Summer Wedding Inspiration

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We’re in the middle of our summer wedding season and we’re seeing a lot of different colours and trends coming through. After a couple of years without full day weddings, some trends have changed entirely. Today we’re giving you inspiration for your summer wedding, based on what real couples are doing.

The Colours

The summer wedding colours this year have been a real mixed bag in terms of tones, but green and pink has stayed popular throughout. Some couples have opted for darker, stronger couples where others have chosen light and pastel tones.

Bridal preparation at Burntwood Court Hotel

The Suits

We used to be able to predict what colour suit most weddings would choose, but not anymore. While blue has stayed the most common colour this year, we’ve also seen grey and black start to make more of a comeback.
When it comes to the groom’s accessories, cufflinks and pocket squares are still popular. We’ve seen a decline in pocket watches, the ones we have seen have been given as gifts. Ties are the most popular form of neckwear, but we’re seeing more grooms ditch the ties and even jackets altogether in favour of a more relaxed and comfortable look.

Groom at the top of the aisle at Burntwood Court Hotel Wedding

The Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid dresses have mainly stayed floor length, but shoes have become less uniform this year. We’re seeing more ladies opt for comfortable flats or their ‘old faithful’ heels. With the floor length dresses anything goes!

Having mis-matched bridesmaids is also popular this year. We’re seeing more bridesmaids wearing different style dresses either in the same colour, or from the same colour palette.

Group Shots at Burntwood Barnsley

The Dress

This season we’ve seen a huge variety of wedding dresses. It may be that we’re still catching up from the past couple of years, but we’ve seen every style this summer. There are just 2 things the dresses have in common; they’re either white or ivory and they’re exactly what the bride has wanted (usually comfort over everything!).

wedding dress and veil from wed2b

The Flowers

Big bouquets are most definitely in. We don’t know enough about flowers to say whether certain stems are in favour, but the colours have been very much in keeping with the chosen wedding colour and the bride and bridesmaids bouquets are big!

EVR Made Jewellery in a styled wedding photography shoot in South Yorkshire

The Guests

Wedding guests are wearing big bright bold patterns and loose fitting skirts. The gents are moving towards a more modern suit cut, and ditching the neck ties and formal footwear. This summer sunglasses have been the must-have accessory too.

Guests drinks reception on the lawn at Waterton Park Hotel wedding

For more summer wedding inspiration take a look at our top 5 summer wedding colours and our summer Pinterest board.