Dress for the Season
When it comes to summer weddings, comfort is key! Opt for lightweight fabrics like chiffon or organza for your dress, allowing you to stay cool and dance the night away. Bridesmaids can rock vibrant, pastel-coloured dresses that reflect the cheerful spirit of the season, while grooms and groomsmen can don dapper linen suits for a laid-back yet stylish look. Don't forget the sunscreen for you and your wedding party, as you don't want sunburns stealing the spotlight!
When it comes to summer wedding decor, think vibrant and playful. Bold, cheerful colours like citrusy oranges, tropical blues, or sunny yellows look great in bright light. Dress your venue with vibrant blooms, such as sunflowers, daisies, or roses, to infuse a pop of colour into your celebration. Incorporate natural elements like driftwood, seashells, or fairy lights to create a playful ambiance that reflects the enchantment of the season.
Weather-Proof Your Plans
Mother Nature can be unpredictable, so prepare for all possibilities; you won’t want guests getting soaked or succumbing to sunstroke on your big day! If temperatures begin to rise, it’s crucial to keep everyone cool and refreshed. Consider providing fans and chilled drinks upon arrival, or even an ice cream cart to cool everyone down. Shade is your best friend and setting up relaxed lounge areas with umbrellas or arranging a beautiful marquee will help shield guests from the sun (or the rain, because this is Britain, after all). If you’d rather avoid any ‘unhelpful’ weather, an indoor summer wedding can be charming in its own right, and you’re guaranteed not to be a victim of the unreliable elements.
Let the flavours of summer inspire your menu. Offer refreshing and light bites, such as colourful fruit skewers, gourmet salads, or mini ice cream cones. Why not opt for a sizzling BBQ, with succulent meats, sides and vegan options? Signature cocktails that incorporate seasonal fruits like watermelon mojitos or citrusy spritzers will be a guaranteed hit. Don't forget to provide non-alcoholic options to cater to all tastes.
Capture the Golden Hour
Make the most of the longer daylight hours by planning your couple's photoshoot during the magical golden hour before sunset. The soft, warm light will cast a dreamy glow, creating breathtaking and romantic photographs you'll cherish forever.
Fun and Games
Embrace the laid-back spirit of summer with outdoor games to entertain your guests. Set up croquet, giant Jenga, or even a photo booth area with playful props to capture the joyful moments. It's all about creating an atmosphere of laughter, love, and celebration.
Consider Sunset Vows
The magic of a summer wedding peaks at sunset. Imagine saying your vows with a backdrop of a fiery sky as the sun dips below the horizon. Timing your ceremony around this time will create a truly enchanting experience for you and your guests.
Sweet Summery Favours
Show your appreciation to your guests by giving them delightful summer-inspired favours. Consider personalised sunglasses, little pots of local honey, or small potted plants that they can take home and nurture. These tokens of gratitude will remind them of the sunny memories they shared on your special day.
Capture the Memories
Lastly, hire a skilled photographer and videographer to document every precious moment of your summer wedding. From the joyous laughter to the heartfelt tears, you'll want to relive these magical moments for years to come.
Ready to Host Your Summer Wedding?
Hosting a summer wedding is a chance to create a magical, sun-kissed celebration filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. Get ready to embark on this incredible adventure and plan a summer filled with sunshine and romance!
If a summer wedding at Rose Castle is on your wish-list, we’d love to help you plan the perfect day with friends and family in our beautiful venue.