Now the evenings are getting lighter and the days are getting warmer, our eyes are firmly set on summer and, of course, lots of glorious summer weddings!
Lockdown has eased, weddings are all set to go to plan (pretty, please, Boris!) and the sun has come back out to, finally, say “Hello!” Of course, now that we’ve had our first taste of normality, we have summer weddings on the mind, and all of the beauty that comes with them.
If you’re planning a wedding this summer or next, then we think you’re going to love these details and ideas that are perfect for summery celebrations with family and friends.
Fete Games, For ALL the fun!
As mentioned above, this glorious run of sunny days we’re experiencing right now, and the return of ‘normal’ weddings in June has us dreaming up all kinds of visions for making the most of outside spaces at your summer wedding.
If you have a plentiful supply of guests attending your wedding, we recommend hiring some traditional fete games to add some good old fashion fun, laughter and enjoyment into the celebrations. These games are perfect for drinks receptions or extras for your evening, and you can even hire deckchairs and picnic blankets, too.
Book a brilliant DJ/ Band!
Weddings are a big part of the British psyche and a BIG part of the wedding is the party/reception after the formalities. After months of being locked in and cooped up and restricted in every way imaginable, we suggest you book a really, really good DJ or Band that will ensure that any available space to do so will be filled with guests boogying and having the time of their lives.
Book someone or a collective that is friendly, fun and approachable with a good few solid years of experience – someone who will play the kind of music YOU want them to play, be it classic soul, funk, disco, indie, pop, reggae, hip hop and house.
A good musician will read the room and play what they feel your crowd will know and love.
Get Playful with Props & Styling
Whether you’re going full-on outdoors, or want to bring a touch of the outdoors in this summer, there’s so much you can do to inject some fun, style and a sense of your personality. Have you considered putting aside some of your budget to hire in a super friendly, naturally creative and talented styling team?
Think florals, styling to suit your personality and lots of unique, quirky touches that both yourself and your guests will absolutely love!
Lighting to set the Tone, Atmosphere & Injecting some Personality
Lighting always brings something special to a wedding – good lighting will immediately set the tone and atmosphere and help transition a day reception into a fun, let your hair down party vibe. Lighting that doubles up as fun props and photo backdrops add a really fun, visual element of playfulness.
Give your Guests next level selfie permisson with a Professional Photobooth
We blumming love the brilliance of laid back photos of friends and family already so we absolutely had to include a photobooth to the list! With props, lights and absolutely everything you need for fun-filled photos, you’re literally guaranteeing your guests a tonne of laughter and fun.
Real Flower Confetti
Finally, no summer wedding is complete with confetti. Dreamy colour combinations and perfect petals make this the best confetti as it floats on the breeze and looks absolutely fantastic in photos. Fill the air with confetti wishes this summer… ahh! Blissful…
How will you be styling your dreamy summer wedding and adding your own stamp to the day – do you have anything really special that you’d love to share with us? Please do let us know, in the comments below.
Remember, we’re now back taking viewings, so if you’d like to come and have a stroll around our little slice of beautiful Yorkshire, we would truly love to hear about your own plans. Hopefully, you’ll picture your own wedding right here, on our very lawns!
Love, as always,
Team Hooton Pagnell Hall x