Image; Darin Collison Photography
Monday Mood Board: Wedding Ceremony Crushes
Hello, lovely people! It seems that July has very quickly turned into October, what dismal weather we have at the moment! Anyhow, I do hope that you had a beautiful weekend and you were blessed with at least a tiny bit of sunshine, wherever you may have been. Fingers crossed that summer heatwave arrives back pronto!
This morning, we are looking into summer ceremony decor, providing you with some gorgeous set-up inspiration for your own nuptials. Be it an intimate ceremony on the beach, an outgoing festival wedding in the Yorkshire dales or, an elegant affair in an enchanted castle.
The possibilities for weddings are endless, and your ceremony may be at the forefront of your mind. With Summer in full swing, and wedding season well underway (where please is this year disappearing to?) it’s time to start thinking about ways to style your own summer wedding ceremony.
If you are struggling to come up with ideas take a look at our selection of pretty finds below.
Image: Love & Honey Photography
Let’s Go To The Beach, Beach…
There’s nothing quite like a beach wedding; the sand beneath your toes, the relaxing sound of waves subsiding and of course, not forgetting the rather dreamy back drop for all of your photographs. A beach ceremony whether it be in warmer climates abroad or a sandy spot closer to home is guaranteed to look pretty darn good, no matter what styling you opt for.
However, if your inner stylist is screaming go all out, then do it! A beach wedding is the perfect blank canvas to go over the top on flowers, picking out simplistic or rustic furniture and pair with understated colours for a romantic and oh-so elegant look. It’s giving us all the heat eye feels.
I’m sure you will agree as to why so many people choose to get wed abroad when you can have both scenery and styling like this. Oh, and some decent weather, too. So, whether you are saying your vows on the crystal white sands of a beach or over looking the picturesque sea. The options are endless and too give both that intimacy that many desire.
Image: The Hidden Garden – Emily Blake Photography – KT Merry Photography
A Wedding In The Country…
Yet another picturesque option (after all, every wedding is, right?) is hosting your nuptials in the idyllic countryside for your summer-time affair.
We love that when wedding season comes around everywhere is filled with extra pretty details; Tipi’s, Marquees and dainty back gardens can be transformed into the most beautiful wedding spaces. In the summer months, take advantage of the (fingers crossed) rising temperatures and take your ceremony outdoors.
Below in the mood board we have some real backyard bridal bliss, perfect for your wedding out in the countryside. From lush ceremony arches to rustic family-style seating. Use bright pops of colours; keep it relaxed, used mixed blooms and texture, and most importantly, have fun with the shape of the display.
For a minimalist look, include small accents into your styling – we love the idea of introducing cacti and succulents, too. For a laid back vibe mix in floor cushions and other low seating options to keep the atmosphere intimate and fun. Remember, have fun with this style, it’s all about mixing colour, texture, shape and height – flowing and natural rather than preened and precise.
Image: The Natural Wedding Co – Jackson & Co Photography – Peppermint Love Photography
This look is elegant and chic and of course, Summer unfortunately isn’t always joyous cocktail weather – in this instance please don’t be disheartened. Many couples opt for indoor ceremonies and guess what, they are just as gorgeous. If you are opting for an opulent castle or stately home, their high ceilings and decorative features already provide for some statement styling and picture opportunities.
Where better to exchange vows than in a venue that really is personal to the two of you – so, why forgo the styling? Large, unruly and opulent white florals can never be too far from perfect, and whether you have them as aisle runners or floral arches, is completely up to you however, sometimes keeping it elegant and simple will mean that you show off your venues best bits even more.
If you are seeking some rather gorgeous wedding venue inspiration, take a speedy look at The Wedding Affair’s directory. We have just had a teeny revamp of the website and it looks even more beautiful than it did before. On the directory you will be able to search under categories you want and love, in different areas too. I will warn you that It may be hard to pick just one though!
Anyway, gorgeous venues lead to endless styling possibilities. Take a look at a few of our favourites below…
Venue Safari – Via Style Me Pretty – Varese Wedding
How will you be styling your summer ceremony, loves? Do let us know how you will be turning everything from your pretty Pinterest dreams into a reality!