Summer is almost around the corner and usually wedding season would be in full swing here at Fascinators Direct, with guests donning their finest millinery and headwear. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t offer you some swoon-worthy wedding inspiration to get you through the rest of lockdown. Today we’re talking about some of our prettiest ideas for a vintage garden wedding – the perfect choice for a summer soirée.
Florals are absolutely key when it comes to creating a super pretty garden wedding, so use them throughout your décor and styling in abundance. Your bridal bouquet will look beautiful brimming with plenty of foliage teamed with posies that look like they’ve been handpicked from the garden. Why not go all out by wearing a flower crown? Your ‘maids and flower girls could wear matching smaller versions for a coordinated bridal party look.
Whether you’re having a traditional church ceremony or you’re having a humanist wedding in the family home, we love the thought of lining the aisle with wild meadow-inspired flowers. This will instantly set the scene for your guests and will give the simplest of venues the wow factor. When it comes to your wedding reception, you can use floral design to decorate a marquee - we’re talking raised installations, entwining foliage around the beams and placing urns by the entrance. If you’re planning on having long trestle tables for the breakfast, a mixed foliage-floral garland will look stunning mixed amongst vintage-esque crockery.
Let’s talk about your wedding catering – this is guaranteed to get you feeling peckish. If you want a relaxed and informal garden celebration, we adore the thought of serving afternoon tea to your guests. Three-tier stands filled with little sandwiches, scones, lashings of cream and jam, fruit cake and sweet treats will go down well amongst everyone. You could even create picnic hampers for each table – this would work particularly well if you’ve gone down the route of round tables. Fill wicker baskets with various cheeses, cream teas and even mini bottles of bubble for your friends and family to tuck into.
The setting you choose for your special day will also help to tie your theme in together. For instance, a romantic walled garden with plenty of photographic opportunities lends itself beautifully to this wedding theme, whereas a chic city hotel wouldn’t work as well.
A vintage garden wedding doesn’t have to mean shabby chic décor, birdcages and bunting – couples are giving it an up-to-date refresh and it’s now one of the most elegant themes out there. It’s often the subtle styling ideas that have the most impact, such as a vintage bike where the basket is filled with flowers and a wooden sign is attached to the handlebars, or perhaps you may want to offer your guests lace parasols to use if it’s due to be a scorcher.
If you’re a guest looking for the perfect headwear accessory to wear to a vintage garden wedding in the summer, here at Fascinators Direct we have an exquisite selection of hats and fascinators for you to browse through.
In the meantime, you’ll find even more #weddinginspo waiting for you on our blog!
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