10 Tips On How To Create An On-Trend Summer Wedding In 2018 – Best Summer Wedding Ideas 2018
It’s no surprise that summer is the most popular season to get married, with the chance of getting a sunny wedding day much higher than at other times of year.
Even though many hold their wedding in the warmer months, themes and styles can differ greatly.
Countryliving.com/uk spoke to Felicity Henriques, wedding coordinator at Cripps’ beautiful new wedding venue, The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, to find out how to create a summer wedding like no other.
1. Fresh herbs
Whilst popular flowers such as roses and Gypsophilia are a delicate touch, using wild spring flowers, cacti and placing seasonal herbs in pots on tables can create something just as stunning and impactful.
2. Pastel dress code
Pastel colours are nothing new when it comes to a summer wedding. But why not try incorporating them in different ways such as pastel linen suits for men, or linen waistcoats for something more traditional? Pastel coloured pashminas for the ladies add a pretty touch for cool evenings by the fire pits.
3. Keep it cool
Summer lends itself to having some fun when it comes to cocktails and aperitifs at your wedding. Freshen up a G&T using Hendricks gin with cucumber and add a sprig of thyme in a balloon glass, filled to the brim with ice. For a quirky take on the classic sophisticated summer cocktail, serve Pimm’s ice lollies to keep your guests cool.
Watch our video below for another great idea on how to garnish the G&Ts.
4. Make it a day to remember
Instead of the usual tokens for your guests to take away, try putting party bags together for a much more personal touch. You could include your favourite book, matches with your wedding date imprinted, or some seedlings or an acorn for your guests to plant and remember your wedding day.
5. Summer scents
Often disregarded, scents can be just as important as decorations when it comes to creating a summer atmosphere. Place lightly scented, floral candles on tables surrounded by flowers to really enhance the summer aroma.
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6. Summer food
Everyone loves a wedding feast, but how about keeping the choices lighter with delicious side salads, and who doesn’t love strawberries and cream?
7. A Fete Champetre
A Fete Champetre is a wonderfully romantic option for your wedding. Crisp white linen on tables on the grass in the shade of mature trees is an absolute winner. What could be a more relaxed way of having a meal?
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8. Outside ceremony
Taking your vows outside in a cool glade surrounded by trees is a perfect summer solution. You can still have candles, musicians and copious flowers, and it is so romantic.
9. Take time together
Taking time together is important. Make the most of the longer light and better weather by taking a stroll through the grounds or even going for a drive in the countryside. It’s a great chance to get some couple photos, but also to take everything in, together, just the two of you.
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10. Choose your photographer carefully
Choose a photographer whose portfolio has lots of summer images. Someone you get on well with, but who can also work wonders with the bright summer days and, not forgetting, incredible summer sunsets.
To find out more information about The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey or to make an enquiry, visit Cripps here.