You can have so much fun as you plan your summer wedding as there are endless possibilities for creating the perfect summer soirée. Embrace a summer theme as you choose your colour scheme, wedding gown, décor and more! Take a look at some of our favourite summer wedding ideas and then don’t forget to browse our summer wedding inspiration gallery.
Pick a Venue with Spectacular Grounds
If you are planning a summer wedding day then chances are you want to spend a lot of your special day outside — even if you are visiting your chosen venue in the winter, ask the wedding coordinator about how the gardens look in the summer, what flowers grow and where the most spectacular views are. We are in love with the amazing setting shown here at Cranford Country Lodge.
Find a Fabulous Floral Dress
If you are saying ‘I do’ amongst all the beautiful flowers in summer then why not bring some of this floral fancy into your wedding gown. The Sleeping Beauty dress from Alfred Angelo is adorned with pale pink flowers and is the perfect nod to your summer wedding theme; you could even complete the look with a matching pale pink bridal bouquet.
Complete Your Look with a Floral Crown
Floral crowns were popular for 2014 brides and look set to be even bigger in 2015. We love this pretty pink floral crown from DandyBoutique and think it will suit your summer wedding perfectly. The dainty detail and delicate flowers mean you can give a subtle nod to this growing trend.
Choose a Fun Colour for Your Bridesmaids
As you start to think about your colour scheme, why not step away from whimsical pastels and opt for some summer brights. These stunning coral bridesmaid dresses from Ronald Joyce Bridesmaid show how you can pick one colour and then mix in a variety of shades to create a really stylish and unique look.
Hold an Outdoor Ceremony
What better backdrop for your wedding day than the gorgeous outdoor scenery. One of our real wedding couples — Kate and Lawrence — had a stunning outdoor ceremony that was photographed beautifully by James Gibbs Studio.
Say It With a Sign
Wedding signs are perfect for adding a fun and rustic touch to your day. If the theme of your wedding is summer then why not say it with a sign. As well as being a great addition to your wedding decor, your photographer is sure to take some great photos of it.
Simple Floral Décor
If you want to give your reception tables a refreshing look then this simple and beautiful design from Okasie is perfect. A single flower in each vase looks great and you can have lots of fun finding different quirky styles to add to your tables.
Go Mad with Mason Jars
Mason jars are getting more and more creative — rather than have a simple glass jar, think about adding your own stamp. We love these painted mason jars from TheShabbyChicWedding, perfect for putting a unique stamp onto your day.
Pick Polka Dot Straws
SimplyNesting have a huge variety of paper straws that are perfect for your reception drinks and will add a bit of summer sun to your day. We love these cute polka dot ones if you want to add some retro style to your day.
A Bucket of Flip Flops
If you are holding a lot of your wedding outside then a bucket of flip flops is a thoughtful touch and great for those that have been manouvering the grass in heels all day. This bucket from BraggingBags is perfect and you can fill it with footwear of your choice!
Looking for more ideas? Browse our summer inspiration gallery.