Saturday 23 February 2019

Ideas for a bold and bright summer wedding

With the sun shining (well, hopefully), beautiful blooms in flower, and gardens looking glorious, what better way to embrace the sunniest season than injecting bold and bright colours into your summer wedding?

Encompassing bold bridesmaid dresses, daring décor hues and playful patterns, SoGlos has a whole host of inspirational ideas for a bold and bright summer wedding.


Bold bouquets


Breakaway from the tendency to play it safe with your flowers and go all out with the brightest blooms you can find.

Contrasting beautifully with your dress, fabulous flowers can tie in with your summery theme or add a nice contrast to the rest of your scheme.


Dreamy dresses


You’ve chosen your leading ladies for a reason, so why not make them stand out with some bridesmaid dresses that pack a punch of colour?

If you’re struggling to find a shade that suits all of your bridesmaids, opt for a spectrum of colours that suit each of them best.


Light it up with lanterns


Keep your colourful theme going and make the ceiling a spectacle with some bright and bold lanterns or, keep it playful with some paper pom poms.

Helping to keep costs down, paper lanterns are an affordable way to make a huge colourful impact, without breaking the bank.


Colourful cakes


Banish the boring cream or white cake and opt for a memorable masterpiece for your summer wedding.

Drip cakes are a great way to add your colour scheme into a cake. Or if you’re looking to really make a statement, choose the brightest shade you can for the cake frosting.


Eye-catching cuisine


Summer brides and grooms can take their pick from a whole host of gorgeous summer salads, fresh fruits, tasty treats and seasonal specialities.

If you’re looking for relaxed dining, choose tasty tapas packed full of colourful charcuterie, sweet sundried tomatoes and authentic olives.


Beautiful backdrops


With the Cotswolds boasting some of the most glorious gardens and locations for a summer wedding, make the most of the summery setting for your wedding photos.

Take your drinks reception alfresco and place some games outside for your guests to enjoy.


Delightful drapes


For the ultimate impact, go all out with a spectrum of colourful drapes that are sure to give your venue a fun theme.

Adding a burst of bold colour to your celebrations, drapes are a great way to create a playful summer scene, and they’re also a great backdrop to your photographs.


Amazing accessories

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With summer being the perfect time for sandals and sunglasses, why not add some fun to your wedding ensemble with some pops of colour in your accessories?

Bright shoes make a great contrast for a white or ivory dress, and bold bowties also add a fun touch to the groom’s outfit.


By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Wednesday 07 March 2018

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