakfast, don’t be afraid to be a little informal. Serve the food as you would at a family meal, place everything in the centre of the tables and let your guests help themselves. Your guests will love the experience.

Summer wedding ideas | Cheese and pie wedding cake alternative |
Image courtesy of Anna and Jack’s Real Wedding | Lynn and Simon’s Real Wedding

Summer Dancing Shoes

To save your weddings guests the pain of sore feet, supply them all with their very own summer dancing shoes. For example, place colourful flip flops by the dance floor in cute wicker baskets; not only will your guests feet feel great but they’ll also have a unique wedding keepsake.

Summer Wedding ideas | Wedding Flip Flops |
Image courtesy of Elizabeth and Richard’s Real Wedding

Summer Wedding Decor

Summer wedding decor is simple, make it fun, colourful and add a touch of nature. Bunting and floral garlands are a must-have for a summer wedding, you can decorate everything from walls, poles, the ceiling and even the back of chairs, just like our bride did for her summer marquee wedding. Also, try and incorporate element of nature in your design, like birdcages, colourful wild flowers and log slices.

Summer wedding decor ideas | Bird cage and bunting wedding decor|
Image courtesy of Caroline and Charlie’s Real Wedding

Having a summer wedding? We’d love to hear what you have planned. If you’re still looking for wedding inspiration, have a look at more inspiring real weddings.

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