The summer season is the most popular time of year for a beautiful and vibrant wedding.
Choosing a colour scheme and a theme is considered one of the most important parts of the planning process as it dictates the rest of your wedding choices; including bridesmaid dresses, flowers, table decorations, stationary and so much more. If you’re planning a wedding for summer 2016 why not choose bright colours, vibrant pastels or a floral theme using bold colours.
With a wealth of in-season flowers to choose from you are sure to find the perfect ones for you. There is an amazing collection of summer flowers that suit every taste and style, such as: dahlias, peonies, hydrangeas, lavender, sweet peas, succulents, chrysanthemum, iris, gerberas, gypsophilia, daisies and roses.
Your cake should reflect the theme and chosen colours of your wedding and also use the tastes of summer:
- Flavour – think about the flavours that remind you of the warmer months such as wild berries, fresh fruits or even a summer cocktail twist.
- Shape – a traditional 3-tier cake is a perfect shape for a summer wedding either using royal icing for smooth sides or buttercream to create texture. You can go for an alternative version that is made up of lot of little, tasty components such as cupcakes, brownies, macaroons or profiteroles.
- Decoration – This is the part of the cake where you can really carry out your style and tastes. A popular style for 2015 summer wedding cakes is to leave it unfrosted which creates a ‘back-to-basics’ feel and can be decorated with fresh fruits and either a fruit puree or buttercream.
Example: if you have chosen a floral theme you have multiple floral options, depicting your wedding flowers & colours, which can cover the entire cake or cascade down it. Adding adorable wildlife creatures, such as butterflies, is yet another way of creating the perfect, unique cake.
Creating the perfect wedding favours for your guests will keep your wonderful day memorable to all. Amazing summer favour ideas include: fruity sweets; flip-flops; miniature bottled cocktails; biscuits in shapes such as palm trees, flowers, sunshine, cocktail glasses; and even mini plant version of the wedding flowers.
A summer wedding also needs a dream location. Aldwark Manor, Castle Howard, Sandburn Hall and Newby Hall are just some of the amazing venues we have photographed and would be perfect for your wedding day.
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