After more than a year of uncertainty and the sadness of so many cancelled and transferred weddings, things are looking more positive than ever right now.
We’re amped to welcome couples back to Bourton Hall and ready to help them make lots of amazing memories.
With this, the weather warming and lockdown restrictions continuing to ease, we couldn’t be more excited to kick-start the summer wedding season.
Adding some summer vibes to your wedding is a great way to embrace all the joy and vibrancy this beautiful season has to offer.
The latest summer wedding trends provide plenty of food for thought for those currently planning or even adding those finishing touches to their post-lockdown wedding.
Here are the summer wedding trends you should take note of to bring your upcoming nuptials bang up to date.
Out with the bright, in with the bold
Summer weddings are well known for their light and bright colour schemes. When couples aren’t going bold with their wedding colour palettes, they’re opting for pretty pastels. But this year’s summer wedding trends tell a whole other story!
Summer 2021 is all about bold, dramatic and unusual colour combinations. While on paper, many of these colour pairings make no sense at all, they’re visually stunning.
Take this dusty blue and burgundy combo detailed by wedding blog The Aisle as an example:
“There is something truly magical about the gorgeous dusty blue and burgundy hues mixing together at 2021 weddings. The dusty blue is soft and romantic and the pops of burgundy are bold and dramatic.
What happens when you combine the two in your wedding decor and fashion? An unbelievable visual experience. Mix in some greenery, and shades of white, and the result will be incredible!”
Yellow and coral, rust orange and teal, and emerald green and rose are other stylish colour combinations that will be big news on the summer wedding scene.
Home-grown talent is making weddings great again
When planning a wedding, the net is a vital resource for brides and grooms. Thanks to the ever-expanding online world, you can find and purchase wedding supplies from anywhere on the planet. But nothing beats the talent you’ll find on home turf.
Buying British is a summer wedding trend we, many others and most importantly, brides-and grooms-to-be are championing.
The UK is an excellent source of beautiful wedding goods and incredible services, with the quality offered by British brands and suppliers unrivalled.
Shop local for your summer wedding and support independent British brands when they need it most.
Looking for local, trusted suppliers for your wedding day? We’ve done the hard work for you. Check out our recommended suppliers here.
A taste for tradition amongst marrying couples
For years, many couples have tried to think outside the box to make their wedding days as unique as possible.
While the quest for personalisation will never change, wedding traditions are making a big comeback.
From traditional speeches, timeless wedding dress styles and subtle floral arrangements, tradition is paving the way for brides and grooms looking to get back to basics and value what a wedding is really all about.
If you’re still not sold on tradition, you’ll want to read our recent blog post on what a very modern wedding might look like.
Sustainable weddings reign supreme
Despite the push for more traditional weddings this summer and beyond, our mission to take care of the planet will remain a vital part of preparations for many trendsetting couples.
Sustainable weddings have been big news in recent years. Couples will continue to make ethical choices to achieve their own unique version of wedding perfection.
Calling on a previously mentioned trend may just help you prioritise sustainability at your wedding. By shopping local, you can significantly reduce your wedding’s carbon footprint, especially when it comes to food and drink.
Choosing a catering service, like the one offered by us at Bourton Hall, which uses locally sourced produce for example will help the planet in more ways than one.