Image: Grace Elizabeth Photography
Monday Mood Board: Styling Inspiration for Summer
Good morning, lovelies. I do hope you all had the most wonderful weekend? I still truly can’t really believe it is mid August! Anyhow, to banish away any Monday morning blues today, we have a blog filled with blooms a plenty, statement styling and all the wedding gorgeousness you will need to end your summer in style.
Yes, we are filling this pretty post with everything that we have loved over the past couple of months with the aim of helping summer brides out that are due to tie the knot in the next couple of years.
Pin boards at the ready!
Image: Darin Collison Photography
I guess there is something about summer weddings that makes it hard to select a theme, besides a garden or beach or of course, the ever popular ‘festival’ wedding trend. And, if you too, are struggling for ideas don’t worry – start by selecting colours you love, or opt for a chic understated palette and will pair pretty with your venue. There is definitely no set rule that you need a theme.
Take inspiration from today’s mood board with different palettes of colours and ideas for a sprightly, joyous and oh-so beautiful summer-time affair. You can also take a look back on some of out older mood boards for different pointers for other seasons.
Image: Suzanne Li Photography
An Enchanted Botanic Wonderland
Take inspiration from Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ lavish reception that they held in a glass marquee (I mean, how dreamy!?). Their wedding was filled top to toe with larger than life blooms, beautiful blossom trees, hanging garlands and blush accents. This created a real wedding wonderland that you could use to inspire your own summer wedding.
Summer of course, offers a bright and energised palette and you can easily use this to your advantage. Here however, we are looking to all things botanical for a cool, collected and refreshing take on your wedding styling, where evergreens are an essential for your wedding day styling.
Create your very own wedding wonderland with large hanging displays, sprigs of herbs, hanging chandeliers and beautifully designed stationery to compliment. To marry perfectly with a marquee setting, Phantom chairs are a perfect addition and elegant glass table plans could be something that you would want to feature amongst your day.
Image: La Tavola – Erin McGinn Photography – M&J Photography
Pretty In Pink!
Like I touched upon above, this time of the year you will find many bright and vivid flowers for you to choose your pick from. Contemporary picks include orange and fuchsia, green and hot pink. Of course, pink is an all time favourite of ours at The Wedding Affair.
To be honest, pink works well as a wedding colour scheme no matter what time of year you choose to tie the knot and can easily be teamed up with numerous other colours. For example, in the mood board below you will find different hues of purple, lighter and darker pinks, greenery and off-whites. These colours will tie together and create a scheme that complements each other and look oh-so romantic, we say less is more in this instance and elegant focal points are a must.
For the best bunch of flowers why not talk to your florist about working with some of these flowers; Peonies, Roses, Hydrangea, Camellia and Cosmos? Finished off and tied together with a ribbon is the best way to create an understated and chic impression, tying your colour scheme together. And for the DIY bride, why not take a trip to the flower market and dry out some flowers to make some pretty in pink confetti?
Image: Rebecca Yale Photography – Loop Event Art – Bows & Arrows
Pastel Picture Perfect…
If pastels are your kind of thing, then they are a must for your summer wedding. These lovely and romantic colours pair up great together with just about any wedding; whether you are throwing a lavish affair in a grand stately home or, having a festival inspired day amidst the rolling hills of Yorkshire. I’m sure these hues beneath will make you come up with any excuse to include pretty pastels.
The absolute beauty of having a wedding incorporating pastels is being able to be as creative as you like, with a huge variety of different colours to play around with too! For your festival wedding, create rustic charm with sprigs of lavender here and there or, create simplistic elegance with large blooms complete with plenty of foliage for a stunning stately home wedding.
To incorporate even more of these delicate colours into your wedding aside from the flowers, why not try on some blush wedding dresses, choose cloudy lemonade for the tables and have a dessert table with a selection of treats to match your wedding colours.
Ahem, doughnut walls always go down a treat!
Image: Christian & Erica Film Photography – Emma Harris Photography – August In Bloom
How have you styled your summer time affair, gorgeous ones? Do you have any top tips for Brides and Grooms planning their weddings in the future – do let us know by popping us a comment below!
Have a great day. Love, The Wedding Affair x