Monday Mood Board: A Summer Back Garden Inspired Wedding…
Good morning lovely ones! How are you all today? I have to admit, I am feeling a little tired and dreary eyed this morning, anyone else too feeling a little worse for wear? Me and Monday morning’s don’t mix too well at all. I have to say though, I am very excited for Lisa to return from the White Gallery (official media partner duties and all that!) taking place in London over the next couple of days, It’s always so amazing reading through all of the press releases, new sparkling 2018 collections and the abundance of talent within the Bridal industry, both nationally and internationally. Of course, even though I am a long, long way off getting married, I too admittedly am one to have a peak through all the glossy magazines and secretly pick out ones I love in my head. After all, it would be rude not to, right?
Is anyone else at the White Gallery today or tomorrow?
Anyhow, whilst I stop dreaming about dresses I will get back to today’s ‘Monday Mood Board‘ feature. The oh-so glorious weather this weekend has brought us has got me thinking of outdoors weddings, dainty tea parties and picnics. A slightly different theme, but great for tea lovers and perhaps Brides and Grooms who are seeking something a little closer to home. I guess this is one that is slightly stereotypically British, yet as it is Pippa Middleton’s wedding in just a few days time (can we call it a royal wedding?) we are literally coming up with any excuse to come up with a feature that may be remotely similar.
The Bloomin’ Gorgeous Flowers…
So, a garden party inspired wedding is the perfect theme to go all out on blooms. I mean, there always has to be a good excuse, and this is a pretty good one.
Summer and Spring are the months where we see the most vibrant, and largest flowers make a come back, and there’s no surprise why so many Brides are choosing larger and larger flowers by the year. To name a few flowers that come out into season this time of year we have my all time favourite, Peonies, Hydrangeas, Stocks, Daisies and Marigolds.
When choosing your theme, think of the location you want your wedding to take place in. If you have the room for a Marquee or Tipi, these really can make for a beautiful blank canvas. Meaning, you can fill it up with styling and flowers to your hearts content. Think about draping from the ceiling, and putting them down low to make for a floral wonderland , perfect for a Summer wedding.
A ‘Proper’ Garden Party…
Next, we have a Mood Board that is fit for any garden wedding. We are scraping it back to basics with a completely natural colour scheme. After all, to some this is what a ‘real’ garden looks like.
And, it has to be stylish, unique and (fingers crossed) lovely weather to pull this one off. A back garden wedding wouldn’t be complete without banqueting style tables, plenty of the Pantone colour of the year thrown in (for good measure) and gorgeous rustic accents.
If you are a natural garden lover, then this one will be easy for you. Think about growing some of your own plants, herbs or veggies to make for unique wedding favours that double up as styling and beautiful bouquets.
Can we also please just take a second to admire that wedding cake. Isn’t it lovely? A ‘Naked Cake‘ would be the perfect addition to an understated chic wedding. It’s stripped back look really is stunning and so appropriate for your back garden summer party.
For our final board, it’s all about foodie things, the teeny tiny details and yet again, more gorgeous styling and stationery.
A ‘Typically British Tea Garden Tea Party’ usually consists of three things; plenty of cakes, tea, and vintage accents, including fine hand painted china. If you are a lover of all things vintage, then this too could be the perfect way to celebrate your wedding. Why not host a tea party to end all tea parties? It’s both unique, creative and i’m sure your guests will have the most fun too.
If you are into all things DIY then think about hosting your very own ‘Bake Off’ and invite people to bring their very own bakes and cakes. Of course, you would have to provide cups of tea by the gallon and make sure there is plenty of the pink Champers too. Isn’t that standard for a tea party?
Collect vintage china, choose beautiful calligraphy and you are all good to go!
As always, I would love to know your thoughts on today’s feature. Did you have a back garden wedding, perhaps you have some tips you would like to share with Brides and Grooms-to-be? Do let us know in the comments section below.
Have a lovely day x
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