Designs featuring eucalyptus, pastel petals and whimsical gypsophila will add romance to your summer bridal style.
1. Flower crowns
One of the trendiest tipples around this year, gather several types of gin to serve in a variety of cocktails… the quirkier, the better!
Gin goes really well with fruit.
2. Gin bars
Why not ask your male or female guests to each wear something co-ordinated?
Perhaps you’d like everyone to include a splash of blue, for the gentlemen to go jacketless, or for the ladies to choose a sweet floral accessory…
From croquet and giant jenga to space hoppers and sack races, how wild will your garden games be?
4. Garden games
Team it with a vintage bathtub of ice and your guests will have a self-service bar to get stuck into!
Make sure your photographer snaps some photos before they disappear.
5. Beer by the bucket
Make ice creams both delicious and decorative at your summer wedding by hiring a vintage ice cream bicycle cart.
6. Ice cream
Whichever side of the cream and jam debate you sit, there’s no denying that sweet strawberry conserve, indulgent clotted cream and freshly made scones epitomise the taste of summer…
7. Time for tea
Create a festival vibe by choosing a live band in place of a DJ for the evening entertainment.
You could also swap a string quartet for an acoustic guitarist to create a laid-back ambiance for the ceremony.
8. Live music
Form an illuminated trail between different parts of your venue by hanging up festoon lighting.
9. Festoon lighting
Prepare a basket of flip flops, sunglasses and sun cream and leave them in the wash rooms for guests to grab.
You don’t want the risk of lobster skin in your group photos and they will love you for it!
10. Summer saviours
A favourite when it comes to wedding themes, summer is the perfect season for an English garden style wedding.
Choose a venue with pretty gardens of its own and you’ll have built-in décor to match!
11. English garden
Why not make the most of the good weather and say your vows in a woodland glade, beneath a floral arch, or in a romantically decorated lakeside gazebo…