Summer is the most desired time to have a typical English wedding, with blooming bright flowers, longer days, and less restrictions on what you can wear. A warm summer’s day is the perfect time to enjoy your special day in the UK. If you’re busy planning your summer wedding, read on for some fabulous theme ideas and further inspiration.
Spring/Summer Wedding Ideas
There are so many benefits to hosting a wedding in the spring or summer. With almost endless options when it comes to decoration, food, and colour schemes, couples are truly spoilt for choice. Think gorgeous garden settings and freshy cut flowers to set the tone for your summer wedding.
Al fresco dining has never been more suitable! Warm summer evenings outside call for an array of dining ideas, including barbecues, tapas, fresh canapes, and pop-up bars. Here are a few of our favourite ideas...
Seafood Sushi Bar
Wow your guests with a photogenetic display of colorful seafood. This is a great option if you want to keep it light and immerse yourself in fresh and tasty culinary treats. From Lobster rolls to smoked salmon entrées, seafood is the perfect summery option for you and your guests to enjoy.
Beer ‘n’ Burgers
If fish isn’t your thing, feast your eyes on some fast food! This simple canape idea can easily be modified into something tasty, from mini burgers and fish and chips to milkshakes and tarts. The mix of sweet and savoury canapés will have your guests reaching for more all evening.
Light Sweet Treats
Don’t forget the wide range of options when it comes to light but tasty sweet treats! Summer is the season for snacking, so choose a range of your favourite puddings that can be offered as finger food to guests. There are truly hundreds of options when it comes to your dessert table.
In the summer, there’s nothing like citrus fruits and creative cocktails to quench your thirst. Summer weddings are all about dancing all night long, so you need to ensure you guests always have a drink in their hand to keep them going - whether it’s alcoholic or not.
Personalized Ice Pops
This is the perfect way to keep any younger guests at your wedding cool and refreshed. Alternatively, you could turn them into adult only cocktail pops...
Keep your guests hydrated by creating a few infused water pumps. This is a beautiful way of keeping your guests’ thirst quenched, and it creates a beautiful, photogenic station.
Pimms Always Wins
You can’t go wrong with this well-loved British summer special. Make sure you don’t forget to put Pimms on your list, summer wouldn’t be the same without it.
Summer Colour Schemes
Peach and sage with a hint of cherry blossom and lettuce green; these are all the pastel pantones that should be grabbing your attention when planning your summer wedding. Take advantage of the flowers in bloom and the longer hours of daylight and find decorations that are suitable for outside. These could be candles, blossom, wood, fairy lights, and balloons.
Summer Wedding Theme Ideas
There are many different themes you could go with to create your dream summer wedding. From glorious garden styles to a rustic picnic ambiance, here are a few of our favourites and how you can create them...
Think outdoor tables and English picnic food like cheeses, pickles and crusty bread. Accompany these with fairy lights, candles, greenery and plenty of blankets and cushions. This simplistic wedding style is a popular summer theme, and very cost-effective.
Baby pinks and soft candles; your gloroius garden-themed wedding will consist of many blossoms, coloured florals and hanging vines, alongside fine rose and watermelon feta salads.
Why not embrace the styles and cultures of our European neighbours? With bright yellows and vibrant greens, a Mediterranean-themed wedding would be perfect on a sunny summers day in England. Dining could consist of red meat, fish, cheeses, olives and roasted veg, accompanied by rich red wine, and moreish Sangria. Include plenty of bright decorations and pretty lemon trees if you can get hold of them.
Country House Weddings at Foxhills
Foxhills Country Club has a 400-acre estate of stunning looking grounds that are perfect for any outdoor summer wedding theme. Below are a few of our favourite photos of a recent outdoor spring wedding at Foxhills.
Our Surrey resort and golf club makes the perfect outdoor wedding venue, set against an idyllic country backdrop. Plus, with more than 40 years of experience hosting weddings, our team know how to take care of you and help make sure your day is everything you dreamed it would be. We offer all of the below facilities:
- 400-acre estate
- Accommodate up to 180 guests
- Share your civil ceremony with up to 100 guests
- Outdoor wedding gazebo
- On-site spa, makeup and hair salon
- Award winning culinary team
- The Clubhouse – Private bar, entrance and dancefloor
- Luxury Travel Guide & Bridebook Wedding award winning destination
Get in touch to start discussing your wedding plans by calling 01932 704448.